Fae Johnstone is an educator, consultant and writer working on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory (Ottawa, ON). As an educator, they have provided training to hundreds of service providers across Canada on LGBTQ2+ and trans inclusion. As a consultant, she has worked with a diversity of organizations on local, provincial and national projects focused on public education, community engagement and youth issues. Over the past year, Fae has had by-lines appear in the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and the Huffington Post. All of Fae's work is driven by a desire to do better by, for and with marginalized communities. She can be found on Twitter at @Fae Johnstone and contacted through her website, faejohnstone.com.
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Kaeden Seburn (They/Them/He pronouns) is nonbinary, transmasculine white settler, a bachelor of social work student at Carleton University and a trans community organizer, activist and educator from un-ceded Algonquin territory. They are a founder and facilitator of Support and Education for Trans Youth (SAEFTY Ottawa), Ottawa's only by and for trans youth group, and a trans health advocate in the Champlain Region and across Ontario. Their work focuses primarily on the de-pathologization of trans identities and on ensuring that trans, nonbinary and gender diverse youth have access to health care, schools and social services that are affirming and allow them to maintain autonomy over their bodies, lives and identities. For more information, or to hire Kaeden as an educator or consultant, find them at kaedenseburn.com.
Keegan Prempeh is a black, non-binary community organizer on a journey towards adulthood, self-discovery and healing. On the way there, xe decided to become a core member of the collective Trans Health Information Ottawa and now provides peer support and health system navigation to gender diverse individuals of all ages. Guided by womanism, collectivism and the pursuit of social justice, Keegan hopes to foster meaningful connections within the community through xer various passions.
Kier Drache is a Métis two-spirited young person living in Iqaluit, Nunavut who is involved in a variety of advocacy work for both the neuro-divergent community and the LGBTQ2 community. Kier was recognized as playing an instrumental role in the passing of Bill 31, the bill to include transgender rights, in the Human Rights Act of Nunavut which was passed on March 13th, 2017. Kier was also invited by the government of Canada to participate in a roundtable discussion/consultation in Toronto revolving around transgender policy. Kier was then invited by the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues, Randy Boissonnault, for a consultation regarding northern LGBTQ2 perspective and to discuss strategies to further LGBTQ2 resources. Kier was recognized as one of the “7 Young People in Canada who made a difference in 2017”, along with Malala Yousafzai.
RJ Jones is a community educator, multi-media artist, and trans youth organizer.