Leaders of Colour is our inaugural program, a podcast, dedicating to providing a platform for youth to share the important work they do.
We feature bi-weekly interviews with racialized youth leaders from across what is currently Canada who are creating opportunities for other youth in their communities to engage in advocacy work.
Since 2019 we have featured 32 youth across Canada in 24 episodes!
MANVINDER KAUR GILL - is a community-based researcher whose work is centered on religion, culture, and health equity. She holds a BSc. and a BA (hons.) from the University of Winnipeg. Her MA thesis in religious studies from McMaster University interrogated the intersections of alcohol and Sikhi, particularly considering influences of colonialism, gender, and trauma. She has held research fellowships at Delhi University and the University of Victoria. She is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto and is interested in understanding indigenous Panjabi and Sikh forms of healing for addiction treatment. Her work aims to reimagine colonial narratives and direct energy towards frameworks of love and sovereignty, fostering spaces of co-learning. She is the co-founder of Asra: The Punjabi Alcohol Resource (asranow.ca), a youth-led grassroots initiative bringing her research into practice.