Lieran Docherty (President):

Lieran Docherty has worked in the not-for-profit sector in both the UK and Canada, specializing in the development of gender-responsive policy and programming. Lieran spent several years in the north of England setting up community-based women’s centres and leading the development and implementation of several pioneering approaches to services for women in the Criminal Justice System. Lieran also brings her fundraising experience to the board. With a strong commitment to women’s rights and gender justice, Lieran is an active advocate and sits on several gender-related working groups and committees. Lieran is currently based in Toronto as a Gender Equality Specialist with an international development organization.

 “I admire how they reach out to women in the many detention centres and prisons throughout Canada. I have witnessed many that have worked with women, but this is the first time I have witnessed a team of staff who put their heart and soul into what they believe in”.

Giselle
Former Resident