Aleks Besan

Director of Training

Aleks (they/she) is an engagement and education specialist whose career has spanned across the not-for-profit and post-secondary sectors. Aleks has designed and delivered programs on EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion), mental health, civic engagement, and leadership development with Battered Women’s Support Services, Check Your Head, Open Media, Vantage Point, and Simon Fraser University. They have previously been involved on the Board of ProChoices Community Therapy Clinic, and currently sit on the Boards of the Crisis Centre of BC and Mediate BC. With a deep passion for harm reduction and alternative dispute resolution, Aleks is also a trained mediator and restorative justice facilitator. Outside of work, Aleks loves to cycle across the Lower Mainland, create visual art, and listen to queer and feminist podcasts.

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