EXECUTIVE TEAM

Patricia Salmon 
Chief Executive Officer

Patricia has over a decade of experience in executive roles in Canada and in the United States and has organizational, financial management and stakeholder relationship skills.  Patricia's oversight of programming includes employment services for individuals experiencing significant barriers to employment including immigrants, people living with disabilities and those struggling to re-enter the workforce following an absence.  Patricia has successfully led her teams through transformative periods including shifts in funding, programming and operating models.  Patricia is known as a respected people leader who builds strong relationships by creating a clear connection between the purpose of the organization and the contribution of each person on the team.

Diane Moore 
Executive Assistant

Diane has held a number of administrative positions at JobStart, and has always shown commitment and pride in her role. Diane's administrative expertise has evolved with the agency over the past ten years, with the goal of becoming an Executive Assistant. She has successfully completed Humber College's Continuing Education Program and successfully graduated with her "Executive Assistant Certificate".

Louise De Roo

Director, Finance

With a wealth of experience in both finance and in operational planning and management, Louise joined the JobStart team in April 2017. She brings a strong sense of social justice and of the need to reconcile financial constraints with the needs of clients for service. This has been evidenced in her work with various charities in Canada as well as overseas with relief and development organizations. Reconciling the desire of funders to minimize the costs of administration with the need to provide strong accountability requires constant review of processes and technology with a view to continuous improvement. Louise’s background in education (B.Ed.) combined with her business and audit experience (CA, CPA) positions her well to focus on capacity building while doing just that.

Jemima Sabapathy 
Director, Programs & Strategic Initiatives 

A strategic leader with extensive experience in program innovation, project management, risk management, financial management, and partnership development in the non-profit sector, Jemima has successfully guided the growth and development of diverse projects and programming, fee-for-service ventures, and business and corporate partnerships. Her expertise includes significant national and international leadership roles. She has been recognized for her ability to build strong teams, write successful funding proposals, develop successful service delivery models, diversify revenue generation, as well as strengthen relationships with many corporate and community stakeholders while maintaining excellent relations with funders and donors. Jemima is well known for her vision, innovation, insight, and tenacity which she uses to circumvent barriers and empower the clients she serves.

Tracy Houston

Director, Programs & Services

Tracy has been an employee of JobStart since 1994 holding progressive roles; originally as a Summer Student, and advancing to Employment Counsellor, Coordinator, Programs & Services, Manager, Programs & Services, and effective February 2016 as the Director, Programs and Services. She has provided leadership to a variety of employment programs such as Employment Ontario,  Youth Employment Fund, Summer Jobs Service and Job Connect. Tracy has successfully developed and implemented best practices for program delivery and has assisted in the planning and coordinating of activities designed to promote JobStart’s programs and services to employers and key stakeholders in the community. Tracy has been involved in many of JobStart’s collaborations and network groups including; the Literacy Basic Skills (LBS) Partnership, First Work, Youth Employment Partnership, Youth Advisory Committee, Etobicoke Youth Network and the LakeShore Youth Committee.  In 2014; Tracy was a successful graduate from CASIP’s Collaborative Leaders for a Collaborative Future Leadership Training Program. 

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Jun 26, 2020

​Learn about Foreign Credential Recognition loan for internationally trained professionals @ JobStart's webinar on July 9 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM. Register online https://foreigncredentialloans.eventbrite.ca Or contact s.wangmo@jobstart.org

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Jun 25, 2020

​JobStart & Rogers is hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday July 15th - Positions available: Customer Service Representatives.
Register through Eventbrite: https://jobstartvirtualjobfair.eventbrite.ca
Registration Closes on July 10th or Contact Claudia – Job Developer. Email: c.lio@jobstart.org

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Jun 22, 2020

​Do you believe in engaging and empowering newcomer women? Are you passionate about guiding them on their settlement journey? Become a Settlement Mentor with the Newcomer Community Integration Program. email to s.wangmo@jobstart.org for information. 

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Jun 22, 2020

​Want to support newcomer & refugee women? NCIP is recruiting new members for its Women’s Advisory Committee. 

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Jun 18, 2020

JobStart presents a Virtual Toastmasters Workshop on July 2nd
✓ Learn & improve your presentation skills
✓ Speak with confidence - prepared or impromptu speech
✓ Supportive group setting & receive constructive feedback
RSVP at https://toastmasterssession.eventbrite.ca

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Jun 12, 2020

Nervous about interviewing online? Join @JobStart for a peer to peer conversation on tips and tricks on acing that online interview. Wednesday, June 17th 11Am to 12Pm.  Register:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/chat-connect-recharge-tickets-106017962580 #settlementsupport #peersharing #onlineinterviewtips

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Jun 9, 2020

Are you a person with a disability? Looking for work? Capability can help! Due to COVID-19, Capability is offering virtual services. Please contact Courtney for more info at c.boudreau@jobstart.org

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Jun 4, 2020

JobStart is having a Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 10am to 12:30 pm ! #JobFair
Register at https://jobfairbyjobstart.eventbrite.ca or contact Muavviz Ayvaz - Information Officer - m.ayvaz@jobstart.org | Tel: 416-231-2295 x 5742

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Jun 2, 2020

Special guest artist will be hosting @JobStart Chat, Connect, Recharge! tomorrow, June 3 - 11Am to 12Pm. Find some space in your day to release your inner artist.  Register: H.Shah@jobstart.org. #mentalhealth #newcomers #settlementsupport #paint

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