Social Studies Council

Link to Social Studies Council website


The Social Studies Council (SSC) seeks to promote the study of social studies in Alberta and constantly improve the teaching of social studies.


To carry out its objectives, the Social Studies Council encourages and assists the establishment of regional councils. The Council also promotes inservice sessions to improve social studies education throughout the province and encourages dialogue relating to curriculum issues. Social studies resource people are available upon request.

The Council holds an annual meeting with well-known keynote speakers and a variety of workshops providing stimulation, incentives and classroom tips. The conference provides an invaluable opportunity for interaction and liaison among colleagues, and a perfect opportunity for networking.


The SSC publishes the Focus newsletter and the One World in Dialogue e-journal.

Council Fees


Category Fee
Regular Membership $35
Student Membership $0
Life Membership $35
Subscriptions $35

Contact information for the executive members of the Social Studies Council is provided to assist the ATA in conducting its professional and business affairs.

Social Studies Council

Council Executive

John Tidswell
Phone (bus): 780-435-6997
Sharon Richter
Gary Hansen
Phone (bus): 780-986-1745 
Fax: 780-387-4713
ATA Staff Advisor
Dave Matson
Phone (bus): 780-447-9400 OR 1-800-232-7208 
Fax: 780-455-6481
PEC Liaison
Elaine Willette-Larsen
Phone (bus): 780-753-6838 
Fax: 780-455-6481

Upcoming Conference(s)

There are no upcoming conferences currently scheduled.