Information for Teachers Affected by Wildfires and Evacuations

Teachers who have been displaced as result of the evacuation of Fort McMurray are still under contract with their school boards and will be paid.  You DO NOT need to apply for employment insurance. Additionally all your benefits are still active and the Alberta School Employees Benefit Plan is helping teachers access any medication or medical devices that may have been left behind.

Hats On for Mental Health

ATA staff put on their stylish hats in support of Hats On for Mental Health Day on May 4.

Support Offered for Teachers Affected by Fort McMurray Fire

The Alberta Teachers’ Association is offering support for displaced teachers affected by the wildfires raging in Fort McMurray.

Urgent appeal in support of Fort McMurray

The Alberta Teachers’ Association has urged its members to donate to the Canadian Red Cross. The Canadian Teachers’ Federation echoes this appeal to all its Member organizations. Here's the link to the Canadian Red Cross.

Call for nominations in Calgary City by-election

A by-election for the position of district representative, Calgary City, has been necessitated by the resignation of current district representative Kevin Kempt. The deadline for nominations is May 19, 2016, at 5 p.m.

Bargainer's Blog: Meetings Held and Progress Made - April 27

ATA central table bargaining chair Greg Jeffery provides an update on the last two days of meetings with the Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association.

Editorial: No surprises in teacher workload study

After much anticipation, the Malatest study on workload for Alberta teachers has finally been released.

Viewpoints: Mental health relies on teachers

At some point every Albertan is touched by mental illness and addiction.