Naomi is a passionate storyteller and community-builder who sees relationships as the starting point for change. A part of the Healthy Communities Initiative team, she combines the desire for equitable and care-oriented social structures with an understanding that relationality and reciprocity underscore thriving, resilient communities. She believes that through listening and sharing our stories, we develop pathways of understanding, empathy, and care that can bring our creative imaginings into realities.
Naomi is currently completing her master’s degree in social justice education at the University of Toronto. In her spare time, Naomi can be found exploring Toronto’s Farmer’s Markets, making friends with her local barista, or enjoying shabbat in the park.
What is your favourite way to spend a day in the city?
I love taking a day to explore Toronto’s cemeteries. The city has beautiful parks, but some of the most peaceful and beautiful places often go unappreciated!