Lisa Wolfman Recording Secretary
I have been an Elementary Teacher with the York Region District School Board for 25 years. I completed my Masters of Education in 2002, acquired a Specialist in Special Education (Social Adjustment), many Additional Qualifications such as, Reading Recovery and my Principal’s Qualifications and was an Executive Member of the Elementary Teacher’s Federation on Ontario – York Region (2002). I have lived and worked in Richmond Hill since 2000 and am the parent of two daughters who were adopted from China. Both of my daughters attended Public School in York Region. My vast experience as an Elementary Teacher has enabled me to perform a wide spectrum of duties and render varying responsibilities throughout my career with the YRDSB. Some of my involvement encompassed program development and delivery, consultation and liaison with community partners, and research and evaluation. 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. I understand how difficult and intimidating it may be for newcomers to Canada to navigate our education system and am willing to lend my support in any capacity. I have been an Active Board Member of Social Planning Council of York Region since 2016, serving as Recording Secretary for the past 3 years.
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.