Speaker Honoraria & Expenses
Speakers, please familiarize yourself with the following details regarding types of session, honoraria, 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 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.
Speakers receive a modest honorarium to compensate for the time spent preparing session presentations and materials. This amount is reported to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) by the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA).
Our standard honorarium for each type of session is as follows:
- 60 minute Sessions - $250
- Half Day Workshops - $500
- Full Day Workshops - $1,000
This honorarium 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 honoraria 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 honorarium to the CRA as being received by this one individual or entity.
Collecting Speaker Honoraria
If your proposal included a request for an honorarium and your session was accepted, then a cheque will be issued to you after your final session is completed. Cheques will be sent by mail up to 30 days post convention.
Speakers receiving payment will required to provide their social insurance numbers. Companies receiving payment will need to provide an invoice for their services. GST will not be paid unless an invoice includes a CRA GST Registration Number.
Sessions which have an additional fee for materials and supplies will be required to provide an invoice for approved materials and supplies.
Speakers who have applied for expenses during the application process and had the application approved may received reimbursement of expenses.
Costs affiliated with the session MUST be applied for in the initial application. This is a component of the approval process. If these additional expenses are approved, expenses will be reviewed and paid on an individual basis. If expenses are NOT applied for and not approved prior to the speaking engagement all expenses will be the responsibility of the speaker.
Copying and Materials
The CCTCA does not provide remuneration for copied session materials nor does it provide copying services to speakers. Upload all documents for sessions to the registration system when it opens. If you need assistance with the process contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.