Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

About PAC

In British Columbia, the 1989 School Act established the right of parents to create a Parent Advisory Council. The purpose of the PAC is to support and promote the involvement of parents in the formal education of their children.


The PAC is a registered non-profit organization composed of parents of children registered in the school. ALL parents are voting members and are welcome to attend any or all of the school’s PAC meetings. The PAC is recognized by the Ministry of Education and the School Board as the official voice of parents at Arden Elementary. The principal attends meetings to provide a report on school activities, and there is a standing invitation to staff members and the elected school trustee.


The Arden PAC usually meets on the second Monday of each month in the library to consider school issues of concern to parents, and to organize events, activities and programs intended to enhance the educational climate and community spirit of Arden Elementary. Minutes of these meetings are posted at the bottom of this page.

Each October a new executive is elected for the next school year. All meetings are held in the evening at 6:30 p.m. in the school Library. Check our school calendar on the Arden Elementary home page for current and updated PAC meeting dates. We hope as many parents as possible can join us.

In regard to individual concerns, the role of the PAC is to advise the parent on how to present her/his concern and to ensure that there is an appropriate procedure to hear about individual concerns or complaints at the school as well as at the school district level.

Arden Elementary PAC and School Info Facebook Page

PAC Members

ChairDana Orrego (
Vice ChairpersonWade Wick (
TreasurerJacqueline Minshall (
SecretaryElisa Camp (
DPAC RepJJ Goff (
Fundraising RepJessica Witt (

PAC Minutes

Arden PAC Meeting Minutes Sept 2023

Arden PAC Meeting Minutes Oct 17 2023

Arden PAC Meeting Minutes Nov 2023

Arden PAC Meeting Minutes Dec 2023

Arden PAC Meeting Minutes Jan 2024

Arden PAC Meeting Minutes Feb 2024

Arden PAC Meeting Minutes March 2024

Arden PAC Meeting Minutes April 2024

Arden PAC Meeting Minutes May 2024