Orev (they/she) has had the wonderful opportunity to learn restorative and transformative justice processes through spiritual care work in federal prisons, immigration detention and the vibrant, resilient queer/trans communities they’re connected to. Through these experiences, they have both witnessed transformation, and been profoundly transformed. Before joining the North Shore Restorative Justice Society Team, Orev worked with youth who struggle with violent behaviors and ideologies. They hold a Masters of Fine Art from Parsons the New School, and a Masters of Pastoral Studies in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.
Orev humbly offers gratitude to the Indigenous and Black traditions and knowledge which birthed and grew RJ/TJ principles and practices, and particularly to their teachers and mentors in community, Palestine solidarity and prisons across Turtle Island. Orev’s ancestors hail from Ashkenaz, (Jewish Eastern Europe), and they are honoured to have been gifted with cultural teachings of justice, restoration and respecting territorial covenants. They love community gardening, YouTube karaoke, getting to know individual trees in East Van, and spending time with their cat and partner.