The Exclusion Tracker has been collecting important information about the experiences of exclusion that families and their children have experienced in their local school. Inclusion BC and BCEdAccess have partnered to widen the reach and impact of this important tool. If you want to learn more and get involved in your school District, this is the workshop for you! We hope you will attend at AdvoCon2020, our 6th education advocacy conference held September 17th to 23rd online, with recordings available after to ticket holders.
Tickets available here:
Karla Verschoor – Karla Verschoor has been with Inclusion BC since 2006, when she joined the organization as a volunteer coordinator. Over the years, Karla has worked in various leadership roles as an advocate, strategic planner and now as Executive Director. Karla has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta where she studied Political Science and Government and a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement from Simon Fraser University. Karla lives in Vancouver with her husband and daughter. When she’s not working Karla enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s school and with her local neighbourhood house.
Erika Cedillo – Erika joined Inclusion BC in the summer of 2018 as a Community Inclusion Advocate, she became the Director of Public Policy and Programs in May of 2020. Erika has been a strong, effective advocate and support for families in her community and brings a collaborative and solutions-based approach to the work that she does. Before joining Inclusion BC, Erika collaborated for 8 years in the Major Collaborative Research Initiative project “Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution” at Peter A. Allard School of Law. Erika has a Ph.D. in Law from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, a Master’s Degree in Administration, Finance and Corporate Law from Universidad Humanitas (Mexico) and obtained her Law Degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico). As a researcher, Erika has developed a specific interest in advancing equitable access to education for children with diverse needs in the public education system. Outside of work, Erika enjoys being with her family, spending time in nature, and a good run to clear her mind.
Jennifer Newby is the mother of 2 exceptional little men. Like you, she’s a parent who has had to learn things the hard way – and firmly believes in building a good public education system that supports ALL children.
Nicole Kaler is a senior board member of the BCEdAccess Society and has 3 children. After her eldest child’s Autism diagnosis, she dedicated herself to becoming a career parent committed to the caregiving and advocacy required to support her daughter. She has since expanded into advocacy at various political levels, and ultimately within the Human Rights Tribunal process.
Workshop: Exclusion Tracker civic engagement training session
You will learn:
-Participants in this workshop will learn practical skills on how to make effective presentations of the Exclusion Tracker to the Board of Trustees in their School Districts.
Learn about the BCEdAccess annual Exclusion Tracker, tracking the exclusion of students with disabilities from BC schools. Through this session, we want to empower and develop practical skills in parents/caregivers to make presentations of the Exclusion Tracker in their School District. These presentations aim at triggering local conversations that will focus on identifying ways of documenting instances of exclusion and, more importantly, conversations about implementing best practices to ensure that all children are welcomed and well supported in their local school.
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See last year’s exclusion tracker year end report here:
Read all the details about our conference here: