ATA Local 55 represents more than 4000 full and part time teachers and has been in operation since 1938. The legal responsibility of the association is to advance the cause of education in the Province and to improve the teaching profession.
ATA Local 55 Mission
Calgary Separate Teachers’ Local 55 is a professional organization which serves and supports its members by promoting Catholic education, professionalism and leadership in a collaborative framework.
History and Charter
Calgary Separate School Local 55, later known as Calgary Catholic Teachers ATA Local 55 was officially chartered on March 1st, 1938 by then General Secretary John W. Barnett. This Charter empowers the Association to “conduct business in accordance with its duly approved constitution and the said Act and Bylaws: and to enact bylaws for the government of the organization, subject to approval of the Executive Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association”
Further the Charter “entitles the said Local to all rights, privileges and benefits of a Local Association under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.”
Thank you all for your professionalism and for staying informed as we work through this very fluid and unprecedented situation. Please note that we at the Local 55 office are working on your behalf and busy answering member’s questions and concerns throughout this turbulent time. Just as teachers are working from their work site the staff here will continue with their duties and support you as best as we can.
Please know that we are staying in close contact with our District and Provincial ATA to get the most recent and best information out to you. The following are links may help with information
Links to current advisories:
• Alberta Government
• Government of Canada
• Government of Canada Travel Health Advice
• World Health Organization
Again, thank you all for continuing to support our students and each other during this time of uncertainty. We understand that the situation is continually evolving and that information is constantly being updated. School administrators are receiving daily updates to pass on to staff and provincial updates will be forwarded and posted as best as we can. However, if you any questions or clarification please call the office.
Thank you for your consideration, stay safe and say a prayer for all those affected with this virus and its consequences.
Stay in touch with association news by accessing the ATA provincial, Calgary Separate Local 55 or Facebook sites to stay informed
ATA Local 55 Executive July 2019 – June 2021
ATA Local 55 Office Staff:
Hospitality and Mass requests (form on website),Updating member information,
Registrations for: Pre-Retirement Seminar, New Teachers Orientation, New Teachers Induction and Retirement Recognition Banquet, Scholarship Submissions, Christmas Art Contest Submissions and Website news and updates.
Committee Contact for the following: Council of School Representatives (CSR), DEHR , Social , Charities , TWC / NSC , Political Engagement , Professional Development , Professional Recognition and Women in Leadership Ad Hoc .