Our Staff

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HALENA SEIFERLING, Executive Director

Halena Seiferling (she/her) 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 Board of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.                     

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KERRY PORTH, Community Developer

Kerry Porth (she/her) is a former sex worker and current sex worker rights activist. 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.

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NADIA GRUTTER, Community Developer and Training Lead

Nadia Grutter (she/her) is an experienced facilitator and harm reduction worker with a background in public legal education, violence prevention and response, communications, and rights-based community organizing. She cares deeply about ending the war on drugs, improving safety for sex workers, and mobilizing peer knowledge. She is white, queer, and disabled, and occupies space on the unceded, traditional coastal homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt people, colonially known as Victoria, BC.

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