Substitute Teachers

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

Worth Talking About - Income Supports for Substitute Teachers

The Teacher Welfare program area of the ATA has created this two page handout to assist substitute teachers in finding income supports. Click HERE to access the document.

Information for Substitute Teachers for Next Year

Please check the Edmonton Public Schools CONNECT in regard to reinstatement policies and procedures for the fall.

Substitute Teachers' Committee Members

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

Heather Wright, Chair
Sam Cheng
remainder to be elected at the October 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.

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

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

Substitute Teachers' General Meeting - October 8, 2020 (Tentative)

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

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.

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.