Halena Seiferling is the Executive Director at Living in Community. Halena has diverse experience in stakeholder engagement, policy advocacy, research, communications, and facilitation. She has worked in projects advocating for living wages and fair labour standards, electoral reform, civic engagement, and climate justice. Halena has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours (International Studies) from the University of Regina and a Masters in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University. Halena is also a dancer and artist, and sits on the Boards of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition and the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.
Kerry Porth is a former sex worker and current sex worker rights activist. A Community Developer, Kerry has years of experience working with marginalized people and grassroots movements in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to effect social change through strategic litigation, public education and advocacy. She has worked on research projects relating to the sex industry and regularly lectures at colleges and universities. Her expertise relates to sex work activism, training, policy, law, and governance. Kerry holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.
Alison Clancey is a Community Developer and Training Lead with Living in Community. Alison has years of experience providing front-line services to sex workers. Along with Kerry, Alison delivers Living in Community’s workshops and training on a variety of sex work-related issues. Alison has been involved in connecting with communities across Canada to expand the Living in Community model. Her focus areas are policy, policing and sex work, and critical anti-trafficking discourse. Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Bachelors and Masters of Social Work from the University of Victoria.