ArtsBC Director: Vancouver Island North
Conference Committee Member: Dec. 2015 – present
Local Community Host for Conference 2017
board member since March 2016
Francophone Jacqueline Chamberland has been the Executive Director for the Pacific Rim Arts Society in Ucluelet, BC for the past 6 years. Chamberlain has been a very active member volunteer with Arts BC’s conference committee in 2015-16 prior to joining the board in spring 2016, as the Pacific Rim Arts Society will be the local host for Arts BC’s annual conference in 2017.
A former high-school teacher in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Chamberland taught courses in both French and English including literature and entrepreneurship. She also excelled in engaging youth in large-scale theatrical projects aimed at developing youth leadership skills. A former president of a rural Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, Chamberland has also volunteered as the treasurer for 7 years for Association des Enseignants et Enseignantes Franco-Manitobains, a local teacher’s union in Winnipeg, Manitoba and volunteered on Manitoba province-wide professional development committee for teachers.