COPACS 2022-23

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 (2022-2023) we will be trying 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 15th 2022 
  • October 20th 2022 
  • November 24th 2022
  • December - NO MEETING 
  • January 12th 2023 
  • February 9th 2023 
  • March 9th 2023 
  • April 27th 2023 (AGM) - Please note updated date 
  • May 11th 2023

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

Or call in (audio only)

+1 437-703-4522,,912517179#   Canada, Toronto

Phone Conference ID: 912 517 179#

COPACS Rep Agenda/Ideas Suggestion Page - click here  


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Wed June 7th - Our Last White Hatter Session ~ Monitoring, Filtering and Tools
by Copacs Executive - Monday, 5 June 2023, 8:42 AM

We have arrived at our last parent session for the 2022/2023 school year! Thank you to everyone that has attended the sessions. We hope they were informative and helpful.

This Wednesday @7pm, the White Hatter team will be presenting on due diligence, agreements, apps, hardware and software. If you have questions about monitoring, filtering and other tools on the technology your family uses this is the session for you! The recording will be available until June 9th so register even if you can't attend on June 7th.

Thanks again, 


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Thurs May 25th @ 7pm - White Hatter Presentation: Technology, Sleep & Children
by Copacs Executive - Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 9:51 PM

Our next White Hatter presentation is next Thursday!! Come learn more about technology, sleep and how it all effects children. 

Register now for this online session and don't forget that if you can't watch it that night, you will have access to the recording for 48 more hours. See the attached poster for the QR code and/or registration link. 

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The district seeking your input on Food Programs in SD63 schools!
by Copacs Executive - Monday, 8 May 2023, 9:42 PM

The district is seeking your input! As you may be aware, the Ministry of Education and Child Care has provided school districts with supplemental funding to support food programs within their schools. The Saanich School District is looking for feedback from school communities before finalizing an implementation plan for the next school year.

They have created a survey to get feedback from families and community members on food programs in the Saanich school district. Please complete the survey here:  

Thank you for your participation