Laur Kelly (they/them) began their relationship with the ABRPO in 2018 as a facilitator, mostly working with overdose prevention and harm reduction programs in response to the traumatic grief of the overdose and drug poisoning crisis. In January 2021, they became the Project Manager to lead the new blended learning direction that will see our core resources and tools translated into innovative e-learning. They bring their background in psychology, education, and trauma care into this role to create accessible and engaging online learning that deepens and compliments our facilitated group sessions. Laur lives in Dish With One Spoon territory with their wife, dog, lizard, and many plants.
Laur has moved into an Interim Director role until April 2023.
Anjana Rudragoudra (she/her) joined ABRPO in March 2021 and has a great exposure in eLearning platform with 6 years professional experience.
She is an e-Learning specialist with expertise in developing multimedia content using rapid e-Learning tools. She is proficient in Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Learning Management System, Programming, Storyboards and Instructional Design. She also has working experience in K12, Academic, Adult Learning, Banking and Corporate.
She is a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering. In addition to her work at the ABRPO, she has a passionate towards learning new tools and technologies, and exploring historical places.
Craig Boucher (He/Him) joined Fife House in 2017 as a placement student. Craig started his career at Fife House part time as the Peer Engagement Worker responsible for conducting workshops with People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) as well as allies about HIV, Hepatitis C and other Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections. In 2018, Craig began working with the AIDS Bereavement and Resilience Program of Ontario (ABRPO) in coordinating the Turning to One Another Network (TTOA) bi-annual provincial meetings for frontline staff as well as Peers involved in those 14 agencies. Craig officially joined ABRPO full time in November 2020 and is excited to continue his work on Grief and Loss and how it impacts each individual uniquely. Since joining ABRPO full time, Craig has grown the TTOA Network from 14 agencies to 25.
Raj is originally from Singapore who came to Canada 19 years ago to Winnipeg where he got his degree. He moved to Vancouver after graduating and started volunteering at the rainbow refugee committee providing support to refugees in Canada. During his five and a half years with them, Raj advocated for many refugees.
In 2012, Raj moved to Toronto where he immediately got involved with the community here. He was on the Board of Directors at the “Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)”, and was on the organizing committee of the AIDS Candlelight Vigil in 2013 and 2014. He was also involved as a member on the advisory committee of the Ontario HIV Drug Coverage Study, HIV Stigma Index and the PrEP Pilot Program.
Apart from his volunteer work, Raj has also worked in the industry. First, at the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) as their interim Community Development and Volunteer Coordinator and then at CAAT as their very 1st Capacity Building Coordinator for the next five years where he took the ETSN training to new heights by piloting ETSN training for youths. He also broke ground with the HIV & Immigration training at CAAT by creating training modules for law students at the law faculty in London, ON as part of their law training. He has also worked at ACT, PWA and FifeHouse.
Raj is currently working with FifeHouse creating a new Training Program called the BIPOC Positive Project to provide FifeHouse peers with the cultural awareness and the life skills necessary to decrease barriers to service for BIPOC individuals.