The Principl(ed) Podcast

Episode 15 of the Principl(ed) Podcast will be available the week of November 1 and feature a conversation with host, Chris Horton, Tu Loan Trieu (SD 40), and Stefan Stripp (SD 36).

Listen on  iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! Link to your favourite platform here.

The Principl(ed) Podcast is a made-in-Canada monthly series that connects with BC school Principals and Vice-Principals who are working everywhere in the province, from the smallest rural schools to the bustling urban centres. 

Fall Issue of Principl(ed) Magazine

The new issue will be coming to you soon. As the result of a world-wide paper shortage due to pandemic manufacturing and supply chain disruptions, the printing and distribution of the issue has been delayed. We expect that the issue will reach our members and friends by mail mid-November to early December, and we’ll update you on our progress!

TRB Account and Contact Information

We want to remind members to ensure that their personal, work and contact information is up to date with the Teacher Regulation Branch. We strongly encourage members to log on to their TRB account a minimum of annually to ensure the accuracy of information therein. If the TRB ever needs to communicate with members, they will use the contact information listed on their online account. Most often, TRB uses email as a form of communication.  There are times when the information being sent by the TRB is critical and time sensitive, and a lack of response could have an impact on the validity of teaching certification.  The TRB will communicate directly with a member, and not necessarily with the Employer or District, which makes the accuracy of contact and personal information even more critical (email address/school/district etc).  It is the responsibility of individual members to ensure that any necessary information required by the TRB is provided so that there is no lapse in certification.

This is the link to sign into your account.  A BCeID is required and  for members who don’t already have one, they will need to go through a couple of steps to create one.  The website guides through that process.

All educators in BC’s public school system are required to hold and maintain a current teaching Certificate of Qualification issued by the Teacher Regulation Branch.  Principals and Vice Principals are included in this category. As a condition of employment, it is crucial that members ensure that their certification is current. 

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to the Member Support Services department.

BCPVPA Member Portal

Visit the BCPVPA Member Portal

To set up your password, follow the simple instructions sent in the August 31 Member Update, and log in anytime via the Sign In option on our website. You can easily update your account details under the 'My Profile' tile if you change roles, schools, or personal contacts.

What will you find in the Member Portal? Check out the overview, and we’ll bring you highlights each week in eNews as we continue to add content to the site.


This week’s highlight: If you are wondering who to contact from the Board of Directors or BCPVPA staff, you can find that information in the Member Portal. Once you log in, click on the ‘Contact’ tile and easily browse the Board of Directors contacts and staff contacts by department.

Visit the Member Portal, and let us know what you think:

BCPVPA Thriving in Education Survey

For an overview of some of the findings of the survey, look for Rochelle Morandini’s article in the November issue of Principl(ed) magazine.

Chapter Council

Chapter Council members can mark their calendars for these meeting dates: more information will be available soon! 

  • November 19-20, 2021
  • February 11-12, 2022
  • May 13-14, 2022

BCPVPA Retirement Seminars

Our BCPVPA Retirement Seminars address questions around retirement-readiness, the specifics of the Teachers’ Pension Plan and any other questions that you may have. Each seminar will have a 40-person limit. The next virtual (Zoom) seminars will be:

  • November 27, 9am - Noon
  • December 6, 4pm - 7pm
  • January 15, 9 am - Noon
  • March 5, 9am - Noon

Register here! Please register early as sessions have limited attendance.


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