Kluane is the newest member to join the BC Healthy Communities team! In her capacity as Coordinator of the City of Victoria Youth Council (CVYC), Kluane (pronounced Clue-ah-nee) looks forward to putting her years of experience working in the youth and civic engagement field to work.
Having combined her love of travel with her zest for youth engagement, Kluane has had many opportunities to explore the Healthy Communities model in other locales than the West Coast of Canada. In Senegal and Peru, Kluane worked with Canadian and local youth to facilitate cultural exchanges. In Durban, South Africa, Kluane attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a youth delegate with the Canadian Non-Profit Organization Friends Uniting for Nature (FUN) Society. She also engaged politically by meeting with Canadian politicians like Elizabeth May and Terry Lake in Durban.
As a Director on the Board of the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, Kluane has helped plan a provincial outdoor leadership summit for youth, implemented sustainable outdoor programs and has brought a strong youth voice to the organization. Also, this role gives her an excuse to play outdoors as much as possible!
Kluane’s passion for her community has also led her to local activism work in the environmental and social realms. Furthermore, Kluane has represented a youth voice in organizations like the Esquimalt Community Garden Society, the Saanich Youth Council and the Saanich Environmental Advisory Committee. In her spare time, Kluane enjoys yoga, traveling, staying involved with the Victoria Francophone community and spending quality time in nature. She also enjoys pondering anti-oppressive frameworks, impact, compassion and freedom.
For questions about the CVYC please contact Kluane at firstname.lastname@example.org