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 11th 2024 (AGM) **NEW DATE**
  • 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.

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COPACS Rep Agenda/Ideas Suggestion Page - click here  


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May COPACS Meeting - May 9th 7pm
by Copacs Executive - Friday, 3 May 2024, 10:22 PM

Hello everyone!

How are we in May already!? Join us for the final COPACS meeting of the 23/24 school year on Thursday May 9th at 7pm. The executive team will be presenting on the updated personal digital devices guidelines from the ministry. We hope to see you there!

May Agenda

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SOGI 123 Parent Information Session Wed May 8 - 7pm
by Copacs Executive - Friday, 26 April 2024, 10:17 PM

COPACS is pleased to host a virtual information session on the topic of SOGI 123 for parent/guardians, students, and staff of the Saanich School District.  Leading this presentation will be Dutch, Regional Manager of SOGI 123 and Micha Oak from LGBTQ Corporate Training.  The focus will be on ...
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24/25 Budget Survey ~ Closes Apr 29, 2024
by Copacs Executive - Monday, 22 April 2024, 9:08 PM

Share your thoughts and budget priorities about the upcoming 24/25 budget!

As part of the consultation process, the SD63 Board is asking the community to complete an online survey which closes at the end of day on April 29, 2024. A background document (available here) has been prepared to inform completion of the survey by those unable to attend the Community Budget Meeting.