Matt Carruthers, BC’s SOGI Education Lead, on Progress and the Future

The 2017-2018 school year has seen learning communities engage in SOGI-inclusive education like never before. In just its second year, the BC SOGI Educator Network now consists of 54 out of 60 school districts and continues to grow. While many educators have been engaged in SOGI work for years, the Network has centralized resources, fostered

A Summary of BCSTA on SOGI 1 2 3

As the general election looms, and we collectively approach the three week marker, boards, trustees and the public have much to consider. SOGI 1 2 3, a learning resource created by ARC Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and educators, and developed with the goal of supporting all students regardless of their sexual orientation

Media Release: BCSTA Statement on Barry Neufeld’s Comments About SOGI Policies

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[Vancouver – October 24, 2017] Please see below a statement from BCSTA President Gordon Swan on Barry Neufeld’s Facebook post regarding SOGI policies and initiatives: “BCSTA does not support, nor agree with the position taken by Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld. Our Association strongly believes that schools need to be safe and welcoming places for ALL

Message of Support for SOGI Policies and Initiatives

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[Vancouver, B.C, – September 22, 2017] – The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) would like to express its full support for boards of education, the Ministry of Education and the Provincial Government in their work towards fostering safer and more inclusive communities for all British Columbians, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In

Advocacy: Violence Prevention

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[Sent June 13, 2018] President Swan to Ministers Farnworth, Conroy and Darcy: “One of the successes of the K-12 education system this past year has been our unified response to challenges to the introduction of policies supporting inclusive opportunities for students under SOGI…”


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Overview: BCSTA has three types of committees: BCSTA standing committees BCSTA ad hoc Committees BCSTA representation to external committees BCSTA standing committees are formed by resolution on the AGM floor. Membership in, and terms of reference for, these committees is governed by bylaw. Committees with this status include the Indigenous Education Committee, the Credentials Committee,