Struck by Inclusion – Friday, March 29th

It’s not too late to get tickets for Struck by Inclusion, our second annual Lightning Talk event held at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC Friday March 29th. A part of our conference, Advocacy: Equitable Access To Education, you can attend as part of the full conference, or just attend on the Friday night!

Conference (or just Struck by Inclusion) Tickets Here

This evening will be a relaxed event with cocktails and appetizers, lightning talks, and a Q&A session.

What’s a Lightning Talk? Quick, 4-5 minute presentations done in succession, and all of these will be on the broad topic of disability inclusion. Speakers include:

Chantelle Morvay-Adams

Chantelle is a member of the BCEdAccess board of directors, mother, DPAC co-chair, radio show host and more.

Also the evening’s emcee, Chantelle will be sharing her reflections on the meaning of inclusion.

Nicole Kaler

Nicole is also a member of the BCEdAccess board of directors, a mother, and an active community volunteer and human rights advocate.

Nicole will speak about the politics of inclusion.

Amanda Billett

Amanda is a self-advocate who works for SFU Burnaby in the dining hall as a dishwasher worker. She is a young woman with a learning disability.

Amanda will be presenting about her experiences finding her place in the community.

Mandi Sharkey

Mandi is a Neurodiversity Consultant at BC based E.P.I.C. Consulting Collaborative, an advocate, certified trainer and educator committed to helping care teams and families in the community access the tools for more success with less stress.

Mandi’s will be sharing her Top 3 tools for inclusion

Charlene Dobie

Charlene is an Educational Assistant, a parent, a member of  Canadian Parents for French, and a long time advocate for public education as the foundation of every community.

Charlene will be talking about her hope for the future as a French as a Second Language advocate.

Marta Carlucci

Marta is a passionate volunteer and professional community inclusion advocate. She’s a parent of a teen with diverse-abilities and her mantra is: ““It’s not going to be easy but it’s so worth it”

Marta will be bringing the parent’s perspective on inclusion in the high school years.

Tracy Humphreys

Tracy is founder and chair of BCEdAccess, a mom, and a believer in amplifying voices that need to be heard.

Tracy will be telling a story about important friendships.

Rachel Goddyn

Rachel has been involved the in the Community Living movement since her son was diagnosed 34 years ago. She is a family services consultant for Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion and sits on Translink’s User’s Access Advisory Committee.

Rachel will be discussing the importance of inclusion in creating communities that are disability confident.



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