Meet our Board

Bruce Cameron

CHAIR

Bruce Cameron is a retired educator. Following 37 years in public education as a teacher, school principal and in senior system wide leadership roles, Bruce spent 10 years as a supervisory officer and as a consultant and project lead in stakeholder relations with both the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ministry Health. He has post graduate degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Toronto, and certification in mediation and conflict resolution. First involved with Christie as a volunteer, he has served on the Board for most of the past 10 years.

Taya Cook

VICE-CHAIR

Taya Cook has been involved with Christie since 2017, when she first began as a volunteer in the Children’s After School Program and later, joined the board. Taya holds an Executive MBA and offers her experience in Real Estate Development, Management and Strategy to the board. She has a life goal to visit 100 countries and is currently over halfway to her goal. She loves the cultural diversity that is intrinsic to CRWC.

Peter Hopkins

TREASURER

Peter Hopkins works in a management role with an import automobile distributor. He fundraises for various local organizations in support of refugees and volunteers for the Toronto International Film Festival and other arts and tech non-profits. Peter comes from an accounting background and holds an MBA from Queen’s (now Smith) School of Business.

Tracy McManus

SECRETARY

Tracy McManus is a retired civil litigation lawyer who practiced in both the private sector and with the Federal Department of Justice. Tracy has been on the Board of Directors for 10 years and was a long-time volunteer at Christie before that. Tracy has also been a member of the number 1 fundraising team in Canada in The Ride for Refuge for the past 6 years. This team has raised over $600,000 for Christie.

Steven Gordon

Stephen Gordon works as a Portfolio Manager at Manulife Financial. He is an active member of the Refugee Committee at his downtown Toronto Anglican church. He enjoys biking and playing tennis with his two young boys. He graduated from McMaster University with a B.Comm, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Charity Kabango-Lowe

Alex Sancton