Norm Leech, Co-Chair ● Norm (he/him/his) has been the Executive Director for the Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre (VACPC) since May 2016, and is a frequent speaker, facilitator, and storyteller about the experience of Indigenous peoples in Canada. He was born and grew up in East Vancouver, but his ancestry is from the T’it’q’et community in the St’at’imc nation where he also served as Chief and then Administrator when he lived there. Norm shares about the Indigenous Worldview including relations among genders, the written word, and with the land. He draws on his experiences as a recovering alcoholic/ addict, single dad, computer nerd, inter-generational survivor, and spiritual student to inform his current work.He is trained in facilitation with the Canadian Human Rights Foundation (now Equitas) and with St’at’imc Restorative Justice in Lillooet. Norm developed Indigenous governance models and constitutions with the National Centre for First Nations Governance. For the VACPC, Norm facilitates the cultural sessions for Police Academy and Sheriffs Academy at the Justice Institute. He has been teaching Indigenous Tools For Living (ITFL) across Canada and online. ITFL is built upon Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy (IFOT), which is an Indigenous, body-centred and land-based approach to trauma.