Who's Who in Toronto350?

Toronto350.org is a grassroots organization supported almost entirely by volunteers. Below are volunteers which have been elected to executive roles and a bit about them. If you are interested in joining our executive, shadowing an executive, or learning more about what they do, we encourage you to come out to one of our Tuesday meetings to learn more.

You can find information about our board or detailed executive position.

The Executive Team

 

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President - Amelia Rose Khan, is responsible for strategic direction and leadership, fundraising, and allyship.

Contact ameliarose@toronto350.org

Pronouns I go by are: They/Them.

Amelia Rose chairs the Executive and Innovation Committee of Toronto350.org as Toronto350's President.  Amelia Rose's passion for climate related work grew by working on solidarity campaigns and visiting the impact zones across Canada where people are living with the affects of climate change.

Amelia Rose's environmental hero are the people of Grassy Narrows who live north of Kenora, Ontario.  They have been passionately fighting the injustices of their land since the 1970s and still fight on.  I have been an ally for almost 15 years and visited their lands.


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Pipelines Campaign Lead - Katie Krelove

Contact katie@toronto350.org

Katie sits on the Executive Committee as lead of the Pipelines Campaign. Katie is currently working on a Masters of Education at OISE and works as an outdoor environmental educator at Toronto's High Park.  

Katie's environmental heroes are Vanessa and Lindsay Gray, sisters and Aamjiwnaang band members (also known as Sarnia's chemical valley) who are youth organizers educating about environmental injustice for Indigenous people.  They co-founded ASAP (Aamjiwnaang + Sarnia Against Pipelines) which campaigns against Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline. To engage and educate others about the impact that pipelines have on Aamjiwnaang, the sisters co-organize an annual conference in the community. Last year, the highlight of the conference was a 'Toxic Tour' where people could see the severity of local pollution caused by the refineries.  Katie is also inspired by Naomi Klein, James Hansen, and Philippines climate negotiator Naderev “Yeb” Saño for his hunger strike at COP19.  


 

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Municipal Campaign Lead - Valerie Lannon

Contact municipal@toronto350.org


 
Environment_smiley.jpgCommunications Coordinator - Ashley Filipe,  oversees communications to supporters.    

 Contact communications@toronto350.org

 

Ashley sits on the Executive Committee as Communications Coordinator.  She has always cared about the environment, but after researching the negative impacts of climate change she decided she could not stand in the sidelines any longer and joined Toronto350.org. Some of the tasks that Ashley handles include:

  • Maintaining the Toronto350.org social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Managing email blasts to our mailing list
  • Assisting campaigns as needed by promoting events and initiatives online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Kalina.pngMedia and Creative Coordinator - Kalina Hada-Lemon, leads artistic efforts and media communication                

Contact media@toronto350.org

Kalina Hada-Lemon acts as the Media and Creative Coordinator for Toronto350, responsible for tasks ranging from writing press releases, or organizing art builds for upcoming events. 
 
Kalina has a background in theatre and performance, and a diploma in Acting for Film and Television. She has produced, directed, and stage managed various productions in the past, and currently operates her own company in Toronto, which makes her a great candidate for organizing FUNdraisers for Toronto350! 
 
Kalina has always been passionate about the Earth, and fighting the negative effects of climate change. She could be seen hugging trees before she could walk. She is grateful every single day for all the "regular people" who consistently stand up for the planet and do all they can to make our future a bright one. 

Admin Coordinator - Caleb Woolcott 

Contact ac@toronto350.org

Caleb sits on the Executive Committee of Toronto350.org as the admin coordinator. Caleb is a high school student in Toronto. He finds his inspiration in the necessity of mitigating Climate Change for the future his generation and the generations after that. Caleb manages all the behind the scenes administrative work that goes into keeping toronto350.org going.
Caleb's climate heros are those fighting the struggle on the front lines and standing up for their rights against fossil fuel companies. Particularly Indigenous communities like the Tsleil-Waututh fighting against Kinder Morgan and the land and water defenders at Standing Rock. 

  


Environment_smiley.jpgResearch Coordinator - Hala Zab, helps to develop and share materials relevant to campaigns and operations.

 

Contact research@toronto350.org

 


 

  

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Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) Divestment Campaign Lead - Brian Young

More details to come