Patti Bacchus

Named as one of BC’s Top 100 Influential Women by the Vancouver Sun, Patti listens to parents, students and communities and has worked to successfully minimize the impact of provincial funding shortfalls on classrooms and has secured additional provincial funding for Vancouver schools.

Patti has worked alongside her colleagues and community members to develop plans for Vancouver’s first Aboriginal-focussed school of choice and an Early Mandarin Bilingual program.

A long-time advocate for school seismic safety, Patti continues to focus on getting all at-risk schools upgraded and improving school emergency preparedness.

Born and raised in Vancouver and a graduate of the University of Victoria and Langara College, Patti is married to Lee Bacchus and has a grown stepdaughter and two school-aged children.

Education Minister Mike Bernier visiting Ecole Cedardale in West Van in 2015

Qualicum School Board vote to boycott Bernier visit highlights BC school boards’ “two masters” problem

If B.C. Education Minister Mike Bernier thought firing the Vancouver School Board (VSB) would send a silencing chill across other school boards, he got a surprise with the Qualicum School Board’s...
Patti Bacchus, Dianne Turner

Dear Dianne Turner: "Here are my keys, VSB ID tag and parking badge."

A letter to Dianne Turner, Premier Christy Clark's hand-picked successor to the axed Vancouver School Board.

Axed by Christy Clark: Patti Bacchus's account of the final hours of Vancouver's school board

In case you were wondering, here's how it all went down.

VSB chair Patti Bacchus calls on parents to ask MLAs for more money for Vancouver schools

"I cannot overstate how difficult it will be to make up this $18.12 million dollar funding shortfall," Patti Bacchus, Vancouver School Board chairman said in an email yesterday. "The VSB has already m
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