The Burnaby Teachers’ Association offers many different Committees; Standing Committees, Continuing Committees and Contractual Committees. The purpose of committees is to give members a voice in a particular area of interest, do the work of the union, and give advice and make recommendations to the Executive Council and Table Officers. There are a variety of committees that frequently have space for members to be a part of; most committees meet once a month. Please feel free to contact a Table Officer or the chairperson of any committee for more information. If you would like to put your name forward to become a member of a committee, please contact the office Manager at the BTA office.


To see the current committee members and vacancies please click the link below:

BTA Positions and Vacancies for June 2019

Standing Committees: 

  • Aboriginal Educators: Chairperson – Mary Hotomanie
  • Adult Educators: Chairperson – Terry Callender
  • Bargaining/Working and Learning Conditions:
    Chairperson – Kevin Potvin
  • Grievance
  • Health and Safety: Chairperson – Cora Kinoshita
  • Political Action/Public Relations: Derek Cockram
  • Professional Development : Chairperson – Christina Fernandes
  • Social Justice: Chairperson – James Sanyshyn
  • Teachers-on-Call: Chairperson – Rachel-Lynn Baird

Continuing Committees:

(are those recurring each year, but not arising out of contractual obligations.)

  • Constitution; Bylaws; Policies and Procedures
  • District Resource Centre
  • Finance
  • Flexible Staffing
  • Resolutions
  • Salary Continuance
  • Scholarship

Contractual Committees:

(are those arising from contractual obligation.)

  • Ancillary Services
  • Deferred Salary Leave Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Detached Duty
  • Evaluation
  • Grievance
  • Primary Report Card
  • Intermediate Report Card
  • Joint Employee Assistance Plan
  • Joint Professional Development
  • Joint Professional Growth
  • Leave of Absence


To see all committee vacancies, current committee members and when their term expires, please click on the link below:

BTA Positions and Vacancies for June 2019

For more details on each committee please refer to the Policies and Procedures document below:
Constitution Bylaws Policies & Procedures