Rachel is queer non-binary Cantonese settler born and raised on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Having grown up in Vancouver's Chinatown, they have maintained their relationship with the neighbourhood and community through volunteering with Yarrow and now working as a staff member. Rachel often dreams of a world where interegenrational relationships flourish, police and prisons are abolished, and all marginalized peoples are liberated. Off the clock, they are a maker of many things including zines, cakes, photos, sound art, pickles, and poetry.
Beverly is a 2nd generation Han Chinese settler who grew up on Coast Salish lands. Her parents are from Guangzhou and Shanghai, with ancestral roots nearby. Her dad’s family first settled in the Chinatown community in the early ‘70s, running Fung’s Grocery on the corner of Georgia and Jackson. She has a background in the arts and community organizing against gentrification and the ongoing poisoned drug supply crisis in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside. Beverly enjoys crocheting and most hands-on activities, and is excited to continue to bring together different and intersecting marginalized communities like elders, sex workers, QTBIPOC, and people who use drugs together through her new role at Yarrow.
youth & volunteer coordinator
Minnie is a 1.5 Generation Chinese settler from Hong Kong and currently resides on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh Nations. Minnie holds a BA in Psychology and a minor in Gender Race Social Justice from UBC. She enjoys community building, drawing, video games, volleyball, and film, especially animation.
chinese senior hub coordinator
Wilson Liang is a community builder. He connects low income Chinese Seniors with younger generations and advocates community resources for the vulnerable population. He understands the cultural differences and believes in multiculturalism. Raised in China, he has been a settler in Canada’s native land since the late 90s. He is very active in the community and connects with other grass root groups and non-profit organizations in the neighborhood. He believes that diversity is beauty and he enjoys a good variety of roles throughout his life including being a volunteer, board member, coordinator, activity leader, computer teacher, Engineer, hiker, Marathon runner, dancer and musician.
Carven is Han Chinese Cantonese: his po-po's paternal roots west of the mouth of the Pearl River and his paternal roots directly the Pearl River Delta. He brings to Yarrow 15 years of customer service experience and close to a decade of grassroots mutual aid community-building experience, primarily in the 2SQTBIPOC community (Two Spirit, Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour). He enjoys Chinese and IBPOC creations of storytelling that explore themes of unconventional and single parenthood, patriarchy and citizenship, poverty, capitalism and freedom, migration and indigenous solidarity, motherhood, climate change, sex work and other stigmatized work as survival and more-than-survival strategies, sex positivity, queerness in old age and at the margins, food sovereignty and ancestral law. He loves an ocean beach!