Melanie Matining is currently working as an independent Event Planner. Previously she was, Community Development Manager, at Heartwood, a Curriculum Developer and Educator, a BC Interconnector with Girls Action Foundation and a Development Coordinator with Power Of Hope.
Ms. Matining is a community organizer and presently a Board Member of the Out On Screen whose programs have illuminated, celebrated and advanced queer communities through film, education, and dialogue. She is also current Board Member of Groundswell Grassroots Economic Alternatives a business school providing entrepreneurial training, mentorship, and a community of support. She is a past Commissioner of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, a previous Community Advisor for CampOUT and past Youth & Family Committee Advisor for the Vancouver Foundation. Her work focuses on the importance of social spaces in movement building and the necessary intersections of community determined access, place making, and solidarity building. Melanie walks alongside communities working towards Indigenous solidarity, migrant justice, and LGBTQAI2+ rights.
Ms. Matining is currently studying Business Administration at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.