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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. This award is available annually.

Nominations for this award for 2020 are now closed.


  • Do Grades Matter?
    Jul 09

    Read MoE recent Number Cruncher Report to find out if there is a correlation btwn a K-12 student’s overall grade point...

  • Students Need More Math Help
    Jul 06

    Min of Ed released data indicating 27% of students need more help with Math. Read & Share  

  • Parent Survey re Education
    Jul 01

    Min of Ed is seeking parent/guardian feedback re experiences during the COVID-19 in-class learning disruption btwn...

  • 3rd Joint Letter from Ministry & BCCPAC
    Jun 25

    Parents/guardians are urged to read the joint letter as we wrap up school and now plan for Sept. Read & Share    

  • Submission to the Select Standing Committee
    Jun 15

    Again this year we made a presentation & submission to the Standing Committee re education funding. Read and...

  • Guide to School Legislation
    Jun 05

    BCSTA has updated their Guide to School Legislation which contains factual summaries of the key legislation that...

  • New Board Announced for 2020-21
    Jun 01

    We proudly announce our new board of directors for the coming year. Learn more.

  • 2020 AGM Minutes
    Jun 01

    The Minutes from the 2020 AGM held May 2 are now available for members. Read more  

  • Letter from Ministry & BCCPAC
    May 28

    Parents/guardians are urged to read the joint statement re PT return to school June 1. Read & Share  

  • K-12 Restart Plan
    May 15

    Its important members review the Education Restart Plan and corresponding documents released today. Read & Share