The Official Newsletter of the BCRTA

BCRTA Advocates to Protect Class Size and Composition

Experienced educators understand the critical importance of maintaining…

Benefits of BCRTA Membership

As a retired teacher/administrator member of the BCRTA, I have…

BCRTA Advocacy in Action at Parliament

On June 6, 2019, representatives from BCRTA joined dignitaries…

BCRTA Heritage - Housing

The early days of the Retired Teachers began in Victoria and…

June Finance Updates

June is the month that BCRTA sets our budget, and a time when…

Combining My Love for Animals and Children by Volunteering at the BC SPCA

Fifteen years ago, I retired from the VSTA. My entire career…

Pharmacare Advisory Council Reports

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare…

Early Days of the BCRTA

BC’s Retired Teachers formally began to meet about 1945, with…

National Petition a Success - C-27 Petition Update

Results Far Above Goal of 10,000 Signatures In the last issue…

Excellence in Public Education News April 2019

Golden Star Awards 2019 The committee asks presidents of branches…

Finance News March 2019

Good news! The BCTF approved our office renovation plan and informed…

Some (More) Sage Advice for Retirees and Seniors

Keep the Health You Have Keep a healthy life. Do moderate exercise…

Tax Tips for Retired Educators

2018 Tax Season - Make A Check list BCRTA does not offer income…
teacher regulation branch certification FAQ

Teacher Certification - Are You Current?

The demand for teachers on call has never been higher, and it’s…

Endless Savings and More

Discounts on your Smart Phone for BCRTA Members Download…

BCRTA looks at Universal Pharmacare in Canada

There has been an increasingly comprehensive discussion in Canada…

HERITAGE NEWS: BCRTA HISTORY PROJECT

The Heritage Committee is preparing a BCRTA history for the years…

Video Initiative from Communications

The Communications Committee, like all our Board committees,…

Revolutionary Thoughts for Retirees and Seniors

At different stages of our lives there are many pressures that…

Finance Updates January 2019

Between the end of November and the end of January we signed…

National Petition for Pension Security Launched by ACER-CART

The Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (ACER-CART) has…

Flash Sale - France, Spain & Portugal - Limited Time

Don’t blink or you’ll miss the savings!   From…

TPP announces 2.2% increase for 2019

The BC Teachers' Pension Plan has announced a 2.2% cost of living…

A Christmas to Remember

On December 25, 1976, I experienced the real meaning of Christmas…

Speak Up For Pension Security by Dec 21!

The security of our pensions is of highest importance to BCRTA…

BCRTA Advantage Program Offers Shopping Value

BCRTA members are encouraged to view potential savings from our…

Tuned In and Teched Up

Being involved in many organizations, including my role as Rector’s…

Keeping in Touch: BCRTA Online and in Print

The Communications Committee is pleased by the direction in which…

SPECIAL REPORT: ARE BC RETIRED TEACHERS FALLING BEHIND?

The Pension and Benefits Committee was asked by delegates to…

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION GRANTS PROVIDE LASTING EFFECTS

We have just learned that a 2016 Excellence Award winner…

Proportional Representation: Opinions For and Against

Two BCRTA Members Offer Thoughts on PR British Columbia is having…

Opinion: No, PR is a Bad Idea

  First Past the Post (FPTP) is how BC has voted…

AGM Passes Motion to Study Cost of Living Adjustments

Pension and Benefits Committee to Report on Inflation Protection Members…

2018-2019 BCRTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Delegates to the 2018 AGM elected a new Board of Directors, led…

Formerly Liaison Priorities

Executive and Board Highlights for October 2017

The Executive and BCRTA Board of Directors met on Wednesday,…

Communications Takes on New Forms

NEW SHAPE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE by Bob Taverner, Committee…

Excellence in Public Education Committee Announces Golden Star Winner

Excellence in Public Education Committee November 2017 At our…

Finance Committee to Review Procedures

Finance Committee Report The BCRTA is committed to supporting…

Heritage Committee Approves Grants

Heritage Committee Report Barb Mikulec, chair At our October…

Membership Committee Recommends Extension of Free First Year

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS CONTINUATION OF FIRST-TIME COMPLIMENTARY…

Well-being Committee Formed

BCRTA forms New Committee The inaugural meeting of the Well-being…