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Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. We are pleased to have such a diverse and dedicated group of individuals all working to ensure volunteers and the causes that need them can come together harmoniously.



Joanne McKiernan

Executive Director

Our Executive Director oversees all of Volunteer Toronto's services for organizations as well as our public outreach and support. Joanne ensures our services are effectively helping non-profits build capacity through volunteer involvement, and that barriers to volunteering are broken down for those looking to get started.

Contact Joanne
416-961-6888 ext 241

Iona Frost

Director of Programs

Iona leads the strategic direction of Volunteer Toronto's programs and services. She oversees stakeholder relations and partnership development, with a focus on increasing volunteer engagement capacity city-wide.

Contact Iona
416-961-6888 ext 234


Cara Eaton

Director of Strategic Communications

Cara leads Volunteer Toronto's major communications projects and the organization's strategic approach to grant development, research, and membership management. She manages staff and volunteers to deliver promotional tactics that drive more people to volunteer, attend trainings, and access resources that build capacity.

Contact Cara


Kasandra James

Manager of Programs

Kasandra designs and manages Volunteer Toronto’s programs and services. She develops relevant and meaningful solutions to connect the interests of diverse volunteer-seekers and the needs of volunteer programs and grassroots groups across Toronto.                   

Contact Kasandra
416-961-6888 ext 225



Niranjala Mariathas

operations manager

Nira is responsible for the day-to-day operations and human resources management ensuring the efficient functioning of the office and administrative systems. She is the glue that holds Volunteer Toronto together. 

Contact Niranjala
416-961-6888 ext 230


Deirdre Millin

Training Specialist

Deirdre designs and delivers capacity building programs for Volunteer Toronto's diverse non-profit audience, engaging learners through the best practices in adult education. She conducts thought provoking trainings both in-person and via remote learning platforms.

Contact Deirdre
416-961-6888 ext 228


Olivia Sonnenberg

Senior CoordiNATOR, Engagement (COVID-19 Secondment)

Olivia is stepping up during the pandemic to meet urgent community needs. As Senior Coordinator of Engagement, she's reaching out to non-profits across Toronto to help them adapt volunteer programs safely during the pandemic. She is responsible for our Response Team Alerts, Sector Space, and Volunteer Times newsletters, and is the lead on various digital integration strategies for the organization.  

Contact Olivia
416-961-6888 ext 224

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721 Bloor Street West, Suite 202
Toronto, ON
M6G 1L5

Mailing Address

2425 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 214
Scarborough, ON
M1K 5G8

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Friday: 9:00am12:00pm

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