BCPVPA Website Update Coming Soon: Improved Mobile Functionality

On Friday May 6th, the BCPVPA website will undergo an update which will improve the mobile functionality, and address navigation difficulties that have been occurring on some mobile and/or tablet devices. The update will enable users to select one of the main menu tabs (Member Support Services, Professional Learning, Resources, About BCPVPA, and Membership) and display the sub-menu items on a new page, so that you can see the entire sub-menu map and select the page that you need.

If you need any assistance or experience any problems after the update, please connect with erin@bcpvpa.bc.ca.

Member Survey: BCPVPA Professional Learning & Development

BCPVPA’s Professional Learning & Development Directors are seeking member feedback on the programs, events, and offerings they have been curating for your professional learning. We value your ideas as to how we can continue to grow and develop in our support of members.

The survey will be open until June 15, and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete – thank you for your feedback!

Complete the survey

Principl(ed) Magazine

Read this week’s featured articles from the March 2022 issue of Principl(ed):

Leading the Way: Women in Leadership
This past September we hosted a panel discussion on Resilient Women Thriving in Leadership with three exceptional women who offered diverse perspectives on the subject: Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Paula Gosal, and Carleen Thomas. Read about the reflections from that discussion.

Weaving Together: School Leadership in the Community
Christina Chase, Vice-Principal (SD 61), writes about her experience presenting a keynote about inclusion in youth programming for the Regional Cadet Support Unit in Fall 2021.

Foundations for New School Leaders

Registration is now open for BCPVPA Foundations: The Next Generation of Short Course I. In conjunction with the UBC Faculty of Education, we are excited to offer Foundations in person on the UBC campus in July 2022, respecting any health and safety protocols that may be in place at that time. The full-day sessions on July 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be framed around the BCPVPA Leadership Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in BC, with the overarching theme of ‘Equity’.

BCPVPA Retirement Seminars

Our BCPVPA Retirement Seminars address questions around retirement-readiness, the specifics of the Teachers’ Pension Plan and any other questions that you may have. Each seminar will have a 40-person limit. The final virtual (Zoom) seminar for the 2021/22 school year will be:

  • May 7, 9 am - Noon

Register here! Please register early as sessions have limited attendance.

BCPVPA Student Scholarships – Applications are Open

Each year, the BCPVPA awards scholarships to up to 20 students who are graduating from the BC public school system and proceeding to post-secondary education. The successful applicants will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each. This year, we are excited to offer this opportunity in the spring, in order to align with graduation and other scholarship application timelines.
  • Up to 10 scholarships are reserved for the children of BCPVPA members.
  • Up to 10 scholarships are awarded to other graduating students.
  • Up to 2 scholarships will be awarded to Indigenous students.

Please encourage any potential applicants to apply by May 2, 2022. All applications will be submitted electronically by email to Member Support Services.

Coffee Connections: Spring Registration

We look forward to seeing you at Coffee Connections, hosted by BCPVPA President Darren Danyluk and senior staff. Find the link to register for all spring sessions under Member News > Hot Notes in the Member Portal. Register for all sessions, and attend when you can!


  • Wed May 4, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed May 18, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed Jun 1, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed Jun 15, 2022 07:30 AM

Thriving in Education

We continue to work with the data that we obtained from the Thriving in Education survey. Read Part 1 of an overview in the November 2021 issue of Principl(ed), and read the March 2022 Principl(ed) for Part 2

Chapter Council

Chapter Council members can mark their calendars for the final meeting date for the 2021-22 school year: 

  • May 13-14, 2022

BCPVPA Member Portal

Visit the BCPVPA Member Portal

To set up your password, follow the simple instructions sent in the August 31 Member Update, and log in anytime via the Sign In option on our website. You can easily update your account details under the 'My Profile' tile if you change roles, schools, or personal contacts.

What will you find in the Member Portal? Check out the overview, and we’ll bring you highlights each week in eNews as we continue to add content to the site.


Member Portal Highlight | Chapter Presidents and Reps are able to access the Chapter Council agenda and minutes for approval in advance of the meeting on May 13 and 14. Please try logging into the Member Portal to ensure that you are able to access your account and the Chapter Council tile prior to the meeting. If you need any assistance, please connect with erin@bcpvpa.bc.ca.

Visit the Member Portal, and let us know what you think: sandra@bcpvpa.bc.ca

The Principl(ed) Podcast

The Principl(ed) Podcast with host Chris Horton connects with BC school Principals and Vice-Principals. Listen to previous episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! Link to your favourite platform here.

The Principl(ed) Podcast is a made-in-Canada monthly series that connects with BC school Principals and Vice-Principals who are working everywhere in the province, from the smallest rural schools to the bustling urban centres. 

Contract Workshop Update – Hold the Date October 29 (for Contract Representatives)

Hold the Date October 29 (for Contract Representatives)
Unfortunately, we had to cancel the contract workshop that was originally planned in January for Chapter Contract Representatives. Plans are underway for an in-person Fall Contract Workshop on Saturday October 29th. We want to ensure that Chapter executives and Chapter Representatives have ample notice of the October 29 workshop so that it can be communicated to Contract Representatives. Details and registration information will come out early in the Fall. Any questions can be directed to the Member Support Services team.


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