The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce Helen Tewolde has joined as its Director of Policy and Programs.
Ms Tewolde brings more than a decade of management experience developing research, programs, and partnerships related to access to post-secondary education and employment. Most recently she was Senior Researcher and Manager at Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). Prior to that Ms Tewolde was Manager of Program and Partnership Development at George Brown College. She has also held management positions at the Council of Educators of Toronto, City of Toronto and United Way Toronto.
Ms Tewolde has served on a wide range of local and international initiatives and boards of directors, including the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Eritrean Youth Collective, European Access Network, and the Couchiching Institute of Public Affairs.
Ms Tewolde attended McMaster University for Hons. B.A. and OISE/UT for an M.A. in Theory and Policy Studies in comparative, international, and development education. She holds a certificate in Executive Non-Profit Management from the Stanford University School of Business. She was a 2015 Vital People Award winner, 2011 DiverseCity Fellow, and Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award winner from the University of Toronto.
The Foundation’s Director of Policy and Programs develops and implements granting activities within its access to justice objectives, supports and manages relationships with grantees, justice sector organizations and other funders, and provides leadership to staff.