Our Team

Jenny Fortin (Executive Director)
Born and raised in Northern Ontario, Jenny was taught from an early age to advocate for equal rights and freedoms for all, often attending marches and rallies with her parents. Jenny has been with the Centre since January of 2015, first as the Outreach Worker and, since June of 2016, as the Centre’s Executive Director. Her work with SWEAC has provided Jenny with the ability to exercise her passion for mobilizing and educating people in order to create long lasting positive change in Sudbury. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Education in the Global Cohort and a Bachelor of Arts in Women Studies.


Perry Ashawasegai (Workers’ Rights Educator)  
Perry has been with SWEAC since May 2016. She is passionate about educating workers and students alike, about their rights under the law, and has long been an advocate for community members in the Greater Sudbury area. She is dedicated to improving the working conditions of all workers, regardless of age, and to bringing fair employment practices into all workplaces across Northern Ontario. Perry comes from a Union background, having previously worked within OPSEU, as a Steward and as a Certified Health and Safety Representative, in the workplace. Perry volunteers with other local non-profit organizations in her spare time, and enjoys spending quality time with her family, in the wilds of Northern Ontario.


Bryan Cayouette (Outreach & Campaign Organizer)
Bryan has been with SWEAC since July 2016. He is passionate about his role as Outreach and Campaign organizer and the opportunities it affords him to organize activities and events in the community and help educate people of every age group and background on their rights at work. He has a diverse background having grown up in the greater Montreal and Toronto areas and studied Law and Political Science at Laurentian. On his spare time Bryan can be found climbing at Sudbury’s best crags, playing hockey at local rinks or out on the town with friends.