The SJPS Program provided me with both the theory and practical experience needed to excel beyond the classroom.
Graduation Year: 2010
Organization: Community Foundation of Mississauga
Title: Manager, Grants and Community Initiatives
Currently my work is centered on community development, funding, and data. I am responsible for creating a bi-annual research report for the City of Mississauga on different social indicators which provide an understanding of the overall community health in the city. Through this report we look at things like poverty, housing, safety, arts and culture, and the environment. It is provided to local government, social service agencies, charities and the general public in hopes that it can inform the programs and services offered in the city.
I am responsible for community development through an idea of deepening community. A major part of my role is convening local stakeholders on given social issues. These meetings often result in collaborative impact projects and innovative charitable sector partnerships which deepen our community and make access to services easier.
Finally, I am responsible for providing over $800,000 a year in charitable funding to over 100 charities in Mississauga. This work is made possible through the generous contributions of donors across Mississauga to the Community Foundation. The work is guided by the knowledge gained through our community conversations, research and publications.
CFRE Certified Fundraising Executive
Fundraising for the charitable sector
Certified Youth Program Evaluator