Member Communications

The BCAEA communicates with members three times a year, sending out the conference brochure in late September or early October,  and publishing the fall and spring editions of the newsletter. Printed copies sent by regular mail use address labels provided by the BCTF. We send the BCTF the address you provided us when you registered for the conference. If you didn’t attend the conference but have maintained your membership in the association, and your address with the BCTF is out of date, make sure you update your information with them so you continue to receive our publications.

Members who have opted to receive electronic communication instead of paper from the BCAEA receive this communication via the email address provided when you registered for the last conference. We use a mass-emailing service which makes it easy for us to manage the list, and makes it easy for you to unsubscribe if you change your mind about receiving communication this way.


Write For Us!

Have something about Alternate that’s on your mind and needs saying? Ever wanted to become a (moderately) famous published author? Talk to Sean! 

Sean Blake, our Newsletter Editor, is always on the look out for thought-provoking articles of interest to our members. He’d love to hear your ideas. You can reach him via the Contact button at the bottom of every page.

Current Issue

The current newsletter can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.


Past Issues

Previous issues of our newsletter are available for downloading as well. Enjoy!


In conjunction with the BCTF, the BCAEA is pleased to offer an email discussion list for the use of its members, and administrators and youth care workers involved with the education of at-risk youth.

Joining the List

Joining is easy! Click on the button below. Once on the page, select psa-bcalted from the drop down list, make sure the join radio button is selected, enter your email address, and click on send. That’s all there is to it! You should receive a welcome message in short order.

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Leaving the List

Leaving the list is just as easy as joining. Should you decide to leave the list, click on the button below, select psa-bcalted, and choose the leave radio button, enter your email address, and click on send. We will be sorry to see you go!

Alternate Programs Directory

The BCAEA maintains a directory of all the alternate programs it is aware of in the province. It is available for download as either an Adobe PDF file or an Excel (XLSX) spreadsheet. If you know of errors or omissions, please contact the President, whose email address is on the Contact page.