We are excited to announce Berkha Gupta as the new Executive Director of the LGBT Youth Line. Berkha is joining us from Planned Parenthood Toronto where they were the Coordinator of Communication and Education for the LGBTQ Youth Initiative and previously the Coordinator for Teen Programming and Social Media.
Berkha has over 10 years of experience working with youth and students, in roles focused on managing peer programs, engaging communities through online technology and fostering leadership and capacity-building. With cross-sectoral experience working in HIV/AIDS, post-secondary institutions, community, health and environmental services, Berkha brings a broad range of experiences and approaches to leadership. Their community-based work has prioritized racialized, immigrant and LGBTQ communities in Toronto and Peel, working on initiatives such as the Q? Y Art Project, A Colour Deep, and most recently a monthly QTBIPOC meetup in Mississauga.
Berkha has been a strong supporter of the LGBT Youth Line, including being a past Board member, and we are pleased to have Berkha join us in this new role.