We planted the seeds of our worker’s cooperative during a time of social, ecological and political upheaval in late 2020 during a global pandemic.
Meet the Team:
Tasha Kaur (she, her, hers) is a settler, of Punjabi descent, living in Vancouver on the unceded territory of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. She has worked with non-profits, grassroots community groups, government, schools, and post-secondary institutions learning from and with those trying to create a more just world. Tasha is experienced in dialogue and designing social justice / anti-oppressive curriculum. She has worked to support groups navigating conflict engagement and collaborative decision-making processes. She spends her much of her time thinking about our collective liberation and how to convince her toddler to wear a jacket when it is cold outside.
Sera Thompson is a settler of European descent in Mi'kma'ki, working to support deep shifts around social and environmental issues. As a social innovator and master facilitator her work is focused on building capacity for participatory leadership and creating movement around stuck challenges. Her work creatively engages a diversity of players and stakeholders in finding shared clarity and timely actions. She began her career in the complex field of Environmental Consulting, juggling the needs of diverse stakeholders balancing economic, ecological and social sustainability. Since that time she has successfully led change with dozens of organizations on four continents in the Public Sector, Academia, Nonprofit and Corporate sectors.
Camille Dumond (she/her) is a settler of Indo-Caribbean and French-Irish descent living on unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. Her practice is as a somatic therapist, conflict and group facilitator. With over 20 years experience facilitating change processes, she brings depth psychology, social movement analysis, and embodied spirituality to organizational change. This allows her to support a sense of center and even playfulness in complex, emergent situations. Camille co-founded the Refugee Livelihood Lab with Nada Elmasry to amplify the impact and transformational influence of racialized leaders with lived experience of forced displacement and migration. She is principal at Dignity Facilitation.
He has worked on a wide variety of projects that range from teaching and arts organizing to various positions within local and provincial governments in South Africa and Canada. He has a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement from SFU where he serves as an advisor, and serves on the faculty of Inner Activist. He has previously led Community Engagement Initiatives at the SFU's Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, and co-hosted the RADIUS Fellowship.