About Connecting Communities

Our team

The Connecting Communities staff team:

  • identifies and supports the development of creative training projects that bring together legal and community organizations and enhance frontline workers’ ability to provide legal information and referrals
  • guides project proposals through the Law Foundation of Ontario application process (Connecting projects are funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario)
  • shares training materials and resources that are developed through Connecting projects on the Connecting Communities web pages so that they can be accessed by others in the community who are interested in doing similar work.

 Connecting Communities staff

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Brenda Doner, Project Manager
brenda.doner@cleo.on.ca
Brenda is a consultant and project manager with forty years experience in the community benefit sector across Canada and in Africa and southeast Asia. Past employers and clients include CUSO, the Mennonite Central Committee, IMPACS – the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society, Canada Volunteerism Initiative, Tamarack – an Institute for Community Engagement, Food Secure Canada, Guelph Wellington Food Round Table, and United Way. Visit her LinkedIN profile to learn more.

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Antu Hossain, Project Associate
antu.hossain@cleo.on.ca
Antu is a Master of Public Health student at the University of Toronto. She is interested in drawing the connections between access to justice and the social determinants of health, particularly in relation to insecure income. Prior to Connecting Communities, she led the development of the public legal education platform and tools with the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) as a Connecting Communities Partner. You can follow her on Twitter.