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.
Shenikqwa Philip, Garden Sharing Network Coordinator
Shenikqwa Phillip is our current Garden Sharing Coordinator. Her passions are with serving her community and leaning to create constructive and accessible spaces at York campus and hopefully throughout her life. Right now,her main concern is with learning how to make the city that she loves a greener and more environmentally friendly. Other than gardening, she loves thrift shopping, make up, and making people smile. Currently, Shenikqwa is in her last year majoring in History and hopes to travel more than usual when she graduates.
Sewing For Change Staff
Helen Melbourne - Lead Consultant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabine Spare - Lead Design Facilitator
Jesse Beardsworth - Team Leader
Katrissa Singer - Team Leader
Sarah Clement - Team Leader
Sarah Shepherd - Team Leader
Sonam Wangmo - Team Leader and Translator
Board of Directors
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Chair: Stephanie Nixon
Vice-Chair: Kiona Sinclair
Treasurer: Tanya Pausch
Secretary: Kevin Wentzel
Board Members commit to volunteer for three year terms. We have four openings to join our board starting in June 2018. 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.