New Director, BCPVPA Member Support Services

November 25, 2022 - The BCPVPA is delighted to announce that Scott Robinson will join our team as Director, Member Support Services, effective April 2023. Read


Explorations for Aspiring School Leaders

November 4, 2022 - Registration is now open for the BCPVPA's four-part program for teachers interested in the role of Vice-Principal or Principal. Read


2022 BCPVPA By-Election Result

October 7, 2022 - The BCPVPA is delighted to announce that Dr. Shannon Behan, SD47 (Powell River) will join the 2022-2023 Board of Directors. Meet the Board


Career Opportunity with BCPVPA

October 6, 2022 - The BCPVPA has just issued a posting for a Director, Member Support Services, to join our organization. This role reports to the BCPVPA Executive Director, and works with both Senior Staff and Support Staff to continue the work of offering excellent employment relationship support to our members. Read


Provincial K-12 SOGI Collaborative

September 16, 2022 - The BCPVPA is proud to join with sector and community partners in the Provincial K-12 SOGI Collaborative, and to promote learning environments that are safe, respectful, and welcoming for all BC students. Read


Career Opportunity with BCPVPA

September 13, 2022 - The BCPVPA seeks a Member Support Services Assistant. Read


Board Director Nominations Open

September 1, 2022 - Nominations are now open for one Board Director seat, for a one year term of October 2022 to June 30, 2023. Read


Available Online | Leading: Back to School

August 24, 2022 - The BCPVPA is excited to share stories, guides, information, and inspiration for the year ahead in our most recent edition of Leading: Back to School.


BCPVPA Welcomes New President and Board of Directors

June 30, 2022 - Meet the 2022-2024 President and 2022-2023 Board of Directors here.


Available Online | June Issue of Principl(ed)

June 20, 2022 - Our most recent edition of the Principl(ed) magazine is now available to be downloaded from our website, here.


The History of the BCPVPA

June 1, 2022 - In Their Own Words documents the early years of BC school leaders and what led to the formation of the Association told by the people who lived it.


Sponsorship Invitation for Upcoming Events

May 27, 2022 - The BCPVPA welcomes sponsorship support from businesses and organizations for Foundations in July and Connecting Leaders in October.


BCPVPA Board of Directors Election: Results

May 20, 2022 - The results of the May 17-19 Director election have been announced. Read


BCPVPA Board of Directors Election

May 17, 2022 - Voting is now underway for the 2022 Director Election: polls are open until Thursday May 19 (PT). BCPVPA members have received their ballots by email.


BCPVPA 2022 Partnership Awards - Recipients Announced

May 17, 2022 - The 2022 Award recipients were honoured in a ceremony on Friday May 13, 2022. Read


Connecting Leaders - Registration Open

May 10, 2022 - Registration for the 2022 BCPVPA Connecting Leaders Conference opens today. Read


Board of Directors Election - Candidate Video Statements

May 6, 2022 -  Candidate Video Statements are now available, and can be found in the Member Portal. Read


Board of Directors Election - Candidate Statements

April 27, 2022 - Candidate Statements are now available, and can be found in the Member Portal. Read


Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Strategic Leadership and Psychological Safety Survey 2022

April 20, 2022 - BCPVPA members received an invitation from Qualtrics to the UBC The Art of War, Strategic School Leadership and Psychological Safety Survey on Tuesday April 19. Find out more


BCPVPA Board of Directors Candidates Announced

April 19, 2022 - Nine BCPVPA members have been nominated for the five vacant Director seats on the 2022-2024 Board. Read


BCPVPA Board of Directors Nominations Open

April 1, 2022 - BCPVPA members can now submit nominations for Directors for the 2022-2024 Board. Read


BCPVPA Student Scholarship: Applications are Open

March 22, 2022 - We are excited to announce that the 2022 BCPVPA Student Scholarship applications are now open, learn more below:


2022 Board of Directors Election

March 3, 2022 - Nominations for the 2022-2024 BCPVPA Board of Directors are open April 1 - 15. Read 


Jean Up and Help BC Kids

March 1, 2022 - This May, encourage your students to come together and wear jeans to show what they stand for: helping sick and injured kids to get out of their hospital gowns, and back into their own jeans. Sign up your school at JeanUp.ca/schools by April 15.


