Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Contact Us

DONATIONS

Would you like to help in the fight against antisemitism and all intolerance?

Donations may be made through our CanadaHelps page: Donate to FAST
Charitable donation receipts will be provided for tax purposes.

DONATIONS

Would you like to help in the fight against antisemitism and all intolerance?

Donations may be made through our CanadaHelps page: Donate to FAST
Charitable donation receipts will be provided for tax purposes.


Jodi Derkson

Email: jderkson@fastcyv.ca
Tel: (604) 767-2139

Jodi Derkson was born in Montreal where she participated in drama throughout her education. After graduating from McGill University with a BA, Jodi decided to head for British Columbia. She worked first in the film business, then decided to pursue her true vocation by becoming a BC certified teacher. She subsequently taught for ten years as a secondary school Drama and English teacher for the Vancouver School Board. Jodi attained a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Planning from UBC with a final project of writing/directing a play entitled Bridges that raised $5500.00 for an orphanage in Malawi, Africa. Since 2012 Jodi has been proud to be the FAST Director of Educational Programs for British Columbia. She has worked with many educators and students on various initiatives including Voices into Acting that she spearheaded. Jodi also founded Imperative Education to teach anti-bullying with young people and educators. She wholeheartedly believes that opening the dialogue on sensitive/difficult topics with FAST’s resources is an effective way to reduce racism and to foster inclusion in our schools and beyond.


Lisa Wilder

Email: lraber@fastcyv.ca
Tel: (403) 998-5570

Lisa was adopted and raised in a Jewish family in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Unbeknownst to her parents, she had been placed in the adoption system illegally during what is now termed, “the 60s Scoop”. As an adult, she connected with her biological family and learnt her truth…she and her older brother were taken from their mother because she was a single Métis woman.

Before moving to Calgary in 2005, Lisa worked predominantly in the banking industry, then with a growing family her focus shifted to family and community. In 2009 she began her role as Regional Director of Educational Programs for FAST in Alberta and has not looked back.

Having a foot in two different oppressed communities is what gives Lisa her drive to bring about change in this world, and FAST is the perfect outlet through which to do it. She looks forward to continuing to carry on the traditions of her Jewish heritage, while proudly discovering and integrating those of her Aboriginal roots as well.


Larry Mikulcik

Email: lmikulcik@fastcyv.ca
Tel: (306) 221-5334

Larry was raised and educated in rural Saskatchewan, receiving his post-secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan. He taught for thirty years in rural Saskatchewan and worked for two years as a Curriculum Coach after leaving the classroom. During his career Larry specialized in the social sciences and received recognition for his pedagogy, and his work with citizenship and human rights education. Outside of the classroom Larry supported education through curriculum and resource development.

He has also worked with the provincial and federal speakers’ offices to enhance the understanding of parliamentary democracy in the classroom. Larry facilitated at annual parliamentary institutes for teachers in Regina and Ottawa where teachers gained first-hand knowledge about our democratic process. After using the FAST resources in his classroom Larry is most pleased to take over the role of Program Coordinator for the Manitoba and Saskatchewan region. (David Katzman has retired.)