Appendix A: The K–12 Education System in
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BCAFN Assembly of First Nations —
The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations works with the Ministry of Education on a variety of issues to advance the quality of education in First Nations communities. It is an active member of the Education Advisory Council.
BCBC Business Council of BC —
The Business Council of British Columbia consists of approximately 200 businesses active in British Columbia. The BCBC is involved with the Ministry of Education as a member of the Education Advisory Council Member. The Business Council is also a board member of the Computers for Schools initiative, and is involved in a myriad of issues related to education, skills development and training.
BCCPAC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils —
The British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils brings together District Parent Advisory Councils on a provincial level to ensure a strong voice for parents in the education system. The BCCPAC is an active member of the Education Advisory Council.
BCCT College of Teachers —
The British Columbia College of Teachers is a statutory body that regulates education. It issues qualifications and conducts reviews of its members under the authority of the Teaching Profession Act of 1987. The BC College of Teachers is also an active member of the Education Advisory Council.
BCFL Federation of Labour —
The BC Federation of Labour represents affiliated unions across the province and has more than 470,000 members, including many of those employed in the education sector. The BC Federation of Labour is represented on the Education Advisory Council.
BCPSEA Public School Employers' Association —
The British Columbia Public School Employers' Association is the bargaining body for school boards, negotiating with teaching and support staff across the province. The BCPSE has a seat on the Education Advisory Council.
BCPVPA Principals' and Vice-principals' Association —
The BC Principals' and Vice-principals' Association gives a collective voice to the administrators of the public school system. The BCPVPA is able to represent its members with the Ministry of Education through venues such as the Education Advisory Council.
BCSDSTA School District Secretary Treasurers' Association —
The BC School District Secretary Treasurers' Association represents business officials working in school districts. The Association works within education through a variety of committees, such as the Accounting Advisory Committee. The BCSDSTA is also a member of the Education Advisory Council.
BCSSA School Superintendents' Association —
The BC School Superintendents' Association advocates quality public education for all of its members. More than 200 Superintendents and their affiliates from across the province form the BCSSA. The Association is also a member of the Education Advisory Council.
BCSTA School Trustees' Association —
The BC School Trustees' Association represents the voice of school trustees across the province. At the provincial level the BCSTA is involved in numerous initiatives, and is active on the Education Advisory Council.
BCTF Teachers' Federation —
The BC Teachers' Federation represents public school teachers employed in the Province of British Columbia. The federation is active in almost all aspects of the education system and is a member of the Education Advisory Council.
CUPE Canadian Union of Public Employees —
The BC Canadian Union of Public Employees is British Columbia's largest labour union. They represent over 110,000 workers across the province. BCCUPE is actively involved in discussions surrounding education in the province, and is a member of the Education Advisory Council.
FEA (CSF) Francophone Education Authority —
The Conseil Scolaire Francophone (the Francophone Education Authority) represents francophone schools throughout British Columbia. They are committed to the development of a strong and vibrant French community in BC. The Authority is a member of the Education Advisory Council.
FISA Federation of Independent School Associations —
The Federation of Independent School Associations represents over 250 schools across the province and is dedicated to promoting the possibilities of plurality within British Columbia's education system. FISA is also a member of the Education Advisory Council.
FNESC First Nations Education Steering Committee —
The First Nations Education Steering Committee is an organization that facilitates communication and discussion surrounding education both within and outside First Nations Communities. The committee also acts as a liaison with government. The Steering Committee is a member of the Education Advisory Council.
PSEC Public Sector Employers' Council —
PSEC Public Sector Employers' Council is a fifteen member body made up of Ministers or Deputy Ministers, the Commissioner of the Public Service and representatives from the six public sector employers' associations. The Council coordinates the management of labour relation policy and practices.
Faculties of Education —
UCSFU Trinity Western U: http://www.twu.ca/
UC of the Fraser Valley: http://www.ucfv.bc.ca/