"Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision.

The ability to direct individual accomplishments towards organizational objectives.

It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."

~ Andrew Carnegie



Executive Director

pronouns: she/her/hers - Alison first joined SWAN as a volunteer in 2009. In 2012 she transitioned into a Coordinator position before stepping into her current role as Executive Director in 2014.  

Steering collaborative partnerships...          


Outreach Coordinator

pronouns: she/her/hers - Inspired by one of Alison’s community presentations, Kelly began volunteering with SWAN in 2016 before stepping into a full-time outreach role in 2017. 

Born and raised in Hong Kong... 


Peer Program Coordinator

pronouns: he/him/his - A long-time psychology student and former counsellor, Tristen’s background is rooted in support work, mentoring and labour activism. Tristen joined SWAN and stepped into our new Peer Program Coordinator role in October 2020. 


Originally born and raised in... 


Senior Outreach Worker

pronouns: she/her/hers - After attending one of Alison's presentations, Alice was also inspired to begin volunteering with SWAN in 2016.  She worked in several part-time projects for SWAN before stepping into her full time Outreach Worker role in August 2019.

A studious intellect and...


Outreach Worker

pronouns: she/her/hers - Jane first joined SWAN as a volunteer in January 2019 and began working as an Outreach Worker in July 2020.

Jane is a queer Chinese settler who...


Outreach Worker

pronouns: she/her/hers - Jenny stepped into her role as Outreach Worker with SWAN in August 2020.

Jenny speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin, and...


Development Manager

pronouns: she/her/hers - Following fifteen years of front line and executive-level management in Vancouver's addictions and mental health sector, Andi came to SWAN in June 2019.

An intersectionally inclusive feminist...

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