Angela ElzingaCheng, Executive Director
Angela ElzingaCheng grew up working in a farming community providing a foundation for her food and growing knowledge. She has been a community organizer and developer for over 17 years, and worked at FoodShare for ten years after working at a neighbourhood-based food security organization in Vancouver, Canada and getting a Master’s in Social Work at the University of British Columbia with a focus on community development and anti-oppression. Angela’s passion is to support change towards a more just society that reflects the diversity of Toronto through food and environment justice work. In the past, she has been involved with nationwide political action related to education reform.
Angela, in her ten years at FoodShare, supported Good Food Markets, community kitchens, community gardens, neighbourhood-based food planning, consulted to other cities on engagement and consultation practices, organized many city-wide events bringing politicians, funders, and community leaders together. Her knowledge of food growing, bringing people together to lead food initiatives and her leadership across the city provides Greenest City with skills to lead the development of exciting new projects and support of the existing impactful projects.
Intern: Ella Lightstone
Ella Lightstone is the new intern at Greenest City where she actively engages with the community, city, and nature around her. After years of working in the culinary industry she decided to leave the world of kitchens and work towards a more just and equitable food system. She is currently in her second year at George Brown College, in the Community Worker program, with a focus on food justice and sovereignty. She organizes with Food Not Bombs Toronto, and spends her spare time listening to loud music and fermenting anything she can get her hands on.
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Sabine Spare - Assistant Coordinator
Nikki Lam - Assistant Coordinator
Shareen Ally - Outreach and Communications Assistant
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Board of Directors
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Chair: Stephanie Nixon
Vice-Chair: Chelsea Longaphy
Treasurer: Tanya Pausch
Secretary: Tanya Mahbubani
Board Members commit to volunteer for three year terms. We have four openings to join our board starting in June 2019. The application process includes the submission of your expression of interest/application, an interview with the HR & Governance Committee and invitation to be a guest at the April and or May Board Meeting with final selection being notified for the June AGM. Learn more about our Volunteer Board Positions.