Adult Educators working in Vancouver have been part of VEAES since 1994 and have a Collective Agreement with the Vancouver Board of Education that is separate from the K-12 bargaining unit.

VEAES provides a part-time Adult Educators sublocal president to augment the support available to all members.


Adult Educators are encouraged to participate in all VEAES Staff Rep Assemblies, General Meetings, Staff Rep Union Trainings, and other events organized by VEAES. One of VEAES’s Local Representative to the BCTF positions is reserved for an Adult Educator member, so that the sub-local’s voice is always guaranteed a spot at BCTF Representative Assemblies and the BCTF Annual General Meeting.

2023-2024 VEAES Adult Ed Sublocal Executive Committee:

  • President: Rob McGowan
  • 1st Vice President: Cathleen With
  • District Health & Safety Representative: vacant
  • District Professional Issues Representative: Cathleen With
  • AE Local Rep to BCTF: Cathleen With
  • TTOC Rep: Vacant
  • Staff Rep (SHEC): Allan Haley
  • Staff Rep (GPEC): Rob McGowan