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Teacher Collective Bargaining Conference


Teacher Collective Bargaining Conference

Welcome to the 2022 CTF/FCE Teacher Collective Bargaining Conference (TCBC) held February 27 through March 1 in collaboration with the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT).

The pandemic has had a profound impact on public education, exposing inequalities for teachers and education workers and raising other major issues that need to be addressed through collective bargaining.

Under the theme “Breaking Waves – Protéger le système, we invite teacher negotiators and Teachers’ Bargaining Network members from across the country to join us to reconnect and discuss the following key bargaining issues:

  • Distance learning,
  • Preparing for arbitration,
  • Legislative interference in bargaining,
  • Francophone educators shortage,
  • Workload and mental health.

We hope that many of you will attend in person to benefit from learning opportunities, networking with colleagues and building valuable relationships, all needed to support our organizations, our profession, and, most importantly, publicly funded public education.

We look forward to welcoming you to Montréal in February!

Important Information

Registration Fees

Registration provides access to all sessions, a reception, lunch, and several refreshments breaks during the conference. Registration closes February 4, 2022.

  • Early-bird (until January 4, 2022): $500 (plus taxes)
  • Regular (January 5 – February 4, 2022): $550 (plus taxes)


The 2022 TCBC is taking place at the InterContinental Montreal. Please reserve your room on or before the deadline of January 26, 2022, at 17:00 (ET), in order to benefit from the group rate. 

Group rate: $189.00 per night for single/double occupancy.  

Reserve online: click here 

Telephone: 514-987-9900 or toll free from Canada and U.S.A.: 1-877-660-8550 

Health and Safety 

In accordance with provincial law and venue policy, participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of full vaccination and valid government ID will be required when registering on-site at the event. Wearing a face covering will be mandatory at all times, except for drinking and eating. 

The 2022 TCBC is the first in-person event held by the CTF/FCE since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the CTF/FCE has put in place guidelines for all in-person events to ensure that participants experience a safe and socially distanced conference. Please find the information here.  

Please note that anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive will not be admitted to the event. 

Discover Montréal 

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Getting to Montréal 

Montréal is easily accessed by land, water, and air. YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport is about 20 minutes from downtown Montréal and VIA Rail brings you directly to downtown Montréal. 

Public transportation (bus et metro)  

Tel. 514-786-4636   


Taxi Coop: 514-725-9885 

Taxi Bonjour: 514-370-8777 

Taxi Diamond: 514-273-6331 

Taxi Champlain: 514-271-1111   


In case of emergency: 911 

Info-Santé: 811 

Québec Poison Control Centre: 1 800-463-5060 

The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

Day 1: Sunday, February 27

18:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 22:00
Welcome Reception and Entertainment

Day 2: Monday, February 28

8:00 - 8:30
Registration, Coffee and Tea
8:30 - 9:15
Opening Remarks and Ed Talk
Unionism and collective representation in the post-pandemic period: possible avenues
9:15 - 9:45
Pan-Canadian Review of Collective Bargaining Developments
9:45 - 10:15
Ed Talk
Supporting educators through psychologically healthy and safe workplaces
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Breakout Sessions (choice of 3)
<ul><li>Interest Arbitration; the Manitoba Experience</li><li>Details coming soon!</li><li>Details coming soon!</li></ul>
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch (included)
13:00 - 14:15
Joint demands – using national strategies in provincial and territorial bargaining
14:15 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00
Breakout Sessions (choice of 3)
<ul><li>Compassion Fatigue, Emotional Labour, and Educator Burnout</li><li>Legislative Interference in Bargaining</li><li>Details coming soon!</li></ul>
17:45 - 21:00
Host Evening
Reception at Auberge Saint-Gabriel

Day 3: Tuesday, March 1

8:00 - 8:30
Coffee and Tea
8:30 - 10:00
Case Market
Presentations of three successful case studies from colleagues across Canada
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:00
Ed Talk
Centering Member Realities in Collective Bargaining During a Global Pandemic
11:00 - 11:30
Closing Remarks


Feb 27 2022 - Mar 01 2022


All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Toronto
  • Date: Feb 27 2022 - Mar 01 2022
  • Time: All Day


InterContinental Montreal
InterContinental Montreal
360 Saint-Antoine Street West, Montreal, QC, Canada


Canadian Teachers' Federation
[email protected]
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