École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
HPAC Parent Advisory Council

​​​Handsworth Parent Advisory Council (HPAC) 2022-2023

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:



April 6, 2023

​Nominations Open for the 2023 - 2024 HPAC Executive  

Elections for the 2023-2024  HPAC Executive will be held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 15th.  All positions will be open for election and we will be providing more details in the upcoming weeks regarding HPAC Executive members considering returning.

If you are interested in learning more about the positions and the election process, please see the HPAC Bylaws https://www.sd44.ca/school/handsworth/Parents/PAC/ConstitutionandBylaws/Documents/HSSA%20FINAL%20Bylaws%20with%20TOC.pdf.

If you would like to put your name forward for a position on the 2022-2023 HPAC Executive, please contact Jacquie Griffiths at jacquie.griff@gmail.com.

Thank you,

HPAC Executive

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.

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

2022-2023 Handsworth PAC

Chair/Co-Chair, Carmen Jensen    chair@handsworthpac.ca

Chair/Co-Chair, Jacquie Griffiths

Jana Madill, Interim Treasurer     treasurer@handsworthpac.ca    

Secretary, Candace Storm

Communications Rep, Velda Williams

DPAC Rep, Mel Montgomery

2022-2023 HPAC M​​embers-at-Large:

Jessica Bratty

Shannon Harris

Shane Lowry

Amanda Nichol

Esther Oyelumade​

Shelley Ridgewell

Erin Stephenson

2022-2023 Grade 8 Representatives

​To be appointed


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.

Ways to support student success at Handsworth

  1. Come to a HPAC Meeting or event.  Contact chair@handsworthpac.ca.  An invitation will be sent to you via email. Connect via Zoom with 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 2022-2023:

*Monday, September 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm 'in person' Handsworth Theatre (*New date)

Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm via zoom
Monday, November 14, 2022 - Budget meeting at 7:00 pm via zoom
December 2022 - no meeting
Monday, January 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm via zoom
Monday, February 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm via zoom*​
*Rescheduled due to the NV District Budget meeting to Monday, February 27, 2023 via zoom
March 2023 - no meeting
Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm via zoom
Monday, May 15, 2023 - AGM at 7 pm in person

HPAC meetings are held each month at 7:00 pm, meeting information is available ​HERE.​