Connor Sarazin

A member of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, Connor has worked with First Nation Chiefs, council, staff and Tribal Councils to assist with building capacity, employment and training within their respective communities. Over his career, Connor has been employed…

Anne Mitchell, Chair

Anne Mitchell is Chair and member of the Steering Committee of KAIROS, a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, a member of the Faith and Life Sciences Group of the Canadian Council of Churches, and…

Dr. Allyson Carr

Allyson Carr is the Associate Secretary of Justice Ministries in The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Justice has been an important issue to her throughout her life, initially pursuing a degree in philosophy as a means of discerning how to faithfully…

Dr. Sarah Travis

Sarah Travis is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and holds a Doctor of Theology in Preaching from Knox College, University of Toronto.  She serves as the Minister of the Chapel at Knox College, the Interim Director…

Genevieve Gallant

Genevieve Gallant is the Director of Public Engagement at Development and Peace-Caritas Canada, the international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada. An Acadian woman living in Ottawa, with a background in international development and theology, she supports staff…

Lori Ransom

Lori Ransom became the Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice Animator, Indigenous Ministries and Justice, United Church of Canada in 2017.  Lori is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation (near Eganville, Ontario) who has lived off reserve all of…

Beth Baskin (on leave)

Beth Baskin has served as Program Coordinator, Social Analysis and Congregational Engagement in the Church in Mission Unit for the United Church of Canada since 2017,  working with United Church-connected people seeking God’s justice for all. This takes a variety of forms and…

Kirsten Van Houten

Kirsten Van Houten is an international development professional who has spent her career working at the intersection of development, conflict and peacebuilding. She has worked extensively in East and Central Africa conducting research and supporting peacebuilding and humanitarian programs. She…

Mike Hogeterp

Mike Hogeterp directs the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, a justice, peace and reconciliation advocacy office of the Christian Reformed Churches in Canada.  Mike is a long-term member and former chair of the Commission on Justice and Peace of…

Chrystal Waban

Chrystal Waban is an Algonquin Storyteller and Traditional Counsellor from the Pikwakangan First Nation. Chrystal has worked with non-profit Indigenous organizations on issues related to homelessness, youth and women’s rights, criminal justice, maternal and family mental health, cultural education, Indigenous-led research,…

Ian Hopfe

Ian is a half Cree, half German, member of the Bigstone Cree Nation in Northern Alberta Treaty 8 Territory. Ian has lived his life between worlds, between nations, and between peoples. He is honoured to be working for an organization…

Cherie Ratté

An educator, facilitator, and artist, Cherie was born and raised in Winnipeg and lived throughout the west before settling in Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary). Her connection to Indigenous community started with summer seasons as a teen on northern Manitoba reserves, then working…

Néné Lubala

Néné Lubala is an Animator and an Assistant to the Women and Children program at Héritiers de la Justice.  As part of her work, she leads workshops and sensitization sessions on the promotion of women’s and children’s rights and the…

Alphonse PWEMBWE

Alphonse PWEMBWE is the Training Program and Institutional Strengthening Officer (and former Executive Secretary) at KAIROS women, peace and security partner, Héritiers de la Justice (Heirs of Justice) and ecumenical human rights civil society organization in South Kivu province in…

Liliana Svartman

Dynamic and goal-oriented, Liliana Svartman has helmed financial operations across not-for-profit organizations as well as manufacturing industries in Canada, US and |Europe. Her understanding of the dynamics between organizational objectives and accounting practices has served her well in the last…

Deanna Miller

Deanna’s ancestry is Katzie First Nation. She was born and raised on the ancestral lands of the Katzie in Langley BC. She has worked with the Langley School District as an Aboriginal Support worker since 2007. Learning to harvest traditional…

Jessica Pichard

Jessica had been with KAIROS Canada facilitating KBEs in the Ottawa region since April 2018. As of January 2019, she has been in the Ottawa office coordinating the KBE requests for the province of Quebec. Jessica moved to Ottawa from…

Mim Harder

Mim grew up in the Markham area, close to Toronto, with roots in the first families that settled York Region. As an adult, she began exploring Aboriginal values, spirituality and life that she felt deep inside as a child. Honouring…

Isabel Grigueli

On June of 2014 I moved to Canada with my husband and kids to start a new life. I found myself taking different courses to gain knowledge in the culture and in the business area. I started at KAIROS  as…

Zoë Aarden

Zoë Aarden has a B.A.H. and a Master’s Degree in Indigenous Studies from Trent University and has worked and volunteered in Indigenous communities for over 17 years. Her thesis “Sexing the Indian: Scholarships’ Role in the Consolidation of Colonial Structures of Gender and Sexuality”,…

Carole Umana

Prior to joining the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, Carole worked primarily in post-secondary education and international development – including peace and social justice in Mesoamerica as well as student success/accessibility at Canadian colleges and universities. Her educational background includes a BA…

Tarek Al-Zoughbi

Tarek Al-Zoughbi is a Christian Palestinian American, who was raised in the little town of Bethlehem. He received a B.A. in Economics and Peace Studies from Manchester University, Indiana and returned to Bethlehem, where he currently works as the project and…

Vernie Yocogan-Diano

Vernie Yocogan-Diano is currently the manager of the KAIROS Women, Peace and Security project in the Philippines. She is an Indigenous (Kankanaey-Bontoc) woman, a mother and a human rights and community activist from the Cordillera, Philippines. She has extensive experience…

Gérard Kwigwasa Nakahuga

Gérard Kwigwasa Nakahuga is the Executive Secretary of Héritiers de la Justice (Heirs of Justice). He has been very engaged in conflict transformation, peace building and advocacy with Héritiers de la Justice, and has been part of its network for…

Lucy G Talgeih

Lucy G Talgeih is the Women’s Coordinator at the Wi’am Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre. Lucy holds a MA in Democracy and Human Rights from Birzeit University and strives to work for women’s rights, eradicate extremism, and promote a more peaceful…