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The Central Okanagan Teachers' Association (COTA) is a member of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) - Local 23 and acts on behalf of its members in the public education system.

The COTA acknowledges and gives thanks that we live and thrive on the traditional territory of the Syilx People. As we continue to learn about the rich history and remarkable stewardship of these lands, we strive to walk and live respectfully on the land. We raise our hands and give thanks to the Syilx People for their generosity, wisdom, respect, resilience, knowledge and teachings.

Li'm lə'mt. Thank you.

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, 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.