Thomas, Sarah

Sarah Thomas Capacity Development Manager First Nations Financial Management Board North Vancouver, British Columbia   Sarah is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation where she started her career while also obtaining a BA in Communications. Connecting indigenous knowledge and western knowledge into her learning and personal work ethics has become a passion for her. Sarah…

Stewart, Ryan

Ryan Stewart Negotiator British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union Burnaby, British Columbia   Ryan works as a negotiator for the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). He has negotiated for workers in community social services, healthcare, hospitality, private postsecondary education and a Crown agency. Ryan is also an elected Trustee on the Burnaby…

Song, Mary

Mary Song Indigenous Advocate School District 23 Peachland, British Columbia   Mary is a Dakelh from the small community of Fort St James, which is located in the central Interior of British Columbia. She currently resides in Peachland, B.C., is a single mom to four children, and a second year master’s student at UBCO. Mary…

Slusarenko, Christy

Christy Slusarenko Vice President, Combined Units MoveUP Coquitlam, British Columbia   Christy was elected to the position of Vice-President, Combined Units of MoveUP in February 2018. Prior to her current role, she was an early childhood educator at the Capilano University Children’s Centre. Christy is a dedicated union activist and a champion for numerous causes…

Robertson, James

James Robertson Consultant Port Moody, British Columbia   James is passionate about the development of thriving communities and leadership. He comes from an impressive military background as both a naval and special forces officer, where he served along our coastline and abroad, including Afghanistan. Having left the military 5 years ago, he now professionally supports…

Rehmat, Shaheen

Shaheen Rehmat Manager, Technology Risk and Performance BC Hydro North Vancouver, British Columbia   Shaheen is the Manager of Technology Risk and Performance at BC Hydro. She has 20 years of leadership experience in the technology and energy sector in strategic planning, risk management, product management, regulatory, and engineering. Her goal is to have a…

Ramsay, Cori

Cori Ramsay City Councillor City of Prince George Prince George, British Columbia   Cori Ramsay, 33 years old, is a City Councillor from Prince George, B.C. and serves on several council committees such as Finance & Audit, Accessibility and the Select Committee on Poverty Reduction. For the Living Wage for Families Campaign, she calculates the…

Railton, Bryan

Bryan Railton Business Representative International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 Kamloops, British Columbia   Bryan is a proud fourth generation labour and social activist. He is an avid outdoorsman, angler, but most importantly the husband to a strong independent woman (Alana) and proud father of two amazing children (Donovan and Ariella). Bryan has been…

Prince, Katharina (Trina)

Katharina (Trina) Prince Event Manager BCIT Student Association Coquitlam, British Columbia   Trina is a trans, non-binary, white, settler, who grew up in Ontario, and currently lives on Kwikwetlem Territory in Coquitlam, BC. Trina is a proud feminist who is actively working to end all gender based violence. Trina currently works at the BCIT Student…

O’Shea, Anne

Anne O’Shea Deputy Executive Director & COO Vancouver Island Regional Library Vancouver, British Columbia   Anne is the Deputy Executive Director & COO at Vancouver Island Regional Library, where she leads strategic and operational planning for 39 branch libraries spread across 40,000 square kilometres of coastal British Columbia. She is a member of the Board…