Thank you for being part of Jean Up!

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This May, BCPVPA joined the month-long Jean Up movement in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to make jeans a symbol of something way bigger—helping kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans.

A heartfelt thank you to BCPVPA members for joining us in taking a stand against childhood diseases. Because of your support, this year’s Jean Up raised an incredible $308,000 (and counting). Your support will allow experts at BC Children’s Hospital to advance innovative research, tailor care to the specialized needs of kids, and comfort families during their toughest days. Not only that, every dollar you raised will make double the impact thanks to Odlum Brown, Jean Up’s school match sponsor. 

We also want to thank the members who participated in the Jean Up contest sponsored by Mavi. Please join us in congratulating Kelda Logan (SD 64) and Rob Clark (SD 75), our Mavi gift card winners — we can’t wait to see your new denim outfits for next year’s Jean Up. Thank you to Jean Up’s denim partner Mavi for the great support. Don’t forget to mark your 2022 school calendar to join the Jean Up movement next year!


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BCPVPA Thriving in Education Survey Teaser Results

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The BCPVPA would like to express our appreciation for your completion of the Thriving in Education Survey. We exceeded our goal of 1,000 responses, all thanks to your participation! Click here to see the demographic and regional breakdown of those that completed the survey. An initial glance at the results clearly illuminates the interesting dichotomy that is the life of an administrator. Driven by purpose, motivated by passion, while willing to give so much in a current environment that is increasingly draining. Read the teaser summary here

We will be sharing a full report on the results in the early Fall with commentary on what recommendations we believe - going forward - will maintain those members who are currently doing well and what can be put in place to enable more members to thrive. Look to the June 11 eNews for more information, and the announcement of the three winners of Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe’s book, Calm Within the Storm.


BCPVPA Response to Times Colonist Editorial

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On Friday May 28, 2021, the Times Colonist newspaper in Victoria issued an editorial – “Principals’ push to unionize deserves detention”. As the Times Colonist elected not to print the BCPVPA's letter or OpEd in response to the editorial, we released the OpEd response on our website and through our social media platforms on Thursday June 10.


2021 BCPVPA Partnership Awards Media Release

The BCPVPA is thrilled to announce the six recipients of this year’s Partnership Awards. The following individuals and groups are being recognized for their valuable and long-term contribution and support of Principals, Vice-Principals, teachers and students. We thank all the Chapters who put forth a nomination this year! 

Read the media release

View 2021 Partnership Award recipients 

Congratulations to: 

  • Cam Aitken (Nominated by SD 61, Victoria)
  • Legacy Church of the Nazarene (Nominated by SD 36, Surrey)
  • Nanaimo Foodshare (Nominated by SD 68, Nanaimo-Ladysmith)
  • Sarah Bendall (Nominated by SD 23, Central Okanagan)
  • Story Studio Writing Society (Nominated by SD 61, Victoria)
  • Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees (Nominated by SD 63, Saanich)

2021 BCPVPA Board of Directors Final Results

The new Directors of the Board were elected by members in the May 25 – 27 vote. The five successful Directors of the Board for two year terms 2021-2023 are:

  • Jacqueline Borosa, SD92 (Nisga’a)
  • David DeRosa, SD20 (Kootenay-Columbia)
  • Sanj Johal, SD44 (North Vancouver)
  • Read Jorgensen, SD61 (Victoria)
  • Sally Zryd, SD73 (Kamloops-Thompson)

As Brian Leonard will take on the role of President-Elect beginning July 1, 2021, and there is one year remaining in Brian’s term as Director, the sixth place Director candidate will complete this one-year Director term, 2021-2022:

  • Paul Marsden, SD36 (Surrey)

These six Directors will join Brian Leonard, SD43 (Coquitlam) – President-Elect and the following 2020-2022 Directors on the Board, beginning July 1:

  • Darren Danyluk, SD6 (Rocky Mountain) – President
  • Tom Aerts, SD61 (Victoria)
  • Heidi Grant, SD91 (Nechako Lakes)
  • Sid Jawanda, SD27 (Prince George)
  • Jacqueline Taylor, SD22 (Vernon)

Our very sincere thanks go out to Rob Clark, SD75 (Mission), Beverly Forster, SD54 (Bulkley Valley), Grant Frend, SD42 (Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows), Bill Rounis, SD47 (Powell River) and Tara Zielinski, SD45 (West Vancouver) for their candidacy in this election. 


BCPVPA Student Scholarships | 2021 Applications Open

The BCPVPA annually awards up to 20 scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each, to students who are graduating from the BC public school system and will proceed to a post-secondary institution. These scholarships recognize students who have demonstrated academic achievements and school or community leadership. More Info

View 2021 Application Form

Applications due Sept 17th, 2021  


Principl(ed) Magazine

The Summer issue of Principl(ed) magazine is on its way to you – check your mailbox! You can find the Spring issue on our website, with inspiring stories and insights from BCPVPA staff, Principals, Vice-Principals, partners, and friends from across BC. We’d love to hear any feedback or ideas: contact sandra@bcpvpa.bc.ca 



Revised: Indigenous Cultural Competency Scale

The Indigenous Cultural Competency Scale is a self-assessment tool designed to explore individual cultural competence. The purpose is to help an individual to consider their knowledge, skills, and awareness of ‘self’ in their interactions with others.

Indigenous Cultural Competency Scale

Learning Activity Guide

Learning Activity Example

Update Regarding LRB Hearing: SEKPVPA

The BC Principals' & Vice-Principals' Association has issued a statement regarding the BC Labour Relations Board (LRB) decision on the application for certification by the Southeast Kootenay Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association (SEKPVPA). Read the statement.


Order BCPVPA Masks for your Chapter

BCPVPA President: Chapter Visits & Meetings

Darren Danyluk, BCPVPA President, would be delighted to connect with your Chapter through a virtual meeting or town hall this Fall and, should health protocols allow, Darren may be able to begin traveling to communities for visits. If you are interested in having Darren attend a virtual Chapter meeting, please contact Sharon North.
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