Dorita Lewis is a queer, second-generation Canadian of Afro-Caribbean descent with a passion for mobilising local businesses and organisations to support their neighbours through resource sharing, networking, and community building.
Creating safe(r) spaces for 2SLGBTQI+ youth and families is at the heart of every job she does, from the service industry to the not-for-profit sector. By encouraging those in management positions to think outside of the box, she helps create positive community impact and advocates for more equitable and inclusive work environments. Dorita believes that an anti-capitalist future is within reach ― one neighbourhood and community at a time.
After completing highschool, Dorita opted for a hands-on approach to education. Having spent her 20’s travelling across North America, the UK, Occupied Palestine, and the Caribbean, she gained experience in management, accounting, fundraising, event coordinating, administration, and even child care.
Returning to Canada in 2018, she currently resides in the unceded Anishinaabe Algonquin territory, colonially known as “Ottawa”, and spends her free time sharing good food and dreams of a liberated, anti-capitalist future with her partners and chosen family.