Alberta student voice.

The purpose of our conference is to demonstrate that our students do have a voice, one that we value and want to ensure we listen to.

The Student Voice program is primarily for high school students from across the province, including students from PSBAA member boards, non-member boards, separate boards, francophone authorities and First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Authorities.

We include opportunities for our students to chat with our trustees, so that students can tell us what is important, what is working well, and what they would like to see changed or enhanced in the education system.

It is also a learning opportunity, where students are taught skills that they can take back to their school to influence change; in previous years we have focused on Media Relations and Public Speaking.


Student voice program at psbaa’s 2019 FALL EVENTS

Thursday evening, October 17, 2019
(registration at 6:30 p.m.; program from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) and
Friday, October 18, 2019
(8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

PROGRAM LOCATION: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
(16615 - 109 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB)

Facilitator: TBA

Hotel reservations can be made now! For the special conference room rate, please phone or email Ms. Karen Chain, Conference Services Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton (780.930.4019 /

Important information regarding the Student Voice Fall 2019 Program

As a result of discussions at the August 2019 PSBC meeting, the PSBAA has developed new expense reimbursement guidelines for Student Voice delegates. In order to remain within the member-approved budget for the fall 2019 Student Voice program, the guidelines provide a division of costs between school board offices and the PSBAA. Students/chaperones can download a copy of the guidelines on this page or when accessing the online registration page. Students must provide their board approval/contact details in order to complete the registration process. Student delegates will be responsible for routing their expenses to the appropriate reimbursement parties upon event completion. A copy of the PSBAA expense claim form can be downloaded from this page and will also be included in the program package.  

Please note: Student enrollment will be restricted to 40 students for this program. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with an initial limit of two (2) student registrants per board. If less than 40 students are registered as of September 26, 2019, remaining spots can be claimed that day on a first-come, first-served basis by clicking on the Student Voice registration link below (which will stop working when registration is full).