Ms. Sterling has lived in Peel for over twenty years specializing in teaching students of all ages how to use nutrition to improve performance at school and on the job. Her clients see a reduction in brain fog, attention deficit, and disruptive classroom behaviours. She is an expert listener, program developer, campaigner, and proposal writer. She spent ten years at March of Dimes Canada where she developed and taught the Learning Independence for Future Empowerment (L.I.F.E.) program, which has since expanded across Canada.
When she is not teaching, fundraising, or event planning, you may find her with her family enjoying the cultural events at celebration square, or on the trails of The Riverwood Conservancy, Erindale, or at Heart Lake Conservation Park. Ms. Sterling believes that the work for equality and inclusion continues until every child and person of colour has opportunities to excel as the other without racialized trauma. And until every racialized person rid themselves of the colonizers’ mindset and embrace and love our uniqueness. She wants her life to convince you, that you are powerful beyond measure, though you are one, and that you likewise can make a difference.
Her background includes: a Master of Teaching, University of Toronto 2019, and is a Junior Intermediate teacher with TDSB; BSc. Food and Nutrition, Ryerson University; Peel Child and Youth Worker certificate, Region of Peel/York University 2016; Regional diversity Round Table of Peel, inaugural member 2018. She currently continues her lifelong work as an EMpact Board Member, Women’s College Hospital. This board is dedicated to facilitating equity and justice in healthcare system. She is humbled to be a voice at ResQ Youth International that has been pivotal in aiding her to raise her children in the PDSB.
Keachea Dixon is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New York, the Province of Ontario, and the island of Jamaica. Ms. Dixon’s practice focuses on Commercial, Cannabis, Entertainment, Wills & Estate, Intellectual Property, and Technology Law.
Ms. Dixon participates in seminars and presentations around the world. She has presented at the Third International Conference of Fashion Incubators in Perth Australia on ‘How to Manage the Use of Your Intellectual Property on the Internet to Shape Your Future in the Global Fashion & Design Industries’; has spoken to businesswomen around the world on the legal aspect of using twitter and other social media platforms including in San Juan, Puerto Rico on the topic Social Media in the Workplace: An Asset or Liability? Most recently she presented in Toronto, Canada on topics such as ‘Your Rights to Use Cannabis Recreationally’, ‘Trademarks & Intellectual Property’, ‘Wills & Estate’ and ‘Tik Tok its Use/Misuse’. Ms. Dixon is currently a co-host on ResQ Youth Intl. weekly radio show on CMR Diversity 101.3FM.
Ms. Dixon is admitted to the Federal Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, has a Master of Law Degree in Intellectual Property (IP), Technology & Commerce from University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly known as Franklin Pierce Law Centre), is a certified mediator in the area of IP, Technology & Commerce, and was a NGO representative at the United Nations Department of Public Information. Knowledgeable in International Development, Ms. Dixon was a partner at Gordon Dixon & Company, and was in-house counsel for Dilieu Technology LLC, an IT solutions company.
Ms. Dixon has counseled startup companies in the following industries: cannabis, fashion, film, music, marketing, publishing and technology. Ms. Dixon’s professional motto is “transforming lives one client at a time through the strategic use of justice”.
Trisha Johnson-White has been involved with ResQ Youth International Inc. as a member of the Board of Directors since May 2019. Trisha held the position of Vice Chair on the Board from May 2019 until October 2020. Trisha is currently serving on the recently constituted Board of Directors as a Director. She was ResQ's representative on the Youth/ Peel Regional Police Engagement Steering Committee which dealt primarily with the end of the Student Resource Officer Program in schools. She is currently representing ResQ on the DPCDSB Black Community Advisory Council in an effort to address Anti- Black Racism within DPCDSB schools. Trisha has also assisted with formulating recommendations on behalf of ResQ in the fight against Anti- Black Racism within the PDSB schools.
Trisha is a Lawyer and she strongly supports the organization's mandate. ResQ's mandate is to provide the necessary assistance and tools to marginalized Black Youth and their families by being at the forefront of positive change and making an impact in all dimensions of individual development.