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Jacqueline Esler
is the President and Chair of JobStart’s Board of Directors. Jacqueline joined the JobStart board in 2007. She is a lawyer who is interested in health regulation, disability law, and mental health advocacy. Jacqueline has many years of experience volunteering for Hospice Toronto.  Jacqueline currently holds the position of Investigator at the Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario l Bureau de l'Ombudsman de l'Ontario.
Indu Sourabh joined JobStart’s Board of Directors in June 2011. Indu assumed the role of Vice-President of the Board on June 18, 2014. Indu has over twelve years experience leading Finance, Technology and Project/Business Management teams in financial services and insurance industries. He has achieved an MBA (with distinction) from Schulich School of Business with a focus on Finance and Strategic Management. Indu is currently Director, Project Delivery at CIBC in Toronto where he leads the business delivery for new deposits and payments products.  Indu chairs JobStart's IT Committee.


Jessica Ng
 joined JobStart’s Board of Directors and at that time also assumed the role of Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee in June 2012.   Jessica is a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of experience in securities regulation, audit, assurance and transaction advisory. Jessica is currently at the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”), as an accountant in the Corporate Finance Branch. Prior to joining OSC, Jessica held the positions of Manager at Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice providing mergers and acquisitions advisory services and of Senior Accountant at Deloitte’s Assurance and Advisory practice providing audit services. For many years, Jessica has been a tax-clinic volunteer assisting low-income individuals and seniors with filing income tax returns. Jessica has also devoted many years of volunteer experience with various hospitals and nursing homes.

 
Daniel Mayer joined JobStart as a Board Member in 2014 and assumed the role of Acting Baord Secretary on April 24, 2014. He currently practices labour and employment law at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. His bilingual practice focuses on advising clients on a wide range of labour and employment law matters, including workplace health and safety, labour and employment disputes, human rights, employment standards, corporate social responsibility, employment contracts and grievance arbitrations. Daniel is also a member of the Official Languages Committee of the Ontario Bar Association.


Ele Pawelski
 joined JobStart’s Board of Directors in June 2012. Ele holds a Masters of Public Policy and Administration and works for the Government of Ontario.  Ele also volunteers with Raising the Roof, and Parkdale Community Legal Services.  Prior to her career in Toronto, Ele managed access to justice and human rights projects in developing countries.  She has travelled to more than 60 countries and is currently writing a novella set in Afghanistan.

 
Kathryn Minialoff joined the Board of Directors in 2004 and has served on the Finance Committee since 2002. Kathryn provides financial management services to a variety of corporate clients.  She was previously a senior manager with Deloitte in the small business area for 8 years.  Kathryn is an active supporter of her neighbourhood association and currently sits on the board and is Treasurer of the association.
Norman Woo joined JobStart as a Board Member in 2010. He is currently Director, Corporate Development for Manulife Financial Corporation. Previously he was a Senior Manager in the Transaction and Restructuring Advisory practice of KPMG LLP where he provided valuations, corporate finance and financial reporting services to public and private companies, as well as the public sector. Norman graduated from the University of Waterloo, where he completed both an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics and a Master of Accounting. Norman is a Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Business Valuator designations.
 
Lauralea Mast joined JobStart’s Board of Directors in June 2013.  A senior marketing professional with over 25 years of strategic media, advertising and research experience in the financial services industry and many other business and consumer goods categories.  Lauralea has held progressively senior media and research roles at Fidelity Investments, David Cairns & Company, BBDO, JWT and Genesis Media Inc.  She is currently Vice President, Senior Media Advisor at Denneboom Media managing B2B Bank, CAA SCO, BIC accounts and helping to generate new business.  Lauralea has served on several Boards including PMB, the largest demographic and media habits research survey in Canada, taught as an instructor at Sheridan College for their advertising program and on a research committee for ComScore, the global leader in digital measurement and analytics.               
                                 
Janet LeClair joined JobStart's Board of Directors in June 2014.  Janet is a Senior HR Consultant with Stratford Managers Corporation and has broad expertise in human resources, finance and communications.  With over 20 years’ experience working with academic administrators, researchers, clinicians, CEO’s and boards of directors she has worked both in the private and public sector -- all with a focus on innovation to advance knowledge for economic and social benefit.   Janet has previously served on two boards: with BioTalent Canada for two consecutive 3-year terms and a year with the York Technology Association (now TechConnex).  Having recently completed Altruvest’s Governance Leadership Program she is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Business Administration Program and the Rotman School of Management’s Advanced Program in Human Resources, University of Toronto.   She holds a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation.

Amanda Bartley joined JobStart’s Board of Directors in October 2014. Amanda is a currently a Brand Strategy Associate for in sync group: Publicis Healthcare (“PH”) where she works on distinguishing human behavior and building strategies required to drive innovation, deliver outstanding care, and ultimately improve global outcomes. Prior to joining PH, Amanda worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, focusing on cost-benefit analysis pertinent to Community Mental Health Programs. Amanda has always been passionate about volunteerism and advancing social issues, and has held the position of Consultant at numerous non-profits, where she was tasked with developing innovative means for increasing patient support and program expansion initiatives.  Amanda has an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, specializing in Economics and Psychology.


Lake Shore Location >

2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West - Islington Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.


Dufferin Location >

219 Dufferin St. #1C - King St. W. & Dufferin St.


Chauncey Location >

41 Chauncey Ave - off Islington Ave.,   south of Bloor St. W.


 

Oct 26 - 2014
United Way Toronto - JobStart Newcomer Client Story
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Jul 14 - 2014
United Way Toronto highlights a JobStart Graduate Success Story
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Nov 02 - 2013
United Way: JobStart gives job seekers a leg up
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Jun 24 - 2013

Helping Newcomers Settle and Succeed....
 
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Jun 20 - 2013
Helping Newcomers in Etobicoke-Lakeshore Settle and Succeed 
 
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May 07 - 2013
The Etobicoke Guardian – “Youth employment gets boost”
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Apr 08 - 2013
JobStart launches new Skills Link program – Youth in Demand Project at 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 
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Jan 04 -2 2013
CASIP - Together We Succeed


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