YSM is governed by a Board of Directors who ensure clear strategy and goals, as well as sound operating principles for YSM’s CEO and staff.

Gordon Sutherland
Chartered Accountant, Retired
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Senior Marketing Consultant
David McFadden
Corporate Director
David Stevenson
Retired; Former President of Polar Pak - North American packaging company
Eric Parnoja
Portfolio Manager, Sprucegrove Investment Management LTD
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President, H. H. Angus & Associates LTD
James (Jim) Chestnut
Retired Retail Executive
Executive Search Consultant, Odgers Berndston
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Clinical Manager, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Patrick Gill
Director of Policy, Toronto Region Board of Trade
Angie Peters
President & CEO, The Yonge Street Mission


Angie Peters
President & CEO
After 16 years as a senior executive in Telecommunications, Angie moved into the social profit sector to support initiatives investing in people and working towards the end of poverty. Prior to joining YSM, Angie founded and led ZOE Alliance Inc., a for-profit social enterprise that equipped and empowered village-based businesses […]
VP, Operations
Phillip joined YSM in the summer of 2018 and has implemented YSM’s HR technology platform while advancing all areas of YSM HR practice. As well, Phillip has developed a new YSM department, our first Project Management Office. Phillip also provides strategic direction to YSM Finance, Information Services & Technology, Reception […]
Angela Solamos
VP, Philanthropy
Angela has served as the VP of Philanthropy at YSM since June 2016, bringing with her over two decades of fund development, corporate sponsorship and leadership experience. Born and raised in Toronto, Angela graduated from Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts program and worked for several years in the field until […]
Brent Mitchell
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, including President of Partners International Canada.  Brent is passionate about poverty reduction […]


YSM Leadership and other qualified staff are available to speak on a variety of topics including poverty, compassion, justice, homelessness and street-involved youth.

For more information or to book a speaker, please call Alisa Velthuizen at 416-929-9614 x 4227

YSM's COVID-19 Response

To ensure the health and safety of all, and under the direction of Public Health safety protocols, YSM’s program buildings are closed to public access. However, we are providing food, counselling, and other services. Please click to learn about services being offered and how you can help.