Foundations: The Next Generation of Short Course I

March 1, 2022 - Registration for Foundations for New School Leaders is now open. We are excited to offer Foundations in person on the UBC campus in July 2022, respecting any health and safety protocols that may be in place at that time, on July 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Register


Explorations for Aspiring School Leaders

February 1, 2022 - Registration for Explorations for Aspiring School Leaders (formerly named Essentials for Aspiring School Leaders) program is now open. Register


BCPVPA COVID-19 Safety Plan

January 31, 2022 - In accordance with the January 2022 Public Health Office requirements, the BCPVPA COVID-19 Safety Plan is available on our website. Read


BCPVPA IDEAS Forum

January 21, 2022 - Registration is now open for this annual event, which will again be virtual this year. Two exceptional keynote speakers and six engaging workshop presenters will engage attendees on February 11. Read


Delayed Return to K-12

December 30, 2021 - The government of British Columbia has announced enhanced safety measures and a delayed return to in-class learning for January 2022. Read


Explorations for Aspiring School Leaders

December 10, 2021 - BC teachers can find out more about the role of the Vice-Principal through our Explorations for Aspiring School Leaders (formerly named Essentials for Aspiring School Leaders) program. Registration opens early in the new year! Read


Ensuring Safe Access to Schools

December 9, 2021 - The B.C. government has introduced new legislation that will help maintain access to critical services, protect those who provide those services, and prevent disruptive behaviour from affecting schools and health-care facilities. More information is available in this news release

Please familiarize yourself with the FAQ: Access to Services (COVID-19) Act document, which will provide you with the details regarding how this new legislation impacts K-12 schools.


Webinar: How School Principals Spend Their Time

December 07, 2021 - Please join us for a lively discussion where Dr. Katina Pollock will present research from the recently published book: How School Principals Use Their Time. Read


BCPVPA Leading for Equity Series

November 22, 2021 - We are pleased to announce the latest series from the Professional Learning and Development team. Read


BCPVPA IDEAS - Save the date!

November 2, 2021 - BCPVPA members and friends are invited to save the date for the 2022 IDEAS event on Friday February 11. Read


BCPVPA Connecting Leaders Conference - Oct 21 - 22

October 20, 2021 - The BCPVPA welcomes members and friends to our virtual conference with the theme Leading for Equity. Read


BCPVPA - Career Opportunities

October 12, 2021 - The BCPVPA has just posted these two opportunities:

Assistant - Member Support Services

Assistant - Professional Learning and Development


BCPVPA Retirement Seminars

October 6, 2021 - The BCPVPA has announced the dates for upcoming retirement seminars for our members. Read


Leading: Back to School Magazine

August 25, 2021 - The BCPVPA has released our annual digital magazine with tips, tools, resources, and inspiration for school leaders and other educators. Read


Lone Leaders

August 25, 2021 - Registration is open for this series of three webinars with ideas, support, and inspiration for leaders in remote schools. Read


Navigating the Journey Together

August 20, 2021 - Registration is open for this experiential series for educational leaders, facilitated by Miriam Miller and Dr. Hagar Goldberg. The first session is scheduled for September 23, 2021.  Read


Leading the Way: Women in Leadership

August 13, 2021 - Registration is now open for this September 20 virtual event. Read


2021 - 2022 BCPVPA Board of Directors

June 30, 2021 - BCPVPA welcomes our 2021 - 2022 Board of Directors on July 1. Read


BCPVPA Member Guide

June 22, 2021 - The BCPVPA has produced an abbreviated guide which provides a summary of the BC Ministry of Education K-12 Education Recovery Plan, and the BC Centre for Disease Control/ BC Ministry of Health Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools: Outlook for the 2021-22 School Year, issued June 17, 2021. Read


BCPVPA Mentorship Applications

June 17, 2021 - Online applications are now open for the 2021-2022 BCPVPA Mentorship Program. Read


BCPVPA Response to Times Colonist Editorial

June 10, 2021 - The BCPVPA issued a response to a recent editorial published in the Times Colonist newspaper. Read


BCPVPA President's Message

June 4, 2021 - The BCPVPA President issued a column in our member newsletter in memory of the 215 children discovered on the grounds of the former residential school in Kamloops. Read


A Call to Action

June 3, 2021 - The BCPVPA has issued a letter to the Prime Minister and other federal Ministers urging their attention to the TRC's Call to Action 75. Read 


2021 BCPVPA Partnership Awards

June 1, 2021 - The recipients of the 2021 BCPVPA Partnership Awards have been announced. Read


