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Get Your Online ATA AccountOnline ATA Accounts key to Members Only area. The Members Only area of the Association website is restricted and not accessible to the public.
Given the Members Only area houses vital tools, services and information, there are many reasons for ATA members to get an online ATA account, and to keep it updated.
Here are some of the great perks of having access to the Members Only area!
1. Get bargaining updates
When the bargaining of collective agreements is imminent or underway, regular updates and other information critical to keeping you informed of developments will be posted in the Members Only section of the Association website (Bargaining Updates.
All collective agreements between ATA bargaining units and their respective school jurisdictions expire August 31, 2016.
2. Vote on collective agreements. It is exclusively online!
A memorandum of agreement has been reached at the Central Table. Online voting for ratification of the Memorandum of Agreement will take place from May 11 at 8:00 a.m. - May 11 at 5:00 p.m.
Become familiar with the MOA and its implications in order to cast an informed vote.
Get your online ATA account to ensure you are able to vote.
3. Vote in ATA elections
Provincial Executive Council conducts the business of the Association and is made up of 20 members, 18 of whom are elected by you. Council listens to and represents teachers from across the province and brings their voices to the table when determining Association strategies and actions.
General elections for all Council positions are held every two years and are conducted exclusively online, as are by-elections which take place as necessary. Having an online ATA account is required to vote. The Association’s general election took place in Spring 2017. Stay informed. Get to know your new PEC members.
4. Use ATA library online resources and databases
The ATA library has an extensive collection of books, periodicals, videos and other materials focusing on educational research and professional development for teachers. Library services and materials are available in both French and English.
Get your online ATA account and log into the ATA library catalogue to reserve books or videos.
5. Get no-cost ATA specialist council memberships
As a benefit of ATA membership, active members are entitled to join one specialist council of their choice each year at no cost.Specialist councils promote the development of specialized professional expertise. Each of the 21 councils are operated by a team of volunteer teacher members who contribute their time, talent and enthusiasm to developing materials and -organizing events that assist in gathering ideas, sharing information and building ¬capacities among ATA members.
Active members must have an online ATA account to select and join the specialist council of their choice.
6. Print your own ATA member card
The Association launched online self-serve membership card distribution in 2016. With an online ATA account, you have the convenience of printing your own ATA member card from the Association website when you need it. ATA member cards are useful when your identification as a teacher or member of an association is needed to attend events, receive discounts or be eligible for other offers from retailers and service providers.