Caitlin (she/her) is a settler originally from the unceded territories of the Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (Burnaby, B.C.). She is currently a Media Studies Masters Student at Concordia University and previously studied Human Geography at the University of British Columbia. She has been involved in Climate Justice orientated organizing since 2019 but has also been involved in activism related to intersectional feminism and decolonization. She is currently a part of Climate Justice Montreal.
Zoyanne (she/her) is a student minoring in Indigenous Studies at the University of Montreal. As an organizer of many years within diverse struggles, she works towards a movement that is decolonial, anti-capitalist and feminist. She has been part of the HUB team since April as the Communications and Events Coordinator in so-called Quebec.
Jen Gobby (she/her) is a settler activist-researcher with a focus on
climate justice, systems change and settler-Indigenous relations in climate
movements in so-called Canada. She completed her PhD at McGill in 2019 and is
now postdoctoral researcher at Concordia University. She teaches environmental
studies courses at McGill and Bishops Universities. Her current collaborative
research projects are about decolonizing climate policy and transforming
systems in covid times. She is the author of More Powerful
Together: Conversations with Climate Activists and Indigenous Land
Defenders. She lives on a small permaculture farm in rural Quebec, with
her partner and their gaggle of ducks and chickens. She is Director of
Research Partnerships at Le Hub coordinating the Research for the Frontlines
Kenzie (she/they) is a settler residing on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat people and many other Nations. They are finishing up a Masters in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Kenzie has been involved in the movement for climate justice since 2019. A former member of Climate Strike Canada, most of their efforts have related to banks fossil fuel divestment, Indigenous solidarity efforts and climate justice education. Kenzie is currently a part of Climate Justice Guelph which she cofounded in late 2020. Kenzie also works as the Education Lead for Banking on a Better Future.
Isabelle (she/her) is dedicated to improving living conditions for everyone in the communities she works with. She has been actively involved in the student movement for climate justice, namely with la Coalition Étudiante pour un Virage Environnemental et Social (CEVES) since the beginning of the organization. Global North-South relations, capitalism and anticapitalism, the critical study of law and sociology are the topics she particularly enjoys. After completing a few courses in sociology at the bachelor’s level, she opted to study law at l'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in order to better grasp the particularities of the social universe in which she is involved. Thanks to the HUB and the creation of an educational platform called Jeutisc on which she is working, Isabelle wishes to democratize access to knowledge that promotes social justice.
As a graduate from Lionel-Groulx College in 2017, Lourdenie (she/her) is passionate about social sciences, mainly sociology, psychology and anthropology. She is currently strengthening her experience on the field by working in the community sector on macro and micro levels. In the past few years, she invested her time into personal projects as well, such as L’environnement, c’est intersectionnel (The environment is intersectional). It is an initiative that combines arts, social engagement and popular education.
Intersectional feminist, speaker and community worker, she focuses on anything that touches sociology, anti-oppression and social justice.
Olepika Takpanie Kiguktak (she/her) was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Of Inuk origin, she has spent most of her life in Quebec. Olepika is currently a student at the University of Montreal in philanthropic management and is involved with many organizations, including Puamun Meshkenu, as a youth ambassador. She was involved for a long time in the environmental movement, in particular through her participation in several marches against fossil fuel projects and also sat on the board of directors of the Coule Pas Chez Nous Foundation before realizing that she was not putting her energy in the right places. It was then that she founded YIWA (Young Indigenous Women Action), which aims to organize programs related to the land specifically for Indigenous women. Through this organization, she wishes to provide them with the necessary tools for the future of their peoples and their environments. There is an urgent need to repair the consequences colonization has on Indigenous women. As it seems to be a difficult and constant battle to claim reparations directly from the current system, she prefers to create change here and now: "we must deconstruct to better rebuild".
Jacqueline Lee-Tam (she/her) grew up on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, in so-called Vancouver as a settler of Chinese descent. She now resides in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). She has organized around pipeline resistance, fossil fuel divestment and mutual aid and is passionate about community care and dreaming into practice the world we want to live in. She studied Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies at McGill University.
Prior to founding the HUB, Tom (he/him) worked as an advocacy mobilization consultant serving NGOs in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. As a researcher and analyst, he has released several reports on emerging campaign practices and publishes frequently in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. To share knowledge openly with other campaigners, Tom devotes his volunteer hours to bottom-lining the Blueprints for Change network, which produces free ‘how-to’ guides for progressive change makers.
Amara (she/her) is a campaigner, educator, and facilitator with 10+ years of experience helping groups run winning campaigns and build thriving organizations. She has led some of Canada’s most impactful people-powered campaigns, using digital tools to engage and mobilize hundreds of thousands of people to win on issues and change governments. An experienced meeting designer and facilitator, Amara has trained and coached thousands of campaigners and activists around the world. She currently manages Canada campaigns at 350.org and teaches Digital Campaigning at Seneca College in Toronto.
Louis' (he/him) activism began at 16, by organizing direct actions against tuition fee increases in the UK. After a detour in philosophy and, after, brand strategy, he returned to activism by co-founding Extinction Rebellion Quebec. Following six months in the States with The Climate Mobilization, he now divides his time between solidarity work for the Kanehsata:ke Land Defence, the Hub, and freelance political communications work.
Tasnim Rekik (she/her) is a PhD student in psychology and a decolonial and anti-racist activist. She has been involved in the movements against Israeli apartheid, against Bill 21, for status regularization as well as in feminist and climate justice movements. She is also a psychosocial worker for people with mental health problems and for the Amal Center for Muslim women in difficulty. In her studies, she is interested in issues of identity and oppression as well as decolonial approaches in psychology, rooted in a social justice perspective.