Leticia Deawuo

Black Creek Community Farm
Participates in 1 Session

Leticia Ama Deawuo is a long-time resident of Jane-Finch Community and mother of two children who has been a leading social activist work in Jane-Finch area of Toronto and across the City of Toronto for the past 10 years. As a community resident and organizer, Leticia has been absolutely instrumental in development and formation of a number of prominent community groups and initiatives including Jane Finch On The Move, Jane Finch Action Against Poverty, Jane Finch Political Conversation Café, Black Creek Food Justice Network, Mothers-In-Motion and so on and so forth. Leticia also worked as a Community Development Worker with Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre for many years.

In her capacity as a program worker, then a program manager and now the director of the Black Creek Community Farm, Leticia has shown excellent capabilities to engage residents, allies and other stake holders in struggles for community improvement and social and economic justice including the realization of Food security and food Justice in Jane-Finch. She has helped facilitating the formation of Black Creek Food Justice Network, Black Creek Community Farm Resident Council and has managed to bring together a wide range of allies and supporters together to work for the enhancement of the community farm and the non-profit urban food development in one of Toronto’s most excluded and disadvantaged communities.

Leticia is a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council. She is a now vice-chair to USC Canada and is currently a part-time instructor with George Brown College.

Leticia is a recipient of the Arrell Institute, Canada Community Food Hero Award.



Sessions in which Leticia Deawuo participates

Wednesday May 15, 2019

1:00 PM
1:00 PM