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.

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 224 807 876 563 

Passcode: X9gFoA 

COPACS Rep Agenda/Ideas Suggestion Page - click here  


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Parent Guest Speaker Oct 12 - Dr. Allison Rees - Sidestepping the Power Struggle
by Copacs Executive - Monday, 2 October 2023, 8:11 PM

COPACS is pleased to announce our first guest speaker Dr. Allison Rees

Sidestepping the Power Struggle

Where: Parkland Auditorium - 10640 McDonald Park Road North Sidney
When: Thursday, Oct 12th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm or online on MS Teams
Who:  Any families within SD 6
  • Learn to work with your child’s unique temperament
  • Identify negative patterns within your family
  • Gain cooperation from your kids by empowering them
  • Get out of the nagging trap

Hope to see you there!

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AdvoCon2023 - Breaking Barriers Together Conference
by Copacs Executive - Sunday, 1 October 2023, 10:26 PM

You can feel the excitement with just a few short weeks until AdvoCon2023! We'll be diving deep into the theme of Breaking Barriers Together with our conference partner BC People First and we can't wait to welcome you!

AdvoCon2023: Breaking Barriers Together, presented by Kwantlen Polytechnic University

A Hybrid Event On Self-Advocacy and Disability in Education

Hosted by BCEdAccess and BC People First

Thursday, October 19th to Sunday, October 22nd on Whova


October 21st and 22nd at Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus, and broadcast on Whova

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Saanich Board is seeking your feedback!! New transportation policy
by Copacs Executive - Sunday, 1 October 2023, 10:18 PM

The Saanich board members are seeking input from all SD63 families.

You are invited to attend one of the attached open house meetings to learn more about the transportation policy (Policy 21 – Bus & Van Transportation) review and the proposed policy amendments (see attached).

There will be an opportunity to provide feedback at each meeting as well as through a follow-up survey provided to meeting participants.