Social Justice Issues QDTA Social Justice Committee Chair: Nikki Hunt
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.
Additional Activities: - End Poverty Day Activities - Petition - Writing to your Local MLA, including Sample Letter - Welfare Food Challenge - Sample Tweets - Food Bank Thank You Card - Contacting the Media (including sample news release) - Take Action Flyer - Factsheet on Poverty and Inequality in BC - Lesson Plan: Justice Not Charity
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.