Jordyn Bonfonti is passionate about processes that lead to social and ecological transformation, and they were the Coordinator of IICRD's YouLEAD Canada initiative.
Jordyn has 20 years of experience as a facilitator, program manager and community organizer, with extensive experience working in culturally diverse contexts, including work with First Nations communities. They recently led a multi-stakeholder partnership to develop an educator’s kit for the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, covering colonial history from an indigenous perspective for schools. Their approach is holistic, experiential & democratic, always adapted to the specific context and people involved. Jordyn holds an MA in Human Systems Intervention from Concordia University, and a BA in Sociology and Communications with a Certificate in Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University. They were honoured with academic awards at both universities. They are a second generation settler, with Italian & Irish roots. They currently live in Sooke, BC on unceded Coast Salish territory.