Children’s Healthcare Canada

Children’s Healthcare Canada will be hosting a pop-up event focused on climate change and kids. They invite healthcare professionals to join them as they explore the child health issues related to the environment and climate change and how the system can be better prepared to meet the unique needs of this vulnerable population. They will have three inspiring sessions with guest speakers Dr. Anna Gunz, Dr. Mary McCaskill and Catherine McKenna and the closing plenary session will be moderated by Catherine Clark.

Tuesday May 24 
2:30-5:00pm ET 

IYMHL BC Educator Survey

If there are staff members at your school that work with Indigenous youth, please consider passing this survey on to them. This is a BC Educator survey for the Indigenous Mental Health Literacy (IYMHL) project; in addition to youth and Elder knowledge and perspectives gathered that the project has gathered through sharing circles, they have created a survey to hear from educators. 

This survey is anonymous.

2022 Canadian Outdoor Learning Free Spring Virtual Workshop Series

The spring series from Take Me Outside, and our Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners, brings a list of new workshops and resources. Check out the 'top ten tools for spring' here and their upcoming workshops:

Activating School Communities to Reduce Food Waste
Thursday, May 26 at 4pm for 1 hour with EcoSchools Canada and Food Cycle Science

Join representatives from EcoSchools Canada and Food Cycle Science for this 60 minute virtual workshop complete with ideas, inspiration, prizes and a certificate of attendance. This team will share resources and ideas about sustainable solutions and other innovative approaches to schools becoming more environmentally friendly.

Register

Patients across Canada need blood donors more than ever!

In times of need, your team shows up. We make sacrifices. To help people we know, and people we don’t. Right now, patients need blood, plasma, stem cell, organ and tissue donors more than ever. They need us. So give today at blood.ca.

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.

Find out more


It's Time to Jean Up!

We are excited to see schools 'jean up' this month in support of the BC Children's Hospital Foundation campaign. Engage your school community while helping BC’s sick and injured kids to get out of their hospital gowns … and back into their own jeans.

Register now!

Until May 31, 2022, Odlum Brown Limited are matching all donations made through your school fundraising pages up to a cumulative total of $30,000.

BC Ministry of Education & Child Care News

June 2022 Graduation Assessment Registrations – Due May 27: Schools should submit registrations for the Grade 10 and Grade 12 June Graduation Assessments through a TRAX data transfer and confirm them on the Online Graduation Assessment Register that is open May 10–27. 

Update to the Online Registry of Certificate Holders: Under section 79 of the Teachers Act, the online registry must contain the names of authorized persons (certificate and letter of permission holders), the current status of the certificate or the LOP, any record of suspension or cancellation, and any outcome related to a discipline process. Under section 80 of the Teachers Act, the employer registry contains information about current certificate holders. Note that to find discipline outcomes for former authorized persons, you will need to search the discipline database.  

Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins

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.


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.


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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