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The board of directors is the governing body of the Parkdale Community Food Bank, ensuring that the diligent task of providing for our membership is done fairly. If there are any questions or concerns pertaining the organization and it's governance, please do not hesitate to contact our chair or vice-chair at from the e-mails listed below.

Laurie, Acting Chair

Laurie brings with her a wealth of experience in community engagement and public strategy. Since joining the board she's been working to improve the food banks operating systems. 

Kristy, Member

Kristy has been instrumental in creating partnerships for the Parkdale Community Foodbank. Most notably she fostered a long and fruitful relationship with 14 Division.

Miles, Member

Miles is an award-winning strategic communications professional with experience in non-profits, universities and newsrooms. Prior to joining the board, he was a frontline volunteer at PCFB.

Alex, Vice Chair

Alex has been a powerhouse since joining the board in 2018. She has taken on many projects to improve the financial health and the business relationships within the community.

Gurbeen, Member

Gurbeen has many talents. She brings them all to the board room table. Her company Aangen has worked in partnership with the foodbank on many projects and acquisitions. 

Jagtaran, Member

Jagtaran is legal counsel at the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), where his work focuses heavily on strategic public interest litigation and inquiries, including the Inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service.

Catherine, Treasurer

Catherine is a Chartered Professional Accountant and hopes to use her experience with financial reporting and compliance to help with board reporting. Catherine is passionate about serving her community.

Avi, Member

Avi is a staff lawyer at the HIV AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario, an organization serving low-income Ontarians living with HIV/ AIDS in a variety of legal matters. Her practice focuses exclusively on immigration and refugee law. 

Jane, Member

Jane is a public servant who focuses on supporting people so that they can do their best work in service of the public. She brings that ethos of support, empathy, and service to the foodbank and its relationships.


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