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Tracy Allard, Grande Prairie
Hon. Travis Toews, Grande Prairie-Wapiti, Minister of Finance
Todd Loewen, Central Peace-Notley
Hon. Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education
NDP Education Critic, Sarah Hoffman
Premier Jason Kenney

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The Alberta Teachers’ Association is calling for the Government of Alberta to stop all work on the piloting and implementation of the draft curriculum until an independent, open and full review and rewrite can occur.

ATA president Jason Schilling says the Association supports school boards that have decided not to pilot this draft curriculum, and he calls on all school authorities to refrain from directing their teachers to participate in piloting.

“Teachers who believe this curriculum is unsound and potentially damaging to student learning have the professional responsibility and moral right to refuse to participate in voluntary piloting. The government and school boards must respect the decision of individual teachers to not participate in piloting.”

Jason Schilling, ATA president


We said hands off our pension! They said we would still control how our money was invested. But we were betrayed. Promise made. Promise broken.

On December 23, 2020, Finance Minister Travis Toews signed a ministerial order imposing an investment management agreement (IMA) between the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund (ATRF) and the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). According to ATRF, the forced IMA includes a recognition that the ATRF board will establish the investment policy to direct how plan assets are managed, but the full discretion of the board in establishing and executing the investment policy will be restricted. Effectively, the government has given AIMCo a veto. This directly contradicts what was promised by Minister Toews, Premier Jason Kenney and UCP MLAs.

Visit #HandsOffMyPension for more information and to contact your MLA.


Please feel free to reach our with any questions or concerns.

President - Maria Murray, northernspiritpresident@gmail.com
Teacher Welfare Committee Chair - Lori Szmul, local6TWC@gmail.com
Teacher-Board Liaison & Vice-President - Melissa Putman, local6TBL@gmail.com
Professional Development Committee Chair - Susan Hauser, local6PD@gmail.com
 
Teacher Directed PD Grant - If you are looking for PD funds please complete this form and submit it to the Northern Spirit PD Rep at your school. The rep will bring the applications to the PD committee for approval. Please see your Northern Spirit PD Rep for more information.

 

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