Board of Directors Elections

May 28, 2021 - The 2021 Board of Directors elections have now concluded. Read 


BCPVPA Statement Released

May 27, 2021 - The BCPVPA has released a statement regarding the BC Labour Relations Board (LRB) decision on the application for certification by the Southeast Kootenay Principals' and Vice-Principals' Association. Read 


Director Election - Polls Open

May 25, 2021 - The election for five Directors will run from May 25 - 27. Read 


President-Elect Announced

May 21, 2021 - Brian Leonard of SD43 is the successful candidate for President-Elect. Read 


Communications Assistant Posting

May 20, 2021 - The BCPVPA is seeking an experienced Communications Assistant. Read 


President-Elect Vote Update

May 14, 2021 - The vote for BCPVPA's President-Elect will proceed to a second ballot May 18 - 20. Read 


President-Elect Vote Underway

May 11, 2021 - The vote for BCPVPA's President-Elect launched this morning. Members will receive a unique ballot by email. Read 


Candidate Speeches now available

May 7, 2021 - Candidate speeches for the President-Elect & Director Elections are now available. Read 


BCPVPA Member Jean Up Contest

May 3, 2021 - This Jean Up month, members can show off their denim pride and be entered to win one of two $250 gift cards from Mavi Jeans! Read 


BCPVPA Thriving in Education Survey opens today

April 29, 2021 - The Survey offers a platform for BCPVPA members and members of the BCPVPA LTD Plan to share what they are experiencing. Read


Candidate Statements for Board of Directors Election Now Available

April 28, 2021 - Statements from Director and President-Elect candidates are now available. Read


Candidates for Board of Directors Election Announced

April 19, 2021 - Review the candidate list. Read 


Registration is open for 2021 Connecting Leaders

April 15, 2021 - Join us for the most anticipated event of the year on Oct 21-22, 2021. Read 


Registration is open for Leading a Culture of Learning (LCL) Levels 1 & 2

April 15, 2021 - Engage in practical learning and sharpen your leadership skills through this unique program. Read 


Nominations are now open for Board of Directors April 1, 2021 -  Elections for five Directors and one President-Elect will take place in MayRead


Spring 2021 Principl(ed) Magazine now online March 19, 2021 - Download the latest issue of our member magazine, or select by article. Read


Jean Up Registration is open March 10, 2021 - Sign up your school for BC Children's Hospital Foundation's Jean Up movement. Read


2021 BCPVPA Partnership Awards March 9, 2021 - The nomination deadline is April 1. Read


Nominations for 2021 Elections March 9, 2021 - Nominations for President-Elect and five Director seats are open April 1-16. Read


BCPVPA Members Invited to BCPVPA IDEAS Feb 18, 2021 - This virtual event on Friday February 26 offers offers two sets of intriguing breakout workshops, followed by a keynote address with speaker Tim Arnold. Read


BCPVPA Accepting Nominations for 2021 Partnership Award Feb 12, 2021 – BCPVPA members can nominate groups or individuals in their communities. Read


COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools Feb 4, 2021 - Updated health and safety protocols were issued today. Read the news release 

Read the Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines 
Read the BCCDC Guide

BCPVPA Partners with Corwin Press for Spring Events 
Feb 2, 2021 – The BCPVPA is pleased to partner with Corwin for upcoming events in Spring 2021. Read

BCPVPA Statement Regarding SD33 School Trustee Nov 26, 2020  – The BCPVPA issued a statement regarding comments made in a Facebook post by Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld. Read

Oct 14 Media Release Oct 14, 2020 – The BCPVPA issued a release regarding advocacy for BCPVPA members in their contract relationships. Read

BCPVPA Celebrates National Principals’ Month Oct 1, 2020 – October is National Principals’ Month, and there is no better year to celebrate the critical role that Principals and Vice-Principals play in the success of BC’s public education system. Read

BCRPVPA’s Letter of Support to BCPVPA Members Sept 17, 2020 – “The number of questions which you are having to answer each day must be overwhelming.” Thank you to our friends at the BCRPVPA for your letter of support to BCPVPA members. Read

Statement Regarding BC’s Return to School Plan  Aug 4, 2020 – The BCPVPA released a statement regarding BC’s Return to School Plan. Read

K-12 Restart Plan

July 31, 2020 – The BCPVPA jointly released a letter with our partners in education regarding the K-12 Restart. Read



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