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  • 2017 DPAC Summit Presentations

    Connecting with each other, with education partners and the ability to gain a deeper understanding of topics within public education are key to engaging parents, PACs and DPACs. Thank you for making our 2017 DPAC Summit another resounding success! We appreciate you taking time away from your family, to join us last weekend. Please share the presentations from the 2017 DPAC summit with your PACs and parents.

  • 2018 Conference Presentations

    Our annual Conference is a great opportunity for parents across the province to gather, connect, discuss and network. Thanks to all who attended for making our 2018 event a resounding success! We appreciate you taking time away from your family, to join us. Please feel free to share these breakout presentations from the Conference with your PACs and parents.

    Funding Model Review

    Early Learning

    Gaming Grants

    Student Success

    Graduation Program

    Rick Hansen School Program



  • Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement A Guide for Success

    Ministry of Education
    Aboriginal Education Enhancements Branch

    Aboriginal Education within British Columbia has undergone policy, legislative, and conceptual changes over the last several decades. Aboriginal communities are exercising increasing influence over the formal education of their children.1 Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreements, also referred to as Enhancement Agreements (EAs), provide a framework to ensure that the needs of Aboriginal communities are reflected within schools. The EA process involves communication and the building of collaborative relationships. This process improves shared decision-making practices, and benefits all Aboriginal children by providing highly relevant education, focussed on their needs.   This resource guide is intended for use by school districts and Aboriginal communities that are interested in establishing a formal agreement to improve educational experiences for Aboriginal students attending public schools. The guide includes a framework for successful collaboration and outlines steps and best practices for implementation of EAs in British Columbia school districts.

  • BC Gaming Grants

    BC Gaming PAC & DPAC Grants

    Parent Advisory Council and District Parent Advisory Council (PAC and DPAC) grants are intended to benefit K-12 students in BC through the enhancement of extracurricular opportunities and community involvement. An overview of the programs is noted below. See Town Hall Parent Presentation (hyperlink - Pls put Town Hall PDF Preso as item to live on our site).   Full details of the Gaming Grants, how to apply and other online resources can be found here:

    Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils (PACs and DPACs). Details provided in Sections 3.4, 7.1 and 7.5-7.10 of the Community Gaming Grant - Guidelines (


    Eligibility PAC: $20 per student
    Grant Amount DPAC: $2,500 per year
    One application per year.
    Application Apply from Apr 1 to Jun 30 - Final notification: Sept 30
    Application Period * Final notification date is the latest date that applicants will be notified about the result of their application.
    Processing Fee Grants will be paid as soon as possible in September, no later than September 30.
    Processing Time  
  • Building Student Success in BC's Public Schools: A Guide for Parents

  • Bullying Stops Here!

    Our schools should be safe and welcoming places, where students can learn in an environment free from bullying, harassment, intolerance, discrimination and violence. We all play a role in helping to ensure our schools are safe places, and one way to do this is by working to prevent bullying among our children and youth. This guide for parents outlines how we can work together to ensure our children are part of a safe and respectful school community. We can achieve this by:

    • Helping our children recognize when they are experiencing or participating in bullying;
    • Taking steps to end bullying by working with staff at schools and representatives of community-based organizations and
    • Improving our school's culture so that every student feels a sense of security, belonging and well-being.

    Research shows that children who have been bullied or who have bullied others are at greater risk of emotional and social issues. That's why it's so important to intervene appropriately and quickly if we suspect that bullying is taking place. This guide offers advice for parents whose children are the targets of bullying, as well as for parents of children who have witnessed bullying or who have bullied others. Our goal is to help you gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and to suggest strategies for how you can work with your child and their school to come to a solution. We hope that you find this guide to be a useful resource, giving you the tools you need to talk about bullying with your children and take action to seek a positive solution.

  • Conflict Resolution

    We have compiled a list of current and useful references for parents and students when facing conflict. Our aim is to empower the individual by providing them with the necessary information to take the steps to resolve their individual issues.

  • Diversity in BC Schools: A Framework

    This document is a conceptual framework. Its purpose is to:

    • assist the school system in  meeting its obligations under the Constitution Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the  BC Human Rights Code, the  Multiculturalism Act, the  Official Languages Act, the  Employment Equity Act, and the  School Act; and
    • assist the  school system in  its ongoing efforts to create and maintain learning and working environments that are responsive to the  diverse social  and cultural needs of the  communities it serves.

    This framework document describes key concepts, references guiding legislation and includes important implications for policies, strategies and initiatives in the school system related to:

    • honouring diversity and promoting human rights
    • preventing discrimination, harassment and violence
    • responding to incidents of discrimination, harassment or violence when they occur

    It is designed to assist in:

    • reviewing existing policies and practices to ensure they are consistent with legislation
    • enhancing existing policies and practices to ensure that they address diversity
    • developing or implementing new  policies and practices to directly address the  diverse needs of the  people served by the  school system
  • Gaming Grants Information 2019

    Gaming Grants has developed a new 2019 presentation for PACs and DPACs. The presentation covers all of the basics, a few complex questions, and features an expanded list of eligible/ineligible disbursements (with better examples).

    The presentation is 25 slides and should take 30 minutes to deliver. PACs and DPACs are reminded to apply online for Gaming Grants between April 1 - June 30, 2019 to receive funds in Fall 2019.




  • Individual Education Plans: A Guide for Parents

    Many parents are not sure what to expect at an Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting. When they meet school staff on behalf of their child, they may feel vulnerable or even frightened. Often, they don’t know what to do and are not clear about their role in the process. In this guide, our focus is to help you understand how an IEP meeting works and how you and your child, working together with the school, can get the most out of this process for the benefit of your child. You know more about your child than anyone else. The school needs this information to tailor its teaching to your child’s way of learning. A good IEP brings together your knowledge about your child with the school’s knowledge about teaching. The IEP meeting will produce a plan of what the school will do to teach your child and help her succeed. Individual Education Plan Guide 2014 BCCPAC is pleased to provide this valuable resource in several languages. Every effort has been made to ensure these translations are correct. If you find an error, please let us know by contacting the office. Individual Education Plan Guide - Arabic 2014 Individual Education Plan Guide - Chinese 2014 Individual Education Plan Guide - Korean 2014 Individual Education Plan Guide - Punjabi 2014 Individual Education Plan Guide - Russian 2014 Individual Education Plan Guide - Spanish 2014 Individual Education Plan Guide - Vietnamese 2014

  • Internet Safety Guides for 8-12 year olds

  • Leadership Manual - Tab 17 Building Partnerships

  • Leadership Manual - Tab 2 The BC School Act

    More information can also be found here.

  • Leadership Manual - Tab 20 BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

  • Ministry of Education - Special Needs

    Ministry of Education page on Special Needs with Resources, Policy and Cross Governement Initiatives.

  • Our Voice - Fall 2016

    Fall 2016 Our Voice 

  • Our Voice - Spring 2017

  • Our Voice Spring 2016

  • Presentation to Standing Committee 2018

    We presented to the Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services for Budget 2019. Read it

  • Summary of Recommendations to the Select Standing committee on Finance and Government Services

    2017-10-18 MU SSC Summary