Vernon District Parent Advisory Council to host free workshop on PAC Financial Accountability

Feb 28, 2019


Vernon DPAC Spring Workshop “Ensuring PAC Financial Accountability”: Vernon DPAC will be hosting their spring workshop on Tuesday, March 5th at Vernon Secondary School. With the recent discovery of stolen funds from two PACs in the Central Okanagan, Vernon DPAC chose the theme of financial accountability and transparency for their parent education focus this year. “It’s heartbreaking for the parents, students, teachers and school staff when hard earned funds go missing’, says Vernon DPAC chair Gladys Fraser. “PAC Treasurers need the support of other parents to ensure all funds are used to meet the PAC goals and objectives. Vernon DPAC wants to ensure all school funds are properly stewarded so they are available to ultimately enhance our students’ learning.”

The workshop includes 2 sessions: Session #1: BC Gaming Funds will include guest speakers Caroline Miller, Central Okanagan Charitable Gaming Association, Karen Hansen, Compliance Gaming Officer, and Philip Montgomery, Fraud Investigator. The presenters will be working with attendees to help them better understand gaming funding guidelines, project eligibility/ineligibility, gaming reporting, how to prevent fraud, audits, fraud investigation, and PAC financial responsibility. Session #2: Ensuring your PAC is Financially Accountable, will feature Diana Mahortoff, CPA CA, who will highlight what makes a PAC susceptible to theft, the internal controls required for accountability, and recommendations for improvement.

All School District 22 PAC executives, parents, and school administration, are invited to attend this free workshop from 4:45-6:30 on Tuesday, March 5th. Registration is free and includes pizza and refreshments. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit https://dpacspringworkshop.eventbrite.ca or email [email protected]

Company Contact Information:

Company: Vernon DPAC (District Parent Advisory Council)
Contact Name: Kelli Sullivan
Contact Phone: 250-309-9220
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: https://dpacspringworkshop.eventbrite.ca

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