Board Of Director

Angela Pierre

Angela Pierre is a former Executive Assistant with over 35 years of expertise in human resources, information technology, organizational development, web design, event planning and customer service. Angela is currently a board member of a number of not for profit organizations.
Board Of Director

George Randolph

George Randolph is the Founder and President of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. George is a pioneer in performing arts education with over 35 years of international dance performance and education experience in Canada, Europe, and the U.S. His expertise has been leveraged as an adjudicator for many dance festivals across Canada and was appointed to Dance Ontario’s Board of Directors.

Judy Brooks​

Judy Brooks has a range of professional, volunteer and career skills, knowledge and interest in the areas of community and policy development, working with not-for-profit organizations in areas such as program development, organization development and effectiveness, including community planning, engagement and outreach. Judy is currently working at Metrolinx as the Community Benefits Specialist in the development, management and implementation of Metrolinx Community Benefits Program.

Stanley Julien

Stanley Julien is currently the National Director, Special Accounts Management Unit responsible for leading a team of senior account managers engaged in the restructuring and management of the Bank’s high-risk corporate and commercial loans portfolio. Stanley currently sits on the Advisory Board of Centennial College, is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and is a co-founder of Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professional (CAUFP) – formerly Urban Financial Services Coalition.

Loris Thomas​

Loris Thomas is a dedicated community organizer and volunteer.  She is the Provincial Representative for the Congress of Black Women Ontario Inc., responsible for providing leadership and direction to create and maintain links among the eight chapters in Ontario.  She has also held several leadership positions with the Mississauga Chapter where she is currently Education Coordinator, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Congress of Black Women of Canada (Mississauga) Non-Profit Housing Inc.

Michael G-A Lashley​

Michael G-A. Lashley is a former career diplomat whose activities and writings focus mainly on public policy issues. His primary policy concerns are: re- building the labour market which is currently being dismantled by precarious employment; and restoring personal development and civic responsibility to their proper place in the formal education system. He is an avid advocate for community development and culture.

Shannon Ashman

With over 10 years of experience working with children and youth, Shannon Ashman continues to remain devoted to creating safe, supportive, empowering, and welcoming environments where youth can identify and actualize their potentials, while being active decision-makers and informed community contributors.

Nigel Barriffe

Nigel is a Board member of the Rexdale Community Legal Clinic, Board Chair of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, and a member of the Good Jobs For All Coalition. Nigel’s activist work focuses on quality public education, good green jobs, and a more just society for all inside and outside the classroom.