Meet Our Board Members

Juneeja Varghese

Board Chair

Juneeja currently works as the Manager of Neighbourhoods at United Way Greater Toronto, supporting place-based strategies and empowerment of local communities to collectively lead and build strong neighbourhoods through addressing local issues such as food insecurity, lack of economic opportunities and the need for strong local infrastructure. She has previously managed several community-based projects through North York Harvest Food Bank, Malvern Action for Neighbourhood Change and Black Creek Community Farm, including running a short-term social enterprise in Malvern. She has also worked with resident groups to coordinate advocacy campaigns as well as to manage community gardens, food markets, and community festivals in neighbourhood parks. Her passion for mobilization of grassroots work and leveraging collective action towards building inclusive and resilient communities, has led her to support a number of grassroots groups including leading the strategic planning work of Sprout, a local placemaking organization that connects non-profits to urban design expertise. Juneeja is also currently on the Board of Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, having served as the Governance Committee Chair and on the Executive Committee, supporting its mission to ensure newcomer women and their families have a safe and supportive space to thrive and reach their full potential. She has previously sat on the Toronto Food Policy Council, Food Secure Canada Youth Caucus, Meal Exchange’s Real Food Challenge Advisory Group and currently sits on the Peel Food Action Council as well as the emergency food access tables alongside municipal and regional governments.



Sofia Arora


Sofia Arora is working as a Manager, People and Culture with Daily Bread Food Bank and has over 8 years of experience in driving strategic human resources initiatives and optimizing organizational performance. Prior to Daily Bread, She has worked with SKETCH, a community art organization supporting homeless and marginalized young people and has been instrumental in setting up the human resources department from scratch.

She has a Master’s from Seneca College and is a holder of the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP). She has a strong passion for women rights, empowerment and issues affecting women in our community. This is the reason she has joined TPWC.



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