About us

Trudi Goels
Trudi is a connector – she loves to introduce people who will spark and in time, take on big issues together. She’s a doer, a spreadsheet maven, and a lover of plain language. Her time is joyously spent as a Director at Women Transforming Cities, part of the working group for Feminists Deliver, and as an advisor for the Poetic Justice Foundation  . She’s a co-founder of Women on Wednesdays, a champion of body liberation, an advocate for better allyship, and is passionate about seeing the Lower Mainland Mayors Council become diverse, progressive, and representative of the region we live in.

Trudi is supported by the rad feminists of New West, The Nation (a global group of Feminists), her partner, their three children, cat, and dog.  She’s fueled by coffee, laughter, music and shine theory.  

Nadine Nakagawa
She is a community organizer, listener, activist, and city councillor. She loves doing work that elevates underrepresented voices and that makes deep system change. She is often found doing this work from her seat on city council in New Westminster. She also loves sparkly eyeshadow and wearing flowers in her hair.

Nadine has over a decade of activism on issues relating to housing, public spaces, reconciliation, public engagement, public health, and harm reduction, and childcare. For her work in the community, Nadine was named the 2017 Citizen of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce Platinum Awards. She has spent most of her adult life working and volunteering in the non-profit sector and has worked in both municipal and provincial government. Nadine holds a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on communication and leadership.

When not working on community projects, Nadine prances with delight towards patches of wildflowers, is fond of skirts and dresses that encourage twirling, and can be found hugging trees and embracing whimsy. She is also a creative writer, curls at the Royal City Curling Club, and spends time wandering around looking at moss and mushrooms, and snuggling her two cow-patterned cats Bill and Moo. 

Nadine is a sought-after speaker on timely, challenging topics. She is a mixed-race settler on the unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples.

Image of Trudi and Nadine. Nadine is holding a teal coloured umbrella behind her. She has long dark hair and bright pink lipstick and is smiling. She is wearing a jean jacket over a light yellow tank top. Trudi is holding a pink umbrella behind her. She has shoulder length light brown hair and is wearing a jean jacket over a dress patterned with green, turquoise, white, and grey guitars

The land
This school is being created and taught from the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples.

With consultation from:
Shila Avissa, RSW
Hummingbirds Rising
Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods

Pairing values-driven leadership with representation for municipal elections

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