Celeste Lessard-Kragen

Celeste (she/her) is the Commemorate Canada coordinator with the CCGSD, a program that aims to teach 2SLGBTQ+ Canadian history to middle school and high school students across the country. The team organizes over 35 one-day conferences during the school year that focus on significant moments of resistance and activism throughout the history of queer rights in Canada, bringing together local speakers to share their own stories along the way.  


Celeste was born and raised on beautiful Quadra Island, BC., and in 2013 she moved to Ottawa to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Conflict Studies and Human Rights from the University of Ottawa. Prior to working with the CCGSD, she worked with the United Nations Association in Canada where she coordinated a program dedicated to teaching youth about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action . 


Celeste loves being a part of the CCGSD team and is so excited to bring queer education to schools across Canada. She is particularly grateful for the opportunity to meet and work with incredibly inspiring 2SLGBTQ+ activists from coast to coast.  

If you are interested in having a conference at your school, or want to learn more about the program, please get in touch!