About

Jordan Watters has served as a school trustee since 2014. Jordan stepped into this role because she is passionate about safe, caring, and inclusive public schools where all students feel seen and supported.

Jordan brings over fourteen years experience in policy development, research, and stakeholder engagement to the table. My commitment to social justice has driven my professional interests towards research issues, programs and services for traditionally under-served people and communities including First Nations, immigrants, trans and queer people, and people with disabilities. 

I recently joined the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions where I work in the Overdose Emergency Response Centre on harm reduction policy. I am also a Director Sierra Club BC, which reflects my interest and commitment to accelerating climate action. Previously, I worked at BC Representative for Children and Youth where I was the lead author of the report Detained: Rights of children and youth under the Mental Health Act.

I hold a Master of Arts in Sociology  from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Bishop’s University. I have researched, lectured, and published in the fields of Gender, Education, Disability Studies and Law.

I am a grateful settler on the unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples where I am proud to be raising my three children (Harley 11, Fox 9, and Wilder 6) with my incredibly supportive husband Matthew.

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Our family. 

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Jordan after giving a barn burner speech at a rally in June 2014.

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