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Empowerment through Knowledge and Sharing

Our theme and content focus this year is "Empowerment through Knowledge and Sharing". We strongly believe parents become more empowered for themselves and their children by gaining a better understanding of the public school system including the processes and policies and by sharing what they learn and their experiences with their peers. 

Our spring conference is the largest one of its kind focused on the education and support of parents by parents. BCCPAC is unique in its ability to provide parents the opportunity hear directly from senior officials within the Ministry of Education and to provide the opportunity to give direct feedback and engage in dialogue.

Parents from across the province - from large urban centers to small remote and rural communities both on the mainland and the islands - come together to learn, share, and experience. 

Schedule of Events below. Online Registration Now Open

Friday May 3

7:30 am Breakfast provided, Registration, Proxy Room and Exhibitors

8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 am Opening Keynote with Dr. Shimi Kang - The Dolphin Way of Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids

10:15 am Nutrition Break

10:30 am Breakout Sessions (attend one)

A: Social-Emotional Skills Thru Childhood: From Research to Practice with CHEQ, EDI & MDI in Schools - Dr. Alisa Almas, UBC Human Early Learning Partnerships

B: Treasurer & Gaming Bootcamp - Matt Dell, Manager of Policy & Outreach, Community Gaming; Karen Hansen - Compliance Gambling Auditor, Gaming Policy & Enforcement Branch; Gillian Burnett, Treasurer, BCCPAC 

C: Using Your Parent Voice at School and Beyond - John Gaiptman, CEO, BCCPAC

D: PAC "A to Z" - Everything You Should Know - Andrea Sinclair, President, BCCPAC

11:30 am Lunch provided

12:30 pm Plenary Session with Senior Officials from Ministry of Education - Learn, Engage, Discuss

3:15 pm Nutrition Break

3:30 pm Closing Keynote with Minister of Education Rob Fleming - Q&A Session

4:30 pm Closing Remarks & Draw Prizes

Dinner on your own

7:00 pm Meet the Board Nominee Candidates

Saturday May 4

7:30 am Breakfast provided, Registration, Proxy Room

8:30 am Annual General Meeting Begins

4:30 pm Annual General Meeting adjourns for the day

Dinner on your own

Sunday May 5

7:30 am Breakfast provided, Registration, Proxy Room

8:30 am Annual General Meeting resumes

12:00 pm Annual General Meeting close

Free Venue Parking

Parking is provided free of charge. You MUST pre-register your vehicle license plate ahead of time. 

Accommodation at the Hotel

There are a limited number of hotel guest rooms at the reduced group conference rate until April 5 so reserve your room today!