Connecting Leaders is the BCPVPA’s annual conference traditionally held around the provincial non-instructional day in October.  

The 2021 Connecting Leaders Conference: Leading for Equity was hosted by the BCPVPA's Metro Region Chapters on October 21 - 22, 2021 and we thank the fantastic keynote speakers who led us in conversation: Nouman AshrafAnna Maria Tremonti, and Candy Palmater.  

We are grateful to the sponsors who generously supported the event - please find their contacts below. Information on our 2022 Connecting Leaders Conference will be released soon!

Platinum Partners

Save On Foods

A special thank you to Save-On-Foods, for their decade-long support of the Connecting Leaders conference.

Save-On-Foods is a Jim Pattison business, committed to Going the Extra Mile for customers in every community served, every day. Known for its unique approach in customizing each store to best suit the needs of the neighbourhood by carrying more than 2,500 locally-made products from more than 2,000 local growers and producers, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years. Save-On-Foods, its supplier partners, team members and generous customers have donated more than $40 million to children’s hospitals and contribute $3 million in donations to food banks across Western Canada each year.

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HUB International

HUB is a leader in providing tailored solutions for complex insurance and risk management needs. Our scope and size enable us to access a vast range of resources, offer you a deep bench of industry experts, and exercise exceptional market buying power on your behalf. 

But size, financial strength, and market access are valuable only when they are put to work to implement a focused strategy that is unique to each client. When you partner with HUB, you’re at the centre of a vast network of experts who are focused on your goals so you are ready for tomorrow.

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Gold Partners

Corwin Press

Corwin’s mantra is: Every student learning, not by chance, but by design. This goes into everything we do—from the books we publish to the consulting we deliver—our mission is to create services and resources to help all students learn. Our content is backed by research and is peer-reviewed—giving educators proven strategies that they can immediately implement. 

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Discover Canada Tours

Planning that ultimate tour for your students? Let us do the work for you! Discover Canada Student Adventures (DC Student Adventures) is a full-service tour operator specializing in student and youth travel. As a family-owned business with over 25 years of experience, we are a “one-stop” shop for all student travel needs including guided multi-day scheduled and customized tours, ski programs, camps, orientation programs, ground transportation, flights, and travel insurance.

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DLA Piper

DLA Piper is one of the world’s leading law firms, strategically positioned to serve its ‎clients wherever they do business. As advisors to the BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association and its members for the past five decades, we provide strategic advice in all aspects of education law, employment law, labour law, human rights, ‎advocacy and litigation (including alternative dispute resolution), and business law.

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humanworks is a team of professional counsellors, consultants, and therapists who are committed, experienced and passionate about the work we do. We have extensive experience and have provided support at every professional level within the K-12 system – from CUPE staff and teachers to Principals and Vice-Principals, district leadership teams, and Superintendents. humanworks has cultivated strong and trusting relationships in many school districts across the province and we have served as a valuable resource for the BCPVPA for many years. We currently provide confidential Early Intervention Program services to BCPVPA Benefits Plan members.

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Johnson Insurance

Johnson offers members of BCPVPA access to Home insurance, MEDOC travel insurance and Trip Cancellation insurance providing savings, extensive coverage, fantastic customer service, best friend advice and so much more. For a Home quote call 1-877-742-7490 or visit and quote BB for your preferred rates and you will be entered to win one of three Home Office Improvement Packages worth $5,000 each! Visit to get a quote for travel insurance and be entered to win 1 of 5 $5,000 travel gift certificates.

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Rock Advertising

Rock Advertising is an authorized distributor for OES Scoreboards. OES is known for their “wow” factor video displays and scoreboards in arenas, gymnasiums, fields, and stadiums across North America. Trusted by professional leagues, their solutions can be found in numerous venues for NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAA teams, including the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ohio State Buckeyes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. For more information visit

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TELUS Wise® is a free digital literacy education program that empowers Canadians to stay safe in in a digital world. TELUS Wise workshops and resources cover topics including protecting your online security, privacy, and reputation, rising above cyberbullying, and using technology responsibly. #TELUSWise

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Silver Partners

Desjardins Insurance

Desjardins Insurance offers a wide range of flexible life insurance, health insurance and retirement savings products and services. It has been providing innovative services to individuals, groups and businesses for over a century. Desjardins Insurance ensures the financial security of over five million Canadians from offices across the country. It is one of the top life insurance companies in Canada and a member of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada.

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Pearson Clinical Assessment

Professionals worldwide trust Pearson’s assessments and tools to help them make informed decisions in their ongoing efforts to improve the lives of the students they work with. Our comprehensive selection of innovative, research-based digital tools will transform the way you work, improve your workflow, and help you become more efficient. Revolutionize your test administration and reporting with aimswebPlus, Review360, and DRA3.  Learn more at

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Pearson School Canada

K-12 Education for Canada.

Innovative learning solutions created in collaboration with Canadian educators, with an emphasis on pedagogy, efficacy, and best-in-class content.

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Solution Tree

Solution Tree empowers K–12 educators to raise student achievement through a wide range of services and products including educator conferences, customized long-term professional development, books, videos, and online courses.

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EASY School Software

Making life easier, one application at a time.

At Easy School Software we believe that by providing easy applications for schools we can help schools better manage their resources and free up valuable staff resources for more important tasks. We provide high quality web-based applications for schools since 2008. We support over 2,000 schools in 12 countries around the world with our powerful software systems. We provide easy to use, functional applications from Parent Teacher Conferences, to ordering your Hot Lunches Online, easy and effortlessly. Our “EASY” applications are just that…easy for the end user without compromising the complex options that schools require. The most common response from our users is… Wow that was “EASY”!

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