Director of Training, BC Society of Transition Houses

Aleks (they/them/their and she/her/hers) shapes professional development curriculum for and advocates on behalf of a membership of over 200 transition house services across BC. Having over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector, Aleks has designed and delivered programs on EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion), civic engagement, mental wellness, and leadership with West Coast LEAF, Battered Women’s Support Services, Check Your Head, Open Media, and Vantage Point. Their previous Board experience includes tenures with ProChoices Community Therapy Clinic and the Crisis Centre of BC. Aleks is also a trained mediator and restorative justice facilitator. They have been living in Vancouver, on the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, since childhood, when their family immigrated to Canada.