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Michelle talks to day about her approach to solving social issues in her community. She speaks about celebrating difference, facilitating community and how we really need to learn how to say hello more often.

Biography Michelle lives in Oakville with her husband Jeff. She has 4 adult children and one teenager. Michelle attended Humber College for the Community Worker program and had great placement and early career opportunities with Parkdale Legal Services, St Christopher House, LAMP Community Health Centre, Flemingdon Park Red Cross and ESL program, Community Living & Christian Horizons. She has been privileged to have been mentored by many community leaders who shared their knowledge of the importance of facilitating community. These experiences have led her to take on the challenge of being the Executive Director of Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre where she has been involved for 15 years. Michelle is passionate about the importance of nurturing neighbourhoods to be the best they can be by encouraging support, connections and contributions for every member of a community