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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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