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Education (see also Government and Agencies)

The American Educational Research Association is an international professional organization with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application.

Canadian Association of Media Education Organizations is an association of Canadian media literacy groups from across Canada.

Public Education Network Society is a non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting the importance of universal, free, accessible public education.

The ERIC database includes full text non-journal documents from 1993 to the present. The Educator’s Reference Desk is maintained by the researchers who created the Ask ERIC service, and includes access to lesson plans, the ERIC database, and links to online education information.

Pride Education Network, a network of teachers, administrators, support staff, youth, and parents strives to make the BC education system more welcoming for and equitable for LGBTQ students and staff, and queer families.

The Homeroom, British Columbia’s history of education web site.

Media Smarts for educators, provides resources and discussion groups on media education from K-12. Media Smarts has launched a public education program developed to make teachers, librarians, and parents aware of challenges and questions that arise as young people use the Internet.

Student Vote, a program for Canadian students under the voting age who may participate in a non-partisan, parallel election experience during an official election period.

The BC Education Report, Vancouver Sun reporter Tracy Sherlock’s education page.

Teacher Solidarity: The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and Their Unions. The aim of this website is to bring together teacher activists internationally by recording their struggles. All over the world teachers are taking action – occupying, demonstrating and striking – against ‘reforms’ which are standing in the way of truly emancipated and creative education for the world’s children. Through the Forum, the hope is to allow teachers in the struggle to call for and give solidarity and to exchange ideas for resistance.

Education Partners

BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
British Columbia Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association
BC School Superintendents’ Association
BC School Trustees Association

Employers (see also School Districts, Trustees and Schools)

BC Public School Employers’ Association, the employers’ association for public school boards and the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique.

Make a Future lists job postings for outside applicants to the Vancouver Board of Education (VBE).

Education Canada Network lists job postings for most BC school districts.

Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC) site includes links to labour legislation and web sites.

Facts and Figures

BC Ministry of Education
Academic Performance Data prepared by the Ministry of Education, including data specific to Aboriginal students.
School District Performance Reports
BC Statistics, the central statistical agency for British Columbia
National Center for Education Statistics (U.S.)
Statistics Canada, latest news and indicators

Government and Agencies

Government of British Columbia’s web site provides links to the following key ministries and services:
BC Government Directory
Community Learning Network
Members of the Legislature (MLAs), including e-mail addresses.
Ministry of Advanced Education
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Ministry of Education home page contains the following key resources:
Analysis and Reporting on K-12 Education
Annual Reports and Service Plans

Funding
Integrated Resource Packages K-12 curriculum and learning resources
Manual of School Law
Policy Site
School Districts / Contacts
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Employment Standards Branch
Government of Canada
Employment Insurance
US Department of Education, including the Education Resource Organizations Directory.
WorkSafeBC (formerly Workers’ Compensation Board)

Labour

BC Federation of Labour
AFL/CIO (American Federation of Labor/Congress of Industrial Organizations)
BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
BC Nurses’ Union
Canadian Association of Labour Media, a network of union publications and editors.
UNIFOR including CAW and CEP (National)
UNIFOR Local 111, formerly CAW Local 111 (employees of Translink – Coast Mountain)
Canadian Labour Congress has a new focus, TOGETHER Fairness Works.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canadian Union of Public Employees, British Columbia division
CUPE Local 116 represents employees at the University of British Columbia.
Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC
Health Sciences Association
Hospital Employees’ Union
International Labour Organization site contains a wide variety of information pertaining to the world of work.
LaborNet
Labour Environmental Alliance Society brings together labour and environmentalists to find common projects and common strategies.
Labour Relations Board of British Columbia
LabourStart, an excellent starting site for labour activists, offers current news and discussion forums.
LabourStart TV
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Workers’ Health and Safety Centre, and occupational health and safety organization in Ontario.
Working TV, a labour television program broadcast weekly on community access TV in BC.

Legislation

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC includes the legislation and orders and decisions.
Labour Relations Code
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Manual of School Law
Order in Council and Ministerial Order Resumes
The Revised Statutes and Consolidated Regulations of British Columbia

Lobbying and Organizing on the Web

The Canada Asia Pacific Resource Network promotes regional solidarity among trade unions and NGOs in the Asia Pacific.

The Canadian Labour Congress features pages on campaigns and political action.

The Council of Canadians provides opportunities for Canadians to fax their MPs on current issues.

NetAction’s Virtual Activist Online Training Course provides background information and examples for activists on using the Internet to organize.

Right on Canada is the Rideau Institute’s public advocacy campaign on human rights. The site features information and advocacy tools to support citizen action.

Faculties of Education

Malaspina University-College
Simon Fraser University
Thompson Rivers University
Trinity Western University
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia Okanagan
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Victoria

The BC Deans of Education web site includes information about the provincial teacher education programs, and links to education partner organizations.

Continuing Studies in Education, at the University of Victoria, in cooperation with the Faculty of Education, offers Pro D institutes, teaching and learning resources, and undergraduate and graduate programs by distance delivery and in locations around the province.The Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) parallels the Justice Institute of BC’s non-credit, professional development programs.

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, Office of Continuing Professional Education organizes programs, courses, and conferences, and links the teaching profession and the faculty of education.

The Justice Institute of BC provides programs, courses and services, many of which have educational relevance for classroom teachers, counsellors, and others involved in public education.

Research Institutes

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice.

Canadian Council on Social Development promotes social and economic security for all Canadians through its research on a broad variety of issues: income security, employment, labour market, poverty, child welfare, pensions and government social policies.

Centre for Social Justice is a Canadian coalition of activists from universities and unions, faith communities and social movements.

School Districts, Trustees and Schools (see also Employers )

BC school districts contact information
BC School Trustees Association site features policies from BC school districts.
The Canadian Schools Boards Association is the national voice of school boards in Canada. Publications and projects include poverty, youth justice, and social inclusion.
Map – BC School Districts

Teaching Exchanges

Canadian Education Exchange Foundation

Teacher Organizations and Professional Associations (BC)

British Columbia Association of School Psychologists
Teacher Regulation Branch
Howe Sound Retired Teachers’ Association
British Columbia Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association
BC Retired Teachers’ Association
BC School Superintendents’ Association
Teacher Qualification Service (British Columbia)

Other Provincial Organizations in Canada

Alberta Teachers’ Association
Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens
Centrale des syndicats du Quebec (CSQ)
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
Manitoba Teachers’ Society
New Brunswick Teachers’ Association
Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association
Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association
Nova Scotia Teachers Union
Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
Ontario Teachers’ Federation
Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation
Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers
Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation
Yukon Teachers’ Association

International Organizations

American Federation of Teachers
Education International
Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union
National Education Association (U.S.)
National Union of Teachers, United Kingdom
South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU)