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Meet Our Team: Patricia Knycha

Posted By Roxanne English, Community Engagement Assistant, March 6, 2017
Updated: March 1, 2017

Volunteer Toronto staff 

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

This may surprise you but Volunteer Toronto doesn't run itself (insert gasp here!). As Canada's largest volunteer centre, we operate on the people power of 8 full-time staff, 5 contract staff, 60 + volunteers and an abundance of passion.

Our team comes from places all over the country and the world; Vancouver, PEI, England, Sri Lanka, USA, Trinidad & Tobago and Grenada to name a few. Each one of us draws from our own unique experiences and contributes our skills in the hopes of building a more caring city.

So far, we have featured: 

Camara Chambers,
Director of Community Engagement

Our Grassroots Growth team

Melina Condren,
Director of Engaging Organizations

Kelly DeVries,
Community Engagement Coordinator

Sammy Feilchenfeld,
Training Coordinator

David Allen,
Executive Director

Kasandra James
Subscriptions Coordinator

Niranjala Mariathas,
Operations Manager

And our final feature...our Senior Bookkeeper!


 Pat Knycha
Pat Knycha

WHO: Pat Knycha

ROLE: Senior Bookkeeper

# OF YEARS AT VT: Almost 5 years

PLACE OF BIRTH: Hamilton, Ontario

FAVOURITE SONG: "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley


Live. Love. Laugh.





What do you do at Volunteer Toronto? 

I ensure the financial well-being of Volunteer Toronto through the maintenance of complete accounting records of all financial transactions making sure they remain in harmony with appropriate accounting procedures.

 Pat at desk



What do you like most about your job?

What first interested me in working for Volunteer Toronto would have to be when I read their mission statement. There is so much to admire about the process Volunteer Toronto takes to guide Torontonians to their dream volunteer position, and I’m glad to be part of the team. Also I love working with numbers!




What was your most enjoyable volunteer experience?

Studying for my CGA (Certified General Account) I got exposed to the volunteer sector within the organization. I decided the best option for me would be to volunteer to prepare tax returns at a low income senior’s retirement home. It was very humbling. From that experience I decided to continue helping people learn about finances and how they can become financially secure.


What's one of your favourite hobbies most people don't know about?

For about a year and a half now I have been an avid Salsa dancer. Some of my go to spots include “Fregata Restaurant and Lounge” and my go to spot “Dovercourt House.”


Salsa Dancing


Of all your favourite foods, which is one that you would find hardest to give up for the rest of your life and why?

Apples...they are crunchy and sweet and so good for you!



What's the most unusual item in your desk drawer?

European Dark Chocolate


Roxanne EnglishRoxanne English supports Volunteer Toronto’s community outreach by coordinating events, delivering presentations on how to volunteer, and representing Volunteer Toronto at events across this city. With Roxanne’s help, we’ll be able to provide more people with information about volunteering in Toronto.

Tags:  Accounting  Meet our Team  Volunteer Toronto Staff 

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