Role: Board Member
I’m Kit. I am a mother, a grandmother, a teacher and student. I live my life as a person of great privilege. My home rests on land that is bound by the commitments of Treaty Six; specifically, my home exists on the traditional territory of Plains Cree (Nēhiyawak), Saulteaux, Dakota and Nakoda people. The La Prairie Ronde/Round Prairie Métis settlements, including Road Allowance communities, preceded the construction of my current home neighbourhood. The threads of my commitment to the 2SLGBTQ+ community stretch back to my childhood home, where I was taught to honour queer identities. Later, as a teacher/educator, I started to learn about what it means to be an ally from my students, my colleagues (so many of whom were closeted) and the amazing families and community folks who so whole-heartedly supported the well-being of children and youth. Through my work, I had the privilege of learning about and being an advocate for non-profit governance and organizational development, and I am happy to bring my commitments to gender justice and community development to the exciting work at OUTSaskatoon. I continue to learn about what it means to be an ally, and am proud to be part of an organization that celebrates and builds community for all the people to lead full and open lives.