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 will be hosted by the BCPVPA's Metro Region Chapters on October 21 - 22, 2021

Leading us in conversation will be Keynote speakers:  Nouman AshrafAnna Maria Tremonti, and Candy Palmater.  


Find out more: CL 2021 Program and BCPVPA Connecting Leaders Committee 

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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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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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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