Our Guide Team

Our Guide Team works collaboratively to support Pathways participants and each other. All of our team have practices deeply rooted in the communities they serve across many disciplines and geographic locations. 

    Yun-Jou ChangProgram Guide is a writer, facilitator, cultural producer, and arts administrator. Rooted in grassroots organizing, Yun-Jou situates her work at the intersection of art and community and is deeply drawn to language, the stories that we tell, and how they inform our ability to connect with one another, form groups, and build community.
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    Sidi Chen – Program Guide is a traveling queer artist whose relational practice addresses the intersectionality of the body, community space, and the land. For the creative process, Chen empathizes the body as a unit of measurement, a vessel of relationships, a repository of experience, and an instrument for creativity. Read More

    Allison Girvan- Program Guide  is an internationally respected Canadian singer and choral director known for her exploration of songs spanning genre, style and language. She has been a featured soloist in performance and on recordings with ensembles ranging from jazz trios to full orchestra and is a studio vocalist for T.V. and feature film. Read More

    Kia Kadiri- Program Guide is a respected vocalist and workshop facilitator based in Vancouver. For over 20 years her unique style keeps her in demand as a performer, instructor, and recording artist. Kia teaches lyricism and songwriting in marginalized communities, schools, and institutions. Her interactive workshops combine music theory, improvisation, recording techniques, music production, creative writing, and performance skills. Read More

    Carla Stephenson- Program Director  Carla’s work sits at the intersection of arts, systems change, rural innovation and amplification. She is the founder of the Rural Arts Inclusion Lab and the Executive Director of Renascence, a non-profit society in Ymir BC. She and her husband of 27 years Shawn founded the Tiny Lights Festival. Carla is a member of the Arts BC Insight team and an alumna of the Positive Deviants Fellowship. She has presented at the Canadian Arts Summit and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference sharing the innovations her organizations have made in equity and sustainabilityRead More (sńʕaýckstx ).

    Jazmin Hundal – Program Advisor (she/her) is a South Asian woman who lives on the stolen lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples. She currently works as Outreach Coordinator for the BC Museums Association, where she runs the IBPOC Network. Jazmin is passionate about creating support systems for racialized workers in the cultural field. If you would like to get in touch or get involved in the IBPOC Network, please reach out to her at [email protected].  

    Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra (Sharn) – Program Advisor is a Historian at Parks Canada, sessional faculty in the Department of History at UFV , and founder of Belonging Matters Consulting. Before this, Sharn worked as Coordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute at UFV for more than 12 years and as co-curator and co-manager of the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site and Gur Sikh Temple (gurdwara).
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    Leadership Team

    The Pathways program is a collaborative effort between Arts BC, the BC Museums Association (BCMA), the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA), and the Rural Arts Inclusion Lab (RAIL). This group works in a trust-based co-leadership model.  

    Interested in getting involved?

    Please reach out to us at [email protected].