Co-Founder & Chair
A Bit About Me
Chantelle is one of the Founders and Chair of ADHD Advocacy Society of BC. She is an ADHD mom of two amazing kids. Recently diagnosed with ADHD, she has many loved ones who have had this piece of their identity confirmed for a lot longer.
Coming from the East Coast a few decades ago, and before settling down and having kids, she held some interesting jobs. From selling Papyrus, to working for a Canadian diamond wholesaler, to bill collections. Since having kids, there have been some real roller coaster rides, some of which led her to being on a Strata Council for nine years and then taking a Strata Management Course. However, while building her career, inclusive child care was a huge issue, and she had to make the choice to leave her budding career to focus on her children and their equitable access to education and supports. The road was bumpy and so she looked for other parents facing similar challenges. Fast-forward to 9 years later, Chantelle is proud to be one of the founders as well as have a seat on the Board of Directors of what has become BCEdAccess. In her work, she collaborates with other organizations, while also developing and delivering a yearly Education Advocacy conference and creating weekly Inclusive Minecraft social sessions for children and youth.
Not one to ever stay still, and in true ADHD fashion, Chantelle had her own radio show on CIVL Radio in Abbotsford called “All In”. Chantelle also held various positions on PAC’s, including co-chair of DPAC before moving to Vancouver island. She also was lucky enough to get back to her old career, even for a little bit, as Building Manager for a Strata.
However, over all these years, seeing the gaps in the specific area of ADHD Advocacy, she decided to put her insatiable energy into getting the word out about what ADHD IS...and what it is NOT and to advocate for better supports and services in all areas.
She is eternally grateful for her journey, even with its ups and downs, that led her here, to the incredibly beautiful, unceded, stolen lands of the Snuneymuxw, Sna naw as, and Stz'uminus First Nations. She lives here now, working with the knowledge that she has a role to play in learning the truth of colonization and moving towards reconciliation as an active ally.