PAC Executives

The Brantford PAC Executives are a volunteer group of parents/guardians with children at Brantford. This group meets once a month and works closely with the school principal and staff to advocate on behalf of parents/students for the benefit of our school community. The PAC Executives support initiatives to generate school funding from grants and fundraising events/activities, as well as to encourage parent involvement in the school. Please join us at the monthly General PAC meetings.

THE 2023/24 PAC

I’m Anita and I have two kids attending Brantford. My son is in Grade 5 and my daughter in Grade 3. This is my third year serving on the PAC Committee and I’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing staff and parents. I’m hopeful that we can continue to build a strong community and encourage more families to step forward and help out. We share the common goal to support our kids and school with various learning and development initiatives. I work as a Life Coach and Product Development Consultant. In my spare time, I like to run, travel, and go on adventures.

Anita Chin – Chair

I started helping with the PAC when my child started in the French Immersion program. This year I will largely be supporting hot lunch, MunchaLunch and also acting as Treasurer. I’ve met a lot of fun and kind people volunteering over the years and hope my contribution here can return some of that fun and kindness in our school community!

Cathy Safadi – Treasurer

I’m Brenda and I have two daughters attending Brantford, Grades 5 and 6. This will be my third year serving as PAC Secretary and I’m excited to once again be a part of the committee and to support the school community. Brantford is a wonderful school with dedicated staff and volunteers and I look forward to an eventful, fun-filled school year! Outside of PAC, I work in the Finance sector as an EA & Human Resources Coordinator. I love spending time with my family, reading and exploring the outdoors.

Brenda To – Secretary

Hi! My name is Parm. As a Brantford parent for the last 7 years, I have volunteered countless hours to our beloved school, and am excited to be joining PAC for the first time. My eldest graduated last year, and with 2 more kids following suit, I look forward to helping make Brantford a fun and a cool place to learn. It’s a challenging mission, balancing fresh and innovative ideas with cherished traditions, but I know the incredible parents that make up the PAC are up for the challenge. Together, with your support, I’m confident that the upcoming year will be nothing short of amazing.

Parm Hayer – Fundraising Committee

Hi, I’m Lan! With fundraising experience helping United Way and Burnaby Neighbourhood House, contributing to our school in this area seemed fitting for my first year on the PAC as my two boys start Kindergarten and Grade 3. We transferred last year, and despite our initial apprehension as newcomers, the Brantford community quickly became our own. Through many fun and fulfilling volunteering opportunities, the PAC warmly embraced us, and we want to extend that same sense of community to all families. Whether you’re returning or new, we’re here to ensure your Brantford journey is as rewarding as ours continues to be.

Lan Ho – Fundraising Committee

Lucy Maya

Fundraising Committee

I’m Jean, and I have two kids attending Brantford (Grades 1 and 4). This is my third year joining the PAC Executives at Brantford and representing our committee in DPAC. Please let me know if you have any suggestions needing to be voiced to DPAC. In my regular time, I work as Head of Software Engineering in a technology company. I enjoy travelling and coding in my spare time.

Jean Su – DPAC (District PAC)

Behnaz Nejad

CPF Rep

I’m Karen, and my son is in Grade 4. I have been helping out the PAC since he was in Kindergarten. This is my third year on the PAC. I have enjoyed being on the PAC, and love being involved in school. I look forward to a great year ahead. I love to cook, read, and enjoy being outdoors.

Karen Rai-Johal – Member at Large

PAC EXECUTIVE KEY DUTIES

CHAIR

Acts as spokesperson for Brantford PAC. Coordinates committees, meetings, annual budget, yearly events, and year-end reporting in consultation with PAC executives and school principal.

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TREASURER

Responsible for managing and reporting the finances of the PAC.

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SECRETARY

Records and distributes minutes of all PAC meetings.

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FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Recommends fundraising events to PAC executive and school principal, and supports fundraising efforts.

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DPAC REP

Attends and reports on the Burnaby School District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) meetings.

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CPF REP

Attends and reports on Canadian Parents for French (CPF) meetings. This position must be filled for the school to quality for a grant that is offered for the French program.

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MEMBER AT LARGE

Attends PAC meetings and carries out roles as needed.

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