BCRPVPA - Join our Splendours of Europe River Cruise

The BC Retired Principals' & Vice-Principals Association (BCRPVPA) invites BCPVPA members to join them on an amazing group river cruise across Europe:

Pack and unpack only once as we sail on some of Europe’s most famous rivers; the Rhine, Main and the Danube!

Experience five exciting European countries; Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

Trip Merchant has secured a large early booking discount and even further savings on balcony cabin upgrades along with an “Extended Drinks Package” and 50 Euros On-board credit per person.

Open to all family and friends of BCPVPA and BCRPVPA Members! Come join us!

Full itinerary and details  

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Update: BC Region of the Indigenous Youth Mental Health Literacy Project

This project is being undertaken by the UBC Faculty of Education and Chilliwack School District, in collaboration with four other provinces and territories. View the latest bulletin

To get involved, please contact iymhl.bc@ubc.ca

Survey Concerning Youth Substance Use Prevention in Schools

The Ministry of Health has engaged a third party to survey education stakeholders across the province to better understand youth substance use prevention in schools. 

This 10-minute survey is the beginning of a comprehensive two-year project that aims to increase awareness and uptake of best practices to help prevent, delay, and reduce harms from youth substance use. 

Please complete this 10-minute survey about practices, attitudes, and barriers you face in addressing youth substance use. The survey is anonymous and voluntary, and is in no way an evaluation of professional performance. 

It’s essential that they hear from you and your colleagues. Please share this survey with all BC Principals, Vice-Principals, teachers and other professionals in your schools.

The survey closes Sunday, June 27, 2021.

Call for Survey Participants | University of Victoria

Stories from the River: Exploring British Columbia's Principals’ Experiences of Developing their Identities, Capacities, and Agency in Leading Educational Transformation


The objective of this study is to hermeneutically explore and address current gaps in the literature regarding Principals' perspectives on and lived experiences of developing their identities, capacities, and sense of agency while leading increasingly diverse schools through complex transformations and events. The study is seeking 10 volunteer Principals from diverse backgrounds, who are willing to share a few stories of leading their schools through change at three points in time: 

  • a time or event currently, under the conditions of leading schools through a pandemic;  
  • a time or event in the recent past where you were leading changes in your school; and 
  • a time or event from when you first began your career as a Principal or Vice-Principal. 

View Confidentiality Form

More Information 

If you have any concerns about this voluntary and recruitment survey, or the study itself, please contact Leah Taylor, Doctoral Candidate in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria.

Solution Tree Achieve Virtual Institute

Discount Price for BCPVPA Members 

Solution Tree Canada is pleased to offer BCPVPA members a preferred price for the upcoming Achieve Virtual Institute this summer.

Achieve Virtual Institute: Promising Practices in Instruction, Assessment and Grading

  • August 16-18, 2021
  • Delivered live online through Zoom and Elevate platforms
  • Featuring authors from the Solution Tree Assessment Centre including Canadian educators Tom Schimmer and Katie White
  • All sessions are delivered live and interactive with recordings available for 60 days after the Institute
  • The agenda and session descriptions are available to review here
  • Each attendee will receive a copy of Growing Tomorrow’s Citizens in Today’sooms

Register Here

BCPVPA members registering online can apply Discount Code Leader21 at check-out. If paying by purchase order, please quote “BCPVPA Discount Code Leader21”

*The BCPVPA discount code provides $100 off each registration and cannot be combined with other discounts i.e. team pricing


With the ongoing need for continuity of learning in our system, the BCPVPA has opened up free access to BetterEducate for all BC K-12 educators. Develop a BetterEducate Profile | Collaborate with Colleagues | Browse and Share Resources | Develop your Plans – All on one platform! 

Join the Platform!

If you haven’t yet signed up for BetterEducate, visit the site and sign up for your free membership
with the promo code BCPVPA123.  View Sign-Up Instructions

Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a province wide professional support service provided by the BCPVPA at no cost to you and is completely voluntary and confidential. The program supports BCPVPA Benefits Plan members experiencing health-related personal and/or professional challenges. Find out more

Johnson Insurance Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2021 Johnson Scholarship Program are open! Our partner, Johnson Insurance, is proud to offer 50 scholarship opportunities, valued at $1000 each, to eligible applicants. Deadline: July 15, 2021

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit Johnson.ca/scholarship. Programme debourses d’études 2021: Johnson.ca/fr/bourses-detudes.

Exclusive Savings

Johnson hopes that you are staying safe and healthy! As we all adapt to the changes necessary due to COVID-19, home insurance should be the last thing you have to worry about. Johnson can make your home insurance easier with great benefits, and caring service. Find out more about exclusive savings.

BC Retired Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association

Are you or a colleague thinking of retirement soon? Please check the BC Retired Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association for benefits offered to retired members, such as affinity, health & travel insurance, prestige coverage, pensions & other topics of interest, and you will also find a mail-in application form on the site. The BCRPVPA looks forward to hearing from you if retirement is in your near future! Contact the BCRPVPA


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