Strategic Initiatives Manager, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia
Joanne Schroeder is the Strategic Initiatives Manager focusing on Compassionate Systems Leadership. In this role she is emerging a renewed approach to building leadership capacity in the child serving systems. She is also the Executive Director of the Comox Valley Child Development Association a multi-service agency on Vancouver Island, giving her a unique lens on putting research into practice.
Joanne was a core member of the HELP team for over a decade, both as Deputy Director and as the initial lead for HELP’s community engagement activities. She was the initial Provincial Advisor to “Children First”, a project that worked in 45 BC communities and was the National Lead Fellow for the Canadian Council for Early Child Development.