Born and raised in East Vancouver, Ashley Arden is a humanitarian at heart – passionate about deliberative democracy, indigenous rights & environmental justice.
After 6 years with the David Suzuki Foundation, she is now the Research Manager at Hoggan & Associates, working on The Polluted Public Square, Jim Hoggan's much anticipated follow up to Climate Cover Up set to grace bookstore shelves next fall.
Ashley is Co-Founder & Chair of the Eka Cooperative, a non-profit community service cooperative that brings together individuals, communities and organizations committed to moving beyond multiculturalism and improving integration outcomes for indigenous refugees in B.C.
She is finishing off a Masters in Ethno-Political Conflict at Royal Roads University. Her MA thesis is exploring the use of community dialogue as a practical tool for addressing sticky public policy issues in Canada.
She can be found in myriad East Van coffee shops drawing up schemes for one of her many ‘projects’ or boarding down the Seymour slopes.