Jessica has a passion for working in collaborative ways that strengthen communities and she loves being at the forefront of social innovation and helping launch new socially-conscious projects and businesses. Learn more about Jessica on LinkedIn.
Maygen Sioux Lafford, Youth Coordinator
Maygen plans to incorporate cultural identity and traditional teachings and practices into her workplace and by doing so, she hopes to offer a sense of identity and a space that enables cultural healing for the youth. Learn more about Maygen on LinkedIn.
Madison Girvan, Youth Coordinator
Madison worked on many different farms and discovered her passion and the importance of developing local businesses. Learn more about Madison on LinkedIn.
Gregory Burton, Youth Coordinator
An experienced venue manager and co-founder of a worker’s cooperative, Gregory is committed to grassroots approaches to community development and social justice through his experience with on-the-ground planning and coordination. Learn more about Gregory on LinkedIn.
Derrick Beardsworth, Youth Coordinator
Derrick Beardsworth is the owner operator of Parkindale Productions Shepody House in Dorchester and has spent the past ten years working in the non profit sector with children and youth; both as Executive Director and Program Director for the Boys and Girls Club. Learn more about Derrick on LinkedIn.
Laylia Bennett, Youth Coordinator
Laylia is committed to fostering cross-cultural learning, grassroots movements, and social innovation. She has served her community by taking on the role as a Co-President of the Mount Allison Indigenous Student Support Group, and as a member in the University’s Indigenous Advisory Circle for the past 2 years. Learn more about Laylia on LinkedIn.