Meaningful Consultation of Parents/Guardians

Meaningful consultation is not a structure; rather it is a process that underpins educational decision making. Meaningful consultation is necessary when decisions are made that will have an impact on a student’s educational program, and it is essential that this process includes the student’s family and/or caregivers. To the extent appropriate to the student’s age and ability, the student should also participate in the process.   For more information, please visit:

Supporting Meaningful Consultation with Parents

“At its heart, meaningful consultation is about interactive, two-way communication  and dialogue. Such consultation is undertaken to seek information, advice and/or informed opinion for consideration prior to decision making.”  (BC SPED, 2016)