The regulator for approximately 65,000 certified educators in British Columbia.
The TRB enforce standards for educators, assess applicants for certification, approve and evaluate teacher education programs, and issue teaching certificates.
A website from the BC Ministry of Education provides their plan on actions including Personalized Learning, Quality Teaching and Learning, Flexibility and Choice, High Standards, and Learning Empowered by Technology.
As the accredited bargaining agent for the province's 60 public boards of education, BCPSEA negotiates provincially with the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (the teachers' union) for a provincial teachers' collective agreement, and coordinates local bargaining between boards of education and their local teachers' associations.
The British Columbia School Trustees Association serves and supports our members, BC's 60 boards of education, in their key work of improving student achievement. At the local level, as boards seek to engage their communities in this work, BCSTA provides professional development, legal counsel and communications. Provincially, our nonprofit Association acts as boards' strong, unified voice in advocating to government, other education partners and the public on matters affecting public education.
Founded in 1920, the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) is a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada. CTF is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International.
Education International represents organisations of teachers and other education employees across the globe.
It is the world's largest federation of unions, representing thirty million education employees in about four hundred organisations in one hundred and seventy countries and territories, across the globe. Education International unites all teachers and education employees.
The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is an independent society that is committed to improving education for all First Nations learners in British Columbia. FNESC is led by representatives of First Nations across the province.
FNESC also provides administrative services for the First Nations Schools Association, IAHLA and other partner organizations.
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF), established in 1917, is the union of professionals representing 41,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers belong to the BCTF and their local teachers' association.
The TQS continues its role of evaluating BC public school teachers' professional and academic qualifications and assigns categories based on these qualifications. The organization is a non-profit society funded jointly by the BC Teachers' Federation and the BC School Trustees Association.
Apple's collection of apps for education features innovative and engaging tools for students and teachers. Covering subjects like reading, math, and music, they help plan and deliver interactive learning, productivity tools, and curricula support for all levels of education.
The Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (CCFI) draws faculty and students together, in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops and other interactive venues, to address Educational issues or topics of common concern from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.
The Department engages in research, provides instruction and collaborates with educational communities at the local, national, and international levels to advance the study of language in learning, and the teaching and learning of language, literacy, and literature in their broadest frames of reference.
Based in Vancouver since 1992, Canadian Outback Adventures & Events is Canada's leading team building event and group activity provider. We help schools, corporations, families & tourists enjoy memorable experiences and Live Stories Worth Telling!
We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport™ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
The natural environment should be accessible to everyone. We provide mountain biking adventures to youth with barriers to participating in outdoor recreation. Educational and fun, our trips strive to connect with nature, community and themselves.
The City of Coquitlam Animal shelter is a municipally run no-kill for adoptable animals shelter. All the animals that are at the shelter have been stray and are now looking for their new forever homes. All animals that arrive at the shelter are held for 7 days to help owners find their lost pets. The staff at the shelter strives to reunite lost animals with their owners, and works to find new homes for the animals that are not claimed.
Vancouver's municipally run shelter is a pro-adoption shelter. There is no time limit for animals in our care, so long as they are happy and healthy we will continue to try and find them their forever home. If an animal starts to show stress from being in the shelter we may search out a foster placement or rescue group in order to find them a home.
Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS) is a registered charity that operates two shelters in Richmond, British Columbia. Our first shelter, on No. 6 Road in Richmond, is North America's largest cat sanctuary. Our second shelter is the City of Richmond Animal Shelter, which we have operated since February 2007.
The Royal City Humane Society is run by a valuable team of volunteers. We provide care to injured, stray and abandoned animals. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers. There are many different jobs available with both dogs and cats.
The SARA (Save Animals through Rescue and Adoption) Society is a no-kill shelter located in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. A non-profit organization and completely run by dedicated volunteers, SARA's mission is to provide homeless, abandoned and surrendered animals a second chance in life by helping them find suitable and loving homes. SARA's strict no-kill policy provides a refuge for unwanted pets while saving as many as possible from unnecessary euthanasia.
SARS BC is a committed group of volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of homeless or unwanted small animals throughout the province. SARS BC provides a safe haven while promoting responsible pet guardianship through its education, advocacy, and spay/neuter initiatives.
Turtle Gardens began on April 8, 1988 as a no-kill facility to address a very real need for a safe haven for unwanted animals. There were no shelters of any kind for 250 miles – from Prince George to Terrace – 17 First Nation Communities and 11 Villages and Towns. Twenty years later there is still Turtle Gardens. We have adopted over 5000 dogs since inception; an average of 227 to 250 dogs per year.
Founded in 1996 with a professional staff and volunteer board of directors, ArtStarts in Schools is a unique not-for-profit organization offering educators, artists, parents and students a broad range of programs, services and resources to promote arts and creativity among BC's young people.
Since its opening in spring 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has earned an international reputation for its striking design and stellar acoustics. Artists, critics and patrons alike are unanimous in their praise of this multi-faceted facility, winning it a place among North America's premier performing arts centres.
CACV is the voice for the community arts in Vancouver. We explore critical social issues through creative processes. CACV fosters and supports programs, practices and initiatives that develop common understanding through shared experiences.
