As the Manager of Green Change at the Jane/Finch Centre, Clara develops and runs a wide variety of food security, parks and green space, and civic engagement programs. With a background in community planning, she focuses on connecting people to place and strives to bring different communities and organizations together through meaningful dialogue about their neighbourhood and city.
Through her experiences as a planner, educator, and facilitator in both the public and non-profit sectors, she has become passionate about challenging the status quo and developing new ways to solve our biggest challenges. Clara has been a frequent participant in city building initiatives, including work with the design-thinking firm Exhibit Change, People Plan Toronto, and the Planning & Design Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Clara holds a Bachelor of Community Design with a Major in Environmental Planning from Dalhousie University.