Alysha 是一名学习者、教育者、促进者、研究者，与Options的社会创新中心合作的社区建设者。在过去的10年里，她与美国和加拿大的移民和难民一起参与在社区进行的项目，这些项目是以权力分享、互惠和文化谦卑为指导的。她的工作受到反种族歧视和公平教育法的启发。Alysha拥有南卡罗来纳大学 人文地理学硕士学位。她喜欢烘焙，她的小狗宝宝更使她忙并快乐着。
Stacey是一位热情的志愿者和社区建设者，现居住在兰里市。自2017年以来，她一直在为Options做志愿者，带领新移民参与以艺术为本的项目。Stacey组织社区活动，以鼓励邻里之间建立联系。她目前是兰里Pos-Abilities Society的董事会成员，也是兰里Human Dignity Coalition and the Langley Pride Committee的志愿者。
Cindy is from Guangzhou, China. She loves delicious food and likes to help others. She is proud of being a volunteer at Options.
Daniela joined Options in July 2021 as a volunteer and is now a Psychology and Cognitive Science graduate looking to find her place in a world she wants to help create. Daniela enjoys silent walks, sunny days, painting, and photography.
Ece is a newcomer, facilitator, researcher, and the Project Lead of the Anti-Racism project at Options, dedicated to understanding the structural barriers that stop newcomers from fully reaching out to their potential. They hold a Master’s degree in Sociology from SFU. Their interests are policy analysis, cultural diplomacy, global immigration, as well as hiking, and cooking.
Geonsik Park studied social work and worked in South Korea. He immigrated to Canada in 2017. He currently teaches different subjects and wants to continue learning in depth for his career. He loves watching soccer and riding his bike. In his free time, he loves cooking for his family.
Jagpreet believes that serving her community is her passion and purpose. Her motivation to stand for others is respect and inclusion for everyone. She wants to pursue her passion for helping others and that's why she is studying for a Bachelor of Applied Psychology at Douglas College.
Janice joined Options in 2021. She works as a facilitator, facilitating international students to pursue their studies and success in Canada. Coming to Canada originally as an international student, Janice would like to assist newcomers to embrace the diversity in Canada.
Lin was born and raised in China. As a former radio journalist, she has a strong passion and curiosity for the world, and would never stop on her dedication to help others. Working as a freelance translator primarily on environmental protection, Lin believes every step counts in promoting social equality and justice. She feels herself empowered and enriched by being part of this campaign.
Lucy is an immigrant and has been in Canada for two and a half years. She loves communicating with people from different countries and helping newcomers. She joined the project as a volunteer last year and has been supporting the project through translation and facilitation for the Mandarin-speaking community.
Marseel joined Options in June 2021 as a volunteer. He immigrated to Canada from Iraq in 2013. He enjoys helping newcomers and making friends and connections. In his free time, he likes to go for walks by the beach, discover new parks and hidden gems of the city.
Nancy is new to Canada from China. Aligning her passion for human rights, equality, and helping others with her studies and career, Nancy studied International Law and worked as a lawyer and social worker. She also volunteered to give back to the community, through different projects as well as providing legal support. Nancy believes that every tiny action can create the betterment of the community.
Paniz is an international medical graduate who moved from Iran to Canada in 2020. She enjoys meeting new people, finding new friends, listening to their stories and understanding their beliefs and their wonderful cultures. Helping people to enjoy their lives and watching their smiles come above all for her. In her free time, she makes handcrafts, reads books, or tries new foods.
Poonam joined Options in 2021. She has been volunteering with a couple of non-profit organizations on various projects as a facilitator, translator, interpreter, and assistant teacher. She loves socializing and getting to know the traditions of diverse cultures closely. She believes in a non-judgmental attitude, empathy, and is always ready to get surprised by new learning and new ideas.
Soroosh immigrated to Vancouver less than a year ago to pursue his dream of becoming a family physician in Canada. He loves to know about nearly everything, from gaming, to sports, and even politics. He is passionate about finding the root causes of complicated issues; and through following this passion, he aspires to improve the quality of life in the society he lives in, both for himself and the generations to come.
Ted is new to Canada, and he joined Options as a volunteer in 2021. He likes to make friends with people, and learn more from them. He likes reading, cooking, and spending quality time with his family.
本项目由加拿大社区基金会赞助。 我们要感谢所有为本项目做出贡献的人。感谢谢部分加拿大新移民参与并分享了他们的经历。感谢为社区举办种族主义专题网上讲座的顾问们：Mary Kam、韩国多元文化咨询中心，Laarni Bernardo。
同时也感谢为本项目做出贡献并积极提供信息资源的个人：Tesni Leung, Suwon Lee, Annie Ohana和Jennifer Chan。