Welcome Gabby and Shannon!

We are so excited to announce that we have had two new faces join our staff team this month!  Without further ado, meet Gabby, Program Manager, Aboriginal Youth Programs, and Shannon, Engagement Coordinator!  Don't hesitate to stop by, or give us a call to say "hi" and join us in welcoming them to the team!

Shannon Dolton - Engagement Coordinator (photo on the right)

I am so excited to be joining the Fed family as the Engagement Coordinator.  I am passionate about working with youth and look forward to building youth involvement and connection at the Fed.  I know when given access to tools and support youth can achieve anything they desire.

My educational background is a combination of Child and Youth Care work with Women’s Studies and Gender Relations.  I have had the opportunity to work with children and youth in a variety of settings including 1 to 1 home support, low barriers crisis intervention, and life/parenting skills development.

I like to think of myself as a grown up with a healthy balance of childlike whimsy and a touch of 80-year-old grandma.

I am an avid tea-drinker, reader, unicorn collector and believe in the power of Wonder Woman.  I am an intersectional feminist with strong ties to the body acceptance community and a strong advocate for the rights of all LGBTQI2S+ people.

I look forward to meeting and getting to know everyone!

Email Me
O: 604-527-7762 ext 109

Gabby Hillis - Program Manager, Aboriginal Youth Programs (photo on the left)

I am thrilled to be joining the Fed as Program Manager for Aboriginal Youth Programs.  As a former youth from care myself, I have experienced what a lot of Indigenous people have and are facing today, from trauma and loss, to poverty.  I have been fortunate to take those experiences and become a strong, single, Indigenous mother, eager to help strengthen, support and advocate for youth in and from care.

I hold a B.A. in Psychology with Honours and my past experience working with Indigenous peoples includes Early Child Development, teaching Hip-Hop and collaborating with local community organizations.

My world revolves around my 2 year old son; when we’re not attached at the hip, I enjoy making espresso drinks, dancing, singing and making jewelry.

Email Me
O: 604-527-7762 ext 113