Staff and Advisory Committee
The Living Wage for Families Campaign is hosted by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and guided by an advisory committee, with representatives from community organizations and other partners and supporters in Metro Vancouver.
The Living Wage For Families Campaign is staffed by:
Anastasia French, Campaigns and Operations Organiser
Anastasia is a passionate campaigner with over 10 years experience campaigning on social justice issues in Canada and the UK. She previously worked as National Campaigns Manager for The Children's Society, one of Britain's leading children's charities. At The Children's Society, she ran several successful campaigns on issues around debt, child poverty and support for refugee and migrant children.
Her role is split between the Living Wage for Families campaign and supporting First Call BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition.
For inquires about the Living Wage for Families Campaign, including communications, administration, campaigning, and employer certification and recognition, please contact Anastasia at [email protected] or 236-979-6062.
Leila Trickey, Research Coordinator
Leila lives and works on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓wətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples. She is a passionate social justice advocate committed to anti-oppressive and intersectional research methodologies and community practice. Leila completed her Master of Public Health at Simon Fraser University with a focus on social inequities and health. Her time outside of work is lovingly spent with her toddler Sahel.
Leila coordinates the Living Wage for Families Campaign's three-year participatory action research project focused on the impact of low wages for individuals and families. This project will build capacity for policy advocacy among individuals impacted by low wage work and will provide policymakers with a better understanding of possible policy responses.
Reach Leila at [email protected]
Advisory committee members represent the following organizations:
- Canadian Labour Congress
- Hospital Employees’ Union
- BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
- Canadian Union of Public Employees BC
- Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 391
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
- First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
- United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1518
- BC Teachers’ Federation
- Vancity Credit Union