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Our vision

We envision an equitable and inclusive sustainability landscape, whereby Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) are empowered and represented across all levels and spaces in the Lower Mainland.

Our mission

Our mission is to support connections among BIPOC professionals within the sustainability field, nurturing their personal and professional growth through engagement within the following three pillars.

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1

Build relationships

Form a diverse and inclusive network of leaders and knowledge holders, and those with shared lived experiences.

2

Build capacity

Equip our members to be resilient leaders and change-makers towards a sustainable and climate just future.

Amplify

Amplifying BIPOC stories and successes. Serve as a hub for sharing research, job opportunities, stories, achievements, and contributions.

3

Values

Justice

Upholding fairness, equity, and accountability for the BIPOC community, ensuring that all actions are guided by principles of social justice.

Healing

Providing support for the BIPOC community by fostering relationships and creating safe spaces where diverse perspectives and experiences are embraced and empowered.

Partnership

Collaborating with mission-aligned organizations to co-create solutions that better serve the BIPOC community, while actively avoiding redundancy. Recognizing and elevating the multifaceted identities and needs within the BIPOC community.

Needs-based

Evolving our approaches based on the evolving needs of the BIPOC community, ensuring that our initiatives are responsive and adaptive. Designing them with empathy and understanding, prioritizing the well-being and dignity of every individual within the BIPOC community.

Local

Implementing place-based solutions that acknowledge and address the unique contexts, histories, and challenges faced by BIPOC communities in specific geographic locations.

Meet our core team

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Rita Steele, Founder

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Sayemin Naheen

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Tessica Truong

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More to be added...

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Paris Afshordy

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Vanessa Sun

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Dylan Naidoo

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Anuja Sawant

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Loreen Catubay

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Issac Maulana

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