Selected Advocacy and Community Activities

December 2012-June 2013 Member, City of Edmonton, The Mayor’s Task Force on City Image — “Make Something Edmonton” project

June 2010  Presenter, NextGen Pecha Kucha Night 7—presented to 400 participants on ‘Edmonton as an Aboriginal City’

October 2009 Volunteer, Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth Conference

June 2009 Presenter, NextGen Pecha Kucha Night 4-presented, with Keegan McAvoy, to 700 participants (including ICLEI delegates) on cycling and building community

 April 2009-Dec 2010 Board Member, Banff International Affairs Summer School Society

  • Oversaw, with Sara Breitkreutz, an internal review of the organization’s operations and a visioning exercise with former board members and alumni to situate the organization for a new era of activity

November 2008 Co-organizer, Rural Economy Graduate Student’s Association’s “The Price of Prosperity: Development in Edmonton’s Industrial Heartland”—a public roundtable

Nov 2008-Dec 2008  Board Member, Edmonton Bicycle Commuter’s Society

June 2008-September 2009  Co-Chair, Circumpolar Students’ Association, University of Alberta

  • Oversaw monthly arctic lecture series, annual student conference

December 2007  Organizer, “Save Santa’s Workshop from Climate Change” Fundraiser

  • Organized a fundraiser to raise awareness about the impacts of Climate Change in the North, recruited two local musicians (Paul Bellows and Andrea House) to play a free concert
  • raised $430 for the Edmonton Bissell Centre to address the needs of inner city residents (part of entry to “Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister” contest)

December 2007  Presenter, Faculty of Graduate Studies Community Outreach program

  • Delivered presentation to local junior high school students on behalf of Department of Rural Economy

 November 2007   Facilitator, Community Discussion Group on Sustainable Transportation at 2007 Parkland Institute Conference

  • Facilitated a group discussion on how to build sustainable transportation options as part of the conference focus on building sustainable communities

September 2007  Youth Delegate, Canadian Commission for UNESCO Youth Consultations (Vancouver)

  • Input on “Young People and Dialogue amongst Civilizations, Cultures and Peoples” round-table

June 2007  Volunteer, Edmonton Bikeology Festival

June 2007 Volunteer, City of Edmonton Bike Month

April 2007 Volunteer, Change for Children Rural Roots Youth Conference

February 2007 Canadian Youth Climate Coalition representative, Mackenzie Gas Project Joint Review Panel Hearing, Edmonton

  • Spoke on behalf of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition at the Edmonton Joint Review Panel hearing

October 2006 Delegate, Alberta Environment Youth Environment Summit, Kananaskis

September 2006 Organizer, “Youth Voices: A Policy and Action Workshop”, Edmonton

  • Organized a one day conference funded by the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation that focused on Aboriginal rights and resource extraction in Canada, Canada’s role in International Development, and how youth engagement can address these issues.

September 2006-December 2007 Board Member, Edmonton Bicycle Commuter’s Society

February 2006-September 2009  Board Member, Edmonton Bicycle Sharing Society

  • procured funding to do a feasibility study of the organization’s operations, oversaw a research assistant who carried out surveys with users to determine how to strengthen program delivery, organized a community bike repair workshop for International House residents

October 2005—September 2006 Youth Representative, Edmonton as a Human Rights City Education Sub-committee     

October 2005  Youth Representative, Alberta’s Cultural Policy

September 2005-November 2008 Volunteer, Parkland Institute Annual Conference

July 2005-present Volunteer, Edmonton Bicycle Sharing Society (People’s Pedal Bicycle Co-op)

February 2005  Presenter, University of Alberta International Week (SUNIA)

November 2004  Volunteer, office of MLA candidate Raj Pannu

November 2003 Volunteer, Eco-Conference (ECOS, U of A)

January 2003-April 2003 Volunteer, Specialized Support and Disability Services, University of Alberta

 September 1999- September 2004 Volunteer, Wind Warriors Boxing Gym (Edmonton)

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