Leah provides leadership to YSM’s program areas, which focus on street-involved youth, families in need, adults experiencing chronic poverty and residents living in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs), with the latter addressed through YSM’s community development initiatives. With over 20 years of experience in poverty alleviation and economic development, Leah is inspired and motivated by seeing people progress from surviving to thriving. She has worked to address poverty-related issues both in Canada and internationally, including founding a non-profit to advance education opportunities for disadvantaged children in Tanzania. Prior to YSM she held senior leadership and executive roles within the development sector, and applies her strong background in results measurement to her work at YSM. Leah holds a BComm in economics and an MSc in planning and development.
VP, Programs and Partnerships