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.
Sara (she/her) is an educator, facilitator and organizer who grew up on the unceded territories of the Algonquin nation in so-called Ottawa. Based in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal), Sara has been involved in climate justice organizing since 2019 and is currently involved with Climate Justice Montréal and Research for the Front Lines. She is a committed socialist and feminist dedicated to building a livable world for all.
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.
Florence (she/her) is a settler who grew up and lives in Tio'tià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. She has been involved in various social justice and climate initiatives, and ha been an active member of la CEVES - Coalition étudiante pour un virage environnemental et social since January 2020. She has done mobilization within various schools for the student strike movement as well as action organizing. Florence is currently studying arts education at UQAM.
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.
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 continues to release reports and articles on emerging campaign practices for think tanks, funders and global publications. 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 justice-oriented activists across the world.
Laura Doyle Péan (they/them) is a queer Haitian-Quebecois poet and multidisciplinary artist, as well as a law and gender studies student, who is committed to social justice and fascinated by the relationship between art and movement work. Born in Nionwentsïo (Quebec city), where they first got involved in intersectional feminist, LGBTQIA2S+, migrant justice and racial justice organizing, they moved to Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang (Montreal) in 2019, to attend univesity, and joined the fossil fuel divestment movement at the beginning of their first year. As an active member of the Divest McGill campaign, they got to participate in the 2021 Divest Ed fellowship, where they got to do research on school governance and democratization, and make space for reflection and learning along with other climate justice organizers from across turtle island and beyond. They are also one of the founding members of Collective 1629, a Black-led Quebec-city-based collective fighting against racial profiling and other forms of anti-Black state violence in Nionwentsïo. Laura published their first book, Coeur Yoyo, in 2020, and has participated in many artistic productions with the queer feminist collective Les Allumeuses, as well as with l’Espace de la Diversité. They hold a column in the literary magazine Lettres Québécoises, and have published poems and short stories in many others. The English translation of their book, Yo-yo Heart, will come out in London in the fall of 2022, with 87th press.
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
Sam Lin (she/her) is a youth climate justice activist currently attending Queen’s University, on the unceded Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories. After her initial introduction to environmental action, she noticed a lack of dialogue about the intersections of social issues and climate change. Since then, she has organized with youth-led groups such as Sustainabiliteens, Climate Strike Canada, and Banking on a Better Future, with an emphasis on tackling the climate crisis, mobilizing communities, and building a more just, equitable future for all.
Payton Mitchell (she/her) is a Settler who grew up on unceded Haudenosaunee territory in rural South Western Ontario known as the Haldimand Tract. She is enrolled in Canadian Politics and Indigenous Studies at Concordia University, where she serves as the Mobilization Coordinator for the Arts and Science Federation of Associations. Payton has been actively involved in the student climate justice movement since 2019; namely through her work supporting the launch of la Coalition Étudiante pour un Virage Environnemental et Social (CEVES) and Climate Strike Canada. Outside of the student movement, Payton’s work has focused on issues that impact her home region. Including First Nations land claims; justice for Migrant Farm Workers as well as the rights and safety of fossil fuel workers and their communities.
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.
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.
Activist in the environmental and student movement since 2019. I first became involved with Extinction Rebellion in climate justice mobilization and awareness, then as a civil disobedience trainer with XR. I was the coordinator of the environmental committee's actions and the executive for the mobilization of the Cégep du Vieux Montréal. I co-founded the Coalition des Soulèvements Étudiants du Québec (CSEQ) which aims to link student political action groups to a potential national student federation and thus avoid the mistakes made in 2012.
Justine (she) is an artist and activist in Tio'tià:ke (Montreal). Passionate about music, she wants to unite activism and art under the same roof in order to make room for a society more focused on cultural and spiritual growth than material and economic. She is currently studying digital music at the University of Montreal and is working on the development of shows that can bring together an audience from both backgrounds.
Naomi Leung (they/she) is a 19 year old racial and climate justice organizer and Chinese Malaysian settler on ancestral and stolen xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and scəw̓aθən (Tsawwassen) territories. They just finished their first year student at the University of British Columbia studying global resource systems. She has a background organizing for climate justice education, harm reduction, and policy change with Climate Education Reform BC, Sustainabiliteens, and Climate Justice UBC. She enjoys time with her dog, music, reading, and doing digital art.
Sameen Ashraf (she/they) is an educator and workshop facilitator who believes that climate justice and racial justice are inextricably intertwined. She was born in Bangladesh and grew up on the unceded territories of the q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), SEMYOME (Semiahmoo), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and qiqéyt (Qayqayt) First Nations. Sameen graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in psychology and has developed and facilitated anti-racism and anti-oppression workshops since 2018.
Keith Scott (he/him) is a writer, researcher, activist, and musician currently living on unceded Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk) territory in so-called Quebec, Canada. Over the years, he has contributed to movements for migrant and refugee rights, climate justice, decolonization, prison abolition, and LGTBQAI+ rights. He is especially interested in addressing the intersections of climate change and colonialism. For his MA in Environmental Humanities, he wrote a thesis on how climate change results from ongoing histories of land theft, environmental injustice, and racism. These issues inform his current work as research coordinator with Research for the Front Lines, which provides pro bono research services for communities on the front lines of the fight for climate and environmental justice. He is also deeply passionate about creative resistance, especially music and political theater. He was a founding member of the Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble and remains an avid participant in the Honk! movement of activist street bands. He believes that there is nothing like being out in the streets blaring brass band music surrounded by hundreds of dancing dissidents all pursuing a common cause.
Michelle Xie (she/her) is a community organizer, facilitator, and sociology student at the University of British Columbia. She resides on the unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, colonially known as Vancouver. Michelle is passionate about building anti-oppressive spaces that are rooted in care and abundant in creativity. Through her work, she strives to strengthen cross-movement solidarity and shift power into the hands of the people. Michelle is currently a coordinator with Climate Justice UBC and is also the Climate Resilient Communities Lead at the UBC Sustainability Hub.