Coordinating committee


Tools for Change is managed and governed by a coordinating committee of 13 people: 

Yogi Acharya is the volunteer and programming coordinator at OPIRG Toronto.

Jessica Bell is the executive director of TTCriders, a co-founder of Tools for Change, and a lecturer in advocacy and government relations at Ryerson University.

Natalie Caine is an organizer for Greenpeace Canada, and co-founder of Rhythms of Resistance Toronto.

Rachele Clemente is the Provincial Board rep for OPIRG York and an experienced community organizer who has worked with a multitude of other organizers in and around Toronto.

Lindsay Hart is the administration and finance coordinator at OPIRG Toronto.

Anjali Helferty is the former sustainable campuses coordinator at the Sierra Youth Coalition and worked in the U.S. at the Energy Action Coalition. She is completing her PhD at OISE/University of Toronto.

Demetria Jackson is the Coordinator for Tools for Change. She is also a life coach, yoga teacher, and care-based activist.

Sharmeen Khan is a long time media activist, editor at CALM, and bookkeeper at CUPE 3903.

Michelle Pettis is the Community Action Centre Coordinator with the Student Association at George Brown College.

Laura Severinac is a former Programs Organizer for Greenpeace Canada. If you come across Laura, she will most likely be sharing delicious food while plotting and scheming for a better world.

David Sone is a campaigner at Earthroots, and a long-time supporter of the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the KI First Nation.

Brook Thorndycraft teaches in the Community Worker Program at George Brown College and facilitates workshops on conflict resolution, sexual health, and other topics.