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver is a non-profit society that builds self-esteem in female youth through music creation and performance. Our camp provides a safe and supportive space for young women to form bands, write music, learn to play an instrument, and rock out on stage.
A non-profit social enterprise that makes music lessons accessible to children and youth through a unique pay what you can system. We connect keen students to passionate teachers with the generous support of donors who believe in creating relationships.
Green Thumb Theatre creates and produces plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults. We provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today's generation and culture to stimulate empathy, debate and critical thinking.
Reel Youth supports municipalities, schools, youth groups, businesses, and service agencies looking for exciting and meaningful ways to engage youth and adults in producing and distributing digital media
Vancouver Opera is the second largest opera company in Canada. It is regarded worldwide for its fine mainstage productions; for its country-leading education programs, which have reached more than 1.6 million children and their families in 35 years; for its innovative and award-winning community programs; and for forging groundbreaking cross-cultural creative partnerships that have brought opera to new generations of Canadians.
CLICK is a dynamic fundraising conduit. When you make a donation, CLICK directs the funds to a wide range of programs that enhance the lives of inner city children. Because CLICK makes donations to registered charities twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall - funds continually flow to qualified programs.
United Way has helped people in the Lower Mainland for 80 years. Our community is growing and changing. Resources are stretched to their limits. Help is not consistently available. United Way works to meet emerging challenges and improve social conditions.
To harness the gifts of energy, ideas, time, and money to make meaningful and lasting impacts in communities.
Our purpose is to bring together community assets to address current and emerging community needs. To do this we take a broad view of philanthropy: we recognize that raising funds to tackle an issue is only part of any solution. We also engage citizens, organizations and governments, and invite them to work together and contribute their time, ideas, expertise and energy to an issue.
We are a volunteer-led community-based organization guided by the Society's Board of Directors. The Board is responsible to the membership for overseeing policy development and setting the mission and strategic direction within the agency.
Focus: BC Women's focuses its research, teaching and care on women's health and the health of their families, including their emotional, mental, social, spiritual and physical well-being.
Mission: To raise sufficient funds to enable Women's to function as the leader in women's health.
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver is a registered charity and community-based organization that has been operating in the Lower Mainland since 1957. We offer friendship-based mentoring programs for boys and girls and provide volunteer opportunities for men and women.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver (BGCGV) provides a wide range of social, health, educational and recreational services to assist young people in their growth and development. Check out volunteer opportunities to work with children and youth ages 6-12 and 12-18!
Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is dedicated to providing year round, innovative, high quality sports, recreational, social and vocational programs for individuals and families living with autism, and to build awareness and capacity through community networks across British Columbia. It offers opportunities for individuals to volunteer with youth and young adults ages 16–25 in sports programs.
Check Your Head (CYH) is a youth-driven organization located in Vancouver. We create exceptional spaces where young people come together to connect, imagine and build socially and environmentally just communities. Our educational philosophy is grounded in the belief that young people actually do know a fair bit about the world around them, and that when given the chance with well-facilitated discussion and fun activities the learning can be rich and powerful.
FAST (Fighting Anti-Semitism Together) is a curriculum that helps teach students to speak out against all forms of racism and discrimination. It also helps to promote equity and self-esteem in our classrooms. Since the 2005 launch of FAST/CYV, this resource has reached over 1,200,000 students in most provinces and territories
across the country.
First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition is a cross-sectoral, non-partisan coalition. Our coalition is made up of 90 provincial organizations and 25 mobilized communities. In addition, we have a network of hundreds of community groups and individuals.
LIFT is a comprehensive after school program in the Broadway Midtown area of East Vancouver. They support young people to succeed in high school and beyond, because we know that success in school helps to build healthy, successful lives. Over 60 volunteers provide tutoring and mentorship to 150 East Vancouver youth in grades 6 to 12, focusing on the pivotal grade 7 to 8 transition.
The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre is a teaching museum and a leader in Holocaust education in British Columbia, reaching over 25,000 students annually. It produces acclaimed exhibits, innovative school programs and teaching materials, including online exhibits.
The Zajac Ranch for Children is a summer camp set on the shores of Stave Lake in Mission, BC, that serves children with serious and chronic illnesses and disabilities. The Zajac Ranch seeks to normalize and enhance the lives of the children that attend camp by offering innovative and unique programs in a caring and supportive environment. Staff and volunteer positions are available for individuals wishing to work with children.
Purpose: To maintain, improve and increase the knowledge, ability and competence of technologists and technicians; to regulate the standards of training and practice of, and for, its members, and to protect the interests of the public.
We are a group of individuals and organizations who actively promote and foster vocational and associated fields of education in Canada. It is through the continued efforts of a vital membership and by working both with private industry and government that CVA is able to affect the way in which vocational education is delivered within Canada.
This site is a useful source of information for current apprentices and their employers, as well as for those considering apprenticeship for their career or workforce development needs. It also contains information for parents, post-secondary and K-12 educators, the media and others.
The Council is composed of senior representatives of BC corporations and businesses, education and associations and who have a direct interest in technology education and careers, and the promotion and employment of technology professionals. The Council composition is diverse in terms of sectoral and regional representation.