Jordan Watters is the mother of two pre-school aged boys, Harley 3 and Fox 18 months. They are the future class of 2029 and 2031, and her motivation for seeking election as School Trustee. Jordan wants to make sure that SD61 is able to provide them with the best education possible. This means standing up against chronic underfunding of public education, and supporting the teachers, specialists and support workers who dedicate themselves to the students in this district.
Jordan has been a strong voice for public education throughout the recent labour dispute. She is the founder and administrator of Support for BC Students on Facebook, a page that provides thought-provoking content and news updates for over 18,500 subscribers. Jordan’s advocacy work has included speaking at rallies in Victoria and Vancouver, as well as appearing on radio, television, and in print media.
Jordan has a history of social justice advocacy participating in and helping organize events addressing violence against women, showing solidarity with First Nations, and celebrating the arts contributions of people with disabilities.
Currently, Jordan is the Research Director for Izen Consulting where she specializes in economic development strategies and labour market intelligence for government, labour, and First Nations. Her expertise lies in industry and community engagement, occupational projections, and the development and evaluation of employment and training programs.
Jordan holds a Master of Arts in Sociology with specialization in Education from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Bishop’s University. She engaged in doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia in Education Studies before taking a hiatus to pursue her professional interests. Jordan has researched, lectured, and published in the fields of Education, Sociology, Business Regulation and Law. Jordan is a recipient of the Purple Letter award for Community Leadership, as well as multiple academic awards including the prestigious Canadian Graduate Scholarship.
Jordan grew up on the Saanich Peninsula, she is proud to be raising her family with husband Matthew in Victoria where the vibrancy of the community matches the beauty of the ocean and forests.