More about our volunteer team coming soon…
We are your neighbours.
We are people like you who have been active in various organizing campaigns and mutual aid work within our communities. We are people who believe if we all step up and come together, we can shift the narrative from one of fear and division to one where we value each and every member of our community.
This is a labour of love. We started with an idea for a way to connect people, rallied around it, and have been growing and evolving since. We are wholly volunteer-led and doing this on our own time, with our own resources. We welcome all those who are interested in collaborating to come on board.
We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the work of COVID-19 Mutual Aid Solidarity Network in Seattle. We also recognize the Vancouver Queer Spoon Share, whose structure we have built on to create this space.
Community is built through individuals.
We celebrate the involvement of everyone who is involved in coming together and building community, from those helping their neighbours, to those staying home to protect others, to the service workers and healthcare workers on the frontline. This particular community is made of the following volunteers who have stepped up to make this platform possible.
Many more have opted to remain anonymous.
Alex is a queer settler on the unceded lands of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. An undergraduate student of the UBC Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice and an organizer with the UBC Women’s Centre, she believes in building community around shared experience and collective care.
Anupa enjoys solving problems using custom built technology that is easy for people to use. She is a product manager and founding partner at 5stone.io who believes we truly are better together.
Athina is a queer migrant settler on the stolen lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh. They are from Indonesia, fighting for decolonization and liberation from oppressive settler-colonial and capitalist structures. They occasionally organize and draw cute things, like cats. Chaotic good.
Avery is an Autistic queer, trans nonbinary Person of Colour youth who was adopted out of foster care. Avery is a multiply disabled wheelchair user who has been a lifelong advocate for numerous intersectional issues, most recently in climate justice with Our Time: a national youth-led movement to bring an intersectional Green New Deal to Canada.
Bronwen is a product management consultant who focuses on the development of software related to mental health, human relations and environmental health. Bronwen also works as a crisis counsellor for youth at risk through the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society.
Dawson is a queer white settler on Turtle Island, who is studying Sociology and International Relations at the University of British Columbia, while organizing from an intersectional and anti-oppressive standpoint with UBC’s Social Justice Centre.
Diana is a queer settler who usually works in theatre as a stage manager, technician, and technical director. She is involved with her local union, has a degree in History and Labour Studies from SFU, and in her rare free time teaches high school students about safety in the workplace.
Gabby is a first-generation settler on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories in her final year at UBC, studying Environmental Science and Human Geography. She organizes with the UBC Social Justice Centre around housing justice, environmental justice and community care.
Gala is a white, queer settler residing on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories, but grew up in the north on Dakelh territories. Gala has an academic background in climate change messaging and spends time engaged with climate/social justice organizing or hanging with her ancient dog (there's no in between ;]).
Harrison is a climate justice organizer who has been a settler on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh territories for his entire life. He has helped to organize the climate strikes as a post-secondary student mentor to the Sustainabiliteens and has recently been focused on Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions and mobilizing post-secondary students.
Hez is an experienced software developer who follows SRE and DevOps practices to write software in hopes of making the world a better place. With every line of code scrutinized by his pups (Carly and Hugo) only the best gets created!
Ishmam is a second-year student at the University of British Columbia. He is a settler on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories, who organizes with the UBC Social Justice Centre. He rejects the politics of individual acts of kindness, and instead believes in community power and solidarity.
Jeremy is an entrepreneur, designer, and developer. He is an optimist with an unshakable faith in the greatness of tomorrow.
Jerrett is an experienced technical leader and developer who enjoys leading teams and building software that has a positive impact on the world. He is a founding partner at 5stone.io, and he hates writing bios.
Jude is a 14th generation queer elder settler who works in various volunteer capacities for social justice and democratic socialism in Vancouver. She is a writer, currently finishing a Creative Writing degree with Douglas College, mother, grandmother, wife, and co-owner of the graphic and web design company, Goodwin Creative Ltd.
Kate is a climate justice organizer born and raised on unceded Coast Salish territories. Alongside completing an undergrad in First Nations & Indigenous Studies at UBC, Kate organizes with UBCc350 and Our Time Vancouver.
Kate P has immigrated to the Coast Salish territories from Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). She spends most of her time imagining and mobilizing for a fossil-fuel-free, just, and fair world. She organizes with Our Time Vancouver and Greenpeace Volunteer Local Group.
Laura is a teacher and writer of an invasive language on stolen land, and is constantly trying to contextualize her existence, both on Turtle Island and within her own body. She wraps kernels of truth within layers of lies and then prays to the Goddess they pass.
Mike is a first-generation settler here on the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh territories. He works in marketing in the technology sector and, when in season, on progressive electoral campaigns.
Niki is a migrant settler on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Committed to transformative justice in all of its facets, her organizing focuses on gendered and sexualized violence and their interconnectedness with race.
Noni is a white settler who grew up on Treaty 7 lands in Calgary, Alberta, and now lives on the stolen territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. She believes there are better, more just and sustainable ways of living together.
Owen is a climate justice activist who has resided on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories throughout his youth. He is currently in high school, and has committed his life to helping those in need and securing equality for all through work with various humanitarian organizations and companies. He organizes with Climate Strike Canada and the KidsPlay organization.
Patrick is an Indigenous film director, university instructor and social entrepreneur from Haida Gwaii. He worked with the team to develop the website and brand the initiative.
Rachael is a settler of colour who spends much of her time contemplating the individual and systemic intersections of power, violence, and repair. Her work is grounded in a deep conviction about the critical role of friendship and community building to envision just futures as well as catalyze meaningful change.
Ravi is a recent settler on these unceded, stolen Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh territories. He is a Product Manager in the technology sector and has been living in Vancouver for the last 2 years.
Ryan thrives on building important things and moving quickly. He’s a founding partner in 5Stone.io and has initiated a number of exciting non-profits.
Shannon writes, edits, and champions plain language and communication that is accessible to everyone. She’s a dedicated public servant by day and a passionate participant in the creative arts by night.
Silvia is a Latin American immigrant from Argentina, passionate about community resilience and social and environmental justice. She works at three jobs (DIVERSECity, Work That Reconnects and Gaia Education) and is deeply grateful to the amazing people responding to the COVID-19.
Suzanne is an immigrant settler and has resided on these unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh lands for the last two decades. She works as a junior architect and spends a lot of her time dreaming about fungi and solidarity economics.
Vivian is an Autistic, multiply disabled, queer, racialized settler who dreams of a world where no one is left behind. While studying neuroscience at SFU, Vivian organizes with local grassroots groups like Autistics United on disability justice, collective community care, and Autistic-led policy and research.
Yolanda works between climate justice, anticipatory humanitarian action, and wilderness therapy. She is one of the group’s founders and is excited to build community, and to connect people to each other and to stories of social transformation.