Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers' Committee Members

The committee members for the 2020-2021 school year are:

Heather Wright, Chair
Samantha Allinson
Sam Cheng
Jan Hamilton
Eric Hartmann
Claudette Perron
Michael Sookochoff

A copy of the Returning Officers' Report is available HERE.

There is one spot available for Substitute Teacher Council of School Representatives (and 10 alternates). A call to fill the vacancies will be made at the October 8th General Meeting.

General Meetings

The Substitute Teachers’ Committee hosts general meetings for all substitute teachers each year. These meetings are an opportunity for substitute teachers to network with colleagues, as well as hear presentations on issues applicable to them. Agendas and Minutes for the General Meetings can be accessed by contacting the Local's office (; 780-455-2164). Information is posted as it becomes available.

Substitute Teachers' General Meeting - October 8, 2020 (Zoom) - Didn't get your Zoom link? Click HERE to access the link to join the meeting.

The first Substitute Teachers' General Meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 8th beginning at 5:00 pm. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Local office at We will hold this first meeting through Zoom. Please sign up through Eventbrite for the Zoom meeting.

Notices/Minutes (notices and minutes are posted as they become available):

October 8, 2020 Notice
February 20, 2020 Minutes
February 20, 2020 Notice
May 23, 2019 Minutes
September 24, 2019 Minutes
September 24, 2019 Notice

ATA Substitute Teachers' Conference - October 16(eve)-17, 2020 

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) hosts an annual conference for substitute teachers in Alberta. Organizing this conference is one of the ways the ATA recognizes the valuable service that substitute teachers provide. The conference is an excellent opportunity for networking and professional development. Sessions are geared specifically towards the needs of substitute teachers.
NOTE - The Substitute Teachers’ Conference is going online. Further details will be provided in September.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 14, 2020. To register, click HERE

Standard First Aid & CPR Training and Re-certification - October 31 & November 1

The Substitute Teachers' Committee is subsidizing Standard First Aid & CPR Certification (two days) and Standard First Aid & CPR Re-Certification (one day) on October 31st and November 1st. The cost for the two-day Certification course on October 31 & November 1 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm is $50 (+gst) and the cost for the one-day Re-certification course on October 31st from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm is $40 (+gst). Click HERE to access the training site. Once you have logged in (Username: AB Teachers Association; Password: ABTeachers) follow the registration procedure . The courses will take place at Second Chance CPR & First Aid, 11710 Kingsway Avenue. Please note that as a substitute teacher with Edmonton Public Schools you are eligible to claim the amount through your PD Fund. If you had signed up for the June sessions, Spectrum has been in touch and moved your registration to the new dates. To access a pdf version of the instructions click HERE.

Questions about your employment or the Collective Agreement? Contact Catherine LeBlanc, the Local's Executive Staff Officer, by email!

Professional Development Survey

The Substitute Teachers' Committee wants to hear from you and what type(s) of Professional Development you want! Click HERE to complete the survey through Survey Monkey.