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2012 Oct. - present

Community Planning and Development Lead 
Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, Kitchener, Ontario

2011 -  2012 

Community Development Coordinator -White Oaks Family Centre
Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre / London Child and Youth Network

2006 -  2011

Community Field Worker/Project Coordinator - North-East Project
Corporation de développement communautaire Cote-des-Neiges, Montreal, Quebec

2005 - 2006 Community Organizer and Educator
Third Avenue Resource Center, Montreal, Quebec
1999 - 2003
Founding member, Education and Campaign Program Coordinator

Voice of Difference - Group for Promotion of Women`s Political Rights, Belgrade, Serbia
2000 - 2002
Coordinator for Training and Education

Center for Development of Non Profit Sector, Belgrde, Serbia
1998 - 2000
Civil Society Development and Education Program Assistant

Fund for an Open Society, Belgrade, Serbia


Women Bulding Community 2013 - ongoing

Training development and action research looking into providing support to immigrant women in the role of peer-to-peer ambassadors in the settlement process. Exploration of peer-to-peer distributed networks in neighbourhoods - community brokerage options in Waterloo Region (Centre for Welfare Reform, 2011)

Neighbourhood Connections 2013 - ongoing 

Outreach and facilitation of the self-reliance capacity building in neighbourhoods with mutliple challenges due to poverty, isolation, crime, and health issues. 

Poverty Free Kitchener-Waterloo 2012 - ongoing

Support and mobilization for the group of agencies, organizations and individuals with lived experience for a greater impact towards poverty elimination in Kitchener-Waterloo. Facilitation of the process leading to community consultations, submissions to formal consultations, pre-election and public fourms, development of tools to assess local policies in poverty reduction. 

White Oaks Family Centre Community Engagement 2011/2012

The vision for the White Oaks neighbourhood Family Centre was guided by children, youth and families. In partnership with local community groups, and service providers, the Family Centre resident teams will be ensuring ongoing support to the program delivery and community building in this multi cultural and vibrant neighbourhood.

Trees and Sun

North-East Project 2006/2011

Integrated territorial revitalization project in one of the most underprivileged parts of Cote-des-Neiges in Montreal. The project developed through initiatives focusing on housing conditions, employment of immigrant professionals and social inclusion. It was made possible through promoting and sustaining collaboration of partner organisations and institutions (municipal services, Police, local Social and Health Services Center, Community and Economic Development Corporation CDN/NDG, Montreal School Board and community organisations).

Declaration for Equality in Education 2007/2009

Building on the collective experiences of parents in public schools, the Montreal based parent movement Parents in Action for Education enlarges its visibility and influence through an analysis of obstacles faced by parents and through an action plan to reinforce parent participation in Montreal public school system.

Women Can Do It 2002/2003

Program aimed at mobilizing and training women political activists in local communities (women from trade unions, political parties and municipal institutions); basic and advanced TOT for a new generation of 40 trainers; program and financial coordination of 50 local trainings; funding and support for local spin-off projects; program evaluation and creation of WCDI Data Base and Web Presentation.

Gender Analysis Strategies 2003
Training for the local partners of UNDP in gender based analysis and planning.
(ADF, CHF, IRD/UMCOR, ACDI/VOCA – Community Mobilization Program),
Coauthor and Trainer;Voice of Difference, Civic Initiatives and ACDI/VOCA

Women's Policy Program 2002/2003
Project Associate writing amendments to the »Labor Law«, research for policy papers/study on gender sensitive legislation; Establishing of Local Women Policy Programs; Coauthor of the brochure “Maternity vs Parental leave”, “Analysis of the political party programs 2002/03”.

Sharing Best Practice with the Women Voter's Campaign School
Belgrade, Serbia 2001 and Vancouver, BC, 2002.
Coordinator of the program for building of future cooperation with the Women's Voters Congress, Vancouver; sharing of women`s pre-electoral campaign experiences that contributed to the political changes of 2000 in Serbia.

Economically Equal, 2001/2002,
Gender Task Force of the Stability Pact for the SSE, OSCE Mission, and women's networks in Serbia and Vojvodina. Legislative campaign for social and economic  gender equality; Media networking coordinator; Dissemination of research on women's economic status in local communities and informing policy development from different regional perspectives brought through grassroots activism.

Choose in order to make choices - Pre-election women's campaign 2000
Coordinator of the public activities project in 40 cities in Serbia »Women's voices as women's claims«; fundraising and report writing; complying publicity materials.

Your Vote – Vote of Difference - Pre-election women's door to door 2000
campaign in 30 cities in Serbia, educator and project administrator; coauthor of the publicity materials.

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