Teach Your Students About the April 28th Day of Mourning

Last year marked 30 years since the Day of Mourning (DOM) for workers injured or killed on the job was established in Canada. It is now observed around the world.

It is important to recognize this day in BC schools because many students and young people lack knowledge of the dangers of work and their rights as workers. They are the most vulnerable group in the workforce as they are statistically more likely to suffer injury or death at the workplace. With the DOM School Project you can teach students and young workers about their rights in the workplace.

Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Strategic Leadership and Psychological Safety Survey 2022

BCPVPA members received an invitation from Qualtrics to the UBC The Art of War, Strategic School Leadership and Psychological Safety Survey on Tuesday April 19.

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Inclusion Through a Heart-Mind Lens: A Journey of Identity and Belonging with Shelley Moore

A webinar for educators, parents, caregivers and service providers interested in supporting children's development. 

Expert educator and researcher, Shelley Moore, will share her own story of inclusion and how her understanding of belonging has deepened and evolved over time.

Wednesday, May 11 2022
9:30 - 11:00am PT

Teacher Collective Bargaining

Public updates on 2022 Teacher Collective Bargaining are available from the BCPSEA website.

The Provincial Collective Agreement between BCPSEA and the BCTF expires on June 30, 2022.

The Past is Now: The Holocaust and Antisemitism Explained

On April 28, Liberation 75 will be hosting a Holocaust Remembrance Day Student Event with programs for grades 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. There will be more than 14 leading Holocaust education organizations that will help students build connections between past and present, while developing their empathy, moral courage, and inclusivity. 

April 28, 2022
9:00am - 4:45pm EDT

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.

  • 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!

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.
Nomination period ends April 26 5pm

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.

Applications open on April 28.

BC Ministry of Education & Child Care News

Updates to COVID-19 Guidelines and Provincial Health Officer Orders: Please see the April 8 COVID-19 update for information on updated K–12 Communicable Disease Guidelines and recent PHO announcements.

Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins

BCPVPA Connects

Join the Platform!

BCPVPA's BetterEducate platform is now BCPVPA Connects: powered by BetterEducate

Visit bcpvpaconnects.com and sign up for your free membership with the promo code BCPVPA123.

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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