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MakeWay welcomes Leslie Campbell to Board of Directors
Vancouver, BC / Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh – MakeWay today announced the appointment of Leslie Campbell (he/his) as a Director of the Board.
Leslie is a food justice advocate with a background in tropical agroecology and community food security. He is the Senior Coordinator, Special Projects with FoodShare Toronto, where he supports community-led food access initiatives, research, and advocacy. Leslie’s work seeks to examine and combat the many systems of oppression – systems like colonialism, capitalism, systemic racism, and patriarchy – that hold food insecurity in place.
“I’m honoured and excited to join MakeWay because of the organization’s unique approach that centres the voices, leadership, and power that exist within communities. In joining the Board, I look forward to the opportunity to draw from my experiences in Canada and abroad managing community-led food access initiatives and stewarding capacity-building partnerships,” said Leslie.
“We are so fortunate to have Leslie join the Board to bring his vision, energy and community experience to advance locally-led solutions to food insecurity,” said Andrew Heintzman, MakeWay’s Chair of the Board. “His experience will be invaluable as MakeWay builds on our commitment to convene, network, connect and fund diverse communities”.
Leslie has a Masters degree in Geography focusing on the social and ecological aspects of food systems. He is a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council and works as a food systems research consultant.
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