Pink Shirt Day

February 23, 2022

Join us in raising awareness and funds for anti-bullying initiatives in BC! Last year CKNW Kids' Fund Pink Shirt Day raised close to $230,000, funding crisis support, bullying prevention, education programs, and fostering community and healthy self-expression for BC's youth. This year’s t-shirt design speaks to our community's diversity and the need for acceptance and inclusion so we can “Lift Each Other Up”. For information on how schools can get involved, learn more about Pink Shirt Day, and to see this year’s design, visit Pink Shirt Day.

Canadian Blood Services

Like other organizations across Canada, the latest COVID-19 wave is challenging Canadian Blood Services like never before. New and returning donors are critical to meeting Canada’s needs now and in the future. Same-day and open appointments are available every day at many donor centres and community events across the country. Visit blood.ca.

Meet D2L Brightspace–Your Provincial Learning Management System

Brightspace is a dynamic K-12 learning innovation platform for schools that care deeply about ALL students reaching their potential.

Selected by the Ministry of Education as the Provincial Learning Management System, Brightspace offers a rich set of features for both your online and blended needs, including digital portfolios, alignment to B.C.’s Core and Curricular Competencies and so much more!

Learn More

City University: Stand Alone Level B Certification Program

City University has started to offer a stand alone Level B Certification Program that is recognized by Pearson Canada.

The program is 6 sessions in length, presented on Saturdays, asynchronous online, and requires 2 supervised practicums. We will be offering the Level B Certification Program again in mid- April.

For more information or to register for the program please contact Dr. Truman Spring at springtruman@CityU.edu.

www.cityuniversity.ca

BC CAISE Spring Conference: Save the Date

The BC CAISE is a professional association of dedicated school and district administrators passionately committed to celebrating and supporting student diversity in every classroom and school community. They invite you to save the date for their Spring Conference, which will include keynotes from Corey Hirsch and Marilyn Poitra focused on resilience, compassion, and well-being.

May 12 & 13
Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Foundry BC Virtual

Foundry BC Virtual offers free drop-in and scheduled counselling & peer support, primary care, employment support and groups for young people aged 12-24 and their caregivers across BC. Download the Foundry BC app on the Apple App store, Google Play store or through their online web portal. Have questions about their Virtual Services? Sign up for our next Foundry BC Virtual Q & A session February 15th at 12:00 PM.

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. 


BC Ministry of Education News

BC Child Care Transition

The government of BC has announced that the accountability for child care will transition to the Ministry of Education as of April 2022. Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside and Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen have released a joint letter. Read

This will transition the Minister of State for Child Care, public service staff, the budget and legislative authority for child care to the Ministry of Education, which is a key commitment and a key operational step in the ChildCare BC plan to build a system that integrates child care into the broader learning environment. 

This transition does not introduce any changes to the role of the school boards, and engagement opportunities with the sector will continue to help inform how child care can integrate into the broader learning environment. 

Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins

BetterEducate

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

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


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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