Jesse Whattam is a recent Trent University graduate who has deep involvements with a number of community-based social justice organizations in Peterborough. For three years, she worked at the Ontario Public Interest Research Group as the coordinator of a local food bank. Continuously inspired by the passionate activist community in Peterborough, Whattam is a relentless community organizer, especially around poverty and food security.

Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.


Thanks to Ben Hodson for our graphic. The photos on our site have been taken by members of the Aging Activisms research team and our participants and collaborators. Web design by Eugenia Ochoa and Melissa Baldwin.