Staff team

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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


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Sewing For Change Staff

Helen Melbourne - Lead Consultant

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 /

Chair: Stephanie Nixon

Vice-Chair: Kiona Sinclair

Treasurer: Tanya Pausch

Secretary: Kevin Wentzel

Directors: Abe Dyck, Alina Racoviceanu, Brian BarthChelsea Longaphy, Jennifer RobinsonKevin Stephney, and Mathieu McFadden

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