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Angela Ward

Community of Richmond

With over a decade of experience in early learning spaces, Angela is deeply engaged with anticolonial approaches to place-based pedagogies and lively storytelling with the more-than-human world. Angela’s work is situated within the stolen and ancestral lands of the sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), Stz’uminus, Kwantlen, and S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) peoples.

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April Martin-Ko

Britannia Community Services Centre

April brings 25 years of community engagement work with families and young children; additionally, her explorations as artist and M.A. student propel her to think with relational dialogues that unfold within Living Inquiry and the ethical considerations that sit within these contextual encounters.

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Chelsea Hann

YMCA of Northern BC Child Care Resource and Referral

Living on the lands of the Lheidli T’enneh in Prince George, Chelsea has a decade of experience working with children and families. Bringing a passion for local knowledges and storytelling into her role, Chelsea’s work with centres currently spans a territory of 600km2, supporting five rural communities across Northern BC.

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Chelsea McLelland

Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral

For the past 12 years, Chelsea has fostered, disrupted, and honed her pedagogical approach in and around Vancouver. Her practice has been greatly entangled with the interrogation of power relations and how they manifest within early childhood spaces. She continues to examine these ideas while completing her M.Ed. at the University of Victoria and looks forward to bringing her ECE experience and enthusiasm to her new work in Victoria.

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Chivonne Graff

Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral

Chivonne is grateful to have been an early childhood educator of 28 years living and working on the ancestral homelands of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, a lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people. As a pedagogist, she is committed to Truth and Reconciliation and considering the TRC Calls to Action in early childhood contexts.

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Deb Thompson

UBC Child Care Services

Deb works in a pedagogical leadership role as the Associate Director of Programs at UBC CCS. Challenging developmentalism, as the foundational theory in early childhood education, guides her thinking about early years pedagogies.

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Elena Kropova

Westcoast Child Care Resource and Referral

Having a background in natural science teaching, Elena worked as an early childhood educator for twelve years before becoming a pedagogist; she is committed to fostering learning environments that allow children’s experimental encounters with humans and more-than-humans.

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Ellen Brown

Kelowna Child Care Resource and Referral, Secwepemcùlewc

In her pedagogical work, Ellen draws on a range of professional experiences with young children, families and educators in rural and urban environments in Ontario. Ellen is looking forward to working with centres in the Kelowna area in her new ECPN pedagogist role.

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Emma Jensen

YMCA of Greater Vancouver Child Care Resource and Referral

Emma is an early childhood educator and holds a master’s degree in education. She looks forward to bringing her interest in constructivism into her work as a pedagogist and is excited about participating in collective becoming with both the human and more-than-human.

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Erin Bowman

UBC Child Care Services

With a background in visual arts, Erin brings a passion for the creative process and collaborative experiences. As an MEd student at UBC, she is interested in mutually transformative relationships between human and non human.

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Frances Smyth

West Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral

With a background in Sociology and having worked in various roles with infants and toddlers, Frances is committed to fostering caring relationships with our environment by foregrounding the spaces we inhabit, the materials we interact with, and the more-than-human others around us in her pedagogical projects with children and educators.

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Friday Bailey

Smithers Child Care Resource and Referral

Friday is an early childhood educator who is interested in imagining possibilities for justice-doing. Friday is grateful to work alongside educators in northwest BC, on the unceded traditional territory of the Ts'msyen peoples.

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Gloria Albarracin

YMCA of Northern BC Child Care Resource and Referral

Born and raised in Honduras, Gloria has been in the early childhood field for 15 years. She is committed to social justice for humans and nonhumans.

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Haideh Hashemi Nouri

North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral

Haideh has worked in various capacities as an early childhood educator on Vancouver’s North Shore. Thinking with ‘living well together’ within our diverse context, Haideh is committed to create pedagogical spaces for collective and reflective dialogue with educators towards a curriculum that is responsive and relational, inclusive and equitable."

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Janel Viaje

Abbotsford Child Care Resource and Referral

In her new role as a pedagogist, and having worked in early childhood education for almost 15 years, Janel is excited to direct her passion in reimagining possibilities in early childhood education.

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Janet Lacroix

Sunshine Coast Child Care Resource and Referral

Janet has been working in the field of early childhood education for three decades and holds an MEd in Early Childhood Education from the University of British Columbia. She brings a life-long passion for supporting the well-being of young children within a thriving world and her practice embraces ethical considerations of care and collective empowerment for the flourishment of all beings.

