STAND Canada’s Directors

Alison Chan
Executive Director

Location: Vancouver
Year Joined STAND: 2014
Contact: ed(@)standcanada.org

The former Human Resources and Operations Director, Alison is responsible for the operations behind STAND Canada, from human resource acquisition, internal policies, and administration. Please contact her if you have any inquiries regarding volunteering with STAND or partnerships with STAND.

Scott Fenwick
Board Chair; Former Executive Director
Location: Edmonton
Year Joined STAND: 2007
Contact: sfenwick(@)standcanada.org

After 5 years as Executive Director, Scott continues to be involved with STAND through chairing the Board, which include responsibilities such as fundraising and other technical matters regarding the administration of the organization.
Victoria Fleming
Communications Co-Director

Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2013
Contact: communications(@)standcanada.org

The former President of the University of Toronto chapter and the former Chapters Co-Director, Victoria joined STAND National as a Co-Director after graduation. She is responsible for the overall coordination of the communications team, which include the timely production of social media, news blogs, and our monthly digest to keep Canadians informed and engaged. Specifically, she schedules and edits blog posts to promote the advocacy and information goals of STAND Canada on social media.

Charmaine Lee
Communications Co-Director

Location: Vancouver
Year Joined STAND: 2018
Contact: communications(@)standcanada.org

The former Campaigns Coordinator of STAND France, Charmaine joined STAND Canada as a Co-Director upon relocation to Vancouver for her studies. She is responsible for the overall coordination of the communications team, which include the timely production of social media, news blogs, and our monthly digest to keep Canadians informed and engaged. Specifically, she schedules and edits blog posts to promote the advocacy and information goals of STAND Canada on social media.

Irene Ibarra
Human Resources Director

Location: Vancouver
Year Joined STAND:  2019
Contact: iibarra(@)standcanada.org

Irene joined STAND Canada as a Human Resources Director in 2019. She is responsible for the coordination of the human resources team and  our operational and human resources processes, which include planning, recruitment, onboarding and retention.

Iris J. Seo
Policy Co-Director

Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2018
Contact: policy(@)standcanada.org

The former Blog Writer for STAND Canada’s Communications Team in 2018, Iris became promoted as a Policy Co-Director while pursuing her Master of Public Policy degree in 2019. She is responsible for leading evidence-based policy research and recommendations to the Government of Canada. Specifically, she organizes and manages various types of policy projects to promote the advocacy goals of STAND Canada. 

Lara Isiolaoton
Policy Co-Director

Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2020
Contact: policy(@)standcanada.org

Lara brings experience managing policy and research projects for various non-profit organizations. She leads the policy, research and coordination of projects in STAND to the government of Canada while working collaboratively across STAND Canada's network.

Kevin Seo
Advocacy Co-Director

Location: Calgary
Year Joined STAND: 2019
Contact: advocacy(@)standcanada.org

As the Advocacy Co-Director, Kevin is responsible for developing and executing advocacy campaigns for STAND Canada. This includes building relationships with community stakeholders, lobbying political decision makers, and determining future goals for the organization. He is currently operating out of Calgary, AB.

Sajanika Sivanu
Advocacy Co-Director

Location: Markham
Year Joined STAND: 2020
Contact: advocacy(@)standcanada.org

As the Advocacy Co-Director, Sajanika leads advocacy and community engagement efforts across Canada. She strives to enhance community engagement and partnerships to create inclusive spaces for all

Adi Burton
Chapters Co-Director
Location: Vancouver
Year Joined STAND: 2006
Contact: chapters(@)standcanada.org

The former President of the UBC chapter, Adi joined STAND National as Chapters Director after her undergraduate degree. Adi coordinates and provides support to the eight chapters located across Canada. She liaises between National and the chapters on mobilizing advocacy, campaign engagement, and strategic chapter development.
Banin Abdul Khaliq
Chapters & Engagement Co-Director
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2017
Contact: chapters(@)standcanada.org

Banin coordinates and provides support to the eight chapters located across Canada. She liaises between National and the chapters on mobilizing advocacy, campaign engagement, and strategic chapter development.

STAND Canada’s Teams:

Advocacy:

Team Member: Kelsey Osmond
Team Member: Chad Lamoureux
Team Member: Heiwot Aklilu

Communications:

Blog Writer: Anita Jelodari
Graphics Designer: Vacant
External Communications Associate: Vacant

Policy:

Deputy Director of Policy: Junn Peter Hur
Policy Researcher: Gen Nacionales
Policy Researcher: Diana Anton
Policy Researcher: Elaha Musakheel
Policy Researcher: Norman Ergetowski
Policy Researcher: Ibnat Islam
Policy Researcher: Gild Agyei
Policy Researcher: Tommy Chen
Policy Researcher: Mina Mahdavi
Policy Researcher: Madanpreet Kaur

Human Resources:

HR Coordinator, Recruitment : April Anolin
HR Coordinator, Onboarding: Priyanka Chakraborty

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STAND Canada’s Organizational Structure

This organizational chart shows the portfolios in each Team, shaded in gray. It is here to show the opportunities available to contribute to STAND. Please visit the volunteer page to see our openings.