Members & Supporters


The following individuals and organizations are currently members or supporters of the Rainbow Community Council.

  • Guiding Members¬†are any individuals, agencies, organizations or businesses that meet eligibility requirements and have responsibility for governance of the RCC, in accordance with the Terms of Reference.
  • Supporting Members are any individuals, agencies, organizations or businesses that meet eligibility requirements and who inform the chairs of the RCC of their intention to be listed as Supporting Members of the RCC.

Guiding Members (2019)

Ben Warren, ACCKWA

Cait Glasson, SPECTRUM

Charlie Davis (co-chair), Individual

Deepa Ahluwalia, Waterloo Region District School Board

Fran Pappert-Shannon, K-W El-Tawhid Juma Circle Unity Mosque

Jeremy Steffler (co-chair), Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition

Julie Friessen, Community Justice Initiatives

Julie Thompson, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Kim Sproul, Extend-a-Family Waterloo Region

Lori Palubeski, City of Kitchener

Lyndsey Butcher (on leave), SHORE Centre

Robyn Deshaies, House of Friendship

Pamela Albrecht, City of Waterloo

Supporting Members (2019)

Amy Venner, Sex Workers Action Network (SWAN)

Corey Johnson, University of Waterloo

Erin McLaren, Gender Variant Working Group

Jennifer Fabri, Region of Waterloo, Public Health

Jess Hamilton, Laurier Rainbow Centre

Julie Sudds, Waterloo Regional Police Services

Kelly Kipfer, Waterloo Public Library

Lee Mousa, The Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Lorie Fioze, Wellbeing Waterloo Region

Samantha Estoesta, Plan B Cooperative

Sue Weare, City of Cambridge

TK Pritchard, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

Victor LeFort, Solidarity Alliance

Wash Silk, OK2BME