Meet the Team
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
I believe in working together to create safer communities, in empowering individuals, and in standing with survivors. I believe in changing culture, and addressing stigma existing in society, preventing progress. It is my hope that our team's work will contribute to a safer community for all, especially for women.
I believe it is not only important to be educated on the dangers that individuals around the globe are facing, but also to be aware of certain stigma that exists in our society. BOLT Safety’s project to take action to help with women’s safety and the safety of other individuals is an absolutely necessary contribution to our global community. I hope create a safer environment for all of us with this amazing team.
When I was first introduced to BOLT, I was amazed; I couldn't believe that Vancouver youth were making such a huge impact all by themselves. I was really interested, and as I learned more I decided to join the team. Now that I'm part of this group, I can't wait to help promote women's safety, as many people are unaware of this issue.
It is my opinion that everyone should feel safe wherever they are. Provided statistics show us that women and children are more likely to have to face some sort of abuse over others. After joining the BOLT team, I have had the pleasure of seeing how youth have the power to act in and change this world. I look forward to seeing our call come to action!
All individuals have the right to feel safe. Unfortunately, the reality for many is that safety is too often a luxury, especially for women. As such, I believe it is incredibly important to bring attention to this need for safer communities, and to work towards ensuring safety is accessible to all. Along with the incredible BOLT Safety team, I hope to make a lasting contribution towards this endeavor!
Manager, Safe Hubs
I wish to be a ripple that lives out love for those around me to receive, that they might go on and touch lives around them as well. My hope is to affirm for those in joy and in pain that we are not islands, and that our burden is not to find ourselves deserving of anything but to give freely and therefore to freely receive.
Manager, Project LyghtNyng
I believe that safety is something that should be accessible to everyone in society. So when I came across BOLT Safety, I knew this was the organization I wanted to work with. This organization works towards a safer world for everyone and that's a message I believe in delivering to the world. I hope I can play a small part in ensuring that the organization's goals are achieved.
Manager, Human Resources
I believe that all individuals should have the right to feel and be safe. Being part of the BOLT Safety community directly addresses the problem of security by empowering others and connecting with survivors. It's truly a blessing to be part of a group whose work is dedicated towards contributing to a better and safer community.
Manager, Digital Platform
Creating safe spaces for all individuals, where they can freely express themselves, is essential for communities to flourish and thrive. I am excited to work with BOLT Safety to accomplish this vision and help empower those in need.
I hope to help create a community where everyone can feel safe.
I believe in a better tomorrow. I hope, starting now, we are able to make changes that benefit our society generations down the line. I believe that if we take small steps towards combating social issues, our world will be a better place.
We can’t change everyone but it is our duty to try and fight for those who may not be able to voice themselves until they are ready. BOLT Safety’s mission to make this world a safer place aligns with my vision as someone who wants to change our communities from the grassroots. I will give my best to make sure silenced voices are heard, and help aid BOLT Safety and the rest of our team in removing the stigma around sexual harassment and violence.
I am extremely excited to be a part of BOLT Safety because I believe that feeling safe shouldn't be a luxury and that it should be a lot more accessible, especially for young women. I hope the resources our team has put out will create a lasting change and impact survivors of abuse, sexual assault, and much more.
I believe that as a member of the community I have a responsibility to help wherever I can, especially if that means creating a safer and more comfortable environment for everyone. Whether that means by addressing stigma, changing negative attitudes, or simply creating a safe space, I hope that I can contribute to the safety and wellbeing for everyone in the community.
I am the kind of person who always wants to help others, and is nice to everybody. I hope after I join BOLT Safety, I can do better in creating safer communities.
I am supportive of community-based safety initiatives that focuses on community well-being and equity. Developing communities with peer-led safety strategies rather than traditional, law-enforcement based approaches is important to me and drives me to continue to support BOLT Safety Society.
I hope we can help build a safer community!
My passion for community service, public safety, and women empowerment has led me to be a part of BOLT Safety. I am committed to creating a safe and equitable society and strongly believe in youth's power to inspire change. I hope to play a part in combatting social issues and ensuring that the goals of BOLT Safety are achieved.
Programs Assistant, Marketing Assistant
As someone who is relatively new to Vancouver, I know how hard it can be to feel safe in the city; even walking alone can be a daunting task. That’s why I’m so happy to be working with this amazing group of people to not only help create safety in the community, but to make it more accessible to everyone as well.
Lead Graphic Designer
Safety should be just as easily accessible to everyone as the phones we carry around with us. It is because of this reason that I am glad to be a member of the BOLT Safety team. I am excited to make a difference in the world and contribute to making it a safer place for everyone.
I wish to create a safer and friendlier environment for people (especially women) with BOLT Safety.
I strongly believe that everyone should have the right to feel safe, especially in this day and age. I am excited to be able to make change in the community during my time at BOLT Safety.
University of British Columbia
Dr. Annalijn Conklin
St. John Ambulance
Mr. Joey Yip
Inventure Global Services Inc.
Mr. Rajeev Manchanda
Global Compass Consulting
Clarecia Christie is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®) and an Educator. She is a poverty reduction advocate and former political staffer in the Ontario Legislature, with a passion for people, photography, cultural knowledge, girls and young women education and women empowerment. She promotes international businesses from the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and Africa through market access strategies. She helps start-ups and entrepreneurs in Canada and globally navigate the export process. Clarecia believes once women are empowered politically, socially and economically they will contribute to the economy with immense multiplier effect.
BOLT Safety Society (Co-Founder)
I have forever demonstrated a vehement enthusiasm towards an elementary obligation in human life - helping others. I concern myself over a variety of world issues, including women’s safety. Being a male, not only will I enhance my knowledge on technological innovation, but also be able to widen my perspective and understand this specific issue from the viewpoint of those who are affected by such issues daily.
I believe that everyone's voice matters, that equity is an immediate need for all people in our community and I believe that each of us holds the power to create incredible change for a more just, kind, and just society. My goal is to continuously contribute thoughts, questions, and ideas to shape an ideal world that meets the needs of every diverse person in our community.
Osgoode Hall Law School
I believe in change through coalition. No one person has the answer to addressing the barriers that women face, especially in the context of gender-based violence. To make our communities more equitable, welcoming, and safer places for women, we must work together and listen to the stories of survivors with open ears and hearts. Being a part of BOLT Safety, to me, is one of the best ways to do that.
Youth Leadership Society of BC
Mr. Ravinder Safaya
I believe in empowering youth to create a better society than what they find. BOLT is grass roots youth led organization on this mission and I am happy to share my experience and wisdom with youth who are part of this organization.
BOLT Safety Society (Co-Founder)
I'm excited to be on the BOLT Safety team because I believe that women's safety is an issue that isn't talked about as much as it needs to be. I hope to contribute to women's safety through our work.
Brina, Faaiz, Ravi, Shreyanshi, Sophia, Vedanshi.