Rena is committed to building communities that include, engage and celebrate the gifts and wisdom of every participant. They believe that the transformational experiences we need depend on building cultures of mutual support and respect, where our limits can be challenged and our ideas collaboratively cultivated. To that end, Rena applies wit and skill to foster opportunities for authenticity and courageous vulnerability as we strive toward stronger (more magical!) communities of trust and support.

Rena has a range of experiences they draw from including: studying Sociology & International Development, training in conflict mediation and facilitation, working in the restaurant industry, hosting youth camps and conferences on social justice and global issues, living in rural and urban places across Canada, and coming from a family of immigrants from both Poland and Korea.  Rena unites these experiences and their passion for positive collaborative change in their work to heal and mobilize communities, particularly around gender, race and class.

Outside of work, Rena enjoys sharing in the making and eating of good food, podcasts, swimming in lakes, dancing and camping as much as possible, and performing in drag. Laughter and love are high priorities.

“Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other” – Euripedes

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