John Horgan's BC NDP candidate for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain working for the people of British Columbia to create a better BC.
Jodie Wickens is the BC NDP candidate for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. She is a parent advocate and the past Executive Director of the Autism Support Network. She was first elected as the Member for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in February 2016.
Faced with her oldest child's diagnosis with autism, Jodie returned to post-secondary education to learn everything she could about autism and applied behavior analysis. She received honours at Douglas College in Behaviour Intervention and Classroom and Community Support and was the recipient of the Vickie Cammack Leadership Award.
She has worked alongside parents in advocating to ensure that every child gets the education they deserve and that staff in local schools have the resources they need.
Jodie is a mom of two young children, and has lived in Coquitlam for over 11 years.
John Horgan and the B.C. NDP's proposal for universal $10-a-day child care is sensible, fully costed and will provide immediate relief for parents. We also know that providing quality early learning experiences for our children has incredible benefits to them, the school system and communities.