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 April 2, 2020 notice that is posted on Edmonton Public Schools CONNECT in regard to reinstatement policies and procedures for the fall.

Information Update for Supply Staff - March 19, 2020

The Alberta Government has cancelled all classes indefinitely across the province. This means that Edmonton Public Schools was closed to all students effective March 16, 2020. Schools are working collaboratively to develop strategies to provide instruction remotely. We appreciate this information has raised many questions. 

We are exploring next steps and options for supply staff, lunchroom supervisors and true hourly staff. We will be able to communicate additional information in the coming days. We appreciate your patience as we work through these challenging and ever changing circumstances. Please continue to check Connect News for updates.

In the meantime, Records of Employment (ROE’s) for all supply staff/Lunchroom Supervisors/True Hourly will be sent electronically to Service Canada on or around March 20, 2020. 

Instructions on eligibility and how to apply for EI are provided here: Teaching Staff

Service Canada has signaled potential changes. Review the latest updates on the Service Canada website. Service Canada indicated that reference codes are no longer required for school-related Employment Insurance (EI) applications

Records of employment will reflect days worked included in the March 20, 2020 pay.

The upcoming pay periods for days worked are:

  • Substitute Teachers - February 19 to March 10 paid on March 20, 2020

You will need to report to Service Canada any time worked after the above pay period end dates that will be paid on April 3, 2020.  

Further information:

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' Committee Members

The committee members for the 2019-2020 school year are:

Tara Baycroft, Chair
Sam Cheng
Patrick McCaw
Alexandra Schoen
Kevin Smyth
Michael Sookochoff
Heather Wright

A copy of the Returning Officers' Report from the September 24, 2019 election is available HERE.

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 - May 21, 2020 CANCELLED

The Substitute Teachers' General Meeting that was scheduled for May 21st has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the fall. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Local office at

Standard First Aid & CPR Training and Re-certification POSTPONED TO THE FALL

The Substitute Teachers' Committee is subsidizing Standard First Aid & CPR Certification (two days) and Standard First Aid & CPR Re-Certification (one day).

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.