Elected annually by Network Members, our Board of Directors is composed of thought-leaders across research, policy, practice, and other allied sectors to guide the collective work to prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada.
Veniecia Laylor is a public policy professional with an interest in human-centred, co-produced, intersectional, innovative, evidence and equity-based solutions to persistent socio-economic challenges. She recently completed her Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Oxford. Before studying at Oxford, Veniecia worked as a political staffer across different federal ministerial offices, including the Prime Minister’s Office, where she supported various teams such as policy, administration, and human resources. Outside of government, Veniecia has worked on a range of issues including homelessness & housing issues, gender & racial equity and inclusion, and access to equitable reproductive healthcare. Most recently, she completed her MPP applied placement with Aspire Oxfordshire where she evaluated Aspire’s first women-only housing project, using a story-telling participatory methodology. Veniecia has since relocated to London, United Kingdom working with the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), which focuses on applying behavioural insights to improve public services and inform policy.