Street Culture Project executive director resigns following sexual harassment allegations
Published Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:09PM CST Last Updated Friday, July 31, 2020 7:01PM CST
REGINA -- An executive of a Regina youth organization has resigned his position following allegations of sexual harassment.
Allegations arose in a Wednesday Instagram post, accusing members of a local non-profit organization of several instances of sexual harassment.
In a Facebook post Thursday evening, Street Culture Project said it was made aware of “serious allegations” against one of its team members. It said the person was suspended immediately and a third-party investigation is underway.
Dustin Browne, the executive director of the organization, announced his resignation from his position, in a comment on the post.
“I have become aware that my actions have caused a negative impact with some staff, colleagues and friends,” he said.
“First, I would like to acknowledge the individuals coming forward and thank you for doing so. I acknowledge that I have taken for granted that the power and privilege I have been afforded as a male as well as my actions have created a toxic and unprofessional environment.”
He said his resignation is effective immediately.
The organization said it takes the allegations “extremely seriously” and thanked those that came forward.
Street Culture Project is a non-profit charitable organization that provides programming for vulnerable youth.