Wage Restraint Legislation: Bill 124 Update

Over the past week, two rulings have confirmed that the wage restraint legislation enacted by the government in 2019, limiting wage increases to 1% per year for 3 years, was unconstitutional. We have developed a short Q and A to update you on this issue. 

Free Collaborative Connections & Webinars for Members & Associates

Join us for our online Equity and Indigenous Connections, designed for school leaders to engage in conversations that deepen their understanding of anti-racism, anti-oppression and Indigenous history, heritage and culture. The next facilitated sessions are Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Creating inclusive learning environments on February 27, and Creating Space for Urban Indigenous Youth on March 27. 

Council Meeting

Last week, we met for our second Provincial Council meeting of the year. Many discussions took place around advocacy, governance, risk management, the budget and future plans for our organization. All Members will receive Highlights later this week. Thank you to everyone who took part in person or online to work, advocate and plan on behalf of all OPC Members.

OPC Video
As part of our ongoing advocacy work, and to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we have produced a promotional video about the OPC. This is meant to be used more broadly beyond just our membership, to let people know who we are and what we do. Please feel free to use this in your local with parents, staff, Trustees, board officials or public events around education.

Quote to Ponder

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” – Zig Ziglar


Teachers awarded additional pay to compensate for Bill 124

What’s at stake as government reforms Kindergarten

Union calls for more funding to address violence in schools

Premier to meet Danielle Smith amidst transgender legislation debate

What Ford insiders say about Alberta’s plans for transgender rights

Colleges and universities deal with fallout from international student cap

Minister announces mandatory Black History learning

Child care systems are reaching a breaking point

Queen’s Park Update

The House is in recess until February 20, 2024.