Fairmont Royal York, In the Imperial Room, Main Lobby
Jan 12, 2018
Angie Draskovic, Yonge Street Mission
Fairmont Royal York, In the Imperial Room, Main Lobby

Angie’s desire to help others is deeply rooted in her faith, and her compassion for people on society’s margins comes from her own lived experience of growing up on social assistance.

Often described as inspiring and resilient, Angie began her career in sales and marketing and had 16 successful years as a senior executive in the telecommunications industry, where she closed multi-million dollar deals and produced unprecedented sales. Soon after her youngest child was born, Angie experienced an increasing desire to align her career with her passion to advocate for vulnerable people, which ultimately led her to found and lead ZOE Alliance Inc, a for profit social enterprise. The encouragement and support of friends and family helped Angie take the steps to fully devote her life’s work to social causes.

Prior to joining The Yonge Street Mission as the president & CEO in 2013, she held other positions in the social profit sector, which included serving as the Executive Director at Muskoka Woods Foundation and Director, Campaign & Major Gifts at Rouge Valley Health System Foundation. She currently serves on the Advisory Panel to the City of Toronto for the Poverty Reduction Strategy and recently co-chaired the Executive Directors Network in Regent Park.

A passionate and engaging speaker, when Angie is not influencing systemic change or advocating for the vulnerable and broken, she is working on her masters in leadership, taking art classes with her daughter and enjoying the outdoors with both of her adult children and Holly, their rescue dog.

Host: Harold Hetherington