Mary Anne Chambers
Board of Directors
Bernice Carnegie Chair
Bernice Carnegie was one of the founding directors of the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation and for the past 12 years has served as its Executive Director. Bernice is the daughter of Herb Carnegie and worked by his side for more than 30 years to help share his vision based on a proactive lifestyle message. She has spoken to many audiences as a trainer and motivational speaker in sales, as a financial planner, in educational circles and the community.
Helen Anderson is the Education Specialist at Public Health Ontario. Helen is committed to fostering more inclusive communities and reducing social, economic, political, environmental, and health disparities through education. She has worked with children, youth and adults at the K-12, post-secondary and community levels to challenge inequity, foster leadership skills and reduce barriers to success.
Pam Bynoe is Manager, Employee Relations at Scotiabank and has worked extensively in the Diversity, Employment Equity and Human Rights fields with Scotiabank, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and YWCA. She also served on several boards, including Central East Community Care Access Centre (CECCAC) and The Times Change for Women.
Marguerite Campbell is the Central Coordinating Principal in the Teaching and Learning Department of the Toronto District School Board. She has been involved in education for over 20 years, including a three year secondment to York University’s Faculty of Education at the Regent Park Site. Marguerite brings a passion for the work of education in social justice and teaching and learning for change.
Ashley D’Silva is an Independent Financial Advisor providing financial planning and insurance services to individuals and businesses. His interest in developing respect for diversity for ourselves and generations to come brought him to Harmony Movement. He believes social division comes at a high cost and by finding ways to empower youth today we can build stronger communities in the future.
Miriam Edelson is a social activist, writer and trade unionist living in Toronto. Her first book, “My Journey with Jake: A Memoir of Parenting and Disability” was published in 2000. “Battle Cries: Justice for Kids with Special Needs” appeared in 2005. She is currently an Ed.D candidate at OISE/UT focusing on workplace mental health.
Ranvir Jangi Treasurer
Ranvir Jangi is a public servant with the Federal Government and has been active for over thirty years in promoting diversity. He is a graduate of Maytree Foundation’s “Leaders for Change” program and is a principal of Facilitation At Work! which provides facilitation and strategic planning services.
Beverley Johnson is a labour activist and has held positions at the Ontario Public Services Employee Union, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and the Jamaican Ministry of Labour and National Insurance. She is also a founding member of the Ontario Coalition of Visible Minority Women and the Toronto chapter of the Congress of Black Women.
Cian holds an M.B.A. in Community Economic Development. A native Montrealer, her experience spans Montreal, Toronto, Guyana and Zambia in non-profit spheres fostering youth empowerment, community engagement and intercultural dialogue responding to social needs and strengthening communities. She brings her broad understanding of diversity and social development issues. As the Community Engagement Specialist at St. Michael’s Hospital she works to reduce health inequities and improve patient access and care.
Cheuk Kwan Executive Director
Cheuk Kwan joined Harmony in 1996 as Project Director after a twenty-year career in technology management. In 1978, he co-founded an Asian Canadian magazine on arts and cultural activism. In 1979, Cheuk led a community protest against racist portrayal of Chinese Canadians by a national television network and help founded the Chinese Canadian National Council. He has also directed and produced a documentary series about the Chinese diaspora.
Warren Li is a founding board member of Harmony Movement. A land developer and home builder by profession, he is passionate about the concept of building communities for a harmonious society. He is the founding president of Chi Heng Foundation Canada, a charity set up to help children inflicted by HIV-AIDS epidemic in China, currently giving educational assistance to more than 12,000 orphans.
Cherie Miller graduated from University of Toronto in 1990 with her Masters of Social Work and worked for many years in the field of violence against women, trauma and addiction. She is currently the Director of Community Health at Regent Park Community Health Centre and was previously the Director of Counselling Services at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. Both organizations focus on social justice and equity issues.