Victoria BlancoVice-Chair of the Board of Directors
Victoria is a passionate educator with over 10 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sector. She has worked as a teacher for groups of various ages, having taught Religious Studies, Philosophy, Social Studies, and Social Ethics. Most recently, Victoria worked as an employment counsellor assisting newcomers transitioning to a life in what we now call Canada before starting her position as a program manager for the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice. Growing up in a low income, single parent household – as an undocumented immigrant in the United States – shaped the person she is today. Victoria is committed to taking on entrenched attitudes and systems, which keep racialized people at higher risk of poverty and food insecurity. She is passionate about community building, food justice, anti-poverty and anti-racism work, integral ecology and Indigenous Sovereignty.