President & CEO
After 16 years as an executive in Telecommunications, Angie moved into the social profit sector to support initiatives that invest in people and work toward the end of poverty. Just prior to joining YSM in 2013, Angie founded and led ZOE Alliance Inc, a for-profit social enterprise that equipped and empowered village based businesses in developing nations for sustainable growth.
Angie has served on the Advisory Panel to the City of Toronto for the Poverty Reduction Strategy and is currently a part of the Executive Directors Network in Regent Park and a member of the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) Mid East Advisory Table. Angie actively supports the development of other leaders and organizations through mentorship opportunities, workshops and speaking engagements.
VP, Programs and Community Development
For the past 35 years, Brent has worked in high poverty communities globally, including 15 years in rural Africa addressing systemic issues. Prior to YSM, Brent held successive positions in leadership and executive roles in the charitable sector. Brent has a Masters in Theology from Tyndale University.
VP, Administration & Finance
Cliff Cline brings a wealth of experience in overall operational leadership. His past roles have included Chief Operating Officer at Speroway as well as several senior executive consulting roles for non-profit organizations. A graduate of Trinity Western, Cliff has also served as a pastor, and is a gifted musician.
Angela brings to YSM over 17 years of experience building and growing donor relationships for two prominent Toronto charities. She has a strong track record of growing donation revenue streams while cultivating donor loyalty and pride.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
William Onuwa, Chair
Chief Auditor, RBC Royal Bank
Dr. Merry C. Lin, Vice-Chair
Clinical Director, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Lifecare Centers
Gordon Sutherland, Treasurer
Chartered Accountant, Retired
Gundy Jackson, Secretary
Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Portfolio Manager, Sprucegrove Investment Management LTD
President, H. H. Angus & Associates LTD
CEO, Christie Gardens
James (Jim) Chestnutt
Retired Retail Executive
Angie Draskovic, Ex-Officio
President & CEO, The Yonge Street Mission
President and CEO
Mission Program Officer
Mission Administrative Officer
Chief Philanthropy Officer
YSM Leadership and other qualified staff are available to speak on a variety of topics including poverty, compassion, justice, homelessness and street youth.
For more information or to book a speaker, please call Cheryl Thibault at 416-929-9614 ext. 4227