Membership

3(1) For all teachers employed other than as substitute teachers, active membership in the Association shall be determined by the provisions of the Teaching Profession Act.

(2) Subject to the Teaching Profession Act, substitute teachers shall be considered as active members immediately upon first employment during that year and such status shall continue until the end of that school year or until they are no longer on the approved substitute roster of the school board, whichever occurs first.

4 Associate membership in the Association shall be granted to the following persons upon application and payment of the prescribed fee:
(a) superintendents of schools employed by school boards;
(b) teachers employed by the Government of Alberta;
(c) members of the faculties of education of the universities in Alberta;
(d) teachers employed as faculty members in public colleges;
(e) teachers engaged in teacher education in private colleges affiliated with any of the universities in Alberta;
(f) teachers in private schools or kindergartens;
(g) teachers in schools within the province operated by the Government of Canada;
(h) teachers employed by the Association or any of its local associations;
(i) unemployed teachers;
(j) teachers pursuing further studies on a full-time basis;
(k) retired teachers;
(l) teachers employed in community education programs ­operated by agencies other than school boards;
(m) teachers employed by the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board;
(n) teachers employed by charter schools;
(o) persons not eligible for active membership employed by school boards as social workers, psychologists, therapists or clinicians;
(p) other persons or classes of persons which the Provincial Executive Council may designate, from time to time, subject to the ratification of the Annual Representative Assembly.

5 In the event that an active member elects, pursuant to section 5.1 of the Teaching Profession Act, to be an associate member or not to be a member of the Association, then the Association may publish the teacher’s name and election in the ATA News.

6 Student membership in the Association shall be granted to those enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs of study leading to first certification as teachers in the province upon payment of the prescribed fee.

7 Except where a member elects non-membership in the Association under section 5.1(1) of the Teaching Profession Act, a life membership shall be granted to a teacher on retirement from the profession following 20 or more years’ membership in the Association.

8 A member of the Association, or other person, who has
given meritorious service to the teaching profession or to the advancement of education may, on the resolution of the Provincial Executive Council, passed by at least a two-thirds vote, be declared an honorary member of the Association.

9(1) Members’ fees in the Association shall include those recommended by the Provincial Executive Council and prescribed from time to time by a two-thirds vote of a representative ­assembly.

(2) Until varied pursuant to Bylaws 9(1) or 11, the fees shall be:
(a) for an active member employed full-time, $1,242 per annum;
(b) for an active member on leave of absence, $96 per annum;
(c) for an active member employed part-time, 1.25 per cent of earnings in each month;
(d) for an active member employed as an intern, 1.25 per cent of earnings in each month;
(e) for an active member employed as a substitute, one per cent of earnings in each month;
(f) for an associate member, $186.30 per annum;
(g) for a student member, $1 per annum;
(h) for an honorary member or life member, no fee.

(3) In addition to the fees prescribed in subsection (2) hereof,
a member shall pay such fee, if any, as determined by the member’s local and approved and fixed by the Provincial Executive Council.

(4) The provisions of Bylaws 124 to 131 do not apply to any bylaw prescribing fees as aforesaid.

10(1) Subject to subsection (2) and Bylaw 22(2), the Association shall remit to locals from the fees received to date, on the last day of February, April, June, August, October and December,
(a) an amount equal to 20 per cent of the fees collected under Bylaw 9(2) on account of the members of such local, after deducting that portion of those fees which were allocated, if at all
(i) to the special emergency fund under any budget approved by a representative assembly, and,
(ii) through a budget not subject to any remission of fees to locals, and
(b) the amount of fees collected under Bylaw 9(3) on account of the members of such local.

(2) Fees due to locals shall not be remitted until the annual
report required by the Provincial Executive Council has been ­received.

(3) Fees remitted to the local shall be expended on such activities as will serve to further the objects of the Association or of the local.

11 Where, in the opinion of the Provincial Executive Council, an emergency exists, it may fix and collect from whatever active members it deems appropriate, except recipients of monies from the special emergency fund, additional fees not exceeding $20 per week per member. The Provincial Executive Council may fix and collect such additional fees during the continuance of the emergency and for so long thereafter as it deems advisable. The additional fees so collected shall be added to the special ­emergency fund to be disbursed from time to time in such manner and to such persons as the Provincial Executive Council in its discretion may determine.