Meet the LSPIRG Team

 
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Jaydene Lavallie
VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR - Brantford
Jaydene is a queer Michif-Cree woman who is always on the move. She finds strength in being around trees and other femme folks. She firmly believes that building community is just as important as direct action and embraces employing a diversity of tactics to achieve collective goals. Her door is always open to talk life, politics, social justice, or strategy. As a long term committed activist and a Laurier alumni who won campaigns on campus during her student years, she is always looking for new folks who want to start/keep learning and take action. jaydene@lspirg.org.

Jacqueline Pelland
VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR - Waterloo

Jacq is a neuro-divergent Two-Spirit Metis femme from Treaty 1 territory residing on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral nations (as well as on the Haldimand Tract). They are well-versed with organizing and supporting on and off campus campaigns. Jacq aims to engage in acts of decolonization in all of its forms, especially through art, language re-assertion and revitalization, direct action, and the combination of all three. They are determined to support to the best of their ability the creation of sustainable liberation movements of all kinds, so feel free to reach out to them for support and resources to answer your questions on how to get started with organizing, connect with others who share your passions and the surrounding community at large. jacqueline@lspirg.org

Jay Rideout
COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH DIRECTOR - Waterloo/Brantford
Jay is a white settler residing on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral nations (as well as on the Haldimand Tract). They identify as a Tran non-binary queer person. They are passionate about a range of social justice and environmental issues and advocate for community and relationship building as a way to move towards a more inclusive future. They are always up for some conversations on anything and everything (as ranting is a pretty solid form of self-care). jay@lspirg.org