Elections


Elections for the BC Teachers’ Council are held every three years. One election takes place in each of the five election zones. Only eligible certificate holders can run for election in a zone, and certificate holders vote in the zones in which they live.

To be eligible for nomination as a candidate for an election and serve as zone representative, a person must be a resident in that zone, hold a valid BC teaching certificate, and be a practising teacher; that is, a certificate holder who has carried out one or more of the following duties in the preceding two years in the course of his or her employment:

  • design, supervision and assessment of educational programs;
  • instruction, assessment and evaluation of individual students and of groups of students.

A certificate holder must also be nominated by ten certificate holders each having his or her principal residence in the zone. A call for nominations and any corresponding materials, including the nomination form, will be made available on the TRB website in advance of any upcoming elections.

Before taking office, a person elected to the BC Teachers' Council must take and sign, by oath or by solemn affirmation, a prescribed Oath Of Office in accordance with section 11 of the Teachers Act.


Call for Nominations – for the 2018 BC Teachers' Council Elections

In November 2017, pursuant to Section 22 of the Teachers Act, a call for nominations for BC certified teachers to serve as members of the BC Teachers' Council was made. The BCTC has five seats that are selected by an election by certificate holders.

This call for nominations applied to all five zones. The call closed January 9, 2018 with candidates nominated in all five zones. The term for a Council member elected or acclaimed will end in the spring of 2021.


Election Results

The 2018 BC Teachers’ Council elections have been completed. Ballots were counted for one of the five zones on March 21, 2018. There were no elections in four of the zones as only one candidate was nominated. The final results are:

  • Fraser Zone
    Jatinder Bir: declared elected
    An election did not take place in this zone. Pursuant to section 21 of the Teachers Act, if there is only a single candidate nominated, the minister must declare that the candidate is elected as the council member in the zone.

  • Interior Zone
    Janine Fraser: declared elected
    An election did not take place in this zone. Pursuant to section 21 of the Teachers Act, if there is only a single candidate nominated, the minister must declare that the candidate is elected as the council member in the zone.

  • Northern Zone
    Matthew Cooke: declared elected
    An election did not take place in this zone. Pursuant to section 21 of the Teachers Act, if there is only a single candidate nominated, the minister must declare that the candidate is elected as the council member in the zone.

  • Vancouver Coastal Zone
    Marjorie Dumont: declared elected
    An election did not take place in this zone. Pursuant to section 21 of the Teachers Act, if there is only a single candidate nominated, the minister must declare that the candidate is elected as the council member in the zone.

  • Vancouver Island Zone
    % of returned ballots: 15%
    % of Votes for Winning Candidate: 67.36%
    Alice Kedves: 1,139
    Douglas Agar: 336
    Dan Sparanese: 216


Election Zones

The election zones correspond with the five provincial geographical health zones. These zones are:

  • Fraser Zone
  • Interior Zone
  • Northern Zone
  • Vancouver Coastal Zone
  • Vancouver Island Zone


Find Your Election Zone

To find your election zone, please enter your postal code (for BC residents only) and click "Search" below.

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