BC Platinum Jubilee Video Project

The BC Platinum Jubilee Video Project is asking schools to submit videos in celebration of Queen Elizabeth serving in her role for 70 years. If you are interested in learning more please find details here.

Jean Up! 2022: Don't Forget to Register

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!

Leading in Challenging Times Begins with Intention: Virtual Workshop

Restart, refocus, or re-energize your personal leadership journey.

During this virtual workshop, school and district leaders will deepen their understanding of the impact of leading through intention. Join presenter and leadership coach Karen Power to build the skills necessary for successful school and district leadership, explore the benefits of a shared leadership model centered on instruction, students, and evidence-based decisions, and develop next steps for strengthening communication and community relationships.

As a participant, you’ll learn hands-on strategies to establish collective ownership for student learning through a focus on collaboration, learning, and results. Time will be provided to collaborate with other leaders and reflect on lessons learned through these challenging times.

A copy of Karen’s book Leading With Intention is included with your registration.

BCPVPA members save $50 using discount code $50LCTVIRT2022

Transformative Educational Leadership Program

Applications are now open for the 8th cohort of Transformative Educational Leadership Program at UBC. Become a part of a professional network focused on building leadership capacity and contributing to system change within the K-12 system. Application deadline is June 15 with the program set to start in October 2022. For more information please go to telp.educ.ubc.ca.

Johnson’s Educator of the Year Award

Johnson Insurance is honouring an active or recently retired educator who goes above and beyond to support their students and community with an award of appreciation. The winning educator will be presented with a $10,000 grand prize. $5,000 for the educator, and $5,000 for their school.

If you know an educator who deserves recognition, nominate them today at EducatorAwards.ca.

Johnson Insurance: Student Scholarship

Johnson Insurance is offering 50 scholarships, valued at $1000 each, to eligible students completing high school in 2022 and starting post-secondary education in the fall of 2022.

To learn more, visit: Johnson.ca/scholarship.

Skills Canada: Vancouver 2022

An excellent opportunity for educational leaders and partners to connect and learn about career paths in trade and tech available to student post-graduation.

Vancouver Convention Centre
May 25 – 28

Learn more at skillscompetencescanada.com.

BC Ministry of Education & Child Care News

Release of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act) Action Plan: On March 30, 2022, the Province released the Declaration Act Action Plan, a government-wide plan that identifies goals and outcomes for the long-term vision of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in B.C. under the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. This plan includes priority actions to address goals over the next 5 years (2022-27). The Ministry will work with Indigenous Rightsholders and educational partners to focus on the 13 education-specific actions. Questions can be sent to Educ.IndigenousEducation@gov.bc.ca

Reminder: Consultation on Proposed 2022 School Food Guidelines: The Ministry of Health continues to seek feedback on the proposed 2022 School Food Guidelines. The Guidelines were last updated in 2013 and are being revised to align with the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide. The proposed Guidelines reflect current national and provincial nutrition recommendations and address implementation challenges with the 2013 version. Please visit Education Sector Consultation on Proposed 2022 B.C. School Food Guidelines to learn more and provide your feedback. 

Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins


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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