Research Manager – Annaléa
Annaléa (she/her) has over 10 years of experience in program evaluation and youth participatory action research design, implementation and dissemination through her work at community-based research organizations in Alberta and BC, as well as trauma-informed practice working with youth and adults living with mental health issues and disabilities.
Prevention Co-Director – Laura
Laura (she/her/ella) is a Latinx Venezuelan with Colombian roots and has been an immigrant to what is colonially known as Canada. An uninvited guest to Mohkinstsis, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, AB) for 16 years, and now living and working in the Unceded Coast Salish Territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations (Victoria, BC). She has devoted a decade in the non-profit sector providing programming and services to individuals and general public on social issues such as sexualized violence, human trafficking, poverty, mental health, and immigrant/refugee services. Laura thrives in working collaboratively and is very proud of the hard work staff and youth put into making Project Respect possible.
Community Youth Program Coordinator – Phoebe
Phoebe (they/them/theirs) is a queer, trans non-binary, second generation settler of Chinese descent. Born and raised on Unceded Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam lands, Phoebe moved to lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking territories in 2020 and has had the privilege of living there as an uninvited visitor ever since. They have a background in gender studies and studies in sexuality and are passionate about working with youth, in particular LGBTQIA+ youth and youth of colour. They are dedicated to learning and unlearning through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive and decolonial lens and strives to incorporate these frameworks into providing accessible education and support for youth.
School Program Coordinator/ Educator – Allison Macrae
Allison (she/her) has a background in childhood education, counselling and improvisational theatre. She has worked for several years in community management facilitating anti-oppressive change, and she is currently engaged as a counsellor with a focus on supporting the LGBTQ community.
Program Educator – Jelayna
Jelayna (she/her) has an academic background in gender studies and political science. She is passionate about community care and breaking down barriers, particularly in the areas of sexual health where she has years of experience and harm reduction where she continues to work.
Past Team Members
Project Respect has continually evolved and deepened its commitment to ending sexualized violence because of the valuable contributions of previous team members:
Scott Carlson, Tracey Proverbs, Alex Filippelli, Dean Mang-Wooley, quetzo herejk, Nishad Khanna, Yuka Kurokawa, Jenn Spilsted, Vince Terstappen, Whitney Archer, Tyler Mordan, Gordon O’connor, David Boffa, Billy Yu, Soumya Natarajan, Annie Banks, Paulina Hakkarainen, Susanna Guardado, Tuval Dinner, Jenny Matthews, Romina Miranda, Heidi Exner, Hannah Mang-Wooley, Alyx MacAdams, Anna McClean, Isaac Rosenberg, Kim Smith, Tanille Geib, Astri Jack, Elodie Button, Niko Mumford, Sarah Graham, Jonathan French, Imogen Barr, Elyse Kornhauser, Andres Montiel, Elicia Loiselle, Lisa Schnitzler, Amara MacFarlane, Nat Karpovskaia, Maggie Hamel-Smith Grassby, Sophie Rousseau, Ella Stolk-lachetti and many others!