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Staff Profiles

Anne Jamieson, Senior Manager

Anne Jamieson joined the Toronto Enterprise Fund in 2003. In addition to overseeing grants to a portfolio of social enterprises, Anne is committed to building a strong, vibrant and sustainable social enterprise sector in Canada. She launched the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise series in 2004, is a founding member of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, and former chair of the Ontario Social Economy Roundtable. Anne’s background is in small business development and, for contrast, international commercial finance. Anne holds an MBA from Ivey, and an Honours BA from U of T; she is bilingual in English and French.

Paul Chamberlain, Manager

Paul Chamberlain joined TEF in late 2016 after almost ten years as Ontario Director with the Canadian Community Economic Development Network, where he supported social enterprise infrastructure development through the SEontario.org online resource and working in collaboration with the Ontario Social Economy Roundtable (OSER). He led CCEDNet’s Ontario-wide social enterprise research on the size, scope and impact of the sector, as reported in Inspiring Innovation (2012) and Enterprising Change (2015). Paul was CCEDNet-Ontario's representative in its trustee and advisory relationship with Social Enterprise Toronto (SET), a local peer network of employment focused social enterprises funded by TEF. He also led national research projects on poverty reduction, immigrant social enterprise and youth peer mentoring. Previously, Paul worked in CED and social enterprise in downtown east Toronto and taught part-time in Ryerson University's Management of Non-Profits program. 

Alexandra Djukic, Manager, Social Purchasing Project

Alexandra Djukic joined the Social Purchasing Project in April 2014. Her background is in the print industry and social enterprise: she ran her own business for 5 years, then joined Phoenix Print Shop, a social enterprise that trains and employs youth, from 2006 to 2014.

Alexis Kane Speer, Associate Manager

Alexis Kane Speer joined the TEF team in June 2012. Outside of her work at TEF, she directs the Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space (STEPS) Initiative, a social enterprise that uses art to connect people to public spaces, by working primarily with youth across some of Toronto’s most underserved communities. In 2011, Alexis was awarded a DiverseCity Fellowship by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance for her work leading city-building initiatives, and she has sat on the Advisory Board of the Toronto Arts Council's Neighbourhood Arts Network. Alexis received an M.A. from the University of Toronto's Department of Geography and Planning.

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