Meet the Youth Board

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Alexander Colaiacovo

“Alexander Colaiacovo is a 17 year old queer youth from Dartmouth. He is expected to graduate from high school in June of 2018. He has been attending Youth Project events since 2016 and has been a member of the Youth Board since early 2017. ”

Oliver Oldfield

“Oliver is a 19 year old gay and trans youth, born and raised here in Halifax. He is currently in his first year at the University of King’s College, taking the Foundation Year Programme and pursuing a Bachelor of Arts. Currently the secretary of the Youth Board, Oliver has been involved with the Youth Project for a number of years and considers the Youth Project to be his home. He wishes to inspire other queer youth to live authentic, passionate lives and to tell his story through his artistic works.”



Emily Comeau

“Emily is a student at Saint Mary’s University, completing her Honours in Psychology. She is co-chair of the Youth Board and has been part of the Youth Board for 4 years. During her spare time, she enjoys reading queer young adult novels, spending time with friends, and watching anime.”




Caden Hebb

“Caden Hebb is currently the secretary of the Youth Board. He is a student at Saint Mary’s University, expecting to graduate in 2019 with his Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree. He is also employed by the university as a Residence Assistant (RA). He strives to make Halifax a more welcoming place for LGBTQ individuals, both through the Youth Project and within his university community.”




Dre Taylor

“Dre is 20 years old, and he is a student attending his third year at Dalhousie University in architecture program. Dre has been part of the Youth Board since February 2016, and has the position of the Social Chair on the Youth Board. Dre loves the Youth Project because it gives him a place to have fun and do good for the LGBTQ+ community.”


Kiera Newsome

“Kiera is a 15-year-old trans woman who currently attends Rocky Lake Junior High. She is in charge of her schools GSA and is very active in the LGBT community. Some of the things she enjoys are camping, swimming, reading and participating in the cadet program as she is an Army cadet. She also enjoys playing both the piano and french horn. Kiera has been a member of the youth board since 2019.”