The people who work at UR Pride are passionate about making our communities (and the world!) a safer place for 2LGBTQ+ (Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning) people. In order to do this though, we need to be conscious of and knowledgeable in how issues of race, gender, class, ability, Indigeneity, immigration status, health, size and identity affect the way that people within the sexually and gender diverse communities experience discrimination or violence. We’re excited to give you the chance to meet our staff online, before you walk into the office and come face-to-face with people you’ve never seen before!
Jacq Brasseur – Executive Director
Although Jacq’s family is originally from Saskatchewan, Jacq is from Yellowknife, NT where their parents moved in the 80s. Jacq has a Bachelor of Social Work (2015) from the University of Regina and started their passion in LGBTQ+ work in 2011 when they co-founded the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife. Jacq started at UR Pride in May 2017, and when they aren’t working, they like graphic design, watching Netflix and arguing with sexists on the internet
Kobie Spriggs – Program Coordinator
Kobie has an educational background in Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies. In her spare time she does pottery, knits, and thinks about stuff.