The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife (formerly It Gets Better Yellowknife) was founded in 2011 by Nicole Garbutt and Jacq Brasseur, who acted as co-chairs until June 2016.

The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife is made up of a team of Board Members and Volunteers.


Board Members

Currently, the Board Members for the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife are:

Lauren Gostick

Lane MacIntosh

Teresa Joudrie
Treasurer &
Parent Director

Abby Alty

Damian Benoit
Youth Treasurer

Jake Flanagan
Disabled Director

Indigenous Director

Racialized Director

Mark Epelon
YCS Director

Dawson Giroux-Paniloo
YK1 Director

CSFTNO Director

If you're interested in any vacant board position, contact our acting President here.

Staff & Volunteers

Currently, we have a number of volunteers who help us manage and take care of the Coalition and Rainbow Centre!

Chelsea Thacker
Executive Director

Hilary Coles
Summer Student

Lane MacIntosh
Little Rainbows Facilitator

Kait Joudrie
Junior Fundraising Coordinator

If you're interested in volunteering, fill out this application form! If you're interested in helping out in a specific way, please contact us here.