The Living Wage for Families Campaign is excited to welcome our new Research Coordinator for our participatory action research project, Leila Trickey.
Leila lives and works on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓wətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations. 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. She spent her practicum in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City with the Harlem Community and Academic Partnership working on emergency preparedness and community-based participatory research.
In her position as Research Coordinator with the Living Wage for Families Campaign, Leila will be managing our 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.
Leila continues to work toward reducing inequities through disaster preparedness, food justice initiatives, community organizing and storytelling. Her time outside of work is lovingly spent with her toddler Sahel.