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The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC), a registered non-profit and non-partisan charity, represents the parents of more than 620,000 children attending public schools. As the provincial voice of parents, guardians and caregivers in public schools, we engage, empower and support them for the success of all learners through collaboration, partnership and education, in a culture of acceptance, inclusion and equity. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors elected annually by the membership which consists of District Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC), and Parent Advisory Councils (PAC).


To act as the collective voice of parents, guardians, and caregivers, as recognized by the provincial government and educational partners, to address issues within the public school system.


For all parents, guardians, and caregivers to be seen and heard as empowered, supported and educated advocates and advisors in the provincial public education system.


  • To promote, support and advance meaningful parent participation throughout the public education system in order to advocate for the success of all students; and
  • Through our membership, to promote leadership, communication, cooperation, and representation in British Columbia at the school, school district and provincial level

Guiding Principles

  • Collaboration: We will work in partnership with parent & provincial partner groups, government Ministries and community organizations to broaden & support our ability to serve, educate and advocate for all children and families.
  • Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to our vision and mission.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: We acknowledge the potential of all students without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender identity, geographic location, legal status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our goals.
  • Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align efforts toward the achievement of our vision/mission.

Programs & Services

  • Parent Education and Resources
  • DPAC Summit
  • Advocacy Support for Parents