The Living Wage for Families Campaign is hosted by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and guided by an advisory committee, with representatives from community organizations and other partners and supporters in Metro Vancouver.
The Living Wage For Families Campaign is staffed by:
Halena Seiferling, Campaign Organizer
Halena is passionate about social, economic, and environmental justice. Halena is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan (Treaty 4 territory) and moved west in 2014 to obtain a Masters in Public Policy from SFU. Her thesis focused on measures to encourage more women to run for office at the local level. Halena has worked on issues including electoral reform, Indigenous rights, gender equity, and climate justice and adaptation. When not working, Halena enjoys traveling and dancing.
Halena is responsible for all core functions of the Living Wage for Families Campaign, including communications, administration, campaigning, and employer certification and recognition.
Reach Halena at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 975 3347.
Leila Trickey, Research Coordinator
Leila lives and works on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓wətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations. She is a passionate social justice advocate committed to anti-oppressive and intersectional research methodologies and community practice. Leila completed her Master of Public Health at Simon Fraser University with a focus on social inequities and health. Her time outside of work is lovingly spent with her toddler Sahel.
Leila coordinates the Living Wage for Families Campaign's three-year participatory action research project focused on the impact of low wages for individuals and families. This project will build capacity for policy advocacy among individuals impacted by low wage work and will provide policymakers with a better understanding of possible policy responses.
Reach Leila at email@example.com or 604 351 5430.
Advisory committee members represent the following organizations:
- Canadian Labour Congress
- Hospital Employees’ Union
- BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
- BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
- Canadian Union of Public Employees BC
- Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 391
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
- First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
- United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1518
- BC Teachers’ Federation
- Vancity Credit Union