Trecia (she/her) is an educator, author, and dedicated activist. Committed to building more inclusive communities, she is founder of Culturiosity, a platform that helps companies develop cultural understanding and positive change. Trecia is fighting for you, and our community. She knows that during the pandemic Justin Trudeau helped Canada’s 1% -- while women and young people fell further behind. She understands that our pandemic recovery must tackle the climate crisis, invest in good jobs with livable wages, and ensure everyone has access to the support they need. Standing with Jagmeet Singh and Democrats, Trecia will advocate for bold action to solve the challenges of the 21st century. She knows that we need strong emission reduction targets, good sustainable jobs, and childcare to help families. All of her work is rooted in social justice, which is why Trecia will make sure everyone can afford their prescription medication and has a safe place to call home.A devoted educator, Trecia has taught and prepared young people for their careers in St. Catharines and around the world. Currently serving as Brock University’s Intercultural Communications Coordinator and on Brock’s Board of Trustees, she has held positions at the University of Ulsan in South Korea and was an instructor of Global Management Studies at Ryerson University. Trecia is the author of the anthology Trailblasian, a collection of narratives from 17 Black women living and working in East Asia. She is also a co-author of an Open Educational Resource provided, at no cost, to every student who needs it.Speaking five languages and having lived across the globe, her experiences connecting with people and hearing their stories has reinforced her commitment to helping everyday people. Since she moved to the Niagara Region, and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee people, she has served on the Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for the City of St. Catharines. Trecia is a proud AfroJamaiCanadian parent looking to be a good ancestor and leave the world better for future generations.