BC Ministry of Education News

Ensuring Safe Access to Schools:
The B.C. government has introduced new legislation that will help maintain access to critical services that British Columbians rely on and that protect those who provide those services, as the Province moves to prevent disruptive behaviour from affecting schools and health-care facilities. More information is available in this news release.

Please familiarize yourself with the FAQ: Access to Services (COVID-19) Act document, which will provide you with the details regarding how this new legislation impacts K-12 schools. 


Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins

Nominations Now Open: Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education were created to recognize the enormous contributions of B.C.'s exceptional teachers, administrators and support staff that are vital to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the province.

Do you know: a teacher, administrator, principal, vice-principal or support worker who has made a positive impact on students and your school community? Education professionals deserve acknowledgement for their dedication to helping students succeed.

Each Winner will Receive:
  • $3,000 taxable personal bursary for professional learning 
  • $2,000 contribution to the winner’s school community for professional learning (for Outstanding Team Collaboration category)

 NOMINATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 7, 2022 

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2021 Canadian Outdoor Learning Free Fall Virtual Workshop Series

There is only one event left until the end of the year from the series by Take Me Outside and Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners! The Annual Winter Solstice Event hosted by Classrooms to Communities Network Society will be held on December 16th at 4:30 - 6:00pm PST. 

We are looking forward to sharing more of their upcoming programs in the new year!

Jean Up! 2022

The BCPVPA is pleased to announce that we will again be partnering with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for the Jean Up! campaign in May 2022. The 2021 campaign raised more than $308,000 to fund innovative research, and tailor care to the specialized needs of kids in BC. Our friends at BCCHF have told us that a large part of the success of the campaign can be attributed to the support of our members! As we look ahead to 2022, if there are any materials or assets that would help you to fundraise in your schools, please contact sandra@bcpvpa.bc.ca, and we can communicate those wishes to BCCHF. 


BetterEducate

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! 

Learn more here

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

BC Retired Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association (BCRPVPA)

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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