We acknowledge and thank the First Peoples of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (hun-ki-meen-um) language group on whose traditional and unceded territories we teach, learn and live.
The Richmond Teachers’ Association is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster and promote education in Richmond public schools and promotes the professional development and welfare of its members. The Richmond Teachers’ Association is a member funded society under the Societies Act of the Province of British Columbia. The RTA is a large sub-local of the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation (BCTF).
In June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. This year National Indigenous History Month is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools. For more information, educational resources and promotional materials, visit the links below! > Government of Canada - National Indigenous History Month >Historica Canada - Voices from Here Education Guide
Residential Schools in Canada: History & Legacy Education Guide
AOEC provides educators with critical professional development provided through AOEC events such as the annual October provincial PSA day and digital publications. Click here to learn more!
National Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism
Stand With Asians Coalition (SWAC) is a community of people in Canada who are concerned about the surge of anti-Asian racism in our cities. SWAC brings allies together to raise awareness and to combat anti-Asian racism. We must condemn all forms of hate in public spaces as it creates unsafe conditions for members of the Asian, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and Racialized Communities.
Opportunities and vacancies are posted during the year and can be found filling the link below. Check this link at least once a month if you are interested in becoming more involved in BCTF Committees or opportunities. > BCTF Committee Postings