I am Métis and was born in the Métis Homeland and Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatoon, lived on Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh Territory in Vancouver. Now, I am a newcomer to the territory covered by the Dish with One Spoon Treaty in Toronto – a city where the unique and incredible diversity is something I immediately fell in love with.
I am interested in resolving the inequality that continues to plague our region, in particular, the unnecessary barriers that continue to face Indigenous folks, People of Colour, and Newcomers. I think there’s much more work to be done to strengthen relationships across differences and build a more equitable and inclusive region.
Currently, I work with and for young people across Ontario who have founded and are leading grassroots organizations in their communities. My role focuses on strengthening the capacity of young people and the youth sector as a whole. While in Vancouver I was part of a team that developed an Urban Aboriginal Housing and Wellness Strategy, which resulted in the City of Vancouver committing to developing two new Indigenous-specific housing developments.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading (I always have a book on the go!), and getting lost in the region.