STAFF DEVELOPMENT FUND

Applications must be received two weeks before event

Current Fund Status

Staff Development Fund - Funds Remaining for 2021/2022 school year
Updated 2022 January 19

$376,517.00  $483,750.00 $53,750.00 $11,519.99 $225,031.50
Activities occurring
2021 September 1 - 2021 January 31
Activities occurring 
2022 February 1 - 2022 June 30 
Activities occurring 
2022 July 1 - 2022 August 31 
GROUP ACTIVITIES occurring 
2021 September 1 - 2022 August 31
SPECIAL INITIATIVE FUNDING through
2022 August 31
   

Special Initiative Funding

Staff Development Fund - Special Initiative Funding Breakdown for 2021/2022

TOTAL FUNDING: $724,343.00

Up to $75,000.00  Up to $500,000.00 Up to $75,000.00 Up to $75,000.00

CATEGORY 1: Supporting teachers in their work with Truth & Reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples

  • Up to $1000 per school
  • Applications accepted on a per-school basis and must be submitted by the principal
  • Use SDF SPECIAL INITIATIVE APPLICATION FORM (2021)
  • Description about activity's connection to Truth & Reconciliation must be included with each application

CATEGORY 2: Professional Development Grants for every CBE site's staff

  • Funds will be distributed directly to schools based on the number of teachers.
  • Minimum of $1000 provided to each school site.
  • Funding will also be provided to non-school-based sites.
  • Expectation is that activities are decided upon by staff consensus.

CATEGORY 3: CBE CARES

  • Funding provided to support partnership with Calgary Board of Education.
  • Initiatives organized based on mutual agreement between Local 38 and CBE CARES Advisory Council.

CATEGORY 4: Teacher Mental Health and Wellness Initiative(s)

  • Special project funding provided to support initiatives related to improving members' mental health and wellness.
  • Activities TBD
   

Establishing Information

Current Staff Development Fund Guidelines

SDF Individual Application Form 2021-2022
SDF SPECIAL INITIATIVE APPLICATION FORM (2021)
SDF Group Application Form 2021-2022
Travel Authorization within Alberta

As per the Collective Agreement between The Board of Trustees of the Calgary Board of Education and The Alberta Teachers' Association, Local 38, this Fund is “available for professional development of teachers or groups of teachers.” The function of the Fund is to assist individuals in pursuing professional development activities linked to professional practice.

Funding may include registration fees, individual expenses and the cost of substitute teachers. It is not intended that the Staff Development Fund be used for payment of fees for courses or activities whose primary focus is personal development, nor for exchanges with other school jurisdictions.

Administration

Calgary Public Teachers administers the ATA Staff Development Fund. Effective 2017 September 1, fund allocation will be as follows:

  • For activities occurring September 1 –  January 31, a maximum of 50% of the fund will be allocated;
  • For activities occurring February 1 –  June 30, a maximum 45% of the fund will be allocated;
  • For activities occurring July 1 –  August 31, a maximum of 5% of the fund will be allocated.

All enquiries regarding the Staff Development Fund should be directed to the Staff Development Fund Administrator. Applications and expense claims may be submitted in the following ways:

  1. Interschool mail
    SDF Administrator
    Calgary Public Teachers, ATA Local 38
    c/o CBE Mailroom
  2. Via Fax (403-234-9596)
  3. Via Email (sdf@ata38.ab.ca)
The administrator may be contacted by telephone at 403-262-6616 or through e-mail at: sdf@ata38.ab.ca.