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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.


Well, the 2018 conference is over and what a great conference it was! 563 of you registered, and from all reports, a good time was had by all. We are already hard at work lining up 2019 and beyond.


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 Secretary and Newsletter Editor. Congratulations to Michele Genge and Sean Blake on their election. The rotation for next year will see the positions of President and Vice President  come  up.


Michele Genge teaches at Highland Secondary in Comox, BC. She is a long-time conference attender.

Newsletter Editor

Sean Blake teaches in Kelowna at Central Programs. He is new to Alternate and to teaching, but has the right attitude.