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Association Activities

The BCAEA engages in a number of activities for its members, including holding a conference in Vancouver every February, publishing a newsletter twice a year, maintaining a provincial alternate programs directory, and providing a list serve. We also provide $14,000 annually in awards for eligible students and grants for eligible teachers.


If you attended the 2017 conference we know you had a good time. We certainly did! Will Richardson was a hit as the keynote,  and sessions were well attended and well received.


The Association provides $14,000 in Awards and Bursaries each year to elegible students and grants to member teachers. Just one of the perks of membership, check out what we have to offer!


Attend our annual conference and automatically get a one year association membership. If you didn’t attend the conference, you can still pay the fee and join the PSA.


The Association publishes the conference brochure each fall, and a newsletter twice a year. Members receive these communications either electronically or as a mailed paper copy.


At the AGM each year elections are held to fill positions on the Executive. President and Vice President are normally elected in odd years, and Treasuer, Secretary, and Newsletter Editor are elected in even years. This year we held elections for President and Vice President. Congratulations to Mike Shaw and Leanne Hagglund on their election. The rotation for next year will see the positions of Secretary and Treasurer come  up.


Mike Shaw has spent 25 years in alternate. He works at the Westside Learning Centre in Westbank, a satellite program of Central Programs & Services in Kelowna.

Vice President

Leanne Hagglund teaches in Vancouver, and was re- elected VP. Previously, she served as our newsletter editor.