BCEdAccess Annual Conference Advocacy: Strategies and Solutions



  • Oct 6




Activism, Forums & Talks

BCEdAccess is presenting our third annual advocacy conference - a full day of workshops for parents, guardians and allies of students with special needs.

This year we will also be holding our first Annual General Meeting of our newly incorporated Society.

Workshop and speaker topics will Include:

-Self advocacy

-The importance of community

-Trauma and mental health

-Appeals and Section 11

-Systemic strategies and solutions

-Starting with strengths

-Student self-advocate panel

And more still to be announced!

The theme this year is Strategies and Solutions, so expect practical information around students' human rights and equitable access to education.

Lunch, coffee breaks and materials are included in the price, as well as Society membership for one year for all attendees.

Specific separate meals for those with allergies cannot be accomodated this year. We plan to have a lunch that allows for appropriate choices for most food preferences and some allergies. Those with anaphylactic allergies or those who feel they need a more specific accommodation should contact the organizer for a no-lunch ticketing option, so that they can go to one of the many nearby eateries or bring their own.

We will be providing accessibility details for the venue soon. 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 or concerns about this event.

Information will be updated regularly. Please follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BCEdAccess/