2015 Recipient

Vanessa Piccinin

Toronto, Ontario
Beyond Gay-Straight Alliances – LGBTQQIP2SAA Students in Canadian Schools
2015 CAPSLE Fellow and PhD candidate, Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Toronto, Ms. Piccinin conducted additional research at Harvard’s Law Library as a guest of the Graduate School of Education and has co-taught graduate Education Law courses with Justice Marvin A. Zuker of the Ontario Court of Justice. Passionate about legal issues in education, Ms. Piccinin completed a Principal’s Qualification Program Practicum in Equity and Inclusive Education and has over 20 years experience advocating for LGBT+ rights as a student, an educator, and most recently as a guidance counsellor at a Catholic adult secondary school.