Comox Valley District
Parents Advisory Council


Next Meeting

Monday May 7, 2018
at 6:30pm

Mark R Isfeld Secondary School


Tuesday APR 10

SD71 Education Committee Meeting
Royston Elementary School
6:30 - 8:30pm

Wednesday APR 18

Substance Use Awareness
Mark Isfeld Secondary, Gym
7:00 - 9:00pm

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) of Mark R. Isfeld Secondary is hosting an information night for the community that will cover a wide range of topics around substance use including: early warning signs, the facts behind addiction, how substance use affects teenage brain development, fentanyl and the opioid crisis, legalization of marijuana, rehabilitation support, and other topics.

Most importantly, it's an opportunity for the community to learn and become more aware of substance use in our society and how to support those affected by it.

The evening will include a presentation by John and Jennifer Hedican who will tell the story of the loss of their son Ryan, a Mark R. Isfeld graduate, to fentanyl poisoning. Additionally, the evening highlights a number of speakers covering a range of expertise in substance use, mental health, and addiction medicine:

  • Dr. Charmaine Enns - Island Health - North Island Medical Health Officer;
  • Dr. Ramm Hering - Physician Lead, Primary Care Substance Use for Island Health, Addiction Medicine Specialist;
  • Dr. Theo Jankowski - Addiction Medicine Fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use;
  • Wendy Morin - John Howard Society - Youth and Family Substance Use Counsellor;
  • Amanda Ridgway - John Howard Society - Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention Coordinator;

The evening will conclude with a question and answer period between the audience and the speakers. All are welcome to attend.

Sunday APR 22

Puntledge Park Bike Swap
Puntledge Park
11:30am - 3:00pm

If you have Bikes to sell please bring them to Puntledge on Sat April 21 or the morning of Sunday April 22.

Tuesday APR 24

SD71 Board Meeting
Board of Ed. office, Conference room
7:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday MAY 3

Helping A Child With Anxiety
Huband Park Elementary
7:00 - 9:00pm

The Huband PAC hosts a presentation by Tamara Strijack is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who lives and works on Vancouver Island. She has worked with children and adolescents in various roles over the last twenty years.

Purpose of Comox Valley DPAC

Comox Valley District Parents Advisory Council (DPAC) is a collective voice of School District #71 parents and guardians. 

Formally, DPAC is comprised of up to two representatives from each Comox Valley SD71 school PAC. DPAC council delegates are elected, appointed or otherwise selected by their PAC. 

The DPAC is also governed by an elected board of directors comprised of a chair, vice-chair, secretary, and treasurer.

Any parent or guardian with a child registered in SD71 is a member at large of the DPAC and is welcome to attend and participate in DPAC meetings. 

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Your DPAC Executive:

Chair: Donna Graves

Vice-Chair: Kathleen Hawksby

Treasurer: David Gillis

Secretary: Lorne Taylor

The best way to contact the DPAC executive is to use the Contact Us form or 

send an email to [email protected]


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