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The English as a Second Language Council of the

Alberta Teachers' Association proudly presents

2022 Staying Ahead of the Curve
May 6 - 8, 2022
The Malcolm Hotel by Clique, Canmore AB
 
 
 
 
For all teachers who are active members of the Alberta Teachers' Association:
ATA Educational Trust Grant - $600  (Deadline for application is September 30th, 2021)
Click for information and application for Morgex/Johnson Insurance Centennial Fund for Teacher Development
 
ATA Specialist Council Grant - $500 (Deadline for application is September 30th, 2021)
Click for information and application for ATA Specialist Council Grants
 
BT Keeler Education Bursary -$700 (Deadline for application is May 1, 2021)
Click for information an application information
 
There is also funding available from various jurisdictions as per individual collective agreements.
Please contact your local to inquire about amounts or possible PD funding available to staff (both teaching and support staff). Need to apply early as the general PD funding pot is depleted before the end of each year.
 
 
Samples of funding available from jurisdictions:
CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Funding for Teachers: Local 38 Collective Agreement $400/year, $850/ 2 years, or $1500/3 years; additional funding may be available from individual schools with the principal's approval (in addition to individual PD funding allotment). Apply early before funding runs out. Click for Local 38's Staff Development Fund or call (403) 262-6616 for more information.
 
Funding for Support Staff: CBE Collective Agreement for Professional Support Staff (unspecified amount in Collective Agreement; decided on case by case, but usually $1000 per year) (ESL Assistant, Educational Assistant, Interpreters, Diversity Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, etc.). Funding is subject to eligibility and availability. Apply early before funding runs out. 
Contact Sue Wenaas, Staff Development and Convention (403) 242-7555 ext. 3 Click for more information or application process/forms 
 
CALGARY SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Funding for Teachers:  Local 55 Collective Agreement - Professional Growth Subsidies $700 for out of city and in province, and will cover up to two days for a substitute. Click here for the application or call (403) 265-2678 for more information.
 
Funding for Support Staff: The District offers PD funding for full-time and part-time employees. Information can be found on the website at CSSD Intranet www.cssd.ab.ca. Go to HR-Documents-Support Staff-Professional Development and Unifor website www.uniforlocal1990.ca under Tools and Resources.
For more information, please contact Unifor Local 1990 directly at uniforlocal1990@hotmail.com for more information or list of Area Representatives which can be found on the website. Local office's phone number (403) 681-9011.
 
EDMONTON PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Funding Available to Teachers: Local 37 Staff Development Fund Pilot Project - $1800 to cover conference fee, meals, mileage and substitute costs may be available.
Click for more information and forms or (780) 455-2164 for more information.
 
Funding for Support Staff: Local 3550 does not have funds for EAs or ESL assistants. However, it was suggested that any support staff who is interested in attending to approach his/her principal for funding.
 
EDMONTON CATHOLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT/EDMONTON CATHOLIC TEACHERS
Funding for Teachers: Local 54 - $650 is available plus the cost of a sub. Click for Local 54's website or call 780-451-1196 for more information.
 
Funding for Support Staff: Local 52A - There may be funding available for ESL Assistants and Educational Assistants to attend the conference. On first come first served basis and the local encourages support staff to seek funding at the school level, if at all possible. Call (780) 456-3277 for more information or click for Local 52A's website.
 
FOOTHILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT
Funding for Teachers:  Local 14 has a Professional Development fund available to teachers on a yearly basis. Click for forms or link for Local 14's website.
 
Funding for Support Staff: Local 5040 - not specified in collective agreement. Contact CUPE Alberta to inquire or get Local 5040 contact information
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RED DEER CATHOLIC (RCSSD)
Funding for Teachers: Local 80 - $550 one year, $1100 for two, with a max three years of $1650 in addition to substitute costs (Apply with the Professional Growth Subsidy Committee) Click to view Local 80's website for more information. 
 
Funding for Support Staff: (ESL Assistants, Educational Assistants, etc): Support staff are encouraged to ask for PD funding through their local and school. Decisions are based on need by the district/principal with no specified limit allowed for PD to support staff; it is different from school to school, and year to year. 
 
 
RED DEER PUBLIC SCHOOL (RDPS)
Funding for Teachers: Local 60 - approx. $541 per year plus substitute costs. Click to view Local 60's website or  Contact Barb Mehlhorn to find out what your PD balance at pdf.local60@gmail.com.
 
Funding for Support Staff: (ESL Assistants, Educational Assistants, etc): Support staff are encouraged to ask or PD funding through their local and school. Decisions are based on need by the district/principal with no specific amount allotted to support; it is different from school to school, or year to year.
 
ROCKY VIEW TEACHERS
Funding for Teachers: Local 35 -  Click to view Local 35's website for more information.
 
 
 
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