Jonina Kirton is a longtime volunteer and facilitator here at PeerNetBC. Jonina facilitates sacred circles and inclusive spaces for meaningful dialogue in various communities throughout our city including the DTES. However, this is but one of the roles she plays in our fabulous city. Jonina engages others particularly those within Indigenous communities to write and tell stories. Jonina helped organize the first National Indigenous Writers Conference this past year providing space for Indigenous writers across the country exposure, recognition and acknowledgement for their art and contributions.