STAND Canada’s Directors

Alison Chan
Executive Director
Location: Vancouver
Year Joined STAND: 2014
Contact: ed(@)standcanada.org; hr(@)standcanada.org (for Human Resources inquiries)

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. Sarah 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.
Jamie Kramer
Human Resources Coordinator
Location: Windsor
Year Joined STAND: 2018
Contact: jkramer(@)standcanada.org

Jamie ensures our operational and human resources processes are completed and running smoothly, which include our virtual office, Google Suite, recruitment, and onboarding.
Andrew Kloiber
Policy Director
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2016
Contact: policy(@)standcanada.org

Andrew is responsible for leading policy research and recommendations to the government of Canada. He works closely with other Directors in the advocacy and educational outreach areas of STAND Canada.
Fatima Altaf
Policy Director
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2018
Contact: policy(@)standcanada.org

Fatima is responsible for leading policy research and recommendations to the government of Canada. She works closely with other Directors in the advocacy and educational outreach areas of STAND Canada.
Dharshini Krishnamurthi
Advocacy Co-Director
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2016
Contact: advocacy(@)standcanada.org

Dharshini works with the Directors to shape and implement STAND Canada's advocacy strategies that engages with Canadians, like-minded organizations, and lobbying decision-makers. She is responsible for the campaigns aspect of Advocacy. She develops, manages, and executes campaigns through partnering with like-minded organizations and developing events.
Vacant
Advocacy Co-Director
Location: Ottawa
Year Joined STAND: 2018
Contact: advocacy(@)standcanada.org

Interested in leading our advocacy team with Dharshini? Check out the job description! Please note that this is a volunteer position.
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
Deputy Chapters 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:

Advocacy/Policy Advisor: Priya Ramesh
Team Member: Laurene Opoku

Chapters:

Communications:

Blog Writer: Laura Truesdell
Blog Writer: Farah Bogani
Blog Writer: Ammna Nasser
Blog Writer: Laura Meschino
Social Media Coordinator: Rebecca Orsini
Social Media Coordinator: Sylvia Black
Graphics Designer: Vacant
External Communications Associate: Vacant

Policy:

Deputy Director of Policy: Peter Hur
Deputy Director of Policy: Fatin Tawfig
Policy Advisor: Katarina Todic
Policy Researcher: Gloria Palubjakova
Policy Researcher: Jennifer Boone
Policy Researcher Megan Femi-Cole
Policy Researcher William Fortin
Policy Researcher Bryce Adamson
Policy Researcher Nastaran Al-Qadoomi
Policy Researcher Umaimah Adam
Policy Researcher Fatima Zubairi
Policy Researcher Engin Polar
Interested in joining our team? Our work focuses on mobilizing students and youth, but you do not have to be a current student, as several of our team members are in graduate school or are recent graduates in the workforce. You also do not have to have an academic background in human rights or politics. We welcome you if you are working or studying in another profession with knowledge of and an interest in what we do. Visit our volunteer page for current opportunities!

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.