About Our Board
In the past year our sector and human services in general have faced a challenging policy and funding environment that has created uncertainty for service providers and undermined community health and well-being. It has also been a tough year for Social Planning Toronto as we worked through a leadership transition. We thank our members and service partners for supporting us during this period.
We are full of energy and passion as we embark on the work to build bridges, to find common ground, to work in a coordinated and strategic way, and to shine a light on the healthy and vibrant city we have set our sights on. We will build from SPT’s 62 years of advancing social justice and equity.
— Jasmin Earle, Board Chair, June 2019
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Two New Board Members Elected at AGM
Our sincere thanks to Arabind Nanda and Diana Campbell, who have stepped down from the Social Planning Toronto Board, for generously giving their time and talents to us!
Welcome to our two newest members, who were elected to the Board at our annual general meeting in June: Amanda Bland and Joe Bornstein.
Who Are the New Faces on the SPT Board?
2019 will be a year of transition for us. Under the leadership of a new Executive Director, Devika Shah, we're honing in on the kind of community building we want to do going forward for a more equitable city.
As we begin this journey, we say goodbye to three Board members and welcome three new ones.
Huge thanks to the departing Shannon Devine, Ginelle Skerritt, and Rabindra Nath Sabat for their service on the SPT Board.
Announcing Social Planning Toronto's New Executive Director!
After a rigorous selection process, Social Planning Toronto enthusiastically announces and welcomes Devika Shah as our new Executive Director.
Devika is passionate about building a civic society in Toronto—the city she loves—that is grounded in diversity, equity, social and economic justice, and active democratic engagement. Her interdisciplinary background and experience in the environmental sector have strengthened her commitment to advancing grassroots, community-led, multi-stakeholder solutions, which she views as the most powerful lever for achieving systems change.