WorkSafeBC Parent Resource Kit

To help you keep your children safe on the job, WorkSafeBC has created a parent resource kit with information materials that can help you prevent injuries to your young worker. It includes:

  • Brochure titled This could happen to your child (PDF 242 KB). This brochure explains how parents can help keep their children safe at work. It offers advice on how to talk to your children before they start work and after they are hired.
  • Fact sheet (PDF 82 KB) and Backgrounder illustrating injuries to young workers
  • Profiles of seriously injured young workers describing how their accidents altered their lives
  • Video titled Lost Youth: Four stories of injured workers, a dramatic video showing the consequences of a serious workplace injury
  • Video titled Joe Who?, a video presentation of the play created by students for students about the impact of workplace accidents

For more information on the Parent Resource Kit email or call 604 276-3174.

General Meeting Agenda, March 7th, 2016

DRAFT – Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

Webconference link:

Monday, March 7th, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre

1.       Call to order

2.       Adoption of agenda and Adoption of Minutes

3.       PAC Networking and discussion (To increase the effectiveness of this section of the agenda, we suggest that people report on ideas that may be of interest to other PACs, or concerns that other PACs could help with.)


7:30pm – Partner groups enter

4.       Partner Group Presentations (five minutes each – questions may be taken about general topics, detailed and specific questions are best kept to the break)

  1. DSAC Presentation (Josh Nycholat )
  2. CUPE Report (Karen Wong – regrets due to vacationing in Ireland)
  3. Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Richard Giroday)
  4. Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Dan Watt)
  5. Superintendent Report (Sharon Cairns)
  6. Trustee Report (Brenda Hooker)

 (5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)

5.       Elections –Vacant Secretary position

6.       Officer and Committee Reports

  1. Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
  2. Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)
  3. BCCPAC Report

7.       PAC and Parent Assistance

  1. Grant requests
  2. Digital and online safety workshop

8.       Advising School District

  1. School District Budget Consultation Committee, meetings April 4th and April 20th
  2. Superintendent Job Interview Panel, April 5th (?)
  3. Calendar Committee report
  4. Recommendations from Rural Consultation Committee
  5. Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
  6. Education Programs and Planning Committee Report ( Mike Gagel)
  7. Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)
  8. Suggestions for School Board Report


9.       Other Business

  1. BCCPAC Resolutions – workshop and proxies
  2. BCCPAC Conference – April 28th to May 1st, Kelowna – selection of delegates

10.   Agenda items for next meeting

11.   Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 4th at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.

Administrative Appointments and Changes

Catching up on a few administrative appointment announcements:

The school district executive assistant, Wendy De Marsh, retired at the end of January.

As per a message from the district, “We thank Wendy for 25 years of exemplary service to the District and wish her all the best in her retirement.”

The Board of Education is pleased to announce the following appointment:

Kap Manhas – Principal of Skills, Trades and Careers
We wish Kap all the best as he assumes his new role.

The Board of Education is pleased to announce the following appointments, effective Monday, February 1:

Aubrey Pender-Mitchell – Vice-Principal, Prince George Secondary School
John McLay – Acting Assistant Superintendent

We wish Aubrey and John all the best as they assume their new roles.

City of Prince George Pro-D day flyer

Please find attached the Pro D Day Flyer for February 26th, 2016. The flyer is produced as a community service by the City of Prince George and promotes recreation, fitness, culture and education and is a valuable resource for parents and teachers that are looking for activities for kids to be involved in on February 26th Pro D Day.  This is the fourth edition of the flyer for the 2015-2016 school year: a flyer is distributed prior to each Pro D Day, Spring break and Summer break.

The flyer is also available on the City Of Prince George website at (look under City Living>Recreation>Youth Programs).  The flyer changes from one Pro D Day to the next but the link to access it on the City website is the same.

This is the direct link:

Please feel free to link to this site on your school websites and list it in your monthly newsletter.  A link in the school monthly newsletter is the best way to reach most students and parents/caregivers.  Please also feel free to share the flyer or link with staff, administration as well as parents and students.

Thank you for your time in sharing this resource.

Food Safe – Saturday, March 5th

DPAC is hosting a FoodSafe course for PAC volunteers on Saturday, March 5th, at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre. A book and certificate will be provided for each participant.

As a reminder, for school food programs and PAC fundraising where food is involved, at least one on-site parent is required to have FoodSafecertification.

As of July 29, 2013, all FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued in British Columbia have a five-year expiry date. FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued prior to July 29, 2013, are valid until July 29, 2018.

Class runs from 8:30a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COST: $25 (to cover the book and certificate cost – DPAC is funding the course itself)
Lunch break is from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
DPAC will be providing lunch and snacks.

Again – are you from outside the Prince George area? Need any financial support to travel to Prince George? Please let us know!