Welcome to the Burnaby Teachers’ Association website

The BTA has been in existence since 1914 and is a union of professionals representing approximately 2,301 public school teachers in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers in Burnaby belong to the BCTF (the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation) and their local teachers’ association.

The Burnaby Teachers’ Association supports members whenever there is any issue of concern. When members contact the union, all conversations are confidential. No matter what the question we welcome calls and will refer members to the appropriate services and resources. Among the services we provide:

  • mediation
  • advocacy
  • information about rights, responsibilities and benefits
  • professional development information
  • health and safety support
  • social events
  • classroom supports


Margaret (Betty) Griffin

Long time teacher and social activist Betty Griffin passed away with family and friends by her side May 1, 2017 at the age of 94. A date she would have found fitting – May Day.
Past president of the Burnaby Teacher’s Association and the North Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians, she was tenacious during her 14 years on the negotiating committee for the BCTF for which she was awarded an honourary life membership.
Her lifetime commitment to protecting the rights of others is her wonderful legacy of which we are so proud. At the age of 92 when asked what her hobby was, she answered “Fighting injustice”.
This marks the journey’s end of an amazing woman with an amazing story of living life with a roar.
She is predeceased by her loving husband Harold “Hal” Griffin and will be missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grand children, and many, many other relatives and friends from all walks of life, for whom she cared deeply.
In lieu of flowers and to honour what she believed in most, please take a moment to sign a petition, speak up for someone, champion a cause, be the voice she no longer has.
Please join us in remembering a life lived to the fullest
Tuesday July 11, 2017
2-4 pm/Informal
Riverway Golf Course Clubhouse, 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby
Food and refreshments will be served. Easy access and free parking.

Current Publications

Upcoming Events/Meetings

  • BTA Office Hours

    The BTA Office will continue to remain open into the summer months. Summer hours will be from 8:00-3:30 for the first two weeks of July (July 3-14). The BTA Office will re-open again on August 21 and operate on the same summer hours until school opens on September 5.

  • RA September 19 at Burnaby Central 4 pm.
  • Staff Rep Training  Oct 4 & 5 at Burnaby Mountain 8 am -3:30 pm.



Collective Agreement


Officers & Staff

Executive Officers:
FRANK BONVINO – President – lp41@bctf.ca – Local 226
LEANNE SJODIN – First Vice-President – lx41vp@bctf.ca – Local 227
DANIEL TÉTRAULT – Second Vice-President – lx41vp2@bctf.ca – Local 228

Office Staff
Katie Pepper – Office Manager- bta2@bctf.ca
Colleen Pawson – Administrative Assistant- bta@bctf.ca
Karla Reilander – Administrative Assistant – bta5@telus.net
Charmaine Eger – Administrative Assistant – bta4@telus.net