The British Columbia School Trustees Association

Serving and supporting B.C.’s boards of education since 1905

Boards of education across B.C. are thankful to live, work and learn on traditional and unceded territories in all regions of the province. BCSTA is committed to reconciliation as we support our members in this work.

BCSTA is driven by the following beliefs and goals:

BCSTA is currently reviewing its mission and values and planning an update.

A high-quality public education system is the foundation of a democratic society

Improving student achievement is the key work of locally elected boards of education

The interests of B.C. students are best met through local decision-making with an engaged community

Providing a strong, representative voice for boards of education throughout the province is important

Helping to build effective boards by providing development, communications and support services


B.C.’s general election is set for October 19, 2024!

We're Hiring!

BCSTA invites leaders from K-12 public education system and other public agencies to express interest in the role of chief executive officer.

We’re also seeking an advocacy and public relations manager.

Trustee Knowledge Series

BCSTA’s Indigenous Education Committee has launched the Trustee Knowledge Series in response to the B.C. Tripartite Education Agreement to help trustees, as well as members of the general public, learn more about Indigenous issues in education.

Learning Guides

BCSTA’s Updated Learning Guides are a valuable resource for boards of education.

BCSTA Portal

Trustees can access items such as district policies, meeting minutes, the Learning Guide, discussions and more on the BCSTA Portal.


4th floor – 1580 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V6J 5K9
Phone: 604-734-2721