Community Engagement

Your voice matters! 

We believe our students, parents/guardians, staff, the community and other stakeholders have an important say in what learning looks like at RVS. We value the input you provide and are committed to creating opportunities for you to share your thoughts.

RVS uses many methods to collect your input and feedback and we strive to make it as easy and accessible for you as possible. Visit our dedicated online engagement platform,, to see our current projects and get involved.

RVS commits to being equitable, transparent, accountable and respectful in our community engagement. More information is included in Administrative Procedure 150 – Community Engagement.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding our engagement projects, please contact: [email protected]

How Does RVS Use Stakeholder Input During Decision-Making?

There are several factors RVS must consider when making important decisions. Legislation such as the Alberta Education Act, or other regulations – including Board policies and administrative procedures - may impact our decision-making. While it’s not always possible for the opinions of our stakeholders to influence our decisions, when appropriate, RVS will consult with our community and consider that feedback during the decision-making process.

RVS aligns our engagement practices with the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Spectrum of Public Participation. 

RVS will select the appropriate level of engagement based on the goals of the consultation and will make the level of engagement clear to our stakeholders for all projects. The selected level of engagement will be one of the following:

INFORM our community members – to assist them in understanding the problem, alternatives, opportunities or solutions or
CONSULT our community members – to obtain feedback on analysis, alternatives or decisions or
INVOLVE our community members – to collect feedback and ensure public concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and considered or
COLLABORATE with our community members – to partner with the public, using their feedback to directly impact decision-making to the maximum extent possible or
EMPOWER our community members – to place final decision-making in their hands.

Board Advocacy - How can you help?

The Board of Trustees has three priorities on which it focuses its advocacy efforts. Each of these priorities is intended to help improve the education system for our students.

The Board will occasionally involve parents/guardians, students and other stakeholders in these advocacy efforts through community engagement projects posted on

Learn More

For detailed information about community engagement, read Administrative Procedure 150 Community Engagement.