Mo Korchinski is the Executive Director of Unlocking the Gates Service Society (UTG). Mo has had a long history with substance abuse and incarceration. Her lived history and experiences have shaped the program into what it is today.
Mo has a Bachelor of Social Work from Nicola Valley Institution of Technology and was one of UTG’s first ever Peer-Mentors. Her life’s work is now dedicated to helping others break the cycle of incarceration. She is an advocate for people involved in the criminal justice system and continues to push for change at a policy-level and increased supports for her community. Mo feels strongly about the need to address trauma and support healing for people who experience incarceration.
Mo is a public speaker, author, and filmmaker. She worked for many years in the field of community-based participatory research alongside the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and continues to bridge the gap between research and community as a Co-Lead on the Transformative Health & Justice Research Cluster (UBC), and through ongoing collaborations with various organizations throughout the province.