BCCA & FCC KEYNOTES
BCCA Keynote - POWER TO BE - January 29th
Since 1998 Power to Be has been actively supporting people living with a disability or barrier increase their access to nature. Their team strives to remove cognitive, physical and social barriers to the outdoors and enables participants ages 7 and up to explore who they are and what they are capable of. Power To Be and the participants they serve are collectively redefining the meaning of ability!
Join Carinna Kenigsberg, Director of Programs and Impact at Power To Be, for an inspiring Keynote where you’ll learn strategies for increasing accessibility at your camp and in your outdoor programming through an ability-centered approach so more children, youth and young adults of all abilities can experience the fun of camp and the transformative power of the outdoors!
BCCA Keynote - CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK - January 30th
Since it's foundation in 2008, the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) has been fiercely dedicated to providing programs to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across BC and beyond. Their vision is for every individual on the autism spectrum to be understood, accepted and supported in all community spaces. CAN will be presenting 2 Keynotes at the conference on Tuesday January 30th.
Supporting Campers Keynote - This session will focus on strategies for enhancing communication, increasing predictability, reducing anxiety and improving motivation. You’ll gain the skills and confidence to support campers on the autism spectrum achieve success at your camp!
Supporting Staff Keynote - This session will provide practical skills and strategies for enhancing communication, providing feedback and increasing predictability. Learn to create an inclusive and supportive working environment for staff on the autism spectrum at your camp!
FCC Keynote - BILL McCASKELL - January 31st & February 1st
After living most of his adult life in Manitoba, Bill McCaskell moved back to Saskatchewan in 2019, returning to the province where he grew up. He joined One Hope Canada (Canadian Sunday School Mission at the time) in 2010 as Manitoba Field Director.
In 2012, Bill and his wife Bev began serving as the mission’s National Director team. In 2019 Bev stepped down from the role. Bill continues to serve as National Director, leading a great team of more than 150 missionaries from across the country as they reach more than 30,000 children and youth each year with the hope of Gospel.
Previous to his ministry with One Hope Canada, Bill was a pastor and entrepreneur. Bill and Bev are the happy parents of two sons, two daughters-in-law, and grandparents to four grandsons.