We are a group of parents and guardians who have come together as a result of our shared determination to ensure equitable access to education for children who have disabilities/special needs in the Province of British Columbia. Our connection to each other began through a Facebook group that was started shortly after the end of our Province’s teacher’s strike in 2014. The group now has over 1400 members, and the stories that are shared on the private board illustrate to us the depth of the challenges families who have children with disabilities/special needs are facing in BC schools.
If you are a parent in British Columbia looking for support, knowledge and information regarding inclusive education in our Province, please email email@example.com and request an invitation to our online support group. To learn more about why BCEdAccess exists, please visit this post: Why This Page
We have decided it is time for our voices to be heard. It is time to bring forward the stories of families in our communities who are facing numerous obstacles trying to access education for their children. We are standing up and speaking out for equitable access to public education for ALL students in British Columbia.
Founder and Board President, Tracy Humphreys, is a parent of three children with disabilities. She has been an active volunteer in BC schools for over 20 years, on her local PACs, the District PAC in Victoria (VCPAC), and has been the BCCPAC representative for VCPAC. She served as Board Vice President of Elizabeth Buckley School for 3 years. She currently works as a consultant CEO for beauty companies, as a partner in CareQuadrant which produces online CPD for professionals in human services, and as a full time volunteer advocate for children with disabilities in schools in BC, in her capacity with BCEdAccess.
Tracy works with a dedicated group of active volunteers who moderate the Facebook group and help plan and execute group actions. Individually and collectively, members of our group take up action which we support and promote.
We are currently (Sep 2018) in the process of registering as a BC Nonprofit Society. Stay tuned for more details!