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Rev. Joanna Manning – Associate Priest
Joanna Manning was born in England and became an RC nun there. She obtained a B.A. (Hons) in medieval history at the University of London, and a M.Div. at Heythrop College. Joanna left the convent, got married and emigrated to Canada where she taught high school in public and separate systems. She continued to study and teach theology, completing an STM at Regis College, and teaching theology for RC teachers in the Faculty of Education at York University. She became an outspoken critic of the RC church’s policies on women and published three books on feminist and liberation theology, including the best seller Is the Pope Catholic? After she became an Anglican she was called to the priesthood by the community at San Lorenzo Spanish Community Church. Joanna is Associate Priest at All Saints Sherbourne where she enjoys a special focus in ministry for women’s programs and outreach.
Marva Wilson – Office Administrator
Marva fell in love with non-profits when she volunteered as a payroll assistant at the Diocese of Toronto. Inspired by a tour of All Saints Church Community Centre, Marva quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with her through her time at the diocese, leading her to apply for the Office Manager position when it became vacant. Over ten years later, Marva provides administrative support to the All Saints team. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of All Saints. This experience has given her a deep appreciation for how charities seek to improve the quality of live for our community..
Marjorie Corsame – Drop-In Worker
Marjorie completed an undergraduate degree from York University with Anthropology as a major and Chemistry as a minor in 2012. She took some time off and worked as a Recreational Therapist for a long term care facility for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients and then went back to school at George Brown for Social Service Worker. She now works as a drop-in worker here at All Saints and manages the social media accounts.
Barb Todd – Drop-In Worker
Barb Todd is currently a drop-in worker at All Saints Church. Barb has been a special-education teacher, children’s book author, and homeschooling mom, from India to the Arctic. Now she finds home in Toronto and at All Saints, in the drop-in and the Friday women’s drop-in, spending time with the incredible people who come through the doors of our church.
Sarah Ovens – PROS Manager & Social Worker
Sarah Ovens joined the All Saints team in March 2015, as the coordinator of the PROS (Providing Resources, Offering Support) Program. Born and raised in Toronto, Sarah holds a Masters Degree in Social Work, with a specialization in health and mental health, and is passionate about harm reduction, community organizing, and working with women. She comes to us from Rittenhouse, where she worked with people in prison, and focused on using transformative justice and harm reduction practices to build supportive and inclusive communities, and reduce the harms of criminalization and incarceration.
Shantal Mattis – Drop-In Worker
Shantal started out as a student from George Brown College where she studied a very unique course in the Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counselor /Advocate program. As a community support worker Shantal hopes that, one by one, each participant will be able to look to All Saints’ staff for support. Shantal is very passionate about the work done at All Saints, especially the front-line services that are provided to enable marginalized individuals to access the organization.
She also works at Sistering, a twenty-four hour women’s drop-in where she provides almost the same services and support for participants –including crisis intervention, informal/ intermediate counseling. In the future she wants to continue her work in social services as a police officer.
Lashana Prince – Relief Work
Lashana Prince studied at George Brown College taking the Assaulted Women and Children program. During her studies she applied for a placement position at All Saints’ and was given the opportunity to work among the amazing staff. She then was hired as a relief support worker in September 2014. When she did her placement, she was really impressed with support system at All Saints’ and how passionate the staff was about providing a safe space for the marginalized individuals in the community. She was instantly inspired, and knew that All Saints’ was the right fit for her.
Sachel is currently a drop-in worker at All Saints Church Community Centre. She graduated from George Brown College in the Assaulted Woman’s and Children’s Counselor / Advocate Program in 2014. She is an outgoing, friendly person who loves to help and interact with people. She has a passion to help those in need or to be a helping hand which is why she loves going to work at All Saints Church every day.
Dave Smith – Relief Worker
Dave Smith is a Plains-Cree-Metis community worker. He is a graduate of York University’s School of Social Work program, as well as George Brown College’s Community Work program. Some of his professional experience includes providing clinical counselling supports, program facilitation, and advocacy work. He is passionate about researching and exploring Indigenous political identities, community development and capacity building, working towards creating inclusive spaces and institutions, mental health and addiction issues, education and skill development, public policy, and political science
Megan Lowry – Registered Nurse
Megan is a Registered Nurse who is passionate about supporting folks to access health services which meet their needs and respect their choices. Megan moved to Toronto in 2010 to join l’Arche Toronto, a community centered around people with intellectual disabilities. Her experiences at l’Arche led her back to school to become a nurse. Before joining the team at All Saints Megan worked with a family physician to provide primary care through home visits to home-bound individuals and community clinics serving people who use substances and live with mental illness. Megan enjoys biking to work, drinking tea, baking bread and swimming in the ocean.
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