LATTITUDE OFFICE STAFF


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Cam Sylvester

DIRECTOR - NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE

Having taught at Capilano University for nearly 30 years (the last 15 in the Global Stewardship Program) Cam is well aware of how Gap years lead directly to student success in university. He's been fortunate to work & travel through Europe, East and Southeast Asia, Africa, Central and South America and looks forward to sharing those experiences with future Lattitude Volunteers.


Pia has been managing the Canada program since 2011. She’s always enjoyed travel and other cultures. While she’s originally from Sweden, she has lived most of her life abroad including the US, Iran, Switzerland & Australia before immigrating to Canada more than 25 years ago. When Pia isn't working at Lattitude, she can be found exploring the outdoors or at the dojo. She’s excited to connect other young people with this beautiful multicultural country.

PIA KUITTINEN

CANADA COUNTRY MANAGER


Zahida’s history with Lattitude goes way back to the early 2000s, when the program was under its former name, GAP Activity Projects. After some time away working with other non-profit organizations, she is thrilled to be back with Lattitude. She has traveled widely in Latin America, Europe, and Africa. Zahida is based in Victoria, BC and outside of Lattitude, you can find her running on her local trails.

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ZAHIDA MACHAN

RECRUITMENT TEAM LEADER, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, OUTREACH AMBASSADOR - VANCOUVER ISLAND


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Jalyssa Brink

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR & OUTREACH AMBASSADOR - SOUTHERN ONTARIO

Having recently taken a trip around the world visiting over 35 countries, Jalyssa is thrilled to share the benefits of her life enriching experiences from being abroad. She has also taught in the Dominican Republic, Spain and Norway with other organizations and loves having lifelong friends from all over the globe. When Jalyssa isn’t working, she enjoys dreaming up her next adventure or playing a good board game. She is excited to connect with young people who want to explore our breathtaking world!


Owen just returned from secondment working with our New Zealand team in Christchurch. We are pleased to have him back on the Canada team! Owen has traveled extensively as a touring musician and as a 'Gappie'. In addition to New Zealand, he has worked and lived in Australia and Italy and traveled to countries in Asia, Europe and Central America. 

OWEN CONNELL

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR & OUTREACH AMBASSADOR - LOWER MAINLAND


MELISSA VASSALLO

MARKETING, WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN CONSULTANT


Sean morais

IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST


LATTITUDE AMBASSADORS

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CAITLIN ROCKERS - HALIFAX

HEIDI ANDERSON - SASKATCHEWAN