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Who Are We

The Ontario Digital Literacy and Access Network is a community-based pilot initiative founded by 2S-LGBTQ+ graduate students, community members, and allies who are concerned with the digital divide in our communities. We are passionate about connecting organizations and individuals with resources and services that will minimizing digital inequalities in 2S-LGBTQ+ communities.

Meet Our Team

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A white woman with long wavy brown hair wearing a patterned white top. Her face is in profile as she stares off to the left. There are steel and glass buildings behind her.

Founder

Stephanie Jonsson

(She/Her)

Stephanie is a PhD. Candidate in the School of Gender, Feminist and Women Studies at York University. She is an active member of the Senior Pride Network and Rainbow Faith and Freedom. Stephanie co-founded ODLAN after conducting a study on the barriers 2S-LGBTQ+ older adults were experiencing in accessing remote service provisions during the global pandemic.

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A white woman with glasses and short hair, wearing a chambray shirt. In the background is a clear sand beach with green foliage.

Co-Founder

Hannah Maitland

(She/Her)

Hannah is a PhD. Candidate in the School of Gender, Feminist and Women Studies at York University. She helped to co-founded ODLAN in 2020. Hannah is a girls' studies scholar who studies girl activists and their family relationships.

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A brown skinned, black woman with her hair up, wearing a multicoloured  floral shirt with a peach undershirt. She is facing the camera and smiling. In the background is a flowering plant.

Accessibility Coordinator

Angela Stanley

(She/Her)

Angela Stanley (MA 2014; PhD Candidate, Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, York University) completed a Masters in Critical Disability Studies at York University, writing a major research paper on Disability and Sexuality: Perceptions of Beauty, Sexuality and Desirability for Queer, Disabled Youth. Angela continues her studies pursuing a doctoral degree in the Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies Program at York University. Her research pays attention to the intersection of race/culture, queerness and disability in order to understand how people make sense of their intimate and sexual lives. Her work so far has centered on the perceptions of beauty, sexuality and desirability that inform how young queer and disabled people create intimate and/ or sexual partnerships.

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A white woman facing the camera and smiling. She has long brown hair with blonde highlights and there are two potted plants in the background.

Digital Facilitator

Alexandra Latter

(She/Her)

Alexandra Latter is an Honours graduate of the York University Sexuality Studies BA program, as well as the Gender & Women's Studies certificate program. She has volunteered for a number of different organizations including the Senior's Pride Network, the Sexual Assault Support Line & Leadership Group, Victims Services Toronto, and more. Currently, Alex applies her skills in tech and communication as an Enterprise Account Manager at OnCall Health, a video conferencing and practice management platform for healthcare workers across Canada and the United States.

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A Chinese man wearing glasses facing the camera. He is wearing a blue button up shirt and has short dark hair. The background has been stylistically blurred.

Digital Guide

Viktor Zhuang

(He/Him)

Viktor Zhuang is an undergraduate student at the Department of Computer Science at University of Toronto. He is passionate about advocating for diversity and accessibility within the tech field. He has experience volunteering with 2S-LBGTQ+ student communities and both academic and work experience in web design and programming. At ODLAN he designs and creates graphical content to provide resources on digital literacy and access for 2S-LBGTQ+ organizations.