Yara JanesEvaluation Coordinator
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. Yara found her passion for Food Security while volunteering at "Popular Restaurants" in Brazil and taking university courses in Global Health Research and Aboriginal Health. Yara believes that access to healthy foods is the foundation of anti-poverty initiatives and supports overall community wellbeing.
Yara has an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, where she studied Global Health, Environmental Biology, and Aboriginal Studies. Yara studied Evaluation at the Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University.
“Evaluation fosters critical thinking within an organization; bringing necessary change to address activities that need to be improved, but most exciting, evaluation has the potential to drive innovation to work more effectively and strengthen programs that are reaching their goals.”