Professional Learning Services in Surrey, British Columbia

In an effort to expand our professional learning services and to provide on-the-ground engagement at the local and provincial levels, Surrey, British Columbia now has an Elections Canada education coordinator. This initiative is part of a pilot program to enhance our offering in the area. This program aims to cultivate knowledge and interest in electoral participation and civic engagement among future voters. The Surrey education coordinator will work toward building meaningful relationships with local education stakeholders and developing culturally relevant approaches and services. In-person and virtual professional learning activities will be offered at no cost to educators in Surrey.

Who can participate?

  • Secondary school teachers
  • Instructors, teacher-candidates and student associations at faculties of education
  • School departments and teachers’ associations
  • Educators and consultants in school departments, districts and ministries of education

What types of free activities are offered?

Each professional learning activity is tailored to classroom needs and presented in a variety of environments and approaches, including:

  • Professional learning events
  • Staff or department meetings
  • Co-teaching or classroom demonstrations
  • Faculty of education workshops
  • Student events

Our professional learning services feature Elections Canada’s learning resources. We also touch on the following topics: critical thinking, inquiry-based learning, global competencies, civic engagement, blended learning strategies, literacy skills and language learner needs, and misinformation and disinformation.

Book your next professional learning activity!

Not a resident of Surrey? You can attend one of our workshops across Canada or watch our teacher support videos. We also offer professional learning services in Northwestern Ontario and in Markham, Ontario.

Meet our Surrey Education Coordinator

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Taseem Kaur is the regional educator for Elections Canada in Surrey, British Columbia. She also delivers learning activities throughout the Metro Vancouver area.  With an educational background in the sciences and a multilingual proficiency in English, French and Punjabi, she is committed to empowering minority communities to embrace their unique identities and validate their voices and experiences.

In collaboration with school boards across the Lower Mainland, Taseem has supported international students, facilitating their integration into the educational system and Canadian society. Her involvement as a gallery director and public educator at the Telus World of Science helped foster an interest in science for people of all ages. Working with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Taseem gained over a decade of experience delivering educational, leadership and flight instruction to high school aged cadets. In this role, she adapted instructional methods across various subjects and provided community outreach in multiple languages.

Within the Canadian electoral system, Taseem’s journey has been multifaceted, encompassing administrative roles, training and education, and clerical and supervisory poll duties at the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government. With the insight gained through her work, she has a comprehensive understanding of the electoral process and its significance.

Taseem has been deeply engaged in grassroots initiatives aimed at raising community awareness of socio-political issues within diasporic communities. Rooted in a strong foundation in cultural competency and practical application of public education, she continues to apply her skills and experience at Elections Canada to navigate and bridge diverse communities, foster community engagement and empower youth.

For more information on her professional learning and coaching services in Surrey, British Columbia, email Taseem Kaur at