The Scarborough Civic Action Network (SCAN) is a non-partisan, community-driven network that aims to support civic engagement to address inequities and mobilize a civic voice for Scarborough. SCAN strives for a prosperous, livable Scarborough for all.
SCAN works by:
Alura has lived in Scarborough since 2008 and works for the civil litigation law firm, St. Lawrence Barristers LLP. She lives in Rosewood and is the current president of the Scarborough Rosewood Community Association. In her community involvement, she has recognized that the voices of residents are not always heard and she works to create a more inclusive community and bring attention to community needs. She has also worked with several community associations to form the Community Associations of Northern Scarborough and in 2019 was involved in the Save the Grace campaign.
Chelsea is a life-long Scarborough resident, a Registered Nurse, and a parent of two small people. She 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 and has been a community volunteer in various capacities for many years. She loves to grow, cook, bake, and share food with people she loves, and when there are moments of spare time, loves a good book and a nice cup of tea or coffee.
Cynthia has worked in the human services sector since 1977. With a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Guelph, her career has been dedicated to the well-being of vulnerable community members including children, youth, and seniors. She has been the Executive Director of WSNCC since 2004. She is a long-time resident of Scarborough and strongly believes that supporting communities and working at the neighbourhood level is the best way to build healthy, vibrant and safe communities.
West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre
Darren was born and raised in Scarborough Southwest. He is an alumnus of General Brock Public School, SATEC @ W.A. Porter Collegiate and York University. Professionally, he has worked in the non-profit sector at WE Charity (formerly Free The Children) and at Google, working in Canada and abroad in South-East Asia and India. Since leaving the corporate world, he continues to work on various grassroot initiatives including as a Scarborough campaign manager during the City of Toronto city council elections.
Howard is the Senior Manager of Youth & Community Outreach at ESBGC. Over the past 20 years he has worked with youth in Canada and the U.S. including serving as Director of Education in Portland, Oregon with the Urban League, which provided him with a unique perspective on engaging youth at various phases of their development. For the past 9 years he has worked at ESBGC as Manager of Youth and Community Outreach Services. He holds an M.A. in Divinity and a B.A. in Psychology.
East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club
Jennifer is passionate about volunteering and supporting her neighbourhood. She has been involved in supporting community initiatives throughout Malvern for a number of years. She has been active on parent councils for elementary and secondary schools and she has volunteered for Malvern ANC and other community resident groups including 42 Voices and neighbourhood initiatives such as the 1 Love Malvern and Connect Sheppard East. She has been active in civic participation and engagement. Being a volunteer within her community in Scarborough has enhanced her life and the life of her children.
Laura is the Senior Manager at ACSA. She has lived and worked in Scarborough for the past 15 years. She has a longstanding passion for community development and her work in the community has included working for the Dorset Park ANC. She believes it is fundamentally important to ensure that communities are actively engaged in shaping solutions to issues that are important to them. She believes that too often, the people most impacted by issues are left out of processes due to a variety of systemic inequities.
Agincourt Community Services Association
Luanne is currently the Senior Manager at Victoria Park Hub with Working Women Community Centre. She has been with the Hub since it opened in December 2010 and has worked at WWCC since. She has over 25 years of experience as a manager in the non-profit sector in Toronto, with a focus on community development and engagement.
Working Women Community Centre
Mohamed is a Community Animator with MFRC's Our Strong Neighbourhoods Department which supports food security initiatives through the Malvern Takes Root project, which engages community members as leaders and volunteers to develop ways to help people connect to food through gardens and upcoming urban farm, mobile food markets and culinary bridging programs.
Malvern Family Resource Centre