Brianna Greaves is an educator and community-builder with over 10 years’ experience in community organizations and coalitions for social justice. She joined Daily Bread in 2013 as Information and Referral Services Coordinator. Prior to Daily Bread, she worked at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital, followed by a post-graduate Bachelors of Education from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Since 2003, Brianna has led workshops on subjects ranging from anti-oppression and safer spaces to consent-building and consensus decision-making.
With a background in both education and employment services, Nikki McAlister joined the Daily Bread team in 2010, working as the on-site food bank coordinator before moving to Daily Bread’s Agency Relations team, managing the needs of 24 agencies. She has Instructor certification for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and Trauma Informed Care from the Crisis Prevention Institute.
Matthew Neill joined Daily Bread July 2016 as Food Services Manager, bringing a decade of experience delivering training on food handling and safety, as well as 20 years of working in almost every position in restaurants across Canada and Europe. As a volunteer manager in the refugee sector in the UK, he delivered training on working with vulnerable persons for four years, and also worked as a Coordinator for City of Sanctuary in the UK. Matthew is an Advanced Food Safety Handler and Trainer, Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certified, has NVQ Food Handling Level 2 (UK certification), and has led and presented at numerous conferences and panel discussions.
With experience in strategic business development for the tech sector, rights-based research and policy development for non-profits, and a decade of facilitation and community organizing, Reena brings a unique perspective to her role at Daily Bread as a Community Engagement Coordinator, trainer and facilitator. She uses a popular education approach to her trainings and work, drawing on life experiences to engage staff and volunteers at food programs hoping to provide the most accessible, dignified and respectful services possible at agencies across Toronto. Reena identifies as a trans*/genderqueer immigrant and settler who is obsessed with food.
Ramiro Arteaga facilitates the Safe Food Handling training workshop.