BCEdAccess Annual Conference - Advocacy: Equitable Access to Education
BCEdAccess is presenting our 4th annual advocacy conference - a full two days of workshops for parents, guardians, self-advocates, and allies of students with disabilities and complex
BCEdAccess is presenting our 4th annual advocacy conference - a full two days of workshops for parents, guardians, self-advocates, and allies of students with disabilities and complex learners.
The event will take place at the beautiful Civic Hotel in Surrey. The venue has on site accessible self-parking, and is generally physically accessible. More specific details about accessibility and more available on our FAQ page:
Friday, March 29th:
8:30 to 3 pm full day of speakers and workshops
6:30 to 8:30 pm Struck by Inclusion! A reception and series of 5 minute lightning talks by speakers excited about inclusion!
Saturday, March 30th:
8:30 to 5 pm full day of speakers and workshops
We're really excited about our conference speakers and workshops! Our full schedule is now available at:
We will be providing a certificate of completion for all workshops you attend this year in your attendee package. Here are the speakers (some are presenting Friday, some Saturday - see schedule brochure above):
Inclusive Education: Who, What, Where, When, Why?! A 3 hour workshop with keynote Shelley Moore, highly sought after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller
Using Evidence to Advocate for Students and for Public Education, Annie Kidder, Executive Director of Ontario's People for Education
Returning will be the popular Student self-advocate panel, Life All Over The Spectrum, facilitated by Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt
self advocate Micaela Evans, On Barriers
Advocacy in Action- Using Your Parent Voice, Andrea Sinclair and John Gaiptman of BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils - (BCCPAC)
Navigating and Mediating Settler Colonial Intersectional Discrimination as a Parent of a Child in Public Education, waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy
What is the DSM-5 and What Should I Know About Childhood Disorders? Theresa Grech, certified counsellor
Human Rights in BC and Discrimination in Education, Community Legal Assistance Society
Avenues of Advocacy, Inclusion BC's Karen De Long and Erika Cedillo
Parent Professional Relationships, Family Support Institute's Wendi Mackintosh and Mandy Young
IEPs: What You Need to Know, Suzanne Perreault
Working Through the Trauma of Advocacy, Ted Leavitt, counsellor
Happy Mornings, Erika and Pepe Duarte
The Kwantlen 7 Laws and Our Everyday Struggle to Find Balance and Focus, Luke Dandurand
Inquiry-based Learning as Inclusion (Middle and High School), Jeff Hopkins
Trauma and Folks with Diverse Abilities - A Primer, Margaret Newbury-Jones, Shade Consulting
Mental Wellness In Schools, Ian Landy, principal, Powell River
Meaningful Inclusion of Student Voice: A Teacher's Learning, Annie OHana
When Everything Goes Wrong; Safety Planning for All, Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt
And many more speakers and workshops on the Friday evening event, still to be announced!
Will we see you in Surrey?
Lunch, coffee breaks and materials are included in the full 2 day conference price, as well as the Struck by Inclusion reception Friday night
Specific separate meals for those with allergies cannot be accomodated this year.
If you are attending and have specific accessibility needs of any kind, please inform us in advance so that we may provide any additional needed accommodations.
There is underground pay parking available and the venue is a 4 minute walk from the Surrey Central Skytrain station.
Please contact the organizer with any questions about this event.
Information will be updated regularly. Please follow us on Facebook : www.facebook.com/BCEdAccess/
29 (Friday) 8:30 pm - 30 (Saturday) 5:00 pm