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The Central Okanagan Teachers' Association (COTA)

  • is a member of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) - Local 23
  • acts on behalf of its members in the public education system


  A new mass email campaign will be arriving in members’ inboxes today urging them to send another email to NDP MLAs.

 The form is available here. Please note, that the technology has moved beyond Internet Explorer. If that is your default browser, you’ll have to use a  different one like Chrome or Firefox, etc.

 Let us know if you have any questions. A second email reminding members will go out on Friday as part of a BCTF News.


 Susan, Mary, Lori



What is myCOTA?


myCOTA is a public and a secure area (members only) on the internet for COTA members.

In the last few years, many members have asked for a secure member only portal, more use of electronic tools, opportunities for interaction and discussion in a non-public forum, and reduced paper use. MyCOTA is a major step forward in achieving those objectives.

Members can login to the portal and access content targeted to members for bargaining and professional development, access webinars, workshops, events, and participate in online discussion forums, access self directed PD and collaborate with other teachers.

MyCOTA is divided into two areas, a public area and a member’s only area. COTA members need to register for an account to access the member’s portal. The public can click on Pro-D to access or view a variety of the pro-d offerings, webinars, workshops, etc... that makes up a part of the overall professional development that COTA members participate in throughout the year.



BCTF member cards

The BCTF is offering members a card if they apply for one on the BCTF portal. Login and then click on the BCTF Member Card Request Form. Review the information and update if necessary. Click on submit and a card will be sent to your home address.

Over the decades, the BCTF has had membership cards or certificates. This card is being issued to commemorate the BCTF’s 100th anniversary.

The card will serve as a quick reminder of your BCTF ID number that will allow you access to the BCTF portal. It may be used at some retail outlets where discounts are provided to teachers.