Jenn Krogfoss (she/her),
Jenn is a white settler and queer woman living on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. Her professional background includes working and volunteering for nearly a decade in the social services and counselling fields. Jenn began her professional journey working with survivors of intimate-partner violence and then moved towards mental health and youth work. She became a youth and family counsellor within the school system when she moved to Victoria in 2018. Jenn holds a BA in psychology and a social services diploma, and has completed many additional training workshops and courses in the counselling field through professional development opportunities. It is her goal to complete a master’s in counselling psychology and focus her work on trauma, specifically with survivors of sexual assault and people within the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Excited to start her new journey in 2021 as the Support Coordinator for AVP, Jenn looks forward to bringing helpful, engaging, and impactful support services to survivors through prioritizing their lived experiences and needs for healing and support. When not working, you can find Jenn out on her paddleboard, spending time with friends, reading a non-fiction or inspiring book, painting in her living room, or enjoying all the outdoor space she has the privilege to admire on this beautiful island.
Elaine Balogun (she/her),
Elaine is a first-generation settler Canadian of Nigerian and Filipino descent raised in Calgary, AB on the traditional territories of the Treaty 7 people, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Nation (Region 3). Elaine is passionate about community development and has a background in student leadership, community and civic engagement, and anti-racist advocacy. She holds a BA in Psychology with a double minor in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies from Mount Royal University and is currently completing a diploma in Intercultural Studies and Practise at the University of Victoria (UVic). In fall 2021, she will continue her learning journey as a graduate student in the MEd in Leadership Studies program at UVic. Elaine is excited to be the Community Coordinator at the Anti-Violence Project and looks forward to working on projects rooted in a culture of consent, liberation, transformative justice, and care.
Niko Mumford (they/them),
Niko is a white settler of Welsh and Scottish ancestry, who was born and raised on unceded Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ territories. They are so excited to be joining AVP as the new Volunteer Organizer. Their identities as a queer and trans person, as a survivor, and as a neurodivergent person greatly inform their work. You can also find Niko hanging around the SUB in their role coordinating the Gender Empowerment Centre. Niko’s background includes seven years facilitating violence prevention programs from a root cause, anti-oppressive perspective with the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre and as a volunteer with AVP. Their work and organizing has included supporting youth-led social justice projects, community action, and programming on topics such as consent, gender and sexual diversity, food justice, bystander intervention, sex education, and supporting survivors of sexualized violence. In their spare time, Niko loves spending time with their pals, cooking for people, reading, hanging out with their cat, Delilah, and cracking dad jokes.
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We’re hiring for this position! Please visit our blog post for the Volunteer Organizer position to find out how to apply.