Raven Bryenne Bach

Co-Chair, Youth Advisory Council

Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it’s wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it. – Terry Pratchett

Raven is a 2nd year Bachelor of Social Work student at York minoring in Indigenous Studies. She aspires to be a social advocate and is interested in the role of social media in fostering critical conversations about social inequities. Outside of school, Raven volunteers with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST). She also supports the Native Youth Resource Center (Youth Drop-In) by designing, organizing and implementing a program that offers free childcare for young parents (16-24) to go to programs during evenings.

 

Raven has also contributed to the NOISE (New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement) program at York. Last year, she was part of the LEGACY Pod -the first-ever NOISE Pod to complete an ethics application at York and undertake original research. Raven’s research team undertook a study on youth perspectives on police-community relations in Jane-Finch.

 

Prior to assuming the role of co-chair, Raven supported the Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (Youth REX) in planning and recruitment of the Youth Advisory Council. She aims to acquire her M.S.W, B.A Anishnaabe language and B.Ed. for Secondary School in the years to come.