NAME

Jason Richard

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

I have lived in Kamloops for most of my life, and my husband and I plan to continue to call it home. For the past 8 years, I have been teaching at the elementary level. As a teacher, I'm dedicated, organized, and flexible. I'm a huge fan of all things games--board games, video games, role-playing games, etc. I also love singing, and am a member of Pride Choir. 

WHAT CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE YOU MADE TO THE LGBTQ2S+ COMMUNITY?

For the past 3 years, I have been part of the school district's SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) team. I have been working at a school-level to raise SOGI awareness, support my fellow teachers and students, and help develop opportunities that allow all students to feel represented, acknowledged, and supported regardless of their own identity.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THE BOARD?

I want to be able to be more involved with,  give back to, and support my community. I feel a lot of pride in how the LGBTQ2S+ community in Kamloops had been developing and I want to be a part of that.

SKILLS/EXPERTISE

Training/Education

Event planning

Youth outreach

Advocacy

Team leadership

Demonstrated interpersonal skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people