Local Chapters of EEPSA

Resources for Local Chapters

  1. Local Chapter Guide
  2. EEPSA Local Chapter Agenda Template
  3. Local Chapter Constitution Template
  4. EEPSA Local Chapter AGM template
  5. Guide for EEPSA Local Chapter Treasurers
  6. ExpenseVoucher – local chapter
  7. Electronic Funds Transfer
  8. Travel Information Expense Reimbursement Policies
  9. Travel Information Expense Reimbursement Policies-page-13

Our amazing Local Chapters are doing great things across the province.  They are a true testament to the power of local leadership.

Together we are:

Kootenay Columbia grab and go backpacks for outdoor learning

  • Hosting conferences to connect Classrooms to Communities on the PSA Day
  • Creating grab and go backpacks for each school in the district
  • Leading Curriculum Implementation Days
  • Hosting dinner meetings to collaborate with colleagues
  • Re-wilding school grounds
  • Creating place-based learning websites for our districts
  • Spreading the culture of outdoor education prep-teachers in our districts
  • Hosting first aid and risk-assessment courses
  • Meeting with senior district administration to advocate for place based learning helping teacher positions
  • Hosting lending libraries of teaching resources Book list

    Some of the teacher suggested books from the SEED36 list

  • Building school gardens
  • Hosting professional book clubs
  • Compiling entry level lessons for teachers new to place based learning Curriculum-Linked Activities to Get OUTSIDE Tomorrow!
  • Hosting blogs
  • Hosting professional development days
  • Working with community partners to develop learning experiences in our local places
  • Mentoring student teachers
  • Enjoying evening paddles and professional conversations

    Kootenay Lake teachers enjoying some collaborative time

  • Hosting seed-sharing libraries for school gardens
  • Providing mentorship to teachers who are new to outdoor learning
  • Hosting listserves
  • Sitting on district sustainability working groups
  • Building outdoor classrooms

List of Local Chapters

Arrow Lakes

Contact Erika Momeyer at ruraldragonfly@gmail.com

Arrow Lakes constitution

2017 AGM Minutes

Kootenay Boundary Outdoor Educators

Contact Jamie Stewart at jamie.stewart@sd51.bc.ca

Kootenay Boundary Outdoor Educators Constitution

KBOE minutes May 30th

Kootenay Boundary Outdoor Educators Meeting Minutes Feb. 19

KBOE mtg minutes – November 15th 2018

B. Outside (Burnaby)

Contact Kristina Carley at Kristina.carley@burnabyschools.ca

B. Outside Blog

Burnaby Local Chapter Constitution

Burnaby Local Chapter AGM Minutes May 2019

Burnaby Jan 2019

Burnaby minutes Oct. 16-18

Burnaby minutes Sept. 16-18

Burnaby minutes April 18

2017 November Minutes

2017 September Minutes

2017 June Minutes

2017 April Minutes

2017 February Minutes

South Central BC Regional Specialist Association (Cariboo-Chilcotin, Quesnel and Prince George)

Contact Frances McCoubrey at frances.mccoubrey@sd27.bc.ca or Vanessa Elton at velton@sd57.bc.ca

Bridges and Barriers resource

EKEEPSA (East Kootenay EEPSA)

