BCSTA works with the provincial government and other organizations in order to achieve its mission. This page contains links to some important B.C. and national organizations.
Ministry of Education and Child Care
You can find Ministry of Education and Child Care officials easily through the B.C. Government Directory, a searchable database of contacts, or view all the Ministry of Education and Child Care departments and responsibilities.
Contact the Ministry of Education and Child Care:
Canadian School Boards Association
BCSTA is a one of eight provincial School Board association members of the Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA). CSBA advocates educational success for each and every student and promotes the value of locally elected School Boards.
Other members of CSBA include:
- Assembly of First Nations
- Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l’Ontario
- Alberta School Boards Association
- Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
- Manitoba School Boards Association
- Ontario Public School Boards Association
- Québec English School Boards Association
- Saskatchewan School Boards Association
BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
BCAAFC promotes the betterment of Indigenous Friendship Centres in the Province of British Columbia.
BC Association of School Business Officials
The BC Association of School Business Officials is the professional association of the business officials working in school districts.
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
BCCPAC represents a membership of over 1,000 Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils from every school district in the province.
BC Library Trustees Association
The BCLTA represents the boards and trustees that govern local public libraries.
BC Ministry of Education and Child Care
The ministry is committed to providing a high quality education for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students so they can develop their individual potential and acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute to society. Learn more about the ministry’s co-governance relationship with boards.
BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association
BCPVPA is the professional organization for principals and vice-principals in British Columbia.
BC Public School Employers Association
BCPSEA is the accredited bargaining agent for school boards.
BC School Sports
BC School Sports is an organization of Member Schools which encourages student participation in extra-curricular athletics, assists schools in the development and delivery of their programs and provides governance for inter-school competition.
BC School Superintendents’ Association
The British Columbia School Superintendents Association is an autonomous, non-profit organization of senior school district administrators serving to foster the improvement of education for B.C. students.
BC Teachers’ Federation
The British Columbia Teachers Federation represents public school teachers in the province of British Columbia.
Business Council of British Columbia
The Business Council of British Columbia, established in 1966, is an association representing approximately 200 large and medium-sized enterprises engaged in business in British Columbia.
Canadian School Boards Association
The Canadian School Boards Association is the national voice of school boards in Canada. CSBA works to make sure that the needs and concerns of the education system are heard at the national level.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents the majority of support staff in B.C.’s school districts.
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Directorate of Agencies for School Health
DASH works closely with BCSTA to communicate with member boards about how they can advance student achievement through supporting healthy eating in schools.
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
Coalition of individuals and organizations whose purpose is to create understanding of and advocacy for legislation, policy, and practice to ensure that children and youth have the opportunities and resources required to achieve their full potential.
First Nations Education Steering Committee
Established in 1992, the First Nations Education Steering Committee works to advance quality education for all First Nations students in British Columbia and to support communities in their efforts to improve the success of First Nations students.
Focused Education Resources
Focused Education Resources is a non-profit, member-driven organization passionate about supporting excellence in the K-12 sector.
Indigenous Education – Ministry of Education and Child Care
This site contains useful information for anyone interested or involved in Indigenous education.
Make a Future
Job Portal for Public Education in B.C.
Ministry of Children & Family Development
The ministry provides programs and services to ensure that children and families are living in safe, caring and inclusive communities.
Provincial Health Authorities
The Ministry of Health works together with a provincial health authority, five regional health authorities, and a First Nations health authority to provide high quality, appropriate and timely health services to British Columbians.
Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education
SAEE provides non-partisan education research and information to policy-makers, education partners and the public.
Teacher Regulation Branch: BC Ministry of Education and Child Care
The Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB), part of the Ministry of Education and Child Care, was created to support the implementation of the Teachers Act, which came into force on January 9, 2012.
Union of British Columbia Municipalities
The UBCM was formed to provide a common voice for local governments in B.C.