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Award Background

The George Matthews Award for Excellence in Parent Leadership honours a parent whose leadership, dedication, and influence demonstrate to the entire education community the importance of the parent role in education. George Edwin Matthews (1941-2001) was a steadfast supporter of parents in education throughout his years as a manager in Field Services for the Ministry of Education and liaison with BCCPAC. His opinions and judgment were widely respected and his fair-mindedness won him the confidence of the BCCPAC membership. The Award was established in memory of George and to honour his unwavering support of BCCPAC.

Award Criteria

This annual award is open only to current/active BCCPAC members. The award honours a parent whose leadership, dedication, and influence demonstrate to the entire education community the importance of the parent role in the public education system. Recipients are selected on the basis of dynamic and exemplary leadership and inspirational practices that have had a major, identifiable impact on parent interest and participation in public education. The recipient will be presented the award during our AGM in May.

The submission deadline for this award was February 28, 2021.

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