Local Executive Committee Election Results

The ballots have been counted. Thank you to all of our candidates for volunteering to serve on the 2015-2017 Executive Committee. The results are: President: Nels Olsen (1,792), Anthony Walsh (1,060); Division I Representative: David Stawn (441), Judy Webster (357).

Local Executive Committee By-Election: Chair, Social Committee Results

Congratulations to Gail Cuff (Kildare) who was acclaimed for the position of Chair, Social Committee on the 2015-2017 Executive Committee. Gail's term will start July 1st.

Book Study - An Accidental Advocate by Kathryn Burke
May 14, 21, 28, 2015

The PD Committee is hosting a book study on An Accidental Advocate by Kathryn Burke over three Thursdays in May: May 14th, 21st and 28th at Barnett House. Registration is limited to 15 people. Contact the Local's office (phone: 780-455-2164; email: info@edpub.org) to sign up.

PD Grants-in-Aid - May 21, 2015

Individual teachers are eligible to apply for grants-in-aid once every two years to help defray the cost of professional development opportunities that support teacher's professional development. The deadline to submit the Application Form is May 21, 2015. Winners will be chosen by random draw. 

Substitute Teachers' General Meeting - May 26, 2015

The Substitute Teachers' Committee will hold the last General Meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in the Cafeteria at Barnett House beginning with a BBQ at 5:00 pm; the meeting will follow at 6:00 pm. The Committee members for 2015-16 will be elected at this time.

Call for Volunteers - May 27, 2015

The Local is all of us, and is successful to the extent that we each contribute our talents. Please consider volunteering to serve on one of our Standing Committees. Complete the nomination form and return it the Local's office no later than May 22, 2015. If an election is necessary, it will take place at the May 27th CSR meeting.

Retiring Teachers' Banquet - June 5, 2015

The Local's annual Retiring Teachers' Banquet will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel. Contact the Local's office if you are planning to retire this year or if you are aware of a colleague that is planning to retire this year (phone: 780-455-2164; email: info@edpub.org). 

Does the Pension Cap Affect Me?

The Teachers’ Pension Plan Act regulation, proclaimed in 1995, contains a provision that dictates how the Income Tax Act (ITA) maximums are to be applied to plan member pension benefits at the time of retirement. The pension benefit paid out under the Teachers’ Pension Plan (the Plan) is governed by a formula that includes a calculation of a benefit that is based on a best five-year average salary multiplied by the plan member's years of pensionable service. The ITA places limits on how much pension can be earned in one calendar year. The cap is going to affect more and more plan members in upcoming years. By 2014, all teachers with more than four years of university education and who are receiving allowance will be affected. To view the ATA FAQ, click here.

Scholarship Announcement - September 30, 2015

The Edmonton Public Teachers Local No. 37 is pleased to award a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to one student in the final year of a post-secondary program that meets the Alberta Eligibility Criteria for post-secondary programs for student aid and whose parent is a member of Edmonton Public teachers. The deadline for application is September 30, 2015. Click here to access the form.

Local Workshops & Sessions for Members

Check out our upcoming workshops & sessions for our members under Services/Workshops!

Contact the Local office

401 Barnett House
11010-142 Street NW
Edmonton AB  T5N 2R1

780-455-2164 (phone)
780-453-1407 (fax)
info@edpub.org (email)

 Local 37 Tweets

  1. Ed Pub Teachers RT @MrDemeule: #ARA2015 I would like to thank Dr. Thomas for giving clear and concise responses to budget concerns. I really appreciate it.
  2. Ed Pub Teachers RT @HendersonATA: #ARA2015 #abed Thank you to ARA delegates for overwhelming support for moratorium on SLAs.
  3. Ed Pub Teachers RT @albertateachers: Teachers are now debating a resolution calling for a moratorium on the Student Learning Assessment (SLA) program. #abe…

 Provincial ATA Tweets

  1. Alberta Teachers Asn Did you know that we have e-Books in your #ATALibrary? Login to our site (http://t.co/kJXTCpGUbR) to start accessing them today!
  2. Alberta Teachers Asn New this morning in your #ATALibrary: Excited to Learn: Motivation & Culturally Responsive Teaching http://t.co/aBwwD2vLng
  3. Alberta Teachers Asn ATA President Mark Ramsankar addresses teacher delegates and welcomes political change http://t.co/BkflDVKQ0e #ableg #abed