I am a Certified Food Handling Trainer. I have extensive experience working and volunteering in Toronto’s non-profit sector. I am deeply committed to working with people and believe that my approach as a trainer is engaging.
My professional experience includes: community engagement, training, youth work,
group development and workshop facilitation. I have developed a number of
workshops including: Healthy Cooking with Dads and Tots, Iron Chef on a Budget, and Getting and Keeping my 1st Job.
I have over 8 years of experience working with youth as a mentor, supporting young people
in identifying their, aspirations, skills, abilities and navigating service barriers to access resources. My experience has given me the opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds, and I have a strong understanding of the issues facing marginalized communities.
Certified Food Handling Trainer
Founding member of O’Connor Youth Vybes Crew
Won the City of Toronto’s youth group of the year in 2009
Recipient of the Ontario Medal Award for Volunteers
Graduate of the City Leaders Institute (United Way of Toronto)
Food Handling Certification
In 2006, a City of Toronto bylaw requiring food handler certification for food handlers in the food and beverage
industry came into effect.
Obtaining certification is important if you want to:
Work in the food and beverage industry
Start your own business in the food and beverage industry
Participants will gain a strong knowledge of:
City of Toronto Public Health Guidelines Understanding Bacteria
Safe food handling practices to prevent foodborne Illness
Personal Hygiene, Sanitation, Pest control