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Call to Action


SD83 DPAC has been an effective and involved parent voice over the past several years. It is important that a strong parent voice continue to represent the perspectives of our Shuswap families.

DPAC represents all local PACs (Parents’ Advisory Councils) at the school district level by participating in monthly meetings and regular conversations with School Board Trustees and SD83 leadership. This relationship as the parent voice has led to positive and direct impacts on policies, budgets and the overall culture of education within our district.

DPAC – Our Voice is Your Voice

2022/2023 DPAC Executive

  • President: Robyn Keating, Salmon Arm
  • Vice President: Christy Wright, Salmon Arm
  • Treasurer: Christine Barbour-Jontz, Grindrod
  • Secretary: Savala Williams, Salmon Arm
  • Director at Large: Jenny Kucy, Salmon Arm
  • Director at Large: Stephanie Comer, Enderby

Executive Members

We invite any parents/guardians who want to help shape the future of education for our children to join our team.

Diverse Abilities Advocacy Committee (DAAC)

We are committed to obtaining a better understanding of the challenges facing parents and guardians of students with diverse abilities.

We define Diverse Abilities as physical, cognitive, developmental, learning, and/or neurological differences in ability levels. In addition, special needs students are those that require resources different from most students (the formal definition can be found in the BC School Act found on our website links page).

Visit our Advocacy page to learn more about DAAC and the initiatives we are working on.