Janine worked as manager at Little Sister's Bookstore for over 2 decades, during which time she has fought on the front lines of the store's epic battle against Canada Customs.
She co-authored Restricted Entry, Censorship On Trial, which chronicles Little Sister's battle against censorship and discrimination in Canada. Restricted Entry was the 1995 Editors Choice, Lambda Literary Award winner and in 1998, Little Sister's won the Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada from the Canadian Literary Association in recognition of the leadership shown in promoting and defending the principles of intellectual freedom.
In 2004, Janine was presented with an honorary doctorate degree in Laws from Simon Fraser University, for her "leading role in an historic legal battle against censorship in Canada".
In addition to her work with Little Sister's Janine has dedicated countless hours to the community of Vancouver. She is the co-organizer of the annual Diorama fundraiser (now in it's 15th year), and volunteers regularly for community events and charities.
Janine is a recognized pioneer and hero for many in the Vancouver, and Canadian, LGBTQ2+ Community.