Welcome

 

Jackie Wong_2016

I’m a facilitator, writer, and editor in Vancouver. My experience lies in working with people to convene public conversations about urban health, race, and equity. While my portfolio is diverse, I focus my work on amplifying the voices and lived experiences of people facing intersecting barriers including poverty, homelessness, mental health, substance use, disability, and racism. 

As of summer 2018, my recent work includes editorial and facilitation projects with hua foundation, Pivot Legal Society, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, City of Vancouver, United Way of the Lower Mainland, Professional Employees Association, and Canadian Association of Labour Media, and Reader’s Digest magazine.

I have previously worked as the editor at Megaphone, an award-winning social enterprise providing meaningful work for people experiencing poverty; as an adjunct instructor in UBC’s Creative Writing Program, where I taught over 1,000 undergraduate students; and as a housing reporter for Tyee Solutions Society; and as the news reporter for one of Vancouver’s now-defunct urban weeklies.

Outside of work, I’m a board director of hua foundation, a non-profit empowering youth from the Asian diaspora to explore their racialized identities and advance social change. I love spending time with the people in my life, reading fiction, watching comedy, and running in glorious silence.

 

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