The Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC) is pleased to introduce our new Coordinator, Czarina Garcia (she/her). Czarina will be overseeing all daily operations of CRRC and maintaining positive relationships with community stakeholders and political leaders to promote increased community understanding of racial intolerance and racial disadvantage arising from the institutional and systemic nature of racism.
Czarina is a second-generation Filipinx-Canadian womyn and treaty person currently living in Nogijiwanong/Peterborough, on Williams Treaty 20 Territory, the traditional land of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg. She was born and raised in the GTA and previously studied at Ryerson University in Business Management; she has experience working with small to medium businesses in managing logistics and operations. She moved to Nogo/Ptbo in 2018 and is currently studying at Trent University, working toward a double major in International Development Studies and Environment and Resource Studies.
Czarina has worked with the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) as the Communications Lead and the Education Program Coordinator. Czarina has worked at the Community Counselling Resource Centre as Communications and Fundraising Assistant. Since moving to Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, Czarina has been getting to know the local community and culture through volunteer opportunities with the Nourish Project, GreenUP Resource Centre, KWIC, Community Counselling Resource Centre, and with Trent student groups including the Trent Visual Arts Network, Trent Youth Entrepreneurship Society, and Student Association of International Development.
Czarina is a certified Ayurveda-Yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, and embodied social justice educator. She is passionate about social justice and since the beginning of the pandemic, Czarina has channeled her skills, resources, and experiences in creating community-led, BIPOC-centered (virtual) spaces with members across Turtle Island, that liberate dialogue, education, and living practices in cross-cultural knowledge sharing and community healing through collective decolonization. Czarina is both honoured and grateful to join CRRC as our new Coordinator and is committed to supporting the community in this role.
Please join us in welcoming Czarina Garcia to her new role as CRRC Coordinator. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-930-1694.