Lauro’s extensive leadership experience enables him to better position Haven Toronto to provide services to its clients and to chart a new course in increasing awareness of the issues facing marginalized elder men and their unique needs.
Lauro has decades of public service leadership experience within the justice and human services sectors and with the Ontario Secretary of the Cabinet. EMAIL
Cary is a University of Toronto B.Sc. MSW graduate. He has over 25 years of experience in Psychiatric Social Work throughout Canada and the USA, specializing in Mental Health and Concurrent Disorders.
Cary has worked in both hospital-based Psychiatry and Community Clinics in Mental Health. EMAIL
Wayne has worked in the social services sector for more than 20 years, including community outreach and frontline shelter support.
In his counselling role at Haven Toronto, Wayne utilizes his real-life experiences to connect with and advocate for clients. EMAIL
Maureen has worked as a registered nurse for more than 25 years, in Canada and the United Kingdom. Her experience includes home care, community nursing, faith community nursing, long term care, surgical and mental health nursing. She has obtained certification in psychiatric and mental health nursing from the Canadian Nurses’ Association, and is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Nursing program. EMAIL
As Crisis Worker, Mona Aziz has a tremendous range of front-line social services and crisis support experiences in Canada and in LA’s Compton neighbourhood, as well as internationally. EMAIL
Support Care Worker
Henri is the longest serving member of the team with over 12 years of front-line experience supporting our clients. EMAIL
Support Care Worker
Isiaka is a Support Care Worker responsible for helping clients and ensuring that the operation runs smoothly on the weekends. He and his weekend partner Ruth work as a team to meet clients' needs. EMAIL
Support Care Worker
Edward has been a vital part of the organization since his arrival in 2011. As a Support Care Worker, he ensures that all clients are comfortable and taken care of on a continual basis. EMAIL
The former owner of The Cove restaurant in Newmarket, Chris brings years of experience behind the grill to his front line role preparing and serving thousands of healthy, nutritious meals weekly. EMAIL
A Red Seal Chef from Sault College, Tom has extensive experience as a chef in the convention and banquet industry including work at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and SkyDome. EMAIL
Kerri-Ann has been working the frontlines since 2013. At Haven Toronto, Kerri-Ann provides environmental services and client supports. EMAIL
Waska, who joined Haven Toronto in late 2018, has quickly become a favourite of clients. A Lab Assistant, she works part-time on Labour Relations or, more specifically, employee morale. Unlike anyone else at Haven Toronto, Waska literally works like a dog.
Director of Development and Community Relations
With a background in media, sponsorship and publicity, Dave is responsible for marketing, community engagement and donor relations. His goal is to increase awareness of Haven Toronto and the issues surrounding poverty, homelessness and isolation while growing engagement and support of the centre and its clients. EMAIL
A graduate of Carleton University, Kristine has a background in human resources and program coordination. She is working to increase community involvement and volunteerism at Haven Toronto, actively promoting the drop-in centre's services and engaging with groups looking to give back and make a difference. EMAIL
Rui Miguel Martins
Rui has a background in media, marketing and public relations. Prior to joining our team, he dedicated his time to volunteering at several non-profits in Toronto, promoting a wide range of causes including homelessness, disability issues and the environment. He is a graduate of Western University's journalism program. EMAIL
Manager of Finance
From Canada's east coast, and having studied and worked in the States, Ali brings extensive experience to the role from both not for profit and business sectors. EMAIL
Board of Directors
Andrew Clark, Chair
Michael McCarthy, Vice Chair
Rob Tudhope, Treasurer
Arif Ahmad, Secretary
Dr. Amanda Grenier