QMUNITY Welcomes New Co-Executive Director
June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022 (Vancouver, BC) – QMUNITY, BC’s queer, trans, and Two-Spirit resource centre has welcomed Tracy London (she/her) as its new Co-Executive Director, Education and Engagement.
London will be joining Anoop Gill (she/her), Co-Executive Director, Programs and Services, in a co-leadership partnership to achieve QMUNITY’s vision that every queer, trans, and Two-Spirit person in British Columbia have access to the programs and services that they need, be it in the city or remote communities of our Province.
London and Gill’s co-leadership partnership exemplifies QMUNITY’s values of the power of community, collaboration and allyship. London and Gill are racialized women of colour in leadership who share a complex understanding of the intersections of identity, gender and race in systems of oppression, and a common goal of achieving legal and lived equality for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit communities.
“With Tracy’s help, we’re excited to create better capacity to support the most underserved members of the community and improve the lives of all queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives through services, connection and leadership,” says Anoop Gill, Co-Executive Director, Programs and Services.
Christopher Vollan, Chair of the Board, adds that “We still have a long way to go here in BC to establish safer, more inclusive spaces for all members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We’re very proud to see both Anoop and Tracy at the helm of our organization, jointly leading us towards a better life for all queer, trans, Two-Spirit in BC.”
QMUNITY adopted a co-leadership model in 2021 for its new phase in organizational growth and evolution. The model enables a collaborative approach to decision-making and governance that strengthens organizational breadth and paves a new way forward in non-profit leadership.
With London’s co-leadership, QMUNITY will develop its educational portfolio including custom-designed educational workshops, community engagements, and consultation services. London will also be providing leadership in the organization’s fundraising work in support of Gill’s leadership in growing QMUNITY’s programs and services.
London brings to QMUNITY over 20 years of experience in the social impact sector including poverty law casework, human rights and environmental activist campaigns, and legal and policy analysis. London has close to 20 years of experience in the education sector including fundraising and strategic planning leadership, partnership and program development, community engagement, and teaching. London holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto.
QMUNITY is set to move into a new building slated for completion in 2025. In partnership with the City of Vancouver, the new community hub will be a 13,500 square foot, custom-built center located at the corner of Davie and Burrard.
For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Michael Robach (he/him), Manager of Development & Communications at [email protected].