Krystal is the Executive Disruptor at Collaborative Community Solutions, a consulting and training firm based in Niagara. Having worked for feminist agencies for over 15 years, and being a survivor of human trafficking herself, Krystal focuses on addressing systemic barriers and root causes rather than relying on the same old band-aid solutions. Krystal has worked with the YWCA in Moncton, the Human Rights and Equity Department at Brock University, and the non-profit organization WomenatthecentrE.
Recently, Krystal has focused on community mobilization in areas such as Treaty 3 territory (Fort Frances and Atikokan) and creating policies and procedures for school boards in Ontario to respond to and prevent sex trafficking. In 2019, she co-facilitated a workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the World YWCA Council.
For her anti-human trafficking work, she received the Niagara Top 40 Under 40 award in 2020 and was a finalist for the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business award in 2019.
“People don’t need to be saved or rescued, people need knowledge of their own power and how to access it.”