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North Vancouver School District Wins BRAVO! Award

November 15, 2023

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​For Immediate Release
November 9, 2023

On Sunday, October 29, 2023, the North Vancouver School District won a Coup de Cœur for the Superintendent’s Report during the 2023 BRAVO! Awards Gala hosted by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE) in Montreal, QC.

"We’re thrilled and honoured to receive this recognition from the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education,” said Lisa Dalla Vecchia, communications manager. “Our small but mighty team is responsible for providing communications leadership and support for all of our schools and district departments to ensure our community remains informed of important news regarding the North Vancouver School District.”

“We’re fortunate to have a communications team to support the school district articulate its commitment to continual improvement to realize its vision, achieve its strategic goals, and uphold its values. Students, staff, families and the wider community are the beneficiaries of these efforts,” said Superintendent Dr. Pius Ryan. “It’s important to increase awareness and understanding of the critical management role played by professional communicators in public schooling.”

The CACE BRAVO! Awards, presented by SchoolBundle, are the only Canada-wide awards program specifically designed to recognize excellence in school board communications. CACE recognizes and honours exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communications, marketing and engagement through the BRAVO! Awards Program each year.

About the North Vancouver School District

The North Vancouver School District provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student and bring communities together to learn, share and grow. Through 25 elementary schools, 7 secondary schools and one online school, the school district offers over 16,000 students, their parents and caregivers, and more than 2,600 staff, a welcoming, safe and inclusive teaching and learning environment, and a strong sense of community and belonging. Visit the North Vancouver School District website to learn more.

About the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education

The Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE) offers the best resource and professional development, bilingually, for educational communications professionals and system leaders in Canada. We are the only association in Canada to provide direct support for the work of more than 375 communicators and organizational leaders in school districts, school board associations, private school institutions, post-secondary institutions, teacher organizations and provincial education ministries. For more information, visit



Lisa Dalla Vecchia
Communications Manager
North Vancouver School District