Contact Mardelle Sauerborn  at Mardelle.Sauerborn@sd5.bc.ca

East Kootenay Local Chapter

East Kootenay Local Chapter Constitution


EKEEPSA February 2019


EKEEPSA May 2018

EKEEPSA April 2018

EKEEPSA Sept 2017

2017 September Minutes

2017 April Minutes

Kootenay – Columbia Environmental Educators

Contact Matthias Starzner at mstarzner@sd20.bc.ca

Kootenay Columbia Environmental Educators Website

KCEE Meeting Minutes – February 5 2020

KCEE SD 20 Outdoor “grab and go” packs

KCEE Feb 2019 Minutes

2017 October Minutes

2017 September Minutes

2017 June Minutes

2017 May Minutes

Kootenay Lake Environmental Educators

Contact Megan Jamison at megan.jamison@sd8.bc.ca

Kootenay Lake Local Chapter Constitution

Kootenay Lake Environmental Educators Website

Kootenay Lake January 2020

Kootenay Lake November 2019

Kootenay Lake AGM 2019

Kootenay Lake.LocalChpt.Meeting.Feb7th2019

2017 September Minutes

2017 June Minutes

2017 February Minutes

Powell River

Contact Ryan Barfoot at Ryan.Barfoot@sd47.bc.ca

Powell River Local Chapter Constitution

2017 September Minutes


Contact Stephanie Danyluk at sdanyluk@sd19.bc.ca

Revelstoke Local Chapter






Revelstoke Local Chapter Constitution

2019 April

2019 February

2019 January

2018 November

2018 October

2018 September

2018 AGM

 2018 May

2018 April

2018 February

2018 January

2017 November Minutes

2017 October Minutes

2017 September Minutes

2017 June Minutes

2017 April Minutes

2017 February Minutes

2017 January Minutes

2016 November Minutes

2016 October Minutes

2016 September Minutes

Rocky Mountain Place Based Learning Network

Contact Tara Whittick at tara.whittick@sd6.bc.ca

Rocky Mountain Local Chapter Constitution

RMPBLN local chapter mtg. September 2018

2017 May Minutes

Golden Zone

Environmental Education Library Suggested Readings

2017 October Minutes

2017 April Minutes

2017 February Minutes

2016 November Minutes

2016 October Minutes

REED38 (Richmond)

Contact Anne-Marie Fenn at afenn@sd38.bc.ca or Michael Wolfe at mwolfe@sd38.bc.ca

REED 38 Constitution

REED38 Meeting Jan 2019

October 2018 Richmond

May 2018 REED minutes

REED38 Meeting Minutes – January 31, 2018

Salish Sea Place Based Learning Network (Victoria, Sooke and Saanich)

Contact Chloe Faught at cfaught@saanichschools.ca

SSEEPSA Meeting Minutes January

SSEEPSA 5 R’s Recycling Rotting Refusing Minutes February

Local-Chapter-Constitution-Victoria Salish Sea 2019

November 2019

October 2019

August 2019

June 13 2019 Salish Sea EEPSA – 1st meeting

SEED36 (Surrey)

Contact Andrew Landry at landry_a@surreyschools.ca

SEED36 Infographic

SEED36 Constitution

SEED36 – February

Seed 36 Meeting November

SEED 36 Minutes – Oct 2019

SEED36 AGM 2019

SEED36 March 19 meeting minutes

SEED 36 Minutes – Dec 2018

SEED 36 Minutes – Oct 2018

Garden Resource 2018-10-05_FINAL

Forming a Local Chapter

A Local Chapter is a local, teacher-driven organization that helps teachers come together to collaborate, engage in professional development and influence curriculum.  You can invite administrators and community educators to be involved, but it should be led by BCTF members.  Local Chapters and PSAs exist under the auspices of the BCTF.

Step 1

Bring a group of teachers together.   EEPSA can support you with reimbursement for food and drink to make this happen.

Step 2


  • a president to set the agenda and chair the meetings
  • a secretary to compile minutes and send them to our secretary
  • a treasurer to submit your expenses for reimbursement

Step 3

Consider your goals and intentions for the year around meeting to collaborate, and whether you’d like to plan any professional development activities for your region.


From EEPSA’s perspective, we need:

  • Each of your meetings to have an agenda and minutes.  We’ll post your minutes to our website.
  • The majority of your Local Chapter members to be active EEPSA members.
  • Your president, secretary and treasurer to be active members of the BCTF (dues paying).
  • A constitution for your Local Chapter.  EEPSA’s executive can guide you through that process.