Minister to The GO Project
This is Alana’s 11th year with The GO Project and 4th as the Minister to The GO Project. Formerly, Alana worked with GO as a site staff, youth coordinator, children’s program coordinator, and pilgrimage coordinator. Outside of GO, Alana brings 10 years of experience in children and youth ministry within the United Church of Canada at local and national levels and is deeply passionate about creating resources and space for young people to explore their faith and to be inspired to make the world a better place. Alana studied Spanish and International Development at Dalhousie University, spending a year on exchange in Mexico and then Cuba. Alana is currently a student at the Centre for Christian studies, a training program in Diaconal Ministry with the United Church of Canada. Alana lives in Toronto and is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia where her family still lives. Alana loves kickboxing, reading, The Blue Jays and spending time with friends and family.
Hey I’m Bailey and I am so excited for another exciting and inspiring summer with the GO Project! I am originally from Sackville New Brunswick where I completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology. I currently live in Toronto where I love to explore the city, spend time with friends, and hang out with my bunny Posy. Through my experience with GO, I have had the pleasure of leading both the Children’s Adventure Camps and Youth programs across the country. In addition to my work with GO, I am thankful to have extensive experience working with children and youth through United Church ministry, summer camps, global exchange programs, and as a youth activities counsellor on a cruise line! As the GO Project Program Director, I am looking forward to connecting with communities of faith, building relationship with host sites across our beautiful country, and supporting staff to live out GO’s mission. This summer I hope to bring new ideas and enthusiasm to our programs and can’t wait to make lasting connections and memories. See you soon!
Alumni & Outreach Coordinator
My name’s Aidan! I’m originally from Sudbury, Ontario, but am currently based in Sackville, New Brunswick, where I’m completing my Bachelors in Political Science, Religious Studies, and French before (hopefully!) heading to Toronto for a Masters of Theological Studies. I am beyond excited to be working for GO in this capacity, having previously participated in GO programming as a Youth Pilgrim in 2015, a Site Staff for St. John’s & Halifax in 2016, and Youth Coordinator in 2019; all of those experiences have heavily influenced the relationship I have with the Church and the World, and I am so honoured to have the opportunity to work with this amazing team again. Given the turbulent state of our planet, I am eagerly looking forward to participating once more in the incredible work the GO Project does for young people, reminding us of the power that we have, united, to bring justice and peace into our communities.
Fundraising & Marketing Assistant
Lara is new to The GO Project, and is joining us as the Marketing and Fundraising Assistant. She is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto majoring in political science and history. Social justice is her passion as she aims to combat issues surrounding poverty and homelessness in Canada. She has her own homeless campaign called Everyday Is Homeless Day, where she is partnered with charities in Toronto and the GTA to ensure that those facing homelessness have access to necessities. Lara lives in Mississauga, Ontario and has grown up there. She is excited to learn more about The GO Project and watch the organization grow even further through the implementation of new marketing strategies. She has had previous experience in marketing, specializing in social media marketing and she hopes to further promote elements of The GO Project’s mission of kindness, inclusivity, and compassion into her work here.
Clare is delighted to spend her third summer working as a coordinator with The GO Project. Previously, she has enjoyed facilitating Children’s Adventure Camps and will now be working with Amy to create some exciting virtual camps for participants. Before working for GO, Clare was a youth participant in three youth programs including: Toronto, St, John’s and Stratford, ON. During the colder months, Clare will be entering her fourth year at the University of Windsor to finish her degree in Social Work and Disability Studies. Clare will spend this summer based out of St. Thomas, ON and is excited to enjoy a summer bonfire, read a great book and learn a fun new skill when she’s not too entertained by zoom.