Mario Parent

Position: Child and Youth Advocate
Categories: Staff

Mario Parent (he/him/his), is currently obtaining a bachelor of arts at UBC in the Gender, Race, and Social Justice program and minoring in the Indigenous Studies program. By way of the Nass Valley Mario is a member of the Nisga’a nation and now calls Ts’amiks-Vancouver his home.

With over 10 years of experience in child and youth work he’s had the honour of serving the community in a variety of roles. Mario comes with a background in administrative support for not-for-profits, as well as small business consultation, and Indigenous land-based cultural education. Driven by commitments to uphold anti-oppressive and decolonial values Mario takes pride in engaging his practice with Indigenous guiding principles and frameworks. Beyond work Mario is a foodie and enjoys cycling and spending time with his cat Finn.