PAC Treasurer & Gaming Bootcamp

Gillian Burnett is the BCCPAC Treasurer and she sits on our SD57 DPAC Executive as Vice-Chair. We are pleased to share resources for PACs from BCCPAC. Find valuable links from the 2020 DPAC Summit here.

The recording of the Treasurer & Gaming Bootcamp is 20 minutes long and can be found on this YouTube link.

The pdf file with all the slides from the Bootcamp presentation is here:

There was a delay in receiving PAC Gaming Grants this year and uncertainty about carrying funds forward due to events and projects being cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19. Find up-to-date info here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the branch at or

David Pyatt, Acting Executive Director, Community Gaming Grants Branch
Community and Legislative Services Division
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Marvene Layte,
Northern Interior Communities Association-REGIONAL OFFICE
Cellphone: 250.612.2031 Office: 250.457.9585

We hope you find this information helpful. If your PAC needs any further support or training, let us know at

Happy New Year 2021

Welcome back to school to all our students, staff, and administrators at SD57. The DPAC Executive is back in the swing of things too. Our next meeting is Monday January 11 at 6:30pm. The Agenda and Zoom link will be posted soon.

If you have any questions or require further information, contact us at “See” you soon!

Online Foodsafe Reimbursement

At our DPAC Meeting tonight, the Membership clarified the process for reimbursement for PAC Members who take an online Foodsafe course.

Suggestions for accredited course providers is found here:

Each PAC will be reimbursed up to $100 when a PAC Member presents a certificate and receipt for a course completed and submitted by our DPAC Meeting on Feb 1, 2021.

If you have any questions, contact us at

DPAC-BCCPAC Shared Zoom Licenses

At our DPAC Meeting tonight, Amie Thibodeau, the DPAC Zoom Administrator, presented the information and process for booking Zoom Meetings using our Shared Zoom Licenses from BCCPAC.

The advantage of using this paid license is to have unlimited time for meetings and a larger number of participants.

Contact Amie at with the following completed request form with at least 1 week notice before your meeting.

When your meeting time comes, she will log in, start your meeting, pass controls to the Host/Co-Host, and then leave.

Information on how to use Zoom is found here:

We hear from PACs that many parents are finding it convenience to join on Zoom. Many PACs are offering in-person and zoom for their meetings. Let us know how you are finding parent engagement at your school. Contact the Executive if you need any further support at

New DPAC Executive

The new DPAC Executive Members for 2020/21 met this week. We are excited to have a full team that is ready to work for education and advocate for parents and PACs in our District.

Chairperson – Andrea Beckett
Vice Chairperson – Gillian Burnett
Treasurer – Arlene McKibbin
Secretary – Rickie Mitchell
Director – Christa Porter
Director – Amie Thibodeau
Director – Laura Weller

We will see you at our next meeting on Monday Nov 2, 2020 at 6:30pm on ZOOM.

Revised SD57 Restart Plan – Oct 5

At our DPAC Meeting on October 5, Superintendent Anita Richardson explained 3 changes to the Restart Plan indicated in yellow below. These changes are mandated by Public Health to minimize the number of items that are frequently touched.

Read the fill Restart Plan here:

If you have any questions, or need more information about the guidelines in our schools, please reach out to DPAC at


SD57 Parents with students enrolled in Central Interior Distance Education School (CIDES) or at the Centre for Learning Alternatives (CLA):

PAC Meeting and AGM
Thursday Oct 15 at 5pm
John McInnis Learning Centre
3400 Westwood Dr
(typically runs 1.5 hours)

Please share with other parents especially those new to CIDES and alternate programs this fall. Due to Covid, please RSVP by email so we are adequately prepared to meet current health and safety guidelines at the meeting. Masks are optional at that time if physical distance can be maintained, daily health check is mandatory, distancing will be implemented.  If response is larger than the space can accommodate there may be an update to the meeting format.  Being involved in PAC is a great way to be involved in your child’s education, especially this year, as everything has shifted so much.  If a family is new to CIDES this would be a great way to share ideas and connect on important issues.

Link to BCCPAC on what a PAC is/does, what to expect:…/members/pac-dpac/what-is-a-pac

Link to the PAC meeting announcement on the CLA school website:

For more information and to RSVP: or

October DPAC Meeting Agenda

We hope you can join us for our DPAC Monthly Meeting for October and our AGM where we elect members of our Executive.

October DPAC Meeting & AGM via Zoom tomorrow night October 5th at 6:30pm!! Looking forward to “seeing” everyone there virtually and we hope that you consider joining our Executive to help advocate to the district on behalf of our children.

The positions open are:
District Associate to BCCPAC
Technology Director
Social Media Director
Director at Large (up to 5)
Please note that two people can share a director position (with the exception of Chair and Vice-Chair) and so please remember “sharing is caring”, bring a friend and consider running for a position together.

You will join an amazing group of supportive women, meet new friends, learn an incredible amount and have the chance to directly impact education decisions and policies that affect your children.

You will find the Agenda and Partner Group Questions here:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 656 7488 7171
Passcode: Kd5t*1cv