France Stohner


France is a mental health counsellor and community organizer who spent her undergraduate years at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute of Concordia University, where her education was built on anti-oppressive and social justice frameworks. She possesses a background working in urban development for women’s safety in cities, before going on to complete a Masters of Arts degree in Counselling and Spirituality from the universities of Ottawa and Saint-Paul. 

France is a host for Radyo Kapwa, the Filipino/a/x progressive show on CKUT 90.3 FM, and cares for her cultural community by being on the Advisory Council for Kabangka and as executive director of Centre Kapwa, nonprofit organizations supporting the leadership and mental health of Filipino/a/x youth and their families. In order to maintain connections to her Motherland, France is also a coordinator for Super Inday Art, a program bringing art initiatives to incarcerated women at the Iloilo City District Jail on Panay Island. 

Passionate about youth, she has also worked in post-secondary education mental health and wellness, and on campus sexual violence prevention and response teams. Certified in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University,  she works as Coordinator for Violence Prevention and the Promotion of Peace at the Peace Network for Social Harmony in her day to day. 

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