Carolyn Richard

Executive Assistant, David Suzuki Foundation

Areas of interest

Modern and postmodern poetry, cultural and collective healing through arts, and youth advocacy.


  • MA, English Language and Literature, Simon Fraser University
  • BA (with distinction), Humanities and English, Simon Fraser University


Carolyn Richard grew up and resides in Sapperton. She holds a BA and MA from Simon Fraser University; conflict resolution and harm prevention certificates; and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. Her publications (including documentary poetry, experimental prose, and digital collage) focus on topics spanning Turtle Island history; familial and community dispersion/displacement; and the uneven experience of adverse environmental and penal realities among marginalized communities. Carolyn volunteers as a mentor for the Urban Native Youth Association. She devotes most of her spare time to maintaining her status as “the fun” aunt and sister.