the team

Who organizes Homeless Connect Toronto?

Homeless Connect Toronto is organized by a group of passionate and committed volunteers from the community. We were incubated in 2013 by the Centre for Social Innovation as part of the ING Direct Youth Agents for Change.

Board of Directors

  • Azar Farhani, Chairperson (2013-present) • Agency Review Officer, City of Toronto, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
  • Sr. Georgette Gregory, Treasurer (2016-present) • Health and Medical Support, Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Jeffrey Li, Secretary (2016-present) • Associate, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLP
  • Melody Li, Director (2013-present) • Executive Director, Homeless Connect Toronto
  • Priti Saini (2014-2015) • Consultant, Deloitte
  • Michael Shapcott (2013-2015) • Director of Community Initiatives, Prince's Charity Canada
  • John Carey (2015) • Former ED, Flemington Neighbourhood Services
  • Linsey McPhee (2013-2014) • Former Manager, Toronto Drop-In Network


  • Alex Zsager, Social and Community Services Consultant


Planning Committee

Melody Li
Executive Director

Terence Ha
Logistics Chair

Alvita Chan
Data Chair

Timothy Yiu
Finance Chair

Dhanukshi Jayawickreme
Communications Chair

Emily Fan
Services Co-Chair

Kenric Leung
Services Co-Chair

Viola Cheung
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Andrew Tom
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Jenny Wong
Volunteer Co-Chair

Josephine Kwong
Volunteer Co-Chair