Teachers Teaching On Call

TTOC Committee Chair: Kevin McPherson

Welcome to your place on the VEAES website, VEAES TTOCs! Visit often to keep yourself up-to-date on TTOC-relevant issues.
VEAES invites you to join the Teachers Teaching on Call Committee and/or attend meetings, held once a month from 4-5:30 pm.

Terms of Reference for the Teachers Teaching On Call Committee

That TTOC Committee Terms of Reference be:

a. To advise, consult and advocate for TTOCs
b. To support communications with TTOCs
c. To advise the VESTA Executive Committee on matters relating to TTOCs and make
recommendations for support.
d. To carry out work assigned by the executive committee.

2019 Jan 29 Exec
2021 Jan 26 Exec

Get Informed and Involved

The TTOC Committee is always seeking new members! We welcome all TTOCs to attend the monthly TTOC Committee meetings. Whether you have an issue to discuss, want to learn more about upcoming plans, or would just like to hear what other TTOCs are up to, we would love for you to join in. The meetings are casual and friendly and are held at the VEAES office. Our list of accomplishments shows that the TTOC Committee has been able to win many successes for all TTOCs in Vancouver. As you can see in the list of future goals, there is still much to fight for. The TTOC Committee cannot do it alone. Depending on how much time you can spare, feel free to just drop by one meeting or volunteer to contribute on a long-term basis. There are many ways you can help out.


We have proved that TTOCs are not voiceless or powerless in this district. We can make changes if we ask for them and if we work together.

  • EI Workshop
  • More flexible SEMS profile system
  • TTOC representative at Metro West Zone meeting.
  • Presentation to board of trustees regarding plight of TTOCs.
  • TTOC Year-End Social
  • Regular monthly TTOC Committee meetings
  • TTOC page on the VEAES web site

The VEAES Executive has also been strongly supportive of TTOCs. Beyond the regular support they provide to the TTOC Committee, they have also offered:

  • A $1000 professional development fund for TTOCs
  • TTOC professional development workshops at VEAES


Some of our future goals that we need your help to achieve include:

  • Improve communications between TTOCs and between TTOCs and VEAES
  • Abolishing the three-year time limit regarding retention of E status
  • Affordable extended health benefits for TTOCs
  • More professional development opportunities and funds for TTOCs
  • Resource centre for access to teaching resources, photocopiers, etc.
  • Standardizing pertinent TTOC information in classrooms, i.e., TTOC folders, emergency kits, teacher expectations, etc.

VEAES Bulletin Boards

Each school has a bulletin board dedicated to VEAES TTOC information (usually in the staff room). When special TTOC events are advertised, VEAES Staff Reps at each school will post flyers on these bulletin boards. Scan the VEAES bulletin board regularly to catch special TTOC announcements.

Mail Outs and Phone Calls

Make sure that the VEAES office has your current email and mailing addresses and your home phone number. Mail outs such as the VEAES News and TOC newsletters are occasionally sent. In special situations, messages may be relayed by phone.

At the VEAES office

There is always a VEAES executive member in the office happy to answer your questions. The best way to contact a VEAES executive member is by e-mail.

Remember to visit this page often to keep up to date on TTOC-relevant issues. Please tell your TTOC colleagues about this site and encourage them to get informed and involved.