Meet your cCSBC Facilitator
fraser valley facilitator
Hello! I’m Cherry. I love working on the Youth Program team because I am driven by a desire to make an impact on the world, no matter how small, and by the connections I make with others. Outside of work, I love learning new languages (Japanese, ASL, French, & Mandarin in particular) because I’m fascinated by how languages shape our worldviews!
north-central bc facilitator
I can be described as somehow both laid-back and in a constant state of chaos. I’m a lover of the outdoors, music, & learning, and I’m always up for an adventure. I love to spend my free time enjoying the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa First Nation with my partner and my pup Nova, cooking plant-based meals, relaxing with my cat Milo, and trying to make zero-waste living more accessible for others. My facilitation style is informal yet productive, and I always aim to create a fun and safe space for everyone involved!!
Weytk! My name is Brock and I was born, raised, and currently reside in Secwepemcul’ecw, though I have had many great opportunities to experience the landscapes, wildlife, and communities that make this part of the world so amazing! I learned at a young age how much influence our community and those closest to us have in shaping our view of not only the world but also of ourselves. I chose to surround myself with supportive people, follow my interests and curiosities, and actively participate in my community. Now, through my work as a facilitator, I focus on developing deeper conversations about values, fulfillment, leadership responsibility, and strengthening connections to empower individuals and communities.
cowichan valley facilitator
Dani works for the Cowichan Green Community Society. She is interested in all things outdoors and the environment (snowboarding, hiking, camping, reading environmental and social theory, or tending to her plants in her free time). She spent the last six years living, working, and studying in Vancouver, and has a background in sociology, human geography, and international development. She is very new to Vancouver Island, only moving there at the beginning of September 2021. She’s passionate about sustainability, food security, and rural development.
VUC creative facilitation support
school and education lead
shushwap-north okanagan facilitator
As a First Nations performer, Kenthen captivates audiences with his fascinating retellings of legends of the Secwepemc, his family land for more than 10,000 years. This is where his late grandmother, respected and even legendary Secwepemc elder, the late Dr. Mary Thomas, taught him the traditional art of storytelling. Read full bio
Hello my name is Blaine Grinder from the Tsilhqot’in Nation, I reside in the community called Tl’etinqox,
I am currently an elected leader in my community and serve my Nation as the Tsilhqot’in Land-Base
Artistic and optimistic,
Caring and occasionally daring,
Passionate, brightly coloured and energetic,
(definitely not athletic),
sometimes a bit frantic but poetic.
Meandering through ideas on daily basis to create conditions for perfect oasis!