District Parents Advisory Council

School District #83


SD83 DPAC has been an effective and involved parent voice over the past several years. It is important that a strong parent voice continues 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

2023/24 DPAC Executive

  • President: Robyn Keating, position open for November 2023 AGM
  • Vice President: Christy Wright, position open for November 2023 AGM
  • Treasurer: Christine Barbour-Jontz, position open for November 2023 AGM
  • Secretary/Communications: Savala Williams, Salmon Arm
  • Director at Large: Jenny Kucy, position open for November 2023 AGM
  • Director at Large: open position

Executive Members

We invite any parents/guardians who want to help shape the future of education for our children to join our team. Put your name forward for an Executive Position! We will send you the Constitution and Bylaws for your review. All positions are open for the October AGM (postponed to November) terms for 1 year at a time for up to 3 years in the same position. Want to make a difference? Join the Executive, and be a voice for parents!

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 who require resources different from most students (the formal definition can be found in the BC School Act on our website links page).

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