We are pleased to announce that the Council of Canadians Board of Directors has recently welcomed three new members: Lily Chang, Tara Seucharan, and Bianca Mugyenyi.
Together, they bring a wealth of experience in the climate justice movement, labour, anti-racism, international solidarity, and grassroots activism. We are proud to welcome their powerful voices to our Board and look forward to working closely with them.
Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in June 2021, Lily is the first worker of East Asian descent elected to office at CLC. She started her career as a social services caseworker and saw first-hand how inequality and racism were linked to poverty. A strong advocate for workers and public services, Lily previously served as Treasurer of CUPE Local 79 and on the board of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council.
A dedicated water and climate justice activist, Tara brings coalition-building skills from her volunteer work with diverse grassroots networks, including Toronto Climate Action Network. Co-chair of the Toronto chapter since 2008, she's energized by the new dynamic role of Chapters in the Council of Canadians. She currently works on the Fossil Banks movement at Greenpeace Canada.
Bianca is the director of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, which raises awareness about Canada's diplomatic, aid, intelligence, and military policies abroad. She was also former Co-Executive Director and co-founder of The Leap, an organization that was founded to fight for justice-based solutions to the climate crisis. She is based in Montreal.