Important Dates

05Jun
VCCFA General MeetingTime: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
24Sep
VCCFA General MeetingTime: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
04Dec
VCCFA AGM, Elections & SocialTime: 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm

About us

The VCCFA is the result of many transformations, all of them the work of a free, democratic association of education workers.

We created the VIA at VVI when it was one of the province’s network of vocational schools–two decades before community colleges came into being. Later, we took in the ESL, Special Needs, Adult Basic Education and College Preparatory faculty of the Special Programs Division of what was briefly Vancouver City College, headquartered at the old King Edward High School site at 12th and Oak. It was an integral part of the Vancouver School Board’s adult education programme. We did not allow distinctions to be made against our librarians and counsellors and they too became part of the union. We lost colleagues to other institutions, and gained others at different times.

All through these transformations we continued the struggle for a voice in the operations of the College, equitable working conditions and fair treatment. The struggles themselves were transforming–from the few high-profile strikes to the daily and weekly work of the members of the executive, stewards and committee representatives.

Program for Change 2013

The 2010 spark for the Program for Change was the thought, "Twenty years from now, do we want to be still talking about the issues of tenured and non-tenured and adjunct faculty with little comprehensive progress having been sought or achieved?" Read more...

Hot off the Press

A new scholarly book on adjunct faculty, “Embracing Non-Tenure Track Faculty:  Changing Campuses for the New Faculty Majority” edited by Adrianna Kezar, an Associate Professor for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, has just been published.  read more… 

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