Education Minister Speaks to Teachers at ATA’s Annual Assembly

Release Date 2019 05 16

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) holds its 102nd Annual Representative Assembly (ARA) this weekend at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Education Minister Adrianna LaGrange makes her first major address to the Association’s nearly 500 teacher delegates Saturday morning.

Each year, delegates from across the province gather over the May long weekend to debate and vote on the Association’s budget and resolutions, which shape ATA policy and the teaching profession overall.

Edmonton Convention Centre, Salons 8–11
9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton Alberta

Saturday, May 18 0900–1730
Sunday, May 19  0900–2230
Monday, May 20  0900–1300

Delegates will vote on over 75 resolutions, including a number of key resolutions related to current hot topics in education, including

  • policies related to gay–straight alliances, including parental notification (3-24);
  • employment protections for sexual and gender minority teachers (3-24);
  • funding for student enrolment growth and inflationary pressures (3-25/26);
  • strategies for rural education, supporting inclusion and class-size reduction (3-27/28/29);
  • ongoing support for school nutrition programs (3-30); and
  • policies on teacher growth, supervision and evaluation (3-31).

Attached are the ARA schedule, the Resolution Bulletin and a list of additional resolutions containing more details on the above-mentioned resolutions.

ARA acts as the parliament for the teaching profession in Alberta. Its delegates are teachers who represent, by population, each of the Association’s 55 locals.

The Alberta Teachers’ Association, as the professional organization of teachers, promotes and advances public education, safeguards standards of professional practice and serves as the advocate for its 46,000 members.

Media at ARA

Media wishing to attend any portion of the ARA or interview President Greg Jeffery, please contact:

Mark Milne,
Media Liaison, Alberta Teachers’ Association
T: 780-447-9462
C: 780-905-0014
Mark.Milne@ata.ab.ca

*Media are requested to text Mark Milne at 780-905-0014 when arriving on site.