Director at Large

BeeLee Lee

Pronouns: she/her/hers

BeeLee acknowledges that she is an uninvited guest on the stolen, unceded, and ancestral homelands of the Səl̓ílwətaʔ, Xʷməθkwəy̓əm, & Sḵwx̱wú7mesh peoples. Raised in East Vancouver, growing up not far from the DTES and calling the DTES home for over a decade until last year when she moved up on Cambie Street. BeeLee is the proud Mother of 2 adult daughters, Jasmine and Skyla and has two grandsons, Jaden and Logan.

BeeLee has been part of the #StopTheSweeps Coalition and has supported Pivot’s work through social media, press releases, and her own grassroots work and advocacy. BeeLee is also motivated to shine a light on police injustices such as excessive force and brutality as well as passionate about changing current drug policy. This will be BeeLee’s third year sitting on the board of directors at Pivot. She is looking forward to being more involved this year. BeeLee also served on the Executive Board of The Coalition of Peers for three years from 2019-2023. Three of those years in the capacity of Vice President.

Earlier on in her life, BeeLee spent six years working in healthcare, as a Laboratory Technician for LifeLabs. This is where her workplace activism began as a shop steward and sat on the local executive. BeeLee also spent six years organizing non-union workers as a Staff Representative for the BCGEU. Currently, she is the site manager for a unique harm reduction site in the DTES. It services inhalation, iv use and also serves as a drinkers lounge. BeeLee uses her lived experiences with drug use and mental health to navigate her current role and is proud to be enrolled in a Safe Supply program for 5 1/2 years. She credits this program for saving her life and allowing her to stabilize and reach her goals.

You may find BeeLee with her best friend Sadie, an almost ten year old Lab Husky Cross, at Crab Park or walking by the river.

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