Common Education Partners and Organisations
|Acronym||Name and link||Description|
|Action Schools! BC||A best practices physical activity model designed to assist elementary schools in creating individualized social action plans to promote healthy living.|
|ABCDE||Association of BC Deans of Education||The Association B.C. Deans of Education represents the nine provincial teacher education programs. The ABCDE exists to enhance cooperation among British Columbia’s teacher education programs and other educational stakeholders in providing quality undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs as well as excellence in related scholarship and research. The ABCDE also promotes the exchange of ideas and discussion about enhancing educational opportunities for B.C.’s children.|
|ACEBC||Association for Community Education in BC||The Association for Community Education in British Columbia is dedicated to fostering and promoting Community Education and Community Schools in British Columbia. ACEbc has been active in British Columbia since 1975 in the areas of community education, community school development, advocacy and liaison, organization of workshops and conferences, publishing resource materials and conducting community school research. ACEbc is a non-profit organization with membership open to individuals, groups or organizations interested in Community Education. The Association is governed by an elected volunteer Board of Directors|
|BCASBO||BC Association of School Business Officials (formerly the BC School District Secretary Treasurers’ Association)||The BC Association of School Business Officials is the professional association of the business officials working in school districts. The membership includes Secretary-Treasurers, Assistant Secretary-Treasurers, Comptrollers, Payroll and Benefits Supervisors, Managers of Human Resources, Accountants, Information Systems Managers.|
|BCASAA||BC Association of Student Activity Advisors||Facilitating the growth of student leadership in BC|
|BCCPAC||BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils||See Who We Are section of the website|
|BC Government||Website for the BC Governement can be used to navigate to various ministry sites and resources.|
|BCPSEA||BC Public School Employers’ Association||
The BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) supports public education through innovative human resource practices, services and partnerships. As the employers’ association and accredited bargaining agent for the province’s 60 public boards of education, they provide a full range of human resource services with a focus on the development, coordination and facilitation of human resources best practices.
Representatives from the 60 boards of education elect nine school trustees to the Board of Directors; they are joined by four government representatives and a non-voting representative each from the BC School Superintendents’ Association and the BC Association of School Business Officials.
|BCPVPA||BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association|
|BCSSA||BC School Superintendents’ Association||The members of the BCSSA are the superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of instruction and other senior executives of BC’s 60 school districts.|
|BCSTA||BC School Trustees Association|
|BCTC||BC Teachers’ Council||
The BC Teachers Council is the regulator for approximately 67,000 certified educators in British Columbia. They enforce standards for educators, assess applicants for certification, approve and evaluate teacher education programs, and issue teaching certificates. It is comprised of 16 elected and appointed members, 15 of whom are voting members. Of the 15 voting members of the BC Teachers Council, 5 are elected from among the teachers of the province, 3 are appointed directly by the Minister on the advice of the BC Teachers’ Federation and the remaining 7 are appointed by the Minister from the various education partner groups. One non-voting member is appointed by the Minister.
The Branch came into being in 2011 under the Teachers Act to:
These responsibilities were formally held by the BC College of Teachers, which existed from January 1, 1988 to January 9, 2012.
Certificate holders include classroom teachers, vice-principals, principals, directors and superintendents in the public, independent and First Nations school systems in BC.
|BCTF||BC Teachers’ Federation||The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), is the union of professionals representing 41,000 public school teachers in the province of BC, Canada. All public school teachers belong to the BCTF and their local teachers’ association.|
|BFL||Breakfast for Learning|
|CAP||Canadian Association of Principals||The national voice for principals|
|CEA||Canadian Education Association|
|CHSF||Canadian Home and School Federation||The Canadian Home and School Federation is a national, non-profit and non-partisan umbrella organization for provincial affiliates representing parents committed to improving the quality of education available to their children.|
|CMEC||Council of Ministers of Education||The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada is an intergovernmental body founded in 1967 by ministers of education, it provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the fulfilment of the constitutional responsibility for education conferred on provinces and territories.|
|CPF||Canadian Parents for French||
Canadian Parents for French-BC & Yukon Branch is a parent-led, non-profit organization that provides French-language educational, social, cultural and sporting activities for youth.
Through local chapters, CPF provides support, information and resources for parents with children studying French, whether through an immersion, intensive or basic French programme. They work with school boards, teachers, parent advisory councils and the federal and provincial governments to suggest and monitor policies and programmes that affect the access to and quality of children’s French educational programmes.
|CSF||Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique|
|CSBA||Canadian School Boards Association|
|CTF||Canadian Teachers’ Federation|
|CUPE||Canadian Union of Public Employees|
|CommintyLink||CommunityLINK (Learning Includes Nutrition and Knowledge) provides over $51 million in funding to all 60 boards of education to support vulnerable students in academic achievement and social functioning.|
|DASH||Directorate of Agencies for School Health||The Directorate of Agencies for School Health in British Columbia (DASH BC) is a network of local, regional, and provincial organizations and individuals including teachers, parents and community members who hold closely to the vision that every school aged child or youth in British Columbia is part of a health-promoting school community that enables them to lead active, fulfilling lives, well-equipped for future life success|
|ECEBC||Early Childhood Educators of BC|
|ESSA||Emergency Social Services Association|
|FISA||Federation of Independent School Association of BC|
|FNESC||First Nations Education Steering Committee||
Encourages discussion on education matters affecting First Nations in BC. Information on activities, programs, upcoming events, and publications.
|FPFCB||Federation des parent francophones de la Colombie-Britannique|
|FIPPA/FOIPOP/FOIPPA||Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act||find more information at the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner|
|Healthy Families BC|
|IGE||Institute of Global Ethics|
|LearnNow BC||The LearnNowBC.ca web portal, created by the Virtual School Society, is a single point of entry to information about distributed (online) learning in British Columbia for students K-12, parents and educators. This one-stop educational portal provides access to choices and free services for learners of all ages.|
|ldac-acta||Learning Disabilities Association of Canada||Provides leadership and support to people with learning disabilities (LD), their parents, teachers and other professionals. Working with their network of provincial/territorial and local partners, they provide cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and tools you can use.|
|MCFD||Ministry for Children and Family Development|
|MOE||Ministry of Education|
|National PTA||National PTA||United States volunteer organization working on behalf of children.|
|NSBA||National School Boards Association|
|Open School BC||Open School BC designs, develops and distributes educational resources and services to public sector clients and K–12 schools.|
|SPOABC||School Plant Officials Association of BC|
|SAEE||Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education||Electronic access to the archives of its field research in Canada’s public schools|
|UBCIC||Union of BC Indian Chiefs|
|UBCM||Union of BC Municipalities|
BCCPAC’s National and Provincial Affiliates
|Acronym||Name and link|
|ASCA||Alberta School Councils’ Association|
|MAPC||Manitoba Association of Parent Councils|
|NBFHSA||New Brunswick Federation of Home and School Associations Inc|
|NLFSCI||Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils|
|NSFHSA||Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations|
|OFHSA||Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations|
|PEIHSF||Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation|
|QFHSA||Quebec Federation of and School Associations|
|Saskatchewan Association of School Councils|