My Experience

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Retail sales/Management and creative arts experience from 2001 to present, which includes:

    • Freelance Design Team Member within paper crafting industry with published projects in a variety of books and magazines (2004-2007 & 2017)

    • Team Member at Clipper Street Scrapbook Co. (2004 to present)

    • Class Instructor (2004 to present)

 

LEADERSHIP

  • BC Families for Inclusivity: Founder and Spokesperson for advocacy group

  • District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC): Interim member of the Executive, Secretary

  • Candidate: Councillor for the Township of Langley Council, 2018 Municipal Election

  • Triple A Senior Housing Society: Board Member

  • Langley Pos-Abilities Society: Board Member

  • Candidate: Member of Parliament for Langley-Aldergrove, 2019 Federal Election

 

BUSINESS CREDENTIALS

  • Co-owner of Clipper Street Scrapbook Company (2009-2013), award winning Langley business

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Compassion Pop-up: founded grassroots organization that planned and executed pop-up events for people experiencing homelessness

  • Community Dinners: initiated, then organized with the help of community partners, events designed to create opportunities for a cross-section of neighbours to meet others within the community

  • Creativity Counts Project: taught art classes for newcomers with supplies sourced through community donations

    • Goal to offer arts & craft classes to non-profits that recognize the value of arts and creativity but operate with limited funding

    • Included organizing a local art show for Options Community Services showcasing artists from within the newcomer community

  • BC Families for Inclusivity: advocacy to support the LGBTQ community, especially youth and educators, during the debate surrounding SOGI 123 resources. Activities included:

    • Organizing SOGI 123 Parent Info Session because intolerance within the community made it too difficult for the School Board to host an event

    • Rallies

    • Served on ARC Foundation Focus Group to create SOGI 123 parent resources designed to educate parents on what SOGI 123 looks like in the classroom

  • Rainbow Refugees Fundraising Circle: member

  • 2017 Fraser River spring flood: assisted with sandbagging on the Katzie First Nation

  • 2020 Safe September BC Advocacy for a safe return to school amidst COVID-19 pandemic, Stacey spoke to media and engaged in campaigns to express parents/families & school staff concerns about lack of realistic measures and options available to students to ensure a safe return to school. 

  • 2020 DPAC Rep. for R.E Mountain

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • UBC's Institute for Future Legislators: mentoring and training program for anyone seeking the experience and knowledge necessary to make a difference—whether at the local, provincial, or federal level. 

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES​

  • BC Teachers' Federation "Advocacy Works" Event: participated on a parent advocate panel to share my experiences gained through advocacy with others

  • UBC School of Public Policy & Global Affairs "Women in House Program": participated on a panel with other political candidates to share and reflect on the candidacy experience

  • Options Community Services: currently working on an anti-Asian racism project

I’ve lived in Lower Mainland since 1994 with last 14 years in the Langley area. What I love the best about my home is the urban/rural mix in the Township. My family and I get so much enjoyment out of our local green spaces like Campbell Valley Regional Park, which is so great for families. We're close to the Fraser River, with all its nearby walking and biking trails, and the Farmers Markets are pretty special, too, with their fresh produce and local artwork. It doesn't get much better than this!

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© 2020 by Stacey Wakelin