Staff

Cheuk Kwan Executive Director
Cheuk offers over 40 years’ experience in organizational leadership. He joined Harmony in 1996 after a successful 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 has also directed and produced a landmark documentary about the Chinese diaspora. Cheuk holds a BS and MS in systems engineering from Case Western Reserve University and University of California, Berkeley respectively.

 

Roz Espin  Director, Equity Education
Roz has more than 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit, corporate and education sectors providing training, thought leadership, change management, and advisory roles in equity, diversity and social inclusion. She is responsible for the development and delivery of over 120 Harmony workshops and conferences annually. Roz’s children’s book, Amazingly… Alphie! Understanding and Accepting Different Ways of Being, continues to be a valuable tool for parents and educators to promote the understanding, acceptance and celebration of diversity.

 

Ilaneet Goren Director, Workplace Learning and Development
Ilaneet has over 15 years of experience in inclusive program planning and delivery. Her passion for human rights and peace dialogue began as a youth in Israel, and her years in the mental health sector as a counsellor and manager of programs and multi-stakeholder projects informs her work as an equity and inclusion advisor. Ilaneet is a certified Life Skills coach trained in Mindfulness. She holds a BSW and MSW from Ryerson University and University of Toronto respectively.

 

Janelle Yanishewski Manager, Operations
Janelle has a B.A. in Equity Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and has an array of experience in the not-for-profit sector. Her diverse volunteer experiences both in Canada and internationally have fueled her passion for equity and social justice. Janelle’s experience in communications and marketing has given her the tools to spread the word about equity work.

 

Erin Campeau Fundraising & Communications Coordinator
Erin holds a master’s degree in International Peace, Conflict, and Development Studies from Universitat Jaume I in Castellón, Spain and a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture from Central Michigan University. For the past ten years she has been traveling, studying and working as an educator and researcher. Her passion for peace has taken her to Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

 

Rima Dib Program Manager, Program Development Specialist
Rima has over 12 years of experience working directly with youth leading a variety of leadership programs.  As Professor of Early Childhood Education at Seneca College, Rima brings with her a wealth of knowledge on youth and adult instruction and education, as well as experience in creating curriculum. Rima has over nine years of experience leading an international not-for-profit social service organization, serving as Executive Director for the last three years.  

 

Koryn Stanley Program Manager, Staff Training and Development Specialist
Koryn is passionate about empowering youth and giving them the confidence to create change. Her experience spans from working with newcomer youth to giving girls safe spaces to feel comfortable with their identity. Holding an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto in Political Science and Women Studies, Koryn infuses her professional and educational experience to create a more equitable society.

 

Ryan Singh Program Facilitator, Community Development Specialist
Ryan has worked in community development organisations over the last decade in sexual health, with LGBT youth, and on anti-poverty strategies. He holds an M.A. in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and a B.A. in Sexuality Studies, both from York University, and a diploma in Community Work from George Brown College. He is passionate about working with youth on the intersections of their identities and making true social change.

 

S-Quire Johnson Program Facilitator
S-Quire has been developing and implementing programs and initiatives within community agencies, businesses and educational institutions since 2012. His work has been instrumental to the success of Ujima House, the first and only culturally responsive father-focused family resource centre in Canada. S-Quire has conducted anti-oppression/anti-racism workshops for the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and has presented at municipal and provincial conferences for youth, educators and social workers.

 

Danait Mehreteab Program Facilitator
Danait is a passionate advocate for social justice, youth empowerment and community development. After completing Harmony Movement’s Diversity Leadership Certificate Program in Grade 11, she believes in the power of diversity education as a way to inspire young people to “be the change”. Danait holds a B.A. in Health Studies and Peace Studies from McMaster University and a Post Graduate in International Development Studies from Humber College. 

 

Jasmine Baker Program Facilitator
With over a decade of national and international experience, Jasmine believes in the power of youth to create a lasting change. Using art and creativity as a tool for social justice, she believes we can share stories that build empathy and strengthen communities. Jasmine holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Western University. Since graduating from the International Development Postgraduate program at Humber College in 2015 she has worked to ensure non-profit sector programs are accessible and inclusive.

 

Maham  Malik Program Facilitator
Maham is a community organizer with experience designing social programming in Pakistan and Toronto. Her work has largely focused on addressing gender-based violence and challenges faced by immigrant and refugee communities. After completing her BSc in Anthropology and Sociology from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, she pursued a research fellowship at the University of Cambridge. She co-founded of The Dabke Collective in 2016 to create a space for participatory, collaborative community art.