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Award Background

The George Matthews Award for Excellence in Parent Leadership honours parents whose leadership, dedication, and influence demonstrate to the entire education community the importance of the parent role in education. This award is available annually.

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

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 receive a complimentary registration for the next BCCPAC Fall Conference or Spring Conference and his or her name will be inscribed on a plaque to be displayed in the BCCPAC office.  This will be presented at BCCPAC’s Spring Conference.