The Indigenous Education Committee recommends programs and initiatives to recruit, retain, and support Indigenous teachers. This committee also examines the conditions for Indigenous learners within our school district and recommends strategies that better support Indigenous learners in classrooms throughout the district. The Indigenous Education Committee meets regularly, sometimes twice monthly, to organize its three annual district-wide events: 1) our pro-d day events, which take place in November and May each year, where teachers come together to share in a pro-d day of Indigenous everything, from teachings, speakers, dancers, drummers, hands-on, experiential art, and traditional food; and 2) our National Indigenous Day Celebration each June. All three of these events are free to Surrey teachers.


1 year

Number of Members



No chair indicated as yet

Committee Members

Gavin Hainsworth
Yvette Dabbs
Allison Hotti
Helen Kelsey
Gavin Slade-Kerr
Jacquie King
Tammy Mackie
Angela Marcakis
Phyllis Minsky
Brandon Misura
Annie Ohana
Kelli O’Malley
Carolyn Sousa
Pauline Veto
Matt Westphal