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The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC), a registered non-profit and non-partisan charity, represents the parents and guardians of over 565,000 children attending provincial public schools. Recognized by government and education partners, BCCPAC is the collective voice of parents on educational issues within the public system; BCCPAC is the parent voice on provincial committees dealing with a wide range of issues, including student assessment, Indigenous education, curriculum, and school safety. BCCPAC is governed by a volunteer Policy Board of nine directors elected annually by the membership which consists of District Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC) and Parent Advisory Councils (PAC). Through our DPAC membership, BCCPAC represents 96% of parents in the public education system in BC.

Mission

As the provincially mandated voice of parents in public schools, we engage, empower and support parents for the success of all learners through collaboration, partnership and education, in a culture of acceptance, inclusion and equity.

Vision

Each learner in public education in our province has the opportunity and support to thrive, and reach their full potential, in a diverse learning community of inclusion and equity.

Purpose

  • To promote, support and advance meaningful parent participation throughout the public education system in order to advocate for the success of all students; and
  • Through our membership, to promote leadership, communication, cooperation, and representation in British Columbia at the school, school district and provincial level

Guiding Principles

  • Collaboration: We will work in partnership with parent & provincial partner groups, government Ministries and community organizations to broaden & support our ability to serve, educate and advocate for all children and families.
  • Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to our vision and mission.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: We acknowledge the potential of all students without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender identity, geographic location, legal status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our goals.
  • Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align efforts toward the achievement of our vision/mission.

Programs & Services

  • Spring Parent Engagement Conference & AGM
  • DPAC Summit
  • Our Voice Publication
  • Outreach to PACs/DPACs
  • Advocacy Support for Parents
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  • Submission to Select Standing Cmte
    Jun 21

    We again made a submission for Budget 2020. Read our full Brief & 5 Recommendations.  

  • Funding Model Progress Report
    Jun 17

    Funding Model Review Progress Report released w info on Working Grp discussions & next steps. Learn More   

  • Radon School Project
    Jun 11

    We've written letter of support for the program from Health Canada. Learn More.  

  • Submission to Select Standing Committee
    Jun 10

    Read our submission to the Standing Committee re assessment & eligibility processes for children/youth w neuro-diverse special...

  • 2019 AGM Minutes & Resolutions
    Jun 10

    AGM Minutes and details on resolutions, elections and business carried now posted online. Read now.

  • 2019-20 Board Announced
    Jun 06

    We announce the new Board of Directors for 2019-2020 year including the re-election of Andrea Sinclair as president....

  • Gaming Grants Information
    Jun 03

    Gaming has new presentation re the basics, complex questions, & features an expanded list of eligible/ineligible...

  • Updated Constitution & Bylaws
    Jun 03

    Members approved changes to the Bylaws at the May 2019 AGM. Review them.  

  • Apply for Gaming Grants
    May 29

    DPACs & PACs - GG Applications must be done online by June 30 to get $ in Fall 2019 - $ is yours for the asking!

  • AGM Booklet Final
    Apr 26

    AGM Booklet updated with more Resolutions, Rules etc & posted online. Review before voting & completing Proxy...