Josie Rose Board Member
Josie Rose is a Social Worker, at York Support Services Network, counsellor, Professor at Seneca College, facilitator of mental health psycho-educational programs and Social activist. Josie has an interest in Intergenerational and cultural trauma, human rights, anti-oppression and equity. Josie holds a Masters of Social Work degree with a focus in Trauma Informed Care. Josie currently works as a Mental Health Case Manager assisting vulnerable individuals with mental health and Intellectual disabilities, who have been impacted by homelessness, race and ethnicity, physical abilities, socioeconomic issues and trauma. Josie is the co-lead Trainer for staff development in trauma informed practices. She currently sits as Chair of the YR Police Community Advisory Council (PCAC), She is an executive board member on York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (YRAACC) and Parents of Black Children (PoBC). Josie also sits as a member on the Social Planning Council of York Region, and the 360Kids Youth Homelessness Strategy Committee and the Affordable Housing Coalition of YR.
Yvonne is a Community and Partnership Developer with the Inclusive School and Community Services Department of the York Region District School Board.
Dennis Bailey is the Executive Director of the Community Legal Clinic of York Region. Active in the community, Dennis founded the Social Planning Council of York Region in 2007. Previous to that he had founded a non-profit housing corporation that built 76 townhouses for people of low and modest incomes.
I have been an Anti-Poverty Activist and Community Resource Liaison since November 2004. I help individuals and families to connect to resources and services that may assist them with the challenges they are facing.
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.
Josie Rose is a Social Worker, at York Support Services Network, counsellor, Professor at Seneca College, facilitator of mental health psycho-educational programs and Social activist.
Rebecca Pacheco graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Ryerson University and has lived in York Region for 25 years.
I have been working as a school based Child and Youth Worker for the last 10 years. I help children and youth who face social-emotional and behavioural challenges.