Yara Janes
Evaluation Coordinator
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Yara is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Growing up in a country where socio-economic inequalities are deeply rooted in societal structures, Yara is focused on helping to create and support ideas that tackle the root causes of poverty and improve health and wellbeing of communities. Yara found her passion for Food Security while volunteering at community restaurants called "Bom Prato" in Brazil and taking university courses in Global Health Research and Aboriginal Health. Yara believes that access to healthy foods is one of the foundation pieces of effective anti-poverty initiatives. Yara is completing a Masters degree in Health Evaluation at the School of Public Health and Health System from Waterloo University and has an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. Yara has also studied Program Monitoring and Evaluation at the Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University.