Since our inception, Leading in Colour has evolved and shifted in both our appearance and what we’re able to offer.
Our new logo embraces the history of our old logo’s ‘L’ shaped arrow, guiding us ever forward in a shape of a boat that journeys our history as descendants of enslaved and indentured peoples.
The tones and placement of ‘COLOUR’ are used to illustrate an abstract face representing the community of leaders we support. We create with intention and humility to honour the difficult work of unlearning oppression and the foundations set by our ancestors, communities, parents and elders.
Learn from young experts in their fields about social issues impacting our communities and how we can collectively take action to advocate for ourselves.
Spotlighting activists living in what is currently Canada who are fighting against oppression alongside the communities in their ancestral homelands.
Identify what solidarity looks like across racialized communities and how we can support one another.
Our Digital Activism Fellowship trains youth in core advocacy skills that will help them build their own networks of action.
Meet Our Team
Serisha is the Founder of Leading in Colour and additionally serves as Executive Director of the organization.
Previously, she worked in the non-profit sector for five years before taking on this role. She sits on the Board of SustainED a non-profit in the United Kingdom and holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Political Science & World Religions.
Most recently, Serisha was awarded the Youth to the Front Fund from the We Are Family Foundationfor the second time. She was also named an Ontario Community Changemaker with 880 Cities and an inaugural North American Changemaker with ChangemakerXchange.
Trisha a queer, second-generation Canadian from a South-African Indian family.
As a Creative Director and Digital Marketing Strategist, she has led numerous lead-generation campaigns and SEO strategies for nonprofits and charities across Canada. With values on accessibility, inclusivity and intersectionality at the core of her digital footprint, Trisha is driven by amplifying impact and increasing its reach.
Originally from Montreal and a graduate of McGill University in Political Science, Communications and World Cinema, Trisha finds ways to use her strong passion for social justice and youth activism, to create equal and accessible opportunities for 2SLGBTQ+ and racialized youth.
Serena is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Carleton University. She enjoys playing videos games, listening to music and honing her arts skills.
After recognizing the lack of diversity in stock images and artwork available to use,she launched Iyar Illustrations, creating graphics and digital art to develop artwork that was representative of the communities she comes from.