Meet Our Civic Leaders

At the heart of the JLT’s mission is its focus on developing the potential of women to be effective civic leaders,  unique among charitable organizations in the GTA and throughout the world. It provides formal and experiential training in governance, finance, fundraising, community projects and member management in the non-profit sector.

The JLT is committed to developing the potential of women volunteers and to being a leading force in meeting community needs through direct service projects and programs. The Junior League provides hands-on training as well as experiential opportunities to develop and enhance leadership skills. This includes experience on League committees and projects, volunteer roles in the community, JLT training workshops, and international conferences by our parent organization, The Association of Junior Leagues International.  A variety of placement options are available to League members every year, each offering a unique learning experience that provides them with personal growth and leadership development.

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When did you join the Junior League? 2010

 

Describe some of your Junior League projects and committee work.
I have been a member on various committees, including fundraisers, heritage, training and community action programs. I am currently Vice President, Community.

 

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When did you join the Junior League? 2016

Why you joined the JLT or what you expected to gain from the JLT?
I first heard about the JLT through a former President (Nadine Spencer) who invited me as a guest to a couple events. Eventually, I attended the training for new members and joined the JLT because its mission aligned with my own goals as a Civic Leader, who has been making lasting impact for the past 20 years. Through my career path I have worked with families, women and youth from disadvantaged communities at Toronto Community Housing, and the YWCA. It was an easy transition to join the JLT.

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When did you join the Junior League?  1994

Describe some of your Junior League projects and committee work.
I have been involved in numerous Junior League committees, including Tea for Teens, membership and community action. I have helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity, taught English as a second language to deaf new immigrants, as well as chaired fundraisers for a rape crisis and child sexual abuse centre, children’s schools and Girls, Inc.

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Year Joined the JLT: 2014

Why you joined the JLT or what you expected to gain from the JLT?
Prior to joining JLT, I was a volunteer with several organizations, but I wanted exposure to other volunteer opportunities, which JLT offers. I was also interested in the civic leadership training.

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When did you join the Junior League? 2001

Describe some of your Junior League projects and committee work?
I have taken on numerous committee member and leadership positions within the League, including training, membership, recruiting, fund development and placement.

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When did you join the Junior League?
2009

Describe some of your Junior League projects and committee work.
I have worked as a member of the Community Action Committee (Healthy Living Workshops, Advocacy) and the Fund Development committee. I have also served as Board Treasurer. I am currently Vice President, Training.

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When did you join the Junior League? 1956

Describe some of your Junior League projects and committee work.
I chaired several committees, including the Project and Interview Committees, and later served on the Board of Directors as Vice President and President of the League.

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When did you join the Junior League?
I joined the Junior League of Montreal in 1969 and transferred to the Junior League of Toronto in 1974.

Describe some of your Junior League projects and committee work.
I had the privilege of various leadership positions, up to and including the President of the Junior League of Toronto 1980 – 1981.

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When did you join the Junior League? 1945

Name some of your Junior League projects and committee work.
My first Junior League of Toronto experience was working on a CBC children’s radio program. It was written and performed by Leaguers and won an award in the US. I also chaired the Community Advisory Council and the Education Committee. From 1959 to 1961, I served as the League President.

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When did you join the Junior League?  1989

Describe some of your Junior League projects and committee work?
Most of my Junior League volunteer experiences have been in community research. I conducted needs assessments in York Region and founded and chaired the York Region Abuse Program, developing and implementing a high school education program on child sexual abuse. As the Junior League Community Action Representative, I liaised with community groups to determine opportunities for large projects.

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When did you join the Junior League? 1971

Name some of your Junior League projects and committee work.
My Junior League experience has been quite varied. It has included being a Fundraiser Chair, Vice President of Training and Education and being the driver of lifelong Junior League membership.

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When did you join the Junior League? 19

Describe some of your Junior League projects and committee work.
The Junior League appealed to me because it provided me with opportunities to volunteer at a number of different places.

How has the Junior League impacted your life?
As a Junior League volunteer, I worked with school children at Black Creek Pioneer Village, participated in the last “Toronto With Ease” publication (for people with disabilities) by doing all the PR and promotion for the booklet…

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When did you join the Junior League? 1970

Describe some of your Junior League projects and committee work.
I worked as a volunteer in the Junior League’s Opportunity Shop, as well as served as a placement advisor, probation officer assistant, Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee, member of the Youth Crime Prevention program and Chair of the Program Committee. I also served on the Board of Directors for two years.

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