Meet Riley Easterbrook BA, MSc
Riley Easterbrook is a White, queer, non-binary community worker and advocate, researcher, and dog-lover. Riley currently lives and works on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, covered by the Dish with One Spoon covenant and Upper Canada Treaty No. 3. Riley has a Master of Science degree in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Health from Brock University.
Riley’s Master’s research focused on 2SLGBTQIA+ parents’ experiences discussing sex and sexuality with their children. Riley has great experience in conducting qualitative research – in particular: focus groups, interviews and qualitative surveys. Riley also works with quantitative research with regards to descriptive and statistics (for example, with program evaluation).
Outside of academia, Riley enjoys working with children and youth in recreation, or delivering anti-oppression trainings and trainings focused on working with queer and trans individuals, clients, and patients. Riley was previously a project coordinator for the Positive Space Project at the University of Guelph, where they developed an LGBTQ2SIA+ online and in-person training for all faculty and staff. Riley’s interests and experiences are in facilitating training related to healthcare and social service organizations, in particular how to avoid making assumptions about those accessing your services, creating more welcoming spaces, and understanding more about the individuals you may work with.