Simran Sarwara

Simran is a racialized settler from Ambala, Punjab in Northern India who has been settled on the stolen and occupied Coast Salish territories of the xwməθkwəy əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səlílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations for 19 years. Her involvement in community work as a young woman of color continues to lead her to learn from a range of lived experiences – including her own – in relation to social issues that impact the communities around her. She is interested in building her capacity in relation to process-based and ‘translation’ work to support folx do what they do best! She currently works as the Youth Community Developer at PeerNetBC delivering custom workshops for youth and youth allies, coordinating youth-led projects, and supporting with administrative operations as well as organizational governance. She is also a recent graduate from Capilano University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree and Majored in Liberal Studies. She is passionate about unlearning/relearning how to show up for frontline communities and looks forward to bringing her lived experiences of navigating institutions and systems to her role as a director on the board.