Coquitlam Teachers’ Association (CTA) was incorporated as a society under the Societies Act on May 23, 1973. Since that time the membership has grown steadily to more than 2300 teachers; making the CTA the third largest BCTF local in the province. The history of the organization illustrates its effectiveness in working for the rights of teachers and students in promoting public education.


The Coquitlam Teachers’ Assocation surveyed all the candidates running for SD43 School Trustee in Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam.

These are the survey answers for all 3 ridings (please click on the links below):

The Questionnaire

Hopefully this questionnaire will help you determine which candidates deserve your vote.  We asked questions about why they are running, past involvement, top priorities if elected and actions they have participated in that support teachers. We also asked about topics such as class size and composition, educational funding, bargaining, and the SOGI curriculum. Their responses will hopefully provide insight into how they feel around important educational issues and how they might handle them if elected.

Please note Cathy Cena (Port Moody), Ryan Froese (Port Moody), Hui Wang (Coquitlam)  and Melanie Young (Port Coquitlam), didn’t complete a questionnaire.

Endorsement and/or Recommendations

The New Westminster and District Labour Council has undertaken a lengthy process to screen, interview, and endorse trustee candidates.  We are members of the NWDLC; teachers took part in this process, and seven candidates have been endorsed by Labour Council.

The CTA has endorsed or recommended trustee candidates in past elections however, we have chosen to survey trustee candidates and leave the decision in your hands. We know you will vote based on your values and responses from candidates that best speak to educational needs and values.

We hope that this package will be helpful in identifying candidates that you can vote for. On October 20th, vote for candidates who are worthy of your support!