Kids Kottage

The Service to Members Committee will be collecting donations (cash and needed items) at the February 21st CSR meeting and delivering the items to the Kottage. A list of items needed is available HERE.

Staff Development Fund Update

The Staff Development Fund Guidelines and Forms are now updated and available HERE.

2018 ARA Delegates

The Local is eligible to send approximately 59 delegates (18 by virtue of office) to the 2018 ARA in Calgary May 18-21, 2018 inclusive. By the 4:00 pm deadline on January 18, 2018, 50 names were received. An election will be held at the January 29th CSR meeting. A copy of the Returning Officers' Report is available HERE

2018-19 GETCA Committee

The Local is entitled to appoint 18 representatives to serve on the GETCA committee. By the 4:00 pm deadline on January 18, 2018, 19 names were received. An election will be held at the January 29th CSR meeting. A copy of the Returning Officers' Report is available HERE.  

Maternity/Adoption Information Evening - Jan. 22, 2018

Expecting? Have questions about your maternity/adoption leave? Attend our next maternity/adoption information evening on Monday, January 22, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm at Barnett House to have your questions answered. Pre-register by contacting the Local's office at The next maternity/adoption information evenings are Monday, April 9th and Monday, May 28th.

Walking Together Workshop - Jan. 31, 2018

The PD Committee is hosting a Walking Together Workshop on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 beginning at 4:30 pm in Room 412 at Barnett House. ATA Instructors from the "Walking Together" program  will lead us through a PD related to understanding the legacy of residential schools specific to Treaty 6 and in accordance with the draft requirements of the Teacher Quality Standard Document. Sign up using Eventbrite; password: PD.

PD Book Study - A Life in Pieces - Feb. 1, 2018

The PD Committee is hosting a book study on A Life in Pieces by Lana Buoy at Barnett House on February 1st, 8th and 15th at Barnett House beginning at 4:30 pm. To sign up to participate in this free book study, contact the Local's office at

Call for Election to the Local's Economic Policy Committee (EPC)
- Feb. 5, 2018

The Local requires members of the Bargaining Unit that are interested in seeking improvements to the Collective Agreement to serve on the EPC. The EPC consists of four representatives at large and one representative from Div. 1, Div. 2, Div. 3, and Div. 4. The deadline for nominations is 4:00 pm on Monday, February 5, 2018. A copy of the Nomination Form is available HERE.

Axe Throwing - Feb. 16, 2018

The Social Committee is hosting an evening of Axe Throwing on Friday, February 16th at the Axehole (104-11614 119 St, Edmonton) from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Sign up with the Local's office ( Spaces are limited! 

GETCA - Mar. 1 & 2, 2018

Attendance questions? Not sure what your professional obligations are regarding your attendance at GETCA? The ATA has created this handy FAQ web page. Other GETCA news... Volunteer! Consider introducing one of the great speakers at GETCA. More information on the website: GETCA.comArt Display: Submit student (K-12) artwork submissions in digital form, along with art labels, to be displayed in the Exhibit Hall during convention to by February 1, 2018.

Spring Retirement Seminar - Mar. 17, 2018

If you are thinking of retiring in five years or so, plan to attend the Retirement Seminar on March 17th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Barnett House. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions regarding your pensionable service, benefits available after retirement and how to invest for your future. The cost is $20 per person, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Limit two tickets per member. To register, go to Eventbrite:; password: Retirement. The deadline for registrations is March 12th. The next Retirement Seminar will be held in the fall.

Retirement Check Off - April 10, 2018

Are you considering retirement this year? If so, plan to attend the Retirement Check Off session on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 beginning at 4:30 pm where you will be guided through the process and ensure that you meet the necessary timelines. To sign up, go to Eventbrite; Password: Retire.

QSA Meeting - April 26, 2018

The Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Subcommittee is hosting a QSA Meeting on Thursday, April 26th at 4:30 pm in Barnett House. Interested members are encouraged to sign up on Eventbrite:; password: EPTL GSA.

Rock Climbing at Vertically Inclined - April 27, 2018

The Social Committee would like you to climb with them on Friday, April 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Vertically Inclined (8523 Argyll Road, Edmonton). The maximum number of participants for this free event is 50. Sign up through Eventbrite using the password: Local37.

Charity Trust Fund

The Charity Trust Fund is assembled through the voluntary charitable donations of teachers who agree to contribute 1/2 of 1% of salary (approx. $37/month) through payroll deductions. The Local's Donations Committee distributes these funds to charities that have the greatest impact on the young people we work with. If you are not currently a donor, please consider signing up. The form and last year's distribution of the fund is available HERE.

Community Volunteer Grant 

Do you actively volunteer with a specific charity? If so, the Donations Committee, through a bequest, would like to donate to your charity on your behalf. Click HERE for more information and how to apply.  

Barnett House Renovations 

Due to construction, the lane at the west end of Barnett House (which connects the church property to the north sector of the Association’s property) will be closed.  To be clear, there will be no access to the parkade through the southern entrance by the church and there will be no access to the church from the parkade area. This closure will be in effect for most of the 12 month period. Staff and visitors travelling north on 142 Street will not have access to the Barnett House parkade; access will only be available to those travelling south on 142 Street. In addition, it will not be possible to turn north on to 142 Street from the Barnett House parkade area. This lane closure is required for safety, given the nature of the construction project ahead. PARKING AT BARNETT HOUSE IS LIMITED DUE TO THE PARKADE CONSTRUCTION. 

Contact the Local office

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

780-455-2164 (phone)
780-453-1407 (fax) (email)

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Please note that the Local's office is closed for breaks approved by the Edmonton Public School Board.

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