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ዮሃና (Yohanna) (she/her) is a student-community organizer for political ecology. She is a Black, cis, femme, 2nd generation forcibly displanted African-settler in Tkaronto/Toronto, Turtle Island (in "Scarborough, Ontario"). Her commitment to BlPOC food and land sovereignty stems from her ancestral history of small, local farming, and wood commerce. She loves the independence and self-sufficiency that small-scale agriculture commerce has brought her family and wants to support ethical agriculture practices.
As a community organizer, she has organized for the Black Students’ Association and the Caribbean Studies Students’ Union at the University of Toronto. Currently, she organizes with Climate Justice Toronto and Climate Justice Scarborough with a focus on addressing the root causes of the climate crisis.
In her free time, she enjoys storytelling, reading, spending time in nature, and decolonization.
Yohanna is the Co-Founder of SCM.
Chelsea (she/her) is a Registered Nurse and a parent of two small people. She is a second-generation settler and lifelong Scarborough resident, and is passionate about justice in all its forms and working together in community towards liberation, self-determination, and equity for all. She is also a member of Climate Justice Scarborough. She loves to grow, cook, bake, and share food with people she loves. When there are moments of spare time, Chelsea enjoys curling up with a good book.
Chelsea is the Co-Founder of SCM.
MARIA DEL MAR LONDOÑO FORERO
Maria is a Colombian-born immigrant and settler currently living on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee in Toronto. She is deeply passionate about food justice and believes strongly in increasing access to good food from a community based model. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was a lead organizer for a food box delivery project for undocumented migrants, Queer/Trans/2S folx, and Indigenous families all over the GTA. She is a graduate of the Bachelor's of Social Work program at Ryerson University.
Maria enjoys yoga, cooking, knitting, and gardening in her free time.
Maria is the Market Coordinator at SCM
Abby (she/her) is a second-generation settler and is passionate about community engagement. Abby is a product of past community work and continues to look for ways to be an active community member. She is a recent graduate from Ryerson University where she majored in Global Management Studies. At Scarborough Co-op Market, Abby works with the Marketing Team to solve food insecurity in Scarborough. In her free time, she enjoys spending her evenings on outdoor walks, listening to music, playing the piano, and painting. As a long time Scarborough resident, she can’t wait to make Scarborough a more inclusive place for people from all walks of life.
Abby is a Marketing Project Manager for SCM.
Natalie (she/her) is a second-generation settler who was born and raised in Scarborough. She attended Wilfrid Laurier University and studied Global Studies with Economics where she continued to grow her passion for achieving justice for all. She believes in identifying and addressing the root causes of the inequalities growing all around us. While living in Waterloo for school, she organized with Laurier’s Association of Black Students and focused on planning the yearly Beating the Odds Conference for high school students. She worked on a Community Engagement project aimed at those living in multi-unit buildings through a collaboration between her university and the City of Waterloo. She hopes to continue to amplify community voices and connect people to resources that best suit them. Now that she has finished school and moved back to Scarborough, she is excited to dive right back into working with her community.
Natalie works with the special events team in hopes of engaging with Scarborough residents as well as other organizers who hope to collaborate with Scarborough Co-Op Market.
Natalie is an Event Project Manager for SCM.