Campaigns and Issues

BC Public School Funding: Equal Opportunity or Lost Potential? – Vancouver forum, Nov. 7

SFU Education Panel

Mon., Nov. 7, 2016

3-5 pm

SFU Woodward’s

149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Coffee will be served and a reception follows

Free but please RSVP

Join members of First Call for a dialogue on BC public school funding moderated by Dr. Paul Shaker from Simon Fraser University.

Alex Hemingway, a researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, will share facts about public education funding. This is followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Alanna Hendren, Executive Director, Developmental Disabilities Association
  • Jason Chan, Family and Youth Counsellor, SUCCESS
  • Ken Clement, CEO, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and former Vancouver School Trustee
  • Dylan Falconer, Program Manager, PLEA Community Services
  • Carol White, Executive Director, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House

We’ll explore how well vulnerable students—including those who are Aboriginal, immigrant, refugee and living with special needs, in poverty and in foster care—are being served in BC’s public schools.

The event is free but please RSVP

December 2016 update: Video of the panel discussion has been shared by Your Education Matters at SFU: