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Board of Directors

The ONN Board is the governing body that supports ONN by providing strategic leadership. Members of the Board are stewards of the public benefit sector and the work that is being undertaken in relation to the sector. Board Members are not representative of their organization’s or sub-sector’s particular interests.

JP Bervoets, Community Foundations of Canada

For the two decades, JP (he/him) has worked to foster collaboration and build partnerships across sectors to advance community wellbeing and sustainable development. He joined CFC in 2014 to help connect the work of Canada’s community foundation movement with a network of partners from the public and private sector and civil society. Prior to joining CFC, JP held various positions in the international development sector in Canada, and internationally, including at North Star Alliance, a groundbreaking public-private partnership founded by the UN World Food Programme and TNT Express. JP’s interests include public health, culture and development, and public-private partnerships. He sits on the Board of Directors of Impact Hub Ottawa and Art for AIDS International, and has voluntarily supported a number of organizations at home and abroad including Boys and Girls Clubs, the Nkosi Johnson AIDS Foundation, and UNAIDS.

Maureen Fair, West Neighbourhood House

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Maureen (she/her) is Executive Director of West Neighbourhood House, a multi-service neighbourhood centre in west Toronto. Her professional experience includes program design and management, community development, public policy development and advocacy strategies on issues such as income security, income inequality, and neighbourhood change. Maureen has been actively involved in ONN’s funding reform steering committee and forum.  She has a B.A. from Princeton University and a Master of Science in Planning from University of Toronto.

Margaret Hancock (Vice-Chair)

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A social justice advocate for more than 45 years, Margaret (she/her) is a dedicated volunteer, previous Executive Director, and experienced nonprofit leader. Her earliest engagements were with the women’s, peace and solidarity movements and their intersections. Her experience includes serving as the Board Chair for the Social Planning Council of Toronto, Sistering, and Oxfam Canada, in addition to serving as the Deputy Chair of the Board of Supervisors of Oxfam International. Currently, she is a board member of the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a board member and vice-chair of the Wellesley Institute, on the advisory committee for the local inclusive economies funding stream at the Metcalf Foundation, on the steering committee of the Toronto Nonprofit Network and co-chair of the For Public Benefit table with the City of Toronto.

Peter Honeywell

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Peter (he/him) was born and studied in Ottawa, establishing a visual arts career specializing in textile design from 1973 to 1988. Peter volunteered with various initiatives often working through collaborative and cooperative models. He held a number of leadership positions at the Ottawa Arts Council beginning in 1987 including the role of Executive Director from 1989 until his retirement in 2019. He has acted as an advisor to the Ottawa Community Foundation, Algonquin College, the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Ministry of Culture. Peter received the Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in the Arts in 2007 and was named to the Order of Ottawa in 2013. He continues to contribute to a range of organizations and holds a Board position with the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

Greg Prior, SickKids Foundation (Treasurer)

Greg (he/him) is the Associate Director, Financial Analysis & Systems at SickKids Foundation.  He is responsible for the financial reporting & analysis, annual budgeting, government filings, and Finance system implementations for the Foundation.  He is a professional accountant with more than 25 years of experience in financial analysis, reporting, and budgeting, with the last 18 years of that experience in the non-profit sector.  Prior to joining SickKids Foundation, he held various accounting/finance roles within the manufacturing sector.  Greg is a CPA, CGA and currently sits on the F&A committee of ONN.  In addition, he has also volunteered as Treasurer for two community non-profit organizations within the sports/recreational sector.  He currently sits on the executive committee of the Village Pool League (a small 2SLGBTQIA+ non-profit sports league).

Devika Shah, Environment Funders Canada

Devika (she/her) is Executive Director of Environment Funders Canada, a network of 75+ funders working together to respond to environmental crises with ambitious and innovative solutions. She is passionate about nurturing systems change solutions that are grounded in regenerative economic development, social justice, equity and active democratic engagement. Her interdisciplinary background and experience in the non-profit sector have sharpened her focus on advancing multi-stakeholder, community-informed solutions. Devika has previously held positions with Social Planning Toronto, World Wildlife Fund Canada, Pembina Institute, York University and KCI Philanthropy. In these roles, she has strengthened organizational capacity in the areas of public engagement, advocacy, strategic integration and planning, fundraising and operations management. She holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University. 

Andre Vallillee, Metcalf Foundation (Secretary)

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Andre (he/him) joined Metcalf Foundation as Environment Program Director in 2014. Prior to joining Metcalf, Andre worked as a Program Manager with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, overseeing the province-wide environmental grants portfolio and serving as the Foundation’s Strategy Lead for the environment sector. He is a past Chair of Environment Funders Canada and currently serves on the Ontario Nonprofit Network’s Board of Directors and as a Steering Committee member of the Arctic Funders Collaborative. Andre received his Bachelors in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Victoria and his Masters in Planning from the University of British Columbia.

Angela Carter, Roots Community Services Inc. (Chair)

Angela is the Executive Director of the Roots Community Services Inc. (RootsCS), and in this capacity, she actively advocates for the upliftment of Black, African and Caribbean people and works tirelessly to break down systemic racism and other barriers that continue to negatively impact members
of racialized and marginalized communities. She currently co-chairs the Anti-Black Racism & Systemic Discrimination collective in the Region of Peel and the Black Health Task Force of Peel as well as represents RootsCS on a number of committees in Peel, Halton and Toronto that are seeking equity and equality for all. Angela is an avid lifelong learner who has taken and continues to pursue numerous courses in various disciplines. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from York University, Ontario, and a Master of Professional Communication degree, with specialization in Intercultural and International Communication, from the Royal Roads University in British Columbia.

Policy Committee

The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee brings their expertise and experience in public policy and provides valuable feedback on the development of policy priorities set out by the ONN staff team.

Jasmine Ramze Rezaee, YWCA Toronto (Policy Committee Chair)

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Jasmine Ramze Rezaee (she/her) is a values-driven public affairs professional. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in a variety of nonprofit positions across Canada. Today, she is YWCA Toronto’s Director of Advocacy and Communications and a chief advocate to municipal and provincial governments. Jasmine’s leadership experience has focused on advancing safe, inclusive communities for women and racialized people. She has a deep understanding of government policy and the power of storytelling, frequently appearing as a media commentator on gender equity issues. She is also Chair of the Board of Directors at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services and a Board member at Family Service Toronto. In her spare time, she teaches public relations at Humber College.

Lifetime Members

ONN’s lifetime memberships are given to individuals to celebrate their outstanding contributions to our network.

Jini Stolk, 2015, in celebration of her role as founding chair of ONN’s Board of Directors and of her 7-year membership on the ONN Steering Committee.

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Ayumi Bailly, 2013, of the Law Foundation of Ontario, for being ONN’s first grant provider and for her ongoing leadership and support related to the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA), ONN’s founding issue.

Robin Cardozo, 2012, in celebration of his contributions as he finished his position as CEO of Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Sandy Houston

Sandy Houston, 2012, for his work at Metcalf Foundation and for championing 7 years of fellowship funding for ONN’s Lynn Eakin.

Tonya Surman, 2012, CEO of the Centre for Social Innovation, in celebration of her 5½ years as co-chair of the ONN Steering Committee.

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