2022-2023 Board of Directors

L to R Back Row: David DeRosa (SD20, Kootenay-Columbia), Jacqueline Borosa (SD68, Nanaimo-Ladysmith), Sid Jawanda (SD27, Prince George) , Heidi Grant (SD91, Nechako Lakes), Navshina Savory (SD38, Richmond)

L to R Front Row: Sanj Johal (SD44, North Vancouver), Darren Danyluk (Past-President, SD6, Rocky Mountain), Paul Marsden (SD36, Surrey), Tara Zielinski (SD45, West Vancouver), Brian Leonard (President, SD43, Coquitlam), Sally Zryd (SD73, Kamloops-Thompson)

Our thanks to former Director Read Jorgensen (SD61, Victoria) who announced his retirement in June 2022 and stepped down from the 2022-2023 Board of Directors. A by-election will be held October 4-6 for the vacant seat.

BCPVPA By-Election

Do you know a member who would be an asset to our board? 

The BCPVPA will hold a by-election for one Board Director role. Nominations will be open September 1-15. Make sure to have your voice heard by nominating one of your colleagues.

Learn more by logging into My BCPVPA and clicking the 'Elections' tile.

Voting will be open October 4-6

Leading: Back to School

The BCPVPA is excited to share stories, guides, information, and inspiration for the year ahead in our most recent edition of the Leading: Back to School digital magazine.

New Member Support with BCPVPA & WelTel

New BCPVPA Members: We Hear You!

You are embarking upon a busy and complex stage in your career, and there are times when you need someone to listen.

We are inviting all BCPVPA members who are new to your roles to participate in our WelTel program for one year. It will be a bi-monthly check-in where you can pause and reflect on how you are coping in your role, and your own well-being. BCPVPA Senior Staff will respond to all messages, and will offer resources and assistance as appropriate.

If you would like to be part of this BCPVPA WelTel program for leaders new to their roles, please contact: Rochelle Morandini, Director of Member Health and Well-being

This  program not an emergency response line, nor is it legal or medical advice: it's simply another way that you can connect to those who understand the work you do, and who can provide guidance and support.

Coffee Connections: Fall 2022

Join BCPVPA President Brian Leonard, Board Directors, Executive Director Kevin Reimer, and BCPVPA senior staff to start your day with coffee and rich conversation. 

Alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 am, watch for your calendar invitation for the series. 

The Principl(ed) Podcast

Upcoming Episode: after the summer hiatus, Principl(ed) Podcast will be back soon with an episode featuring the new BCPVPA President Brian Leonard. We are looking forward to sharing this discussion with you, so you can learn a little more about who will be representing school leaders in BC for the next two years.

The Principl(ed) Podcast with host Chris Horton 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. 

Listen to previous episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! Link to your favourite platform here.

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.

Click here for instructions on how to register. 

Your Member Portal is now MY BCPVPA

The BCPVPA Member Portal has been rebranded as MY BCPVPA. It is your place to find news, archived member messages, contacts, resources, and so much more – all in one place. 

MY BCPVPA is growing every day! If you can't find what you need, get in touch with us. Members who are part of the Board of Directors, or on a Standing Committee can access meeting information through exclusive tiles. 

Is it missing something? Contact commsinfo@bcpvpa.bc.ca.

First time user? Follow these simple instructions:
Click Sign In on bcpvpa.org and then select: 'Reset My Password'


Early Intervention Program: humanworks

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


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