Supporting SD63 Saanich 
Parents' Advisory Councils (PACs) and families in public education

The Confederation of Parents' Advisory Councils of Saanich (COPACS) is the official representative for School District 63 Parents' Advisory Councils. Every school has a Parents' Advisory Council and each of these is a COPACS member. Our primary task under provincial legislation is to advise the School Board on “any matter relating to education in the school district”.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to get involved! Attend monthly COPACS meetings or contact us directly to receive updates on issues, activities and concerns of PACS in our district. We welcome parent feedback regarding district issues and policies. If you have any individual questions or concerns, please send an email to the

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2020-2021 Meeting minutes can be found here

This year (2020-2021) we will be meeting virtually, using MS Teams (and their dial-in numbers) and not in person. Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of the month from 7pm-9pm.


  • September 17th. 7pm - 8:30pm regular meeting; 8:30pm - 9pm postponed AGM 
  • October 8th
  • November 12th
  • December 10th
  • January 14th
  • February 11th
  • March 11th
  • April 8th
  • May 13th
  • June 10th

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Emergency Preparedness Planning
by Phil Molloy - Monday, 18 January 2021, 8:36 PM

Attention PAC Executives and Emergency Preparedness Officers: 

Ryan Lacasse at Saanich Schools has negotiated a deal with Total Prepare to help schools purchase emergency preparedness equipment. Please see the attached forms for details, and follow up with Ryan for more information:  

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Second night added for Social Media Awareness Symposium
by Phil Molloy - Monday, 18 January 2021, 8:37 AM

Due to the amazing response across the 3 districts for the forthcoming Social Media Awareness event, a second evening is being offered on Jan 20th. Registration for the remaining spots can be accessed through the link below: 

REGISTER HERE - Social Media Awareness Symposium
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International Baccalaureate Program at Parkland Secondary School
by Phil Molloy - Sunday, 17 January 2021, 10:38 AM

Please find attached the presentation by Lizanne Chicanot, Principal of Parkland Secondary, on the school's International Baccalaureate Program. Ms. Chicanot kindly introduced this program to PAC representatives at last week's COPACS General Meeting.