Jen Vachon
Board Member

A lifelong passion for local and international social justice has been the driving force behind Jen’s work and schooling, which include international development, community development, and economics. For ten years, Jen put her heart and soul into developing creative and collaborative responses to food insecurity in her hometown of Timmins, and now gives that same passion and energy to youth leadership as the Director of Programs and Advocacy at Fora: Network for Change.

Jen has extensive experience with equity-focused program development and coordination in a variety of roles within the charitable sector and focuses on driving effective and sustainable organizational and programmatic growth. She has previously sat on boards and committees pertaining to food security, healthcare, and the arts.

Jen loves exploring – whether that’s a new neighbourhood, hiking trail, or dish, and as someone fairly new to Toronto, she has been enjoying the endless opportunities to try new things.