The British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) is the official parent voice in BC, enshrined in the School Act. We feel fortunate to have a great working relationship with them and in fact many of the families in our support group are also PAC, DPAC and BCCPAC members. They have been supporting families in advocacy for many years and their workshop at our conference last year was a highlight for many. We hope you will be able to make it to see them speak at Advocacy: Equitable Access to Education, our 4th annual conference held March 29th and 30th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC.
Tickets available here:
Workshop: Advocacy In Action – Using Your Parent Voice
Andrea Sinclair, President:
Andrea is a long-time Vancouver resident, public education advocate and parent of two children in high school. She is currently President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) and a Member at Large on the PAC at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary. Andrea believes strongly that our children’s success is rooted within their education; it’s through working together and leveraging our collective strengths that together we can effect positive change. Andrea’s goal is to continue to advocate for strategic, long-term change within the public education system for the benefit of all parents.
John Gaiptman, CEO:
John has been involved with public education for over 35 years. He spent 14 years as a Superintendent of Schools; 12 of which were with the Greater Victoria School District and two with the New Westminster School District. John is married with two daughters and three grandchildren. It is his hope, through his vast experience in public education, that he can continue to support and empower parents for the success of each learner.
You will learn:
An understanding of the processes within the school district
An understanding of parent/guardian rights
An understanding of your responsibilities as a parent and the responsibilities of those who interact with your child
You can learn more about BCCPAC and the wide range of their work here:
Read all the details about our conference here: