Romi Chandra Herbert’s advocacy and passion have created amazing ripples of change in the community. It started early – when Romi formed the first Gay Straight Alliance in his Maple Ridge high school, a model of peer support that has been replicated all across the Province. Romi continues his leadership in the community through his work as a coordinator, trainer and facilitator at such organizations as PeerNetBC, Qmunity, the Northshore Multicultural Society and the Justice Institute of BC. He has led countless training sessions educating businesses, schools, labour and youth about issues of diversity, anti-oppression, homophobia and anti-racism. Romi is an inspiration to youth and the community for his advocacy for and commitment to an inclusive and caring society.
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