Keynote Speaker:  Mark Aston  
Executive Director, Covenant House Toronto
Topic: Youth Homelessness in Toronto
Host: Suzanne Boggild
Rotary Toronto Meeting Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024  
Dinner at The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto
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Mark Aston has dedicated his career to taking action against poverty and homelessness and brings a unique passion and specialized knowledge to Canada’s largest agency serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, Mark joined Covenant House Toronto in 2019, after first serving as Executive Director and then CEO of Fred Victor, which he transformed the organization into one of the leading social service agencies addressing homelessness and poverty in Toronto.
Mark has extensive and varied experience in public policy development, system change initiatives, Board and sector leadership, revenue development and volunteerism. He is also the founder and leads the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness, a volunteer organization comprised of 50 organizations—including Covenant House—focused on ending chronic homelessness in Toronto.  Mark brings a shared focus of respect, compassion and unconditional love to the work we do supporting youth who are transforming their lives and exploring their potential.