Provincial Resource Programs

The Accessible Resource Centre - British Columbia is a BC Ministry of Education funded response to the increasing demand for digital or alternate format alternatives to print in BC classrooms. The goal of ARC-BC is to provide BC students with perceptual disabilities and the educators supporting them with high quality digital alternate format materials based on the BC K-12 curriculum.

School teams can access the ARC BC team through the ARC BC District Partner:
Tanya Ross
tross@sd61.bc.ca
Inclusion Outreach is an outreach service mandated to assist schools throughout British Columbia, in meeting the educational needs of students with multiple severe physical and cognitive disabilities. A team, consisting of a teacher, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, and speech-language pathologist provide support through a variety of services.

School teams can access the Inclusion Outreach team through the Inclusion Outreach District Partner:
Laurissa Evancio
levancio@sd61.bc.ca
The Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders provides consultation, training and support services to schools with a primary focus on increasing the capacity of school district staff to support students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

School teams can access the POPARD team through the POPARD District Partner:
Tresa Marshall
tmarshall@sd61.bc.ca
The Provincial Outreach Program for the Early Years (POPEY) is a British Columbia Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program with an outreach focus. POPEY’s mandate is to increase K-3 educators’ capacity to support all primary English literacy learners, particularly diverse and struggling students in the classroom.

School teams can access the POPEY team through one of the POPEY District Partners:
Mary Chiappetta / Carey Nickerson
mchiappetta@sd61.bc.ca / cnickerson@sd61.bc.ca
The Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD) is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and has been in existence since 2006. A multi-district Steering Committee offers advice, direction and feedback. The mandate of the program is to increase educators’ capacity to meet the learning needsof students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

School teams can access the POPFASD team through the POPFASD District Partner:
Monique Moore
mmoore@sd61.bc.ca
PRCVI service delivery encompasses a wide range of supports for students with visual impairments and their educational teams. These include alternate format instructional materials, specialized equipment, professional resource publications, braille services, materials produced by PRCVI, training for educational assistants and transcribers, and PRCVI outreach coordinators.

School teams can access the PRCVI team through the PRCVI District Partner:
Megan Jantz
mjantz@sd61.bc.ca
SET-BC is a BC Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program established to assist school districts in utilizing technology with students whose access to the curriculum is restricted. SET-BC provides school districts with three tiers of services: Professional Learning, Technology Training and Classroom-based Solutions, and Complex Needs Training and Student-based Solutions.

School teams can access the SET-BC team through the SET-BC District Partner:
Mary Chiappetta
mchiappetta@sd61.bc.ca