About Us

The District 36 Parent Advisory Council, known as the Surrey DPAC, is a registered non-profit society formed in 1978 to represent the interests of Surrey parents in the public education system.

Surrey DPAC is about parents helping parents learn more about our education system and how they can contribute to it.

The Surrey DPAC…

  • encourages co-operation and communication among all the participants in the education system
  • provides parents with a forum for discussion of issues affecting the health, welfare and education of our children
  • advises the Surrey School District of parents’ views on educational issues
  • assists parents in forming Parent Advisory Councils
  • informs parents of their rights in the education process, and assists them in obtaining information at all levels
  • participates in the provincial parent voice through the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

What does the Surrey DPAC offer?

The Surrey DPAC offers…

  • Monthly Meetings
  • Workshops and discussion forums
  • Resources and information on current educational issues, trends and legislative changes
  • Representation on Surrey School District committees
  • Assistance in forming Parent Advisory Councils
  • Ongoing support for parents and Parent Advisory Councils
  • Information on membership in the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

We provide informational meetings on such topics as…

  • Parent leadership
  • Parents as partners in education
  • Current educational issues, trends and legislative changes in the Surrey School District and province of BC
  • Parent and student advocacy
  • Students’ roles in education
  • Student safety
  • Multiculturalism in schools
  • Dry grad
  • Alternative and choice schools

Surrey DPAC General Meetings are open to ALL PARENTS!