Symbia is an active part of our parent/guardian community and an experienced advocate working with Inclusion BC. We’re honoured that she has offered to come share. We hope you will be able to make it to see her speak at Connecting to Strengthen Advocacy in Education, our 5th education advocacy conference held October 18th and 19th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC.
Tickets available here:
Symbia Barnaby is an Indigenous woman of Haida and Mi’kmaq decent. She is a mother to 6 children (3 of which have special needs), she is a nurse, a birth/postpartum doula, an advocate, a wisdom translator and a story teller. She lives in a remote city in Northwestern BC. She has been an active advocate in her community for the development of support services for people with disabilities or special needs. She was one of the organizers for her community’s first ever Autism Walk and their Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman vigil.
Workshop: Our Journey of Love, Human Rights and Reconciliation
My workshop goes through parts of my personal journey and the barriers we as a family faced to set up support services for my daughter. It highlights the unique barriers that we go through to set up support services. My presentation also talks about the importance of cultural competency in service delivery. It also has a break out session/brainstorming session to explore ways on how people can become allies to Indigenous people with a disability so that people leave empowered with next steps.
Read all the details about our conference here: