Partner Greetings

You will find various messages from our partner organizations below. Please continue to check back regularly as we add more notes of encouragement from BC’s public education partners.

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It is my great pleasure to extend greetings from the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils Board on behalf of our DPAC and PAC members representing over 565,000 parents across the province. We are committed to working with partner groups to ensure all children, regardless of how complex their learning needs may be, are given the opportunity to achieve success. We are united with BCSTA in ensuring we teach to diversity so no student ever feels marginalized or disenfranchised. BCCPAC looks forward to continuing and indeed strengthening the valuable relationship we have with BCSTA and trustees.

Andrea Sinclair, President

Nature
On behalf of the BC Library Trustees Association which represents the over 700 community leaders and elected officials governing public libraries across BC, I wish all the school trustees a successful and inspiring BCSTA 2018 Trustee Academy. Through their local community-based governance public schools and public libraries ensure that BC communities have equitable and inclusive access to the expertise, resources, and infrastructure necessary for a democratic society that values learning, creating, and sharing. We stand with BCSTA in supporting learning environments and initiatives that further inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, and reconciliation across the province.

Jerrilyn Schembri, President

Nature
On behalf of the 43,000 members of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, I would like to congratulate new and returning trustees to the BCSTA 2018 Trustee Academy. Democratically elected school boards have the unique ability to advocate for students and to shape public education at the local level. I hope that together with parents, students, school districts, and community members, we can give all students equal opportunities to learn in a thriving school system, advance the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, and ensure safe and inclusive schools for all.

Glen Hansman, President