Social Justice Issues QDTA Social Justice Committee Chair: Nikki Hunt
The BCTF prides itself on being a social justice union. Meaning we advocate for social change that will increase security, safety, equity, and participation of citizens in social change.
The BCTF website has a variety of resources and newsletters for everyone to access:
BCTF Social Justice Newsletters It is important that our members are clear on what our union means by social justice. Social justice actions address the root causes of oppression and work to create systemic change. To learn more about BCTF social justice initiatives, please read the newsletters below. BCTF Social Justice Newsletter
BCTF Seeds of Social Justice Released nearly every month, this newsletter spotlights information on social justice issues that are important to the BCTF. Check them out here: Seeds of Social Justice
February 27th, 2019 is the Day of Pink in British Columbia. It is where communities across the province and country celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop bullying. People wear pink as a reminder that we can have a positive impact and end bullying. Find more information here: BCTF Day of Pink
Did you know that BC has the highest poverty rate in Canada and no plan to tackle it? Raise Your Voice on End Poverty Day: October 17th.
Join students across BC on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to raise awareness about poverty and inequality in BC. End Poverty Day will highlight the stories of your local community and show that the youth of BC are concerned about the shameful levels of poverty and homelessness in our province. Together students will call on the government to commit to a poverty reduction plan.