Agnes is a community development practitioner and academic with a passion for community transformation and organizational change. She has been a long-term advocate for the rights of marginalized groups, locally and internationally, including people with (dis) abilities, precarious workers, and women and children. Agnes strongly believes that everyone has something to offer and should be given the opportunity to participate and contribute. She sees Jane and Finch community has much to offer to the city of Toronto and beyond, and is committed to working with the community to create a space for leadership and action for change.
Her areas of expertise include grass roots level community organizing, community capacity building, micro- enterprise, community-based research, and training-of-trainers tools in transformative learning and change. Agnes received her PhD in Adult Education and Community Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, and is a Research Associate with the Center for Learning, Social Economy and Work at OISE.