School Staff Liaisons

School staff liaisons are an important communications link between teachers and their professional organization. Liaison efforts are focused on encouraging each school staff to take the time to learn about the Federation and the issues it is addressing on behalf of teachers.

While some school staff liaisons may also serve as staff representatives or in other positions in the local association or provincial organization, in their roles as a liaison they do not represent or speak for their school. However, they may actively assist the provincial organization in gathering and sharing the views of members to inform Federation decisions and activities.

To support communication efforts in a predictable manner, the Federation will send out monthly mailings to all school staff liaisons to coordinate the distribution of material and resources. School staff liaisons are asked to share, post and, at times, discuss the information contained in each mailing with all members on staff. Mailings regarding provincial collective bargaining will be distributed separately and will occur only as needed. Local association presidents also receive a copy of these packages.

The Federation hosts school staff liaison forums as required during the year, and provides a portfolio that contains key information and resources to help guide and support each school staff liaison. SSL Forums may continue to occur; however, there may be times where a forum is not needed or is not the best format to connect, requiring the Federation to reach out beyond the traditional October and March events. We are continuing to explore opportunities to engage and share information with school staff liaisons to support you in your role. Over the course of the next year, school staff liaisons can expect to receive new information and resources in this section of the website.