PD Information and Application Forms
What is the DTA PD Fund?
The PD Fund does not come from your dues but is a result of past collectively bargained language. Article F.23:2 of the provincial collective agreement provides the DTA PD Committee with funds to administer for the professional development of teachers. The amount is calculated based on the number of FTE teachers employed in the district, plus TTOCs, multiplied by half the TTOC daily rate. Currently, this works out to approximately $244,370. If the fund was simply divided among members, the amount would be only about $206 per teacher. Instead, the PD fund has allocations for individual “regular” PD i.e. conferences and workshops, credit courses, and self-directed PD, which are governed by policies determined by the PD Committee and outlined on our documents and on the DTA website. Teachers apply for funding and are granted funding according to current policies. The fund is limited, and there is a possibility that funds could run out for a given year. Surplus funds are carried over into the next year.
This fund is for active members only.
The DTA does not provide funding for entry fees to public attractions.
The DTA-managed PD fund is not intended to fund in-service or other district-directed activities.
Please make sure you read all the policies that accompany the applications. This will ensure that you have completed the form correctly and are submitting all the pertinent backup documents. In doing so your application can be processed in a timely fashion for approval. Information on receiving reimbursement is also on the application. If you have any questions please contact Brianna at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the DTA office at 604-946-0391.
Regular PD Application
Below is the link to the Regular PD Funding Application form. This form is for conferences/workshops held within Canada or the USA (only). There is a maximum limit of $650 per person per year. Applications must be received by the DTA office at least 14 days in advance of the workshop/conference. Exception is for PSA day, applications must be received by 4:00 pm the day before the PSA activity.
Credit Course Application
Below is the link to the Credit Course Funding application form. This form is to be used to help fund a course where you will be receiving post-secondary credits from a CRA-accredited university. As of July 1st, 2022, the maximum allowable limit is $1,500 per person per year. The university/college will issue you a T2022A and we in turn will issue you a T4A for income tax purposes (as per Canada Revenue Agency regulations). Applications must be received before the course begins, we do not accept applications after the course has begun or backdate for prior courses taken.
Current daily TTOC rate is $413.00
Travel and Accommodation Form
The form below is for travel accommodation expenses incurred for a conference/workshop attended outside the Metro Vancouver area and within Canada or the USA. Please itemize all anticipated expenses – the form will indicate the type of expenses covered by the DTA PD Fund. When sharing costs please indicate with whom. This form needs to accompany your Regular PD funding application when required.
Self-Directed Funding Application
The form below is for individuals to carry out their personal professional development. For examples of possible activities that may be funded please see the policy on the form. There is a limit of 1 TTOC day per person per year and is separate from regular funding. A total of 30 self-directed days are available per year for the entire membership. Applications must be received by the DTA office at least 14 days in advance of the activity.