École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Parent Advisory Council

​​​​​Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) 2023-2024​

Welcome to the HPAC Page.

As a community of parents, the HPAC works with school administrators and staff to support student success.

This page provides parents with news about HPAC activities and events, connects you with information and resources you need, and identifies opportunities where you can make a difference to the school.​

The Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) would like to extend a warm welcome to returning and new students, staff, and parents.

We strive to provide parents/guardians of Handsworth Students with timely communication and keep them informed about HPAC activities. HPAC is proud to maintain regular communication with the Handsworth administration and we want to hear from parents/guardians to make sure we represent you well.  Information can be found on the Handsworth PAC Facebook Page, as well as on Instagram @Handsworth PAC and Twitter @HandsworthPAC.

Click HERE for the link to the Government of BC’s K:12 Back to School Protocol.  We encourage you to review this as it provides the most up to date information regarding school start up.

​​We want you to know that HPAC remains committed to our school’s vision statement:

“The Handsworth Community develops empowered, innovative, and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity”.

Wishing you and your families a safe, supported, and successful year. 


The HPAC Executive


Handsworth parents are welcome to contact the HPAC by e-mail:



Are you interested in volunteering with the HPAC?

Please contact HPAC chair at chair@handsworthpac.ca.


Grade 8 Parent Representative

HPAC is looking for parents/guardians of grade 8 students interested in getting involved with the HPAC Executive.  These ​are non-voting positions but are a way to learn about the HPAC operations and get involved as well as represent grade 8 parents/guardians.  When vacancies arise there are opportunities to transition into voting roles.

Hot Lunch Volunteers

HPAC is looking for parents/guardians interested in volunteering to support the hot lunch program on Tuesdays, Thursdays and or Fridays.  For as little as one hour per week, this is a great way to get involved at the school.  Training will be provided.  You will meet other parents/guardians and have the opportunity to be in the school at lunch time.  Over the years hot lunch fundraising has provided support to our athletics programs.  Please contact munch@handsworthpac.ca to volunteer.

Handsworth PAC is looking for Executive Members 

We're on the hunt for fresh faces to join our school's dynamic team! Imagine being part of a vibrant community where every voice matters. Whether you're a seasoned leader or just eager to lend a hand, there's a role for you in supporting the future of our school.

Joining our team means you'll have a say in the decisions that directly impact our children's education. Whether you're passionate about boosting school spirit or curious about budgeting, there's an opportunity for you to make a difference.

Think of us as a community potluck, where each dish brings its own flavour to the table. Whether you're a fundraising guru, social media expert, an event planning enthusiast, or simply eager to learn, we welcome your unique talents. Together, let's create a brighter tomorrow for our school and our kids!

If you are interested in volunteering on the 2024-2025 Handsworth PAC now is your time to reach out to the nomination committee. We are especially in need of people with financial experience however all positions are open.

Please email chair@handsworthpac.ca for more information.​

Future Openings and Opportunities

HPAC is always looking for parents/guardians who are interested in contributing.  If you have an interest in another area not listed here (eg. Fund-raising) we would love to have you involved in some way. 

Please email chair@handsworthpac.ca for more information about these positions.

Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) Executive


Chair/Co-Chair, Candace Storm     chair@handsworthpac.ca


Co-Treasurer, Carmen Jensen      treasurer@handsworthpac.ca 

Co-Treasurer, Shannon Harris      ​treasurer@handsworthpac.ca​

Secretary, Shannon Harris

Communications Rep,


2023-2024 HPAC M​​embers-at-Large

2023-2024 Grade 8 Representatives

​To be appointed

Ways to support student success at Handsworth

  1. Come to a HPAC Meeting or event.  Contact chair@handsworthpac.ca.   Connect wih other Handsworth parents, catch up on what's going on at the school, and provide your input and ideas on how parents can support student success at Handsworth
  2. Volunteer  Help out with an HPAC initiative or event.  Any contribution of your time or talents is valued.  Contact us at:  chair@handsworthpac.ca
  3. Donate HERE  Contribute to educational resources to enhance student learning.  Dollars from our Provincial gaming funds budget and fundraising efforts stretch only so far to meet needs.  All donations in excess of $25 will be issued a tax receipt.

Meeting Dates 2023-2024:

Monday, September 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm     Handsworth Learning Commons/Library​
Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm 
Monday, November 20​, 2023 - Budget meeting at 7:00 pm 
December 2023 - no meeting
Monday, January 22, 2024 at 7:00 pm 
Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7:00 pm 
March 2024 - no meeting
Monday, April 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm 
Monday, May 13, 2024 at 7:00 pm In person Annual General Meeting Learning Commons/Library
New!  ​Monday, June 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm via Zoom​​

HPAC meetings are held 'in person', generally on the third Monday of each month in the Handsworth Learning Commons/Library at 7:00 pm, meeting information is available ​HERE.​