Welcome: Get Involved!

Welcome to the GVTA Social Justice website. If you're interested in environmental issues, local and global poverty, community engagement, and the fight against intolerance, then this is the place for you. Social justice is about recognizing and supporting human rights in our own community and around the world; it is the rejection of intolerance, racism, sexism, and homophobia; it is about working towards a world of peace instead of a world of war; and it is about seeing the importance of living in a sustainable way and limiting our impact on our fragile planet.

The GVTA Social Justice Committee wants to support teachers who care about their community and the world and who want to find ways to bring that care into their classroom. We will be highlighting and celebrating the teachers who are successfully making social justice an integral part of their teaching, and we will be providing resources to teachers who want to increase their social justice engagement.

Social Justice Committee

The GVTA Constitution provides for a Social Justice Standing Committee. The Chairperson of the Committee sits on the GVTA Executive Committee.  You will find a list of committee members on the Committees and Appointees page.  If you would like to be a part of the committee contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seeking School Social Justice Reps!

Are you a passionate advocate for positive change? Then we need you! Your GVTA Social Justice committee is hoping to have a social justice rep in every school. SJ reps would help us improve our communication with teachers by distributing social justice materials, including classroom resources, and keeping your fellow teachers updated about social justice issues and opportunities. SJ reps will be eligible to attend School Union Rep Training days (SURTS), and they will be invited to join the GVTA social events. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in becoming a Social Justice Rep.

Social media - Stay connected

Join the GVTA Social Justice mailing list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, and be the first to find out about events in the community, teaching resources available, terrific websites, and funding opportunities for social justice projects. To join the list, email the Social Justice Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your name, email address, and a request to be added to the social justice email list.