Aukje Byker attended the first HAI workshop done in Canada in 2005 and has been an active member of the community ever since. In 2009 she became a team member and started assisting at Mini Workshops. Aukje is now a Mini Workshop leader, trains new leaders and sends out the greeting to those who join the Singles Seeking Genuine Connections Meetup page. She also keeps track of and organizes who will be on team for each workshop. Aukje has participated in several non profit boards in the past. She is a retired professor in the Social Service and Employment field. She is a certified Nonviolence Communication practitioner, running workshops in her community and elsewhere. She is also active in several community related initiatives in Peterborough Ontario, where she lives.