- About Us
- Food Collection and Distribution
- Oriole Food Space
- Bathurst-Finch Community Food Bank
- Lawrence Heights Community Food Bank
- Education & Youth Engagement
- Community Gardens
- Food-Friendly Neighbourhoods
- Farm Trips
- Agency Network
- Get Involved
- Donate Food
- Donate Money
- Donate Time
- Tribute Cards & Wedding Certificates
- Start a Virtual Food Drive
- Past Events
- Find A Food Program
Board of Directors
Feria is the Vice President, Sales & Marketing for NRC Picker Canada. She has more than 15 years of experience in executive positions within the broader healthcare system in Canada and the USA. Her experience includes working with: health care focused private-sector companies; Cancer Care Ontario; Alberta Regional Health Authority; private health care consulting; and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Feria has a Master of Health Science, major Health Administration, from the University of Toronto (1998), as well as an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph (1995).
Julie works at Unison Health and Community Services, as Senior Director, Integrated Performance and Strategic Projects. Julie has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years, specializing in design and delivery of community-based programs and services. She has an M.Ed. from the Adult Education Department, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education/University of Toronto.
Marvin is a financial services executive with over 20 years of experience in retail banking and investment management. He has worked in both Canada and the United States. Marvin was President and CEO of TD Bank's U.S. Financial Advisory business in New Jersey. Most recently, he was a senior executive with TD Bank's Wealth Management business in Toronto. Marvin is a member of the board of directors of JLS, a company that provides businesses and individuals’ access to capital in addition to marketing, financial planning and business planning services.
Krista has spent the majority of her career in the financial sector in Human Resources in both generalist capacities as well as the recruitment function. Currently, Krista is the Director of Human resources for the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) and serves an additional client group named the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI). Prior to working for the CBA and OBSI, Krista worked for Market Regulation Services Inc. and the Toronto Stock Exchange. Krista has recently completed the Human Resources Executive Program at the Rotman School of Management.
Chris Hilborn (Chair, Finance Committee)
Chris is currently a Director, Loyalty Programs at Bell Canada. Before that, he worked as a consultant at A.T. Kearney and an engineer at Hatch Associates. He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Business (University of Toronto), and undergraduate degree in Engineering from Queen's. When not at work, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, especially camping and canoeing in the summer, and snowshoeing in the winter. He is currently Treasurer and Chair of North York Harvest’s Finance Committee.
Boris is Head of Asset Securitization, Corporate Treasury for the Royal Bank of Canada. Boris received a Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1989. Boris has over 20 years experience in the financial services sector including 9 years as an executive at two major Canadian banks. He earned his MBA and BBA degrees from York University, majoring in finance and accounting. He is married with two kids and lives in North York.
Boris is also a member and past chair of North York Harvest's Corporate Advisory Board.
David is the founder and president of Krieger + Associates, a full-service and award-winning employee benefits and HR communications consulting firm that he established in 1988. He chairs the advisory committee to Humber College's Centre for Employee Benefits and speaks on the future of benefit plans and reward strategies. A resident of North York, David has a strong commitment to the community. In 2010, inspired while managing his son's hockey team, David launched a program to provide economically disadvantaged children with hockey sponsorships for leagues throughout the GTA. David is also a member of the Special Events Committee of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade and an active supporter of the Out of the Cold program. David is chair of North York Harvest’s Corporate Advisory Board.
Kerry is a recognized leader in the media industry. In a career spanning more than 25 years, she has served as Publisher of some of Canada’s best known consumer media brands including Chatelaine, Flare, Today’s Parent, PROFIT, Canadian Living, Style at Home, and Equinox magazines. Kerry has also worked with many of Canada’s largest newspapers including the Toronto Star, the Financial Post and the former Southam newspaper group. She is the former Chief Operating Officer of InBusiness Media and a former Vice President of Rogers Media and Telemedia Communications Inc.
Francois Poirier (Board Chair)
Francois has spent 20 years working in the management consulting and investment banking industries. Most recently in banking, he spent considerable time working with CEO’s and boards of directors in the energy industry on strategic matters. As a management consultant, he has advised the Canadian federal government on strategic matters, and facilitated strategic planning and technology planning within the government and hospital sectors. Francois also sat on the board, audit committee and independent directors committee of EPCOR Power LP, one of Canada’s largest power income trusts, as well as chairing its Special Committee which undertook a strategic review. He is Chair of North York Harvest’s Board of Directors, as well as the Governance and Nominating Committee.
Alessandro is the founder and president of Branding a Better Life, a consulting agency focused on personal brand and branding for professionals and small businesses. He is also co-founder of Personal Brand Strategies, an international consulting agency based in Italy focused on personal marketing for professionals and business people. He has over 16 years marketing and management experience in product/service branding and development. He's an author, consultant and speaker on the subject of Personal Brand for Professionals. Alessandro has a culturally-diverse background, is experienced in dealing with international markets, and speaks fluent English, Italian and Spanish. He's a member of the Human Resources Committee of the Board.
Kent R. Sobey
Kent is founder and president of Farmhouse Productions, a production company that produces film and television content for Canadian and US broadcasters. Kent is an active private equity investor in commercial real estate and the media sector. Kent sits on the board of Trustees of Crombie REIT. He is also a director of Blue Ant Media and Hollywood Suite and sits on the advisory board for Empire Theatres. Kent received his Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University and graduated from The Vancouver Film School. Kent has completed executive development programs at Rotman School of Management and Queens University.
Peter is the Chief Financial Officer of Birch Hill Equity Partners, an investment management firm. He has over 20 years of private equity and finance experience. Prior to joining Birch Hill, Peter was the Chief Financial Officer of Perennial Investment Group Inc., a venture capital investment firm and Perennial Inc., a retail design consulting practice. Previously, Peter held a number of financial positions with Harrowston Inc., a private equity investment firm. Prior to that, he was with Coopers & Lybrand in its audit and assurance practice. Peter is a Chartered Accountant and received his M.B.A. and B.B.A. from York University.
Peter is also a member of North York Harvest’s Corporate Advisory Board.