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Karen Rodden

Cowichan Valley Child Care Resource and Referral

Karen (she/her) is an artist and early childhood educator occupying space on unceded W̱SÁNEĆ territory. She is committed to disrupting and reimagining colonial societal structures, ways of sharing knowledge, and being in relationship with the land.

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Kirsten MacDougall Seiler

Communities of Terrace and Kitamaat Village

Kirsten brings 30 years of experience as an early childhood educator and is passionate about pedagogical engagement.

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Kristin Webster

Vancouver Society of Children's Centres

Kristin has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 30 years, currently completing her BECEd at Capilano University, with plans to continue with her master's at UBC or UVIC. As the community pedagogist for the Sea to Sky communities, she considers how reimagining our relationship to land/place may enliven our pedagogies through thinking alongside other knowledges and perspectives.

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Lyndsay Spencer

YMCA of Northern BC Child Care Resource and Referral

As a Northern pedagogist, Lyndsay has lived most of her life on the lands of the L’heidli T’enneh First Nations, now known as Prince George. She brings almost 15 years of experience working and collaborating with educators, children, families, students and communities of the North.

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Maria Jeong

North Shore Neighbourhood House

Maria focuses her work from feminist perspectives and is excited to collaborate with the educators, children, and the North Shore community.

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Mary Songyi Kim

YMCA of Greater Vancouver Child Care Resource and Referral

Mary has been living and working with families and young children in the Burnaby community for over ten years and is looking forward to engaging in multiple and contextual conversations as a pedagogist. She is pursuing a master’s degree in early childhood education at Western University.

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Megan MacDonald

Westcoast Child Care Resource and Referral

With over 20 years of relationships and experience in early childhood education, Megan brings a grateful heart and mind bursting with joy, wonder and excitement about the possibilities for transformative change in this role as pedagogist.

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Melanie Walters

UBC Child Care Services

As a recent UBC graduate (MA in ECE) and in her role as a program manager and emerging pedagogist at UBC CCS, Melanie focuses her attention on collaborations with educators and children that cultivate curiosity and deep thinking with materials, places and ideas, generating complex pedagogical projects and narrations.

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Rachel Phillips

PacificCARE Childcare Resource and Referral

Rachel’s 20 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education has evolved a theoretically grounded practice that aims to create conditions for inquiry-based learning in relational contexts. Rachel is looking forward to working with educators and children as an ECPN pedagogist in the Nanaimo area.

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Sherlana Schroeder

South Peace Child Care Resource and Referral

Sherlana has been working in Early Childhood for 8 years and is passionate about weaving land-based knowledge alongside educators within her pedagogical work.

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Shirley-Ann Royer

PacificCARE Childcare Resource and Referral

Shirley-Ann has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Her diverse life experiences and background in visual arts combine in her commitment to shifting perspectives through aesthetic languages.

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Taylor Kriese

Maple Ridge Child Care Resource and Referral

Taylor has worked in the field as an educator for the last 6 years. She is committed to a pedagogy of listening, with children, educators, families and the non human world in her role as a pedagogist.

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Teresa Smith

Kamloops Child Care Resource and Referral, Secwepemcùlewc

Teresa aims to cultivate collaborative relationships with educators, families, children and my pedagogist colleagues, to think otherwise about children and childcare, and co-build a community where all children can flourish.

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Tianna Eytzen

YMCA of Northern BC Child Care Resource and Referral

Born and raised in Prince George on the land of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and committed to the field of Early Childhood Education since 2009, Tianna is looking forward to uncovering new possibilities within Early Childhood Education from a perspective of curiosity and wonder.

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Tracy Barkman

West Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral

Tracy holds a deep commitment to disrupting colonial human-centric ways of thinking and being in the world. She works to co-create meaningful encounters within the places we inhabit that invite multiple understandings about being in the world. She lives with gratitude on the unceded təmxʷulaʔxʷ (territory) of the Sinixt people.

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Zoe Linford

Squamish Child Care Research and Referral

Zoe has been living and working as an ECE in the community of Squamish for 5 years. She has more than 14 years of experience in the ECE field and is currently in the final year of her BECEd at Capilano University. Zoe is looking forward to exploring land-based living pedagogies.