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.


On behalf of more than 560,000 parents across the province, BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) wishes you much success with your Trustee Academy. With strong local and democratically elected leadership intact, BC will remain a leader in education. BCCPAC and BCSTA are keenly aware of the struggles many of our children face on a daily basis. Our system must meet the increasing needs of all our students; needs that range from additional counselling to combat addiction and mental health issues to ensuring there is proper support for each unique learner. I thank you for the leadership you provide to our education system.

Andrea Sinclair, President


On behalf of over 500 BC public library trustees, BCLTA offers best wishes for a successful BCSTA 2019 Trustee Academy. The theme, Growing Together: Planting the Seeds for Inclusion, resonates with those of us in “library world.” In addition to the wellknown role of supporting literacy, public libraries are welcoming spaces that promote and honour access, privacy, democracy, diversity, education and lifelong learning, intellectual freedom, the public good, preservation, service, and social responsibility. These convictions support inclusion and are shared by our two systems. With so much in common, we look forward to growing our partnership with you.

Mike Gagel, President


On behalf of more than 2,500 school leaders around the province, the BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association offers our best wishes for the BCSTA’s 2019 Trustee Academy. Your theme of Growing Together: Planting the Seeds for Inclusion reflects our shared focus on creating positive school environments for all learners, and ensuring that each student has a voice and can achieve success. With the many excellent plenaries and sessions that you are offering, we hope that the Academy attendees can enjoy this energizing and inspirational time together.

David DeRosa, President