It is with mixed emotions that I announce the resignation of our Manager of Policy and Programs, Leila Sarangi. Leila’s work with Women’s Habitat began in 2014. Her impactful advocacy efforts and innovative program development greatly raised the public profile of our agency. During her time at Women’s Habitat, Leila successfully engaged Toronto City Council and policy makers in understanding the value of using an intersectional gender lens in budget and policy development. Her poverty reduction and civic engagement initiatives have been invaluable to the women we serve, and all women experiencing poverty, violence and marginalization. As a Program Manager, Leila and her team effectively developed new and innovative community programs designed to provide economic and leadership opportunities for women with lived experience. In June, Leila will be starting a new chapter as Executive Director of Springtide Resources, a Toronto based organization providing training and resources to decrease the incidence of violence against women. On behalf of myself and the entire Board of Directors, I wish Leila the very best in her new role and look forward to working with her as a sector and community partner.
Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke