Resources Regarding the Crisis in Ukraine

Many of our members would have received this information from their Safe School Coordinators, and we have put these resources from Safer Schools Together in a PDF for your reference.

Resources Regarding the Crisis in Ukraine

Jean Up! 2022: Registration is Open

This May, encourage your students to come together and wear jeans to show what they stand for: helping sick and injured kids to get out of their hospital gowns, and back into their own jeans. The BCPVPA is very proud to partner again with BCCHF for this campaign.

Get your school involved
This month-long initiative has gone digital, it’s not only easy to participate, you can also engage your school community in a fun and safe way.

  • Sign up your school at JeanUp.ca/schools by April 15 to get your promo kit for May
  • Collect donations online by sharing your school’s donation link
  • Pick any day in May to Jean Up—or you can even celebrate all month long
  • BCCHF will provide stickers for all students to proudly wear, and will give schools all the tools they need, including messaging for newsletters and a poster to celebrate your progress

Register now!

BC Indigenous Youth Mental Health Literacy Curriculum: February Bulletin

The Indigenous Youth Mental Health Literacy Curriculum Project is a program connecting Indigenous youth and elders through Sharing Circles to collect well-being approaches from community members that participate.

We are happy to provide an update to our members, here is the February 2022 update for the BC section of the national IYMHL project. Knowledge gathering has begun and communities are set to host either their first or second sharing circle. 

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.

BC Ministry of Education News

Additional Rapid Antigen Tests for Symptomatic Students:

Given an increased allocation of Rapid Antigen Tests from the Province, the Ministry will now be able to supply 1 box of 5 tests per student, not just to elementary school families, as was previously planned. As with the previous shipments, these additional rapid antigen tests will be provided to schools in phases. Shipments will begin next week, starting with schools in districts that are designated rural and remote. Shipments will be made directly to schools rather than to a central location as no repackaging will be required. 

Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins

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.

BCSSA 2022 Spring Forum

BCSSA is happy to announce that the BCSSA 2022 Spring Forum, Leading with a Light Heart, will be held at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver on Friday, April 8th, starting with registration and breakfast at 8am and closing after lunch at 2pm. Considering the challenges experienced over the past 2 years, we look forward to this in-person time to reconnect and the opportunity to focus on wellness and resilience. Keynote Monique Gray Smith, playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor, and performers from The Improv Centre will remind us of the importance of self-reflection, taking care of our spirit, and the power of laughter.

Friday, April 8th, from 8am – 2pm
Westin Bayshore Vancouver
Fee:  $350 + GST 

Register for the BCSSA Spring Forum
Book your hotel room

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

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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