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

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COPACS Rep Agenda/Ideas Suggestion Page - click here  


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Nov COPACS Meeting Thursday & it's a Potluck!
by Copacs Executive - Sunday, 19 November 2023, 4:19 PM
Join us on Thursday Nov 23rd at 7pm for our next COPACS meeting! We will start the meeting with a potluck and then move into our meeting. The meeting will be available through MS Teams but then you can't share in the delicious meal. We hope to see you there. 

Here is the agenda.

Here is the potluck sign-up

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2 presentation on Anxiety with Julie-Anne Richards - LIVE & ONLINE - 2 Different age groups!!
by Copacs Executive - Sunday, 12 November 2023, 10:06 PM


COPACS and the Eric Foundation are pleased to offer a session for families of younger kids. Please join us for an ONLINE Presentation by Julie-Anne Richards on Empowering Strategies and Effective Supports to Build Resilience in children (age 5-10) experiencing ...
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Saanich Equitable Access Team (SEAT) is seeking your feedback
by Copacs Executive - Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 9:33 PM

The Saanich Equitable Access Team (SEAT) is a new working group comprised of parents, teachers, support staff, district staff, and community members from within the Saanich Learning Community. This group is currently working collaboratively to develop a plan, within the Accessibility BC Act ...

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