British Columbia Deaf Education Committee (BCDEC)

BCDEC is the gateway for determining a student’s eligibility to enter the BC Provincial School for the Deaf or the Provincial Oral Program.

BCSD offers students who are eligible a learning and social environment that allows them to access information in the way that best meets their needs. Students attending BCSD also have the opportunity to build friendships with peers who are similar to them and potentially forge lifelong relationships.

All applications for these programs will be carefully reviewed by BCDEC before a decision is made.

**Please note that the contact info and schedule of meeting dates have changed. The purpose of BCDEC and referral process are not affected by this transition.

Next BCDEC meeting: September 24th, 2020

Upcoming BCDEC meetings:

  • October 15th, 2020
  • November 19th, 2020
  • December 17th, 2020
  • January 21st, 2021
  • February 18th, 2021
  • March 2021 – TBD
  • April 15th, 2021
  • May 20, 2021
  • June 17th, 2021


British Columbia Deaf Education Committee (BCDEC)
c/o British Columbia School for the Deaf
4446 Watling Street Burnaby, BC V5J 5H3
P: 604-296-9062, ext. 654006 F: 604-296-9063
E: info@bcdec.ca

Purpose of BCDEC, Composition, Review Process and Procedures, Appeal Process for Parents