Staff & Board

STAFF

Colin Druhan

Executive Director

Colin is committed to improving the climate of inclusiveness in Canadian workplaces and bringing down barriers to employment for LGBT people. As Executive Director he maintains operational accountability for the delivery of the organization’s national strategy, programs, and initiatives. Previous to Pride at Work Canada he has held positions at the Student Association of George Brown College, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Inside Out LGBT Film and Video Festival where he has led or supported work related to volunteer management, community and partner stewardship, corporate sponsorships, employee engagement programs, staff training and education.

Why Colin does it:

“Because we need to work together as a community to build a brighter future. For each of us who breaks a barrier or cracks a ceiling there's someone else who needs a helping hand.”

Connect with Colin on LinkedIn or email him at colin.druhan@prideatwork.ca.

Claire Gaillard

Quebec Program Agent

Claire strives to fight the discrimination and prejudice that affect LGBT communities in everything she commits to. She is particularly invested in the visibility and empowerment of lesbian women, who often experience a discrimination on multiple grounds. As Quebec Programming Assistant for Pride at Work Canada, she ensures the application of the organization’s national strategy in the province of Quebec and the effective communication of French-language content. Claire has thrived in the fields of communications and journalism. She also works as a communications specialist for CGI and as chief editor for Lez Spread the Word in Montreal.  She also facilitates workshops for GRIS Montréal, and is a member of their funding committee, Desorientation.

Why Claire does it:

“Because there is so much more about one’s identity than their sexual orientation. No one should be discriminated against or feel uncomfortable with who they are because of who they love.”

Connect with Claire on LinkedIn or email her at claire.gaillard@prideatwork.ca.

Jacq Hixson-Vulpe

Program Coordinator

Jacq Hixson-Vulpe brings over 15 years of community, social justice, and labor activism to the position that coordinates Pride at Work Canada’s LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index program. As an out, queer, and trans youth Jacq worked with Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia (TEACH) and Youthline; this evolved into working with human rights offices, gender based advocacy groups, and unions in post-secondary education settings. Additional experience with policy and advocacy work is also reflected in Jacq’s other position working with The 519 as a Specialist in the Education and Training Department. Jacq is the author of The 519’s “Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit” and is completing a Ph.D. at York University. Email Jacq at jacq.hixsonvulpe@prideatwork.ca.

BOARD

Joseph Bourgeois

Atlantic Regional Lead

Tracey Fudge

Treasurer

Ann Gaboriault

Quebec Regional Lead

Madelaine Gileadi

Ontario Regional Lead & Chair of the Marketing Committee

Chris Huestis

Prairies Regional Lead

Japneet Kaur

Secretary

Lenore MacAdam

Ontario Regional Lead & Chair of the Women's Committee

Charles Macmichael

Prairies Regional Lead

Sheila Mitchell

BC Regional Lead

Anthony Partipilo

Chair

Jonathan Pumphrey

BC Regional Lead

Jeremy Roelcke

Atlantic Regional Lead

Martine Roy

Director of National Strategy

Normand St-Gelais

Quebec Regional Lead

Peter Sullivan

Vice Chair


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