#KusiekChats – Inclusion in Education
Ensuring public education is equitable and inclusive is essential. We discuss gaps in the system for kids with disabilities and how we can work towards changing that. Topics will include classroom learning, recess, build form, and physical education. We will also be available to take your comments and questions.
Katrina Maximchuk, Executive Director of Paralympics Sports Association *
Nancy, Sarah, Shantel and Fatima, Hold My Hand AB *
Host: Julie Kusiek, Ward F candidate for Edmonton Public School Board Trustee
Katrina Maximchuk, Paralympic Sports Association
Katrina is the Executive Director of the Paralympic Sports Association. She’s also a former adapted physical education specialist in early learning.
The Paralympic Sports Association (PSA) is an inclusive organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals with disabilities and their support networks, through adaptive recreational and sporting activities. Katrina has extensive experience in Early Learning environments, having worked previously as an Adapted Physical Education Specialist with children ages 3-6. She is passionate about providing inclusive physical activity opportunities that contribute to vibrant, caring and connected communities.
About Hold My Hand AB
Hold My Hand Alberta is a grassroots, nonpartisan, advocacy organization for the purpose of creating equity in Alberta schools for disabled children. Hold My Hand Alberta was formed in early 2020 in response to the deep cuts our children faced in early education. We have continued to advocate for strong, safe, inclusive public schools.
Our administration represents a diverse intersection of the disabled community and we welcome any advocate who puts our children first to join us.
* Participation does not represent a campaign endorsement