Growing up spending time in her grandfather’s garden, Kiana is an environmental leader who has worked in climate change, and community development through various experiences within Canada and internationally. With experience in the not-for-profit, higher education, and NGO sectors, Kiana finds unique ways to increase awareness environmental issues, capacity building and youth leadership.
Kiana Bonnick's work has been focused on bridging the physical and socioeconomic aspects of climate change to create solutions for equitable and sustainable communities. Using her creativity, Kiana has designed impactful programs to increase environmental awareness and facilitate intergenerational and intercultural knowledge sharing which led her to be recognized with the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Green Ribbon Award, D.R Campbell Merit Award and UTSC Letter Awards.
As a past participant of the United Nations Association of Canada’s International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP), Kiana enjoys exploring the role of storytelling in climate change and community-led resiliency planning.
Kiana is currently a Director of Community Development for the Womxn of Colour Durham Collective (WOCDC), a BIWOC youth-led community organization in Durham Region. She holds a Master of Environmental Science and Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Biology from the University of Toronto.