PREVNet’s National Youth Advisory Committee is passionate about creating resources to promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence. They have created a number of valuable resources for youth, including podcasts, posters, animated videos on consent, and more.
Alice holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies from McGill University.
Alexis is highly active in her community and was recognized as a 2022 Mayor’s Recognition Award recipient by The City of Red Deer as a Community Builder. In addition to the NYAC, Alexis also volunteers in a variety of roles including as a: Trainer and Area Council Adviser with Girl Guides (she has been a member of the organization for 15 years and is the recipient of the National Fortitude Award, National Girl Greatness Award for Courage, and the Chief Commissioner’s Gold Award), Facilitator and Research Assistant with The Students Commission of Canada (SCC), and member of the Rick Hansen Foundation School Program Youth Leadership Sub-Committee.
Currently, Alexis serves as the Lead Youth Facilitator for the “Sharing Youths’ Stories of COVID-19” study with Bishop’s University, SCC, and Brock University, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), focusing on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of marginalized micro-populations of youth, as well as the ways in which youth-serving programs adapted to the pandemic. She recently travelled to Prince Edward Island to conduct her first in-person research data collection session with youth living in a rural community.
As a Youth Accessibility Leader through the Enabling Accessibility Fund with the Government of Canada, she successfully created a project and led a grant application that was completed in August 2020 to install ultraviolet light-blocking film on the windows of the G.H. Dawe Pool in Red Deer to make the pool more accessible to those living with sun sensitivity disorders. For her efforts, Alexis was named the Alberta Student recipient of the Rick Hansen Foundation School Program 2021 Difference Maker of the Year Award. One fun fact is that Alexis has visited all 3 northern territories, enjoying camping under the midnight sun in the Yukon, dogsledding and Northern Light viewing in the Northwest Territories, and visiting the Arctic Ocean above the arctic circle in Nunavut.