Anita has spent her career determined to address our most pressing social challenges and believes in the transformative power of young people and education to create positive change in a world that needs it now. She has worked on university campuses for more than a decade dedicated to identifying,
designing and initiating groundbreaking scalable programs that would create significant impact.
Anita is currently the Executive Director of Meal Exchange(MX), a national non-profit that works with thousands of post-secondary students to build sustainable food systems and fight poverty. Previous to this role, she was the Manager of Knowledge Mobilization at Social Innovation Generation, a national
collaborative addressing Canada’s social and ecological challenges.
Anita has worked nationally and internationally as a consultant focusing on youth engagement, innovative education practices, and systems change. She holds a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation. She is currently a CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow, and will be pursuing a PhD at the University of Toronto in the Fall.