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Meet the Team

We are a small team dedicated to ensuring all Alberta workers' rights are respected. We are experts at what we do - Helping workers. 


Executive Director

Carolyn has spent over a decade working in the areas of non-profit, disability casework, education, and government grants. She holds an MA from the University of Victoria, and started at the WRC in 2017.


Intake Coordinator
Kathy joined WRC in March of 2022 as Intake Coordinator and holds a Bachelor of Social Work. She has previously worked with various vulnerable populations, including immigrants and refugees, children and youth, seniors, patients in a hospital setting, and individuals experiencing mental health concerns. Through her diverse work experience, Kathy believes in providing non-judgemental help that promotes equity and self-determination


Ope joined WRC in Mar 2023 and has grown within the Community and Social Services Sector over the past 8 years, making a difference by; promoting inclusion, eliminating equity barriers and specializing in program/case management. She has provided services & support to people from diversified population and cultural backgrounds. Ope’s aim is to continue to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives within organizations, as well as utilizing resources that nurture an inclusive workplace culture


Megan joined WRC in April of 2019 as Intake Coordinator, moving into a full time Caseworker role in early 2020. As caseworker, Megan assists Alberta workers in navigating the benefits and appeal systems available to them under the Government legislation. Megan brings a breadth of experience to this role including experience from various industries such as:   photojournalism, magazine and newspaper media, sales, marketing, oil & gas, insurance benefits administration, revenue management and real estate.


Zoe joined the WRC in July 2021 and holds a Bachelor of Arts. She is formally educated within the realms of addiction, mental health, and social issues. She has spent the last 8 years working with a variety of marginalized communities, which include immigrants, refugees, people with developmental disabilities, people with mental health issues, people in active addiction, and people who are experiencing chronic homelessness. Zoe is strong advocate regarding social policy, and has spoken on both provincial and national panels about policy reform.


Public Legal Educator
Kennedy went to college in Chicago, IL and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Gender Studies. She has vast experience in ensuring employers are held accountable for implementing their diversity and equality policies. Kennedy has spent the majority of her career in the social service sector supporting underrepresented communities with a focus on equity, self-advocacy and humour.


Sexual Harassment Legal Specialist
Quinn joined the Workers' Resource Centre in August 2021 as Sexual Harassment Legal Specialist. She holds a Bachelor in Child and Youth Care and has worked at various non-profit organizations in the Calgary & Edmonton area. Quinn has previous experience in open-custody, shelters and community resource centres, where she supported those who have experienced gender based violence & domestic violence.


Rubina commenced her tenure with the WRC in September 2023, assuming the role of Outreach Caseworker. With over fifteen years of dedicated service to marginalized populations, she brings a wealth of expertise in facilitating the settlement process for immigrants and refugees. Throughout her extensive career, Rubina has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in addressing a diverse range of challenges, including active addiction, mental health concerns, homelessness, and domestic violence. Her unwavering dedication to advocating for the rights and well-being of her clients is a testament to her strong advocacy skills.


Social Supports Coordinator
Banafsheh joined the WRC in August 2023 as the Social Supports Coordinator,
She previously worked as an Economist with Government of Alberta, forecasting and generating reports on various commodities. Her most recent experience has been with another non-profit organization, where she managed an interpretation and translations program assisting newcomers with their documents translation needs. Banafsheh is passionate about supporting newcomers because she too was a newcomer at one time, immigrating from Iran. Banafsheh speaks Farsi and looks forward to sharing her passion with the WRC staff and clients alike.

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Fiona is a nonprofit communications and marketing specialist who joined the Workers' Resource Centre in November 2023. For over 10 years, she has spearheaded communications for nonprofit  organizations in peacebuilding, development and human rights in Africa, Europe and North America. Fiona holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and loves using storytelling to bring the WRC's impact to life. 
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