Talking About Inclusion, Anti-Racism & Diversity: Chapter 2

Virtual Event with Sempulyan
Tuesday, April 27th, 7-8:30pm

Sempulyan’s Residential School Story
Join us in the second chapter of our Inclusion and Diversity series. Through personal narrative, Sempulyan – Stewart Gonzales – will share his experiences as a residential school survivor and his journey of healing in order to help us to understand reconciliation and our shared history. 

Sempulyan is a member of the Squamish Nation and an Indigenous Cultural Worker.

**The content in this session is meant for an adult audience.**

More information can be found here.

Click here to register for the event.

Visit our partners, the West Vancouver Memorial Library and their website, for a list of resources and recommendations, including a Family Reading Challenge for parents with students at all grade levels.





Talking About Inclusion, Anti-Racism & Diversity: Chapter 1

Virtual Event with Alden Habacon
Tuesday, March 30th, 7-8:30pm

The WVDPAC Inclusion and Diversity Committee are partnering with the West Vancouver Memorial Library to support your learning journey. A special Virtual Community Event featuring Alden Habacon was held on March 30th. More information can be found here.


Health and Safety – Useful Resources for Parents:

Covid-19 Safe-Schools – Provincial Page (updated March 31, 2021)

Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 (Updated March 30, 2021)

Covid Self-Assessment Tool (January 27, 2021)

Q&A with Superintendent Chris Kennedy (WVS), Superintendent Mark Pearmain (NVSD) and Dr. John Harding (VCH) (October, 2020)

Daily Health Check:  English  |  Farsi  |  Chinese

WVDPAC/West Vancouver Schools/VCH Town Hall Parent Forum (September 2nd, 2020)
WVDPAC/WVS FAQ from Town Hall Parent Forum (September 2nd, 2020)
WVS Parent Resources for Continuity of Learning at Home (July, 2020)
WVS Student Resources for Continuity of Learning at Home (July, 2020)


DPAC Updates:

DPAC Meeting:
Please join us (virtually) on Wednesday, April 7th, at 9:15 for the next virtual DPAC meeting. Our guest speaker is Associate Superintendent Sean Nosek, speaking to us about “Education in the Age of Misinformation”. An Agenda containing the meeting link can be found here and has been emailed to all PAC Chairs and DPAC representatives, along with a zoom link. All meeting Agendas, Minutes and presentations from DPAC meetings for the 2020-2021 year can be found under Resources. Please contact us at if you have not received an email.


DPAC General Meeting Schedule 2020/2021

**Until further notice, all WV DPAC meetings will be virtual.**

DPAC General Meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of the month, starting in October. Our meetings are held at the Inglewood Learning Centre located at the south end of West Vancouver Secondary. Access to the portable is from Inglewood Avenue.  

Please make sure you have all the dates noted:

Wednesday September 2nd – 3pm-4pm Virtual Town Hall with Chris Kennedy, Carolyn Broady & Dr. Mark Lysyshyn
Wednesday October 7th – 9:15 am
Wednesday November 4th – 9:15 am
Wednesday December 2nd – 9:15 am
Wednesday January 6th – 9:15 am
Wednesday February 3rd – 9:15 am
Wednesday March 3rd – 9:15 am
Wednesday April 7th – 9:15 am
Wednesday May 5th – 9:15 am
Wednesday June 2nd – 9:15 am

An open discussion will take place at the end of each meeting, allowing for the sharing of ideas, resources, or a continuation of discussions initiated at the General Meeting.

All parents/guardians of students enrolled in West Vancouver Schools are welcome to attend DPAC meetings. Please contact or your school PAC for meeting information.

RSS Superintendent Chris Kennedy’s Blog

  • Galaxy High Program April 1, 2021
    You may have heard of students spending a semester in Europe or Asia.  Or maybe even about the school where you can learn on a boat for a year with the Class Afloat Program.  Well, West Vancouver Schools always wants to stay out front, and that is why today we are announcing the Galaxy High […]
  • What We Have Missed March 4, 2021
    A couple weeks ago I wrote about 7 COVID Edu Trends That Will Stick following the pandemic.  Of course as much as there are things we have learned and experienced that we want to maintain, there are other experiences that have really been missed in schools for the last twelve months.  We know that concerns […]

About DPAC

The West Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council (WVDPAC) is an advisory body of parent volunteers from all West Vancouver schools. Together, we promote parental views to the West Vancouver Board of Education and work with the West Vancouver School District to build the learning environment we want for our children.

Executive Committee

 Chair  Kelly Richter
 Vice-Chair  Kyra Smiljanic
 Treasurer  Kelly Kerklaan
 Secretary  Vacant
 Director   Danielle Katerberg
 Director   Tanya Mah
 Director   Christina Argyros
 Director   Monica Scoles
 Director   Nina Cheema

For general inquiries, please contact us at:

West Vancouver DPAC
1075 21st Street,
West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A9

General Email: