Robin Bennewith
Indigenous Outreach Worker
Directions Youth Services

Claire Ens, FSGV

Claire Ens
Program Director, Youth Services

Claire has worked at Family Services of Greater Vancouver since 2017. Early in their career after graduating with a degree in psychology, sociology and social research, Claire worked with a queer and trans youth drop-in organization. It was through this opportunity that they met youth from across the Lower Mainland and realized what they had missed in their own life growing up queer: community, a space to be with like-minded peers, and unconditional support from trusted adults that looked and identified like them. This foundational experience led Claire to pursue a career in the social services sector with a particular focus on supporting 2SLGBTQIA youth. They’ve worked and volunteered with organizations small and large, including WISH Drop-In Centre and the Vancouver Dyke March, where they take full advantage of listening to clients, peers, and leaders to continue growing personally and professionally.

Senior Leadership Team

Maria Howard
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Bryson
Program Director, Social Impact

Claire Ens, FSGV

Claire Ens
Program Director, Youth Services

Ariane Fleischmann
Director, Communications & Advocacy

Cheryl Melder
Program Director, Family, Trauma & Victim Supports

Christian Le Nobel
Chief Financial Officer

Simone Plusa
Executive and Board Liaison

Carolyn Rhodes
Director, Human Resources