Youth Reconciliation Leaders of Whitehorse

whitehorse@canadianroots.ca

 

Torey Hampson

My name is Torey. I enjoy exploring Canada: born in Ontario; went to school in British Columbia; worked in Nova Scotia. I have called several cities throughout Canada home. Currently I reside in Whitehorse YT, on Ta’an Kwäch’än and Kwanlin Dün land. With YRI I wish to continue my growth in understanding traditions and experiences of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people. Beginning with respect and openness, I aim to learn how to be a better ally. In my learning, I hope to assist my community by engaging in thoughtful conversations and intentional gatherings.  For several years, I have worked in non/ not-for-profits to support community access to transportation, art and theater, addiction counselling, housing, nutritious food, group fitness, employment opportunities, and safe spaces to learn and relax. I also have many years of experience working within environmental protection, in particular reducing waste and promoting self-propelled transportation with providing free bicycle repair training. Both from the Simon Fraser University’s Dialogue Program and employment pursuits, I have gained a good deal of skill and training in facilitation and event planning. Trying to recognize my many privileges, I hope to use my developed skills to deepen my local communities’ connection, compassion, and appreciation of our diverse peoples.

 

Bobbi Rose Koe

Bio coming soon…