Advocacy

At BCSTA’s spring annual general meeting, members decide on the advocacy directions their Association will carry out the following year. Based on the resolutions coming out of AGM, this advocacy has a major impact on government policies and decisions relating to K-12 students. BCSTA advocates for Boards of Education by meeting and corresponding with key leaders in education and by raising public awareness. Below you will find some of BCSTA’s most recent letters and correspondence with provincial government and other organizations to advocate for the actions outlined in our resolutions. You can learn about BCSTA’s ongoing advocacy work from our strategic plan.

Advocacy: President Swan to Minister Taylor Re: Endorsement of Collaboration with the Coalition for Healthy School Food

[Sent June 15, 2018] “As you will appreciate, a key factor in ensuring the life-long health and success of children and youth is proper nutrition. The establishment of healthy eating habits, along with the provision of appropriate foods during a student’s developmental years, is critical to building not only a base for success in school but a foundation for life-long health…”

Advocacy: President Swan to Minister Conroy Re: Endorsement of Collaboration with the Coalition for Healthy School Food

[Sent June 15, 2018] “As you will appreciate, a key factor in ensuring the life-long health and success of children and youth is proper nutrition. The establishment of healthy eating habits, along with the provision of appropriate foods during a student’s developmental years, is critical to building not only a base for success in school but a foundation for life-long health…”

Advocacy: President Swan to Minister Dix Re: Endorsement of Collaboration with the Coalition for Healthy School Food

[Sent June 15, 2018] “As you will appreciate, a key factor in ensuring the life-long health and success of children and youth is proper nutrition. The establishment of healthy eating habits, along with the provision of appropriate foods during a student’s developmental years, is critical to building not only a base for success in school but a foundation for life-long health….”