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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 contributes to 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


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

Olivia Sonnenberg

coordiNATOR, Volunteer Engagement

Olivia supports Volunteer Toronto’s public engagement activities, including community information sessions and expos. As the lead on all signature events, she is the main point of contact for our Legacy Awards, a celebration of volunteerism during National Volunteer Week, and the Youth Expo, the city's largest annual volunteer fair.

Contact Olivia
416-961-6888 ext 224

Dennesha Burke

Non-profit engagement assistant

With an extensive background in office administration, Dennesha is the first and the main point of contact for general inquiries about Volunteer Toronto’s programs and services.

Contact Dennesha
416-961-6888 ext 221

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Volunteer Toronto Central-West

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

Volunteer Toronto East

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

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