On behalf of all of us at North York Harvest Food Bank, we are so excited to introduce you to our new Executive Director, Ryan Noble. Ryan comes to us with a passion for informative food systems and a rich history of experience in organizational growth and change management.
After completing his Bachelor in Commerce from Queens University, Ryan focused his career in the aerospace industry, working to develop new business, growing and transforming Bombardier, both locally and abroad. Ryan believes in strong partnerships and has a commitment to growth through continuous systems evaluation and development.
From his work to mobilize and empower families of cancer patients, to developing a co-op initiative to connect people in the city with local farmers, Ryan’s passion for social change is evident in both his professional and personal life. While completing his Masters of Education at the University of Toronto, Ryan was able to able to combine his business expertise and his passion for food security into the research and application of community-supported agriculture and alternative food systems. Ryan is dedicated to working collaboratively to transform and strengthen communities.
Prior to accepting the Executive Director role, Ryan served as a member of the NYH strategic planning committee before joining the board. On the board he served as the vice chair, a member of the finance committee and chair of the relocation committee. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with his long-time partner Jessica.