BCTF Social Justice Grant Monies Available – New Deadlines

There is money available for social justice initiatives! Please forward your ideas to your Social Justice chair.

Sandra Gunson
VINTA Social Justice Chairperson

Begin forwarded message:

From: Kathy Hartman <khartman@bctf.ca>

Date: November 7, 2014 at 11:57:45 AM PST
To: “BCTF Social Justice Contacts”
Subject: Grant monies available this year- New Deadlines

Hello SJ Contacts,

Please broadcast this as far and as wide as you can.

Grant monies available for the 2014-15 year.
Deadlines changed.
SEEDS of Social Justice coming.

This year grant monies will be made available to all teachers who wish to conduct a classroom or school-wide project, or partner with a community on a social justice project.  Information on all the grant applications can be found in the Grants and Funds webpage in the Social Justice section of the BCTF website at bctf.ca/SocialJusticeGrants.aspx or contact your Social Justice rep.

Two social justice grants available to teachers this year are:

 The Ed May Social Responsibility grant:

  • any teacher may apply
  • the NEW deadline for your application is  December 12, 2014
  • grants range from $500-$2,000
  • please send a 50-word digital description with  your proposal to khartman@bctf.ca and you will receive a confirmation that all the paperwork has arrived safely
  • more information can be obtained from your local Social Justice contact or at bctf.ca/SocialJusticeGrants.aspx.


The Local Social Justice grant:

  • the local social justice contact or members of the Committee for Action on Social Justice may apply
  • Deadline for applications is April 15, 2015, however this is a first-come, first-serve fund and I strongly suggest you apply early
  • grants are matched by your Local on a 4:1 ratio (BCTF/Local) to a maximum of $2,000 from the BCTF
  • more information may be obtained from your local Social Justice contact or at bctf.ca/SocialJusticeGrants.aspx.


To see a side-by-side explanation of the two types of grants please click here  (the 2014-15 version should be up very soon)

You will need to apply the principles of the BCTF SJ Lens when completing your application. For a short booklet that explains the Lens please see the Social Justice Lens.

SEEDS of Social Justice is a–coming. The November issue contains  a variety of free resources, some news items, and some great new workshops for your PD day (you can order at no cost) all pertinent to women’s issues. The December issue theme will be on over-consumption/wealth inequality/ anti-poverty. If you have suggestions for teaching resources, or great articles, videos, and student work on this theme please send your suggestions to khartman@bctf.ca.

Thank you all for your hard work championing social justice in your schools and communities.





Kathy Hartman
Assistant Director of Social Justice
BC Teachers’ Federation
100–550 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V5Z 4P2
Phone: 604-871-1842
Toll Free: 1-800-663-9163
Fax: 604-871-2286