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Vibhuti (pronouns: she/her) is a seasoned community builder with an extensive background in leading community collaborations and developing innovative programs. She is fueled by seeing individuals, organizations, and communities realize their full potential.
Vibhuti currently work as the Director of Programs at Elizabeth Fry Toronto, a non-profit organization that delivers gender based, trauma informed services and advocates for justice and equity for women and non-binary people who are criminalized and their families. In her role at Elizabeth Fry Toronto, Vibhuti is responsible for program planning and development, and for ensuring that appropriate systems and processes are in place to support the ongoing development, growth and evaluation of the agency’s programs and services.
In almost two decades of her practice at diverse national, regional, and local community-based non-profit organizations in Canada and the United States, Vibhuti has worked on a range of social justice issues – dignified care and support for people impacted by HIV/AIDS and people who use drugs; inclusive and safer services for 2SLGBTQ+ community members; rights of workers with family and caregiving responsibilities; enhancing the healthcare system’s response to domestic violence; and grassroots organizing, advocacy, and education to raise awareness about domestic violence in the South Asian community.
Vibhuti also worked as a journalist in India for over five years. Vibhuti obtained her Master’s degree in Communication and Information Studies (MCIS) from Rutgers University with a specialization in intercultural communication and gender studies. She also holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Mumbai, India.
Christina is an Inspector with York Regional Police. She believes community is a key component for individual recovery, from crisis to strength. She strives to create a safe space for clients to access multiple services in a network of support which is easily accessible through YRCCS. Christina would like to thank all the community partners for their collaboration and commitment, and to our funding donors who contribute to our vision, to build a safer community for those affected by violence.
Jessica started her career at Fruitman Kates in 2008 soon after graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration and Commercial Studies.
Jess provides advisory services to her clients including financing, taxation, estate and succession planning. In addition, Jess’s practice focuses on the real estate industry, including advising on joint venture and partnership structures, due diligence and land development. Jess also manages and advises to a wide spectrum of private enterprise clients, including lawyers, doctors, dentists and other medical specialists.
Jess has given back to the community by acting as a Treasurer for a not-for-profit organization in the Arts.
Education and Professional Associations
- Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 2010
- Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada, 2010
- In-Depth tax Course 2012 and 2013
- Bachelor of Business Administration and Commercial Studies, 2006