Thank you to our presenters, employers, delegates and sponsors for making the youth employment summit a great success!

From February 18 to 20, 2021, Inclusion BC co-hosted with the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo and in partnership with UNITI a three-day virtual Youth Employment Summit (YES) to inspire, encourage, and support youth in discovering paths to employment. 

The following recordings are from the Youth Employment Summit:

Opening Youth Panel

Hear from a panel of youth involved in the IMPACT Youth Employment Research Project. Learn about the challenges and successes they have experienced in their search for employment.

Presented by Aidan Leon Schmidt, Jamie Beattie, and Amardeep Lotte. Read more about them HERE

Missy D

An inspiring Hip Hop performance by local artist Missy D

Read more about her HERE

Banging Rocks

Learn about Banging Rocks and one young man’s journey to get there!

Presented by Daniel Lindenberger. Read more about him HERE

The Brick

Learn about employment opportunities with the Brick and how they are increasing their inclusive workforce

Presented by Chantelle Painter. Read more about her HERE

BC Transit

BC Transit will be presenting on employment in the transit system

Presented by Adam Bishop. Read more about him HERE


Join a KPU student and faculty member to discuss ways to meet your employment goals by going to college or university.

Presented by Kya Bezanson, Anju Miller, and Fiona Whittington-Walsh. Read more about them HERE

STEPS Forward

Discover your university options across BC and learn how all students can choose this pathway to explore your interests and achieve your career goals. STEPS Forward supports students at: NVIT, SFU, UVic, UBC-Okanagan, UBC, Emily Carr and VIU. Join us to learn more!

Presented by Jenna Proudlove, Lauren Matthews, and Marta Carlucci. Read more about them HERE

This event was made possible thanks to an Accessibility Project grant from Disability Alliance BC.