Someone with brown hair and glasses sitting at a wooden table smiling up at the cameraMaya Helferty is our POCA Volunteer Coordinator and Office Maven, and self-proclaimed acupuncture enthusiast! She has spent countless hours ‘napping with neighbours’ at GCA after discovering the powerful relief of communal healing through acupuncture in 2015. The clinic has become an incredibly rewarding space for her  to find medical treatment, respect and understanding within a dedicated community of both practitioners and clients. She is thrilled to now be a staff member, as GCA’s values reflect her passion for accessible spaces, community building, and patient empowerment within the medical system. In her day to day life, Maya is strongly dedicated to working with and advocating for children, and fostering empathy and respect within social justice communities.