COPACS 2023-24

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

Here are some important links for you:

This year (2023-2024) we will continue a hybrid approach of in-person meetings with an option to join virtually via MS Teams (and their dial-in numbers - see below). Meetings will be held at the Individual Learning Centre in Saanichton from 7-9pm and are currently scheduled for the following dates:

  • September 14th 2023
  • October 26th 2023 *new date*
  • November 23rd 2023 
  • December - NO MEETING 
  • January 11th 2024
  • February 8th 2024
  • March 7th 2024
  • April 18th 2024 (AGM)
  • May 9th 2024

If these dates change, we'll update the website and send out forum posts, so make sure you're signed up (link above). These and other dates can be found in our summary calendar. Or you can subscribe to the meeting Google Calendar HERE.

Click here to Join on your computer or mobile app

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COPACS Rep Agenda/Ideas Suggestion Page - click here  


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Special COPACS meeting on parent appeal process - Wed. Feb 28
by Copacs Executive - Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 10:08 PM

Please join us for a special COPACS meeting on the parent appeal process.  

Wednesday, Feb 28th at 7:00 pm 
at the Individual Learning Centre, 1649 Mt Newton Cross Rd, Saanichton, BC or online via MS Team

The meeting will include an overview of the appeals process and opportunity for Q&A.  Please see the agenda here

Reminder that the BCCPAC Town Hall on Parent Advocacy Training - will be held on Feb 27th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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Feb 22 - SD63 Annual Parent Involvement Evening
by Copacs Executive - Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 10:14 PM

Thursday Feb 22, 2024 


Stelly's Secondary School

This year's theme:

Student success: What's happening in school to support the strategic plan and its four themes?

This annual gathering bring together parents and guardians, school and district administrators, teachers and trustees to share information. This evening will be setup like a fair where you can choose from a variety of school conversations. Schools from across the district will be there to share their learning journeys. The event will start and end in the theatre. 

Registration is not required.

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COPACS meeting post error - ILC and MS Teams
by Copacs Executive - Friday, 2 February 2024, 8:37 AM

Sorry for any confusion! Our meeting on Thursday will be at ILC Saanichton as usual. You can also join on MS Teams.

Late night work isn't always the best.