FISA BC is a non-profit society registered with the Corporate and Personal Property Registries office, Ministry of Finance of BC, Victoria, British Columbia. Approximately 300 of the 350 independent schools in BC are voluntary members of FISA BC, representing 93% of the total independent school enrolment (2015/2016).
FISA BC celebrated its 50th Anniversary on February 4-5, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Over 5000 educators province-wide were in attendance. Keynote speakers were Chris Hadfield, Daniel Pink, and Charles Fadel. Sessional speakers included Amy Burvall, Christopher Gaze, Kimberly Mitchell, Alan November, and Yong Zhao.
Approximately 80% of independent school students in 2015-2016 attend schools receiving 50% grants, 16% attend schools receiving 35% grants, and 3% attend schools receiving no government grants.
To celebrate 50 years of voluntary collaboration among independent schools, FISA BC hosted the 2016 Convention on February 4th & 5th, 2016. Thank you to all those who participated.
Pro-D events to promote the new BC Ministry of Education curriculum offerings will be taking place periodically throughout the coming year.