Shanell Twan

She/Her | Director-at-Large

Chapter: Edmonton, As it Is

shanellboard@aawear.org


Shanell Twan is currently an Assistant Manager at Streetworks- Edmonton’s Harm reduction program. She is a long-time Board member of AAWEAR who meet to build the capacity of people who use substances, so that their voices can be heard and their health can be improved upon.

Shanell acts as the community liaison for the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s Addiction Recovery Community Health program, where she heads up the Community Advisory Group composed of members with lived experience, established to provide input and feedback on inner city health care issues.

Shanell Twan is also a member of CAPUD, the Canadian Association of People Using Drugs. In depth and more personally, Shanells family is from the interior of British Columbia known as the Caribou Region. Shanells Indigenous ancestry stems from her Maternal Grandparents from the Tl’etinqox-t’in and Esdilagh First Nations. Shanell is the Eldest of 6 siblings, a mother of five and an active volunteer in her Community!

Shanell Twan
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