Speaker Honouraria & Expenses
Speakers, please familiarize yourself with the following details regarding types of session, honouraria, expenses, and other financial details.
Types of Session
- 60 minute sessions - 60 minutes sessions provide adequate time to introduce and explore a unit, novel idea, or pedagogical approach.
- Half Day Workshops - A half day workshop includes lots of time for a combination of presentation, discussion, and active teacher participation.
- Full Day Workshops - A full day workshop is organized around a particular theme or subject which includes ample time for teachers to work with presenters to fully explore a topic and to collaborate with colleagues so knowledge can be transferred back to their school contexts.
- Two Day Symposiums - A two-day symposium provides time for teachers and presenters to explore a theme or subject in an indepth way via a combination of speaker presentations, breakout sessions, group, and individual work time. Two Day Symposiums are scheduled from 09:00-15:00 on both days of convention.
Speakers receive a modest honourarium to compensate them for the time they spend preparing session presentations and materials. This amount is reported to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) by the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA).
Our standard honourarium for each type of session is as follows:
- 60 minute Sessions - $200
- Half Day Workshops - $400
- Full Day Workshops - $800
- Two Day Symposia - $1,600
This honourium will be shared between speakers who co-present. Co-presenters offering Full Day Workshops and Two Day Symposia which contain multiple concurrent break-out sessions does not entitle each speaker to accumulate honouraria for each individual seminar within their larger events unless this has been pre-approved.
If payment is to be split between multiple speakers, all speakers must provide their social insurance number and home address to the ATA for tax reporting purposes. Alternatively, one individual or company may receive payment and ensure the distribution of these funds between speakers. This individual or entity would have to provide a social insurance number or GST number and the ATA will report the total honourarium to the CRA as being received by this one individual or entity.
Collecting Speaker Honouraria
If your proposal included an honourarium request and your contract was accepted, then a cheque will be issued to you after your final session is over at the nearest Speaker/Host reception centres.
Speakers receiving payment will required to provide their social insurance numbers. Companies receiving payment will need to provide an invoice for their services. Speakers with 'paid' sessions will be required to provide an invoice for payment of paid sessions. GST will not be paid unless an invoice includes a CRA GST Registration Number.
Costs affiliated presenting MUST be applied for in the initial application. This is a component of the approval process. If approved by the CCTCA will deal with each speaker expense on an individual basis. If expenses are NOT applied for and not approved and agreed upon prior to the speaking engagement will be the responsibility of the speaker.
Speakers who have applied for expenses during the application process and had the application approved may received reimbursement of expenses.
Copying and Materials
The CCTCA does not provide remuneration for copied session materials nor does it provide copying for speakers. If you would like materials uploaded to the registration site, please send documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 03 11:59 pm.
If you requested substitute coverage, you must provide the email@example.com with the name and contact information for the HR representative in your school board who can be contacted to arrange payment. The CCTCA pays school boards directly for sub coverage once invoiced; payment is not made directly to speakers.