Sabrina graduated from Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and has spent over a decade working in the not-for-profit sector on environment, politics, and international health in Ottawa, San Francisco, and Toronto. She has led river awareness projects, climate organizing campaigns and efforts to get environmental champions elected to political office. Sabrina is a trainer at the Institute for Change Leaders and she co-organized the 2014 and 2017 Canroots organizing conferences in Toronto. Sabrina volunteers at a do-it-yourself bike shop and has sat on several boards. In her spare time, she enjoys getting around by bike, hiking and swimming at the family cottage near Algonquin Park.
Liz is a community activist, fundraiser and organizer who has engaged people all across Toronto in the pursuit of environmental sustainability and social justice. She was an early ICL supporter, and first took the organizer training in support of NoJetsTO, a campaign that won in Toronto! Liz joined the alumni association because she believes ICL is vital to ensure activists are trained, supported and connected to one another. She works as the Development Manager at the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA).
Leanne is a passionate community organizer and communicator. She holds degrees in Art History and Immigration and Settlement Studies and has years of organizing experience with student and community groups in the GTA. Leanne first became politically active as an undergraduate student and later cultivated her organizing skills with ICL’s 2019 Building Skills for Change Online Training. Leanne is passionate about striving for social justice and equity-seeking in sustainable ways. She is enthusiastic to support meaningful engagement in the ICL community as the ICL Alumni Association Secretary.
Andreea is a professional communicator passionate about using storytelling to create conversation and community. She is involved with the Ryerson community in many different capacities. She has served as a Content Specialist with the Centre for Communication Knowledge (CCK) as well as a Recruitment Communications Intern with the MPC. She has also worked in corporate communications for Hamilton’s Horizon Utilities Corporation.
She brings a broad mix of academic and corporate communications experience to the table, along with a very hard working attitude and passion for giving back to the community.
Josh graduated with a BFA from Ryerson University’s film program and first became involved with ICL as a student videographer and social media coordinator. He now wears several hats - working in marketing and communications and in film. Josh has also spent time strategizing and executing emergency fundraising campaigns for students at Ryerson University. In his new role as the Communications Lead, Josh is most excited about building lasting connections and sharing stories with the broader ICL community.
Adam is a fourth-year Political Science and Public Policy student at York University focusing on Canadian Public Policy, Public Administration and Law. Having worked on multiple successful election campaigns, he is now working on educating and engaging youth to amplify their voices both inside and outside of institutional spaces. Adam became involved with ICL by taking the Building Skills for Change workshop in November 2019. He hopes to build on the success of the ICL, and with the Alumni association to grow youth participation in all spaces.
Alexander Waddling is a grassroots organizer engaging young men and boys on gender equality issues. In 2012 he established Ride For A Dream, an organization that has facilitated various forms of fundraising, educational, and awareness-raising events that address gender inequality in Canada through an intersectional lens. The largest campaign they conducted was an educational speaking tour by bicycle from coast to coast, over 8,400 kilometres, while fundraising for local shelters for women escaping violence. He is also involved in municipal politics, having managed a mayoral campaign, engaged in cycling advocacy, and peer mentorship. More recently he co-organized a project called the 'Meatless Manifesto' to educate on factory farming and its ecological impact, animal rights, and the sexual politics of eating meat, with the intent of engaging men in particular.