ONN Steering Committee
The Steering Committee is the coordinating body that supports the ONN through communications and strategic leadership. Members of the Steering Committee are stewards of the public-benefit sector and the work that is being undertaken in relation to the sector. Steering Committee Members are not representative of their organization’s or sub-sector’s particular interests.
Pat Bradley, Ontario Arts Council
Pat is the Theatre and Compass Officer at the Ontario Arts Council and chair of the board of the national arts database, CADAC. She has managed national arts service organizations such as the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and the Professional Writers’ Association of Canada (PWAC), and worked in policy, program development and delivery at the municipal and provincial levels (Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Culture). Pat also teaches in the Arts.
Rob Howarth, Toronto Neighbourhood Centres
Rob is currently the Executive Director of the Toronto Neighbourhood Centres. Through his varied community research, facilitation and mobilization activities Rob has helped to articulate the opportunities and challenges facing Toronto’s nonprofit community sector. He is particularly interested in the various ways in which the sector can support community members to play a central role in creating a more equitable and inclusive society.
Mwarigha Muliwa, Region of Peel
Mwarigha is the General Manager for Peel Living as well as the Director of Residential Property Management in the Region of Peel. He has previously worked at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Social Planning Council of Metro Toronto. His professional training is in urban planning and his experience in leadership management and program development primarily derives from the non-profit sector. Mwarigha is also a part-time Instructor at Ryerson University and has policy and research work experience.
Jini Stolk, ONN Chair, Creative Trust
Jini is the newly appointed Creative Trust Research Fellow at the Toronto Arts Foundation, and a consultant on organizational capacity, audience development and facilities development . She was cofounder and Executive Director of Creative Trust, an organization dedicated to strengthening the financial capacity and organizational potential of Toronto’s performing arts community. Before that, she was Managing Director of Toronto Dance Theatre, Executive Director of the Toronto Theatre Alliance/Dora Mavor Moore Awards/and T.O. TIX, Associate Director of the Association of Canadian Publishers and General Manager of Open Studio. She continues her involvement in many community and cultural advocacy activities, is Chair and a founding member of the Ontario Nonprofit Network steering committee, and a director of the Centre for Social Innovation; she is Past Vice-President of the Toronto Arts Council and Past-President of Toronto Artscape, Hum dansoundart and Six Stages Theatre Festival. She received the 2012 William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Culural Life, and is a Sandra Tulloch Award and Harold Award winner.
Tonya Surman, CEO, Centre for Social Innovation
Tonya is a life long social entrepreneur, community animator and network choreographer. She is Chair of the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) and the founding Executive Director of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), a dynamic convergence space in Toronto whose mission is to catalyze, connect and support new ideas that are changing the world. Alongside Tony Hsieh and Robin Sharma, Tonya was a keynote speakers at the recent SocialLight Conference for emerging Canadian leaders and entrepreneurs.
Janice Wiggins, MS Society, Toronto Chapter
Janice is the Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Toronto Chapter. She is an expert in the field of community development, public policy, government relations and volunteer management. She has a diverse background in arts and culture, social justice, social services, the environmental and rural development sectors. Prior to her current position, Janice was Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Service for Pro Bono Law Ontario.
ONN Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee is comprised of individuals with strong strategic skills and an interest in the well being of the nonprofit sector, though they may work outside the sector. The committee is composed of diverse and energetic members from various sub-sectors of the nonprofit sector (arts, sports and recreation, social services, health, etc.), and all regions of Ontario. The committee provides feedback and participates in ONN’s constellation work primarily via email.
Alex Munter, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Brian Iler, Iler Campbell
Chris Winter, Conservation Council of Ontario (CCO)
Claire Hopkinson, Toronto Arts Council
Colleen Blake, Shaw Festival
Cynthia Ross, Social Housing Services Corporation
Debbie Douglas, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Helen Yung, consultant, formerly Canada Council for the Arts
Judith Maxwell, Retired, former chair of Economic Council of Ontario and Canadian policy Research Networks
Justin Duncan, Ecojustice
Kathy Heimbecker, Sudbury Theatre
Louise Dompierre, Art Gallery of Hamilton
Margaret Emin, Sport 4 Ontario
Marilyn McIntosh, Ontario Arts Council
Mary McGrath, Small Change Fund
Maureen Fair, St. Christopher House
Micheline McKay, Micheline McKay and Associates
Michelle Baldwin, Pillar Nonprofit Network
Patrick Johnston, Borealis Consulting
Paul Bubelis, Sustainability Network
Paula Speevak-Sladowski, Volunteer Canada
Peter Clutterbuck, Social Planning Network of Ontario
Peter Frampton, Learning Enrichment Foundation
Peter Honeywell, Ontario Arts Council
Phillip Penna, Ontario Environment Network
Rose Jacobson, Picasso Pro
Sandy Houston, Metcalf Foundation
Sandy Keshen, Reena
Sarah Winterton, Environmental Defense
Sue Wilkinson, Findhelp Information Services
Susan Phillips, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
Tim Simboli, Ottawa Mental Health Association
Theresa McClenaghan, Candian Environmental Law Association
Warren Garrett, Canadian Conservation Institute