Who We Are

Staff

Cheuk Kwan

Cheuk Kwan, Executive Director

Cheuk joined Harmony in 1996 as Project Director after a 20-year career in technology management. He has served as Executive Director since 1998. In 1978, he co-founded an Asian Canadian magazine on arts and cultural activism.  In 1979, Cheuk led a community protest against racist portrayal of Chinese Canadians by a national television network and help found the Chinese Canadian National Council. He has also directed and produced a documentary series about the Chinese diaspora.

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Shafiq Aziz, Director of Programs

Shafiq is a high school teacher in the TDSB, working with students with diverse special education needs in both traditional and alternative learning settings. He has been an equity and social justice advocate with over 13 years of community organizing experience in Toronto. Shafiq has a B.A. in Equity Studies and Women and Gender Studies and a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto.

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Janelle Yanishewski, Director of Operations

Janelle has over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector. She has supported operations in a variety of roles and has experience in communications, marketing, fundraising, project management, event planning, program development, and non-profit management. She has a B.A. in Equity Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto. 

Board of Directors

Bernice Carnegie, Chair
Bernice was one of the founding directors of the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation and for the past 12 years has served as its Executive Director.  Bernice is the daughter of Herb Carnegie and worked by his side for more than 30 years to help share his vision based on a proactive lifestyle message.  She has spoken to many audiences as a trainer and motivational speaker in sales, as a financial planner, in educational circles and the community.

Helen Anderson
Helen currently serves as the Director of Information and Support at the Arthritis Society. Helen has held management and education roles in a variety of settings including Public Health Ontario, and Centennial College. Helen has a Ph.D. n Theory and Policy Studies in Education from the University of Toronto.

Ranvir Jangi, Treasurer
Ranvir is a retired public servant from the Federal Government and has been active for over thirty years in promoting diversity. He is a graduate of Maytree Foundation’s “Leaders for Change” program and is a principal of Facilitation At Work! which provides facilitation and strategic planning services.

Beverley Johnson
Beverley is a labour activist and has held positions at the Ontario Public Services Employee Union, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and the Jamaican Ministry of Labour and National Insurance. She is also a founding member of the Ontario Coalition of Visible Minority Women and the Toronto chapter of the Congress of Black Women.

Ashley D’Silva
Ashley is an Independent Financial Advisor providing financial planning and insurance services to individuals and businesses. His interest in developing respect for diversity for ourselves and generations to come brought him to Harmony Movement. He believes social division comes at a high cost and by finding ways to empower youth today we can build stronger communities in the future.

Co-Founders

  • Joseph Wong
  • Mary Ann Chambers
  • Gordon Cressy