Gurneet Dhami Board Member
Gurneet is a resident of Vaughan and a friend of SPCYR since starting a summer intern job jointly with YRFN in 2020. Over the past couple of years, she has worked on food security projects and youth engagement initiatives, leading to her co-founding the Youth Food Committee, a working group under the York Region Food Council. She has recently co-led CivicSchool GTA to engage youth in civic action during the 2022 municipal elections. Gurneet also volunteers with the South Asian and Tamil Women's Collective (SATWC) in programming support to create spaces and places for representation into action. Altogether, she brings her passions from food and social justice to move the community with dignity and creativity at the forefront.
Yvonne is a Community and Partnership Developer with the Inclusive School and Community Services Department of the York Region District School Board.
Gurneet brings her passions from food and social justice to move the community with dignity and creativity at the forefront.
Sharon Simpson is employed by Labour Community Services which is a project of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council in partnership with United Way Greater Toronto. Sharon has been working in the not-for profit social services sector since the early 80s.
Lori Yaccato has been a Social Worker and Educator for 25 years. She specializes in supporting women, people with disabilities and low income residents to achieve financial independence and quality of life.
I have been an Elementary Teacher with the York Region District School Board for 25 years. My passion is to see equity and inclusivity for all and to stomp out social injustice. I have chaired and been an active member of many Equity and Inclusivity Committees as well as Social Justice Committees throughout my teaching profession.
Kelly Dunn has been a high school History and Social Science teacher for 23 years. She is interested in education, environmental issues, and community advocacy. Kelly lives in Markham with her husband and three children.
Rebecca Pacheco graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Ryerson University and has lived in York Region for 25 years.
Katrina is an activist and is passionate about social justice issues and education.