Speaker Roster

Speaker roster for community groups and organizers

Social Planning Toronto offers a roster of experts who can be contacted to speak pro bono at community events to offer thoughts on election issues or community concerns.

When contacting any of the speakers, please provide details of your event (e.g., date, time, and location) and expectations (e.g, duration of presentation). Please note that a commitment is dependent on speakers' availability. 


Issue Speaker Organization Contact information
Housing advocacy Angela Koh West Neighbourhood House [email protected]
Housing   Right to Housing Coalition [email protected]
or [email protected]
Shelter/harm reduction Diana Chan McNally  All Saints Church-Community Centre [email protected] 
 647 524 4250
Food security Katie German FoodShare [email protected]
Food security/
income inequality
Diane Dyson Daily Bread Food Bank [email protected]
Childcare Abigail Doris Toronto Community for Better Child Care [email protected] 
or 416 538 7630
Income support/
community benefits
Kumsa Baker Toronto Community Benefits Network [email protected]
Gender equity Jasmine Rezaee YWCA Toronto [email protected]
Gender equity Lieran Docherty Woman Abuse Council of Toronto [email protected]
Transit Shelagh Pizey-Allen TTCriders [email protected]
Civic engagement John Beebe Democratic Engagement Exchange [email protected] 
or 416 455 7332

Civic engagement

  Scarborough Civic Action Network  

[email protected]

Community sector Rob Howarth Toronto Neighbourhood Centres [email protected]
Community sector Sree Nallamothu Toronto Neighbourhood Centres [email protected]


David Meyers

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (C.I.L.T.)

416 599 2458 ext. 271 or [email protected]


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