Nomination contestant: Rebecca Wood

2019 Toronto-Danforth nomination meeting
Sunday, 2019 May 26, 3 pm – 5 pm
Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 765 Queen St E
Our contestants are Rebecca Wood and Chris Tolley.

Rebecca Wood

Toronto-Danforth nomination contestant Rebecca Wood

Rebecca Wood is a fresh and bold voice, fiercely passionate about social justice, the environment and issues of equality. She is a University of Guelph graduate, successful entrepreneur, and mother of two. Wood has called Toronto-Danforth home for fifteen years. She is woven into the community through collaborations with locally owned businesses, activism to protect good local jobs, and as a parent through her connection to childcare and public schools.

Graduating with distinction from the University of Guelph, Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Studio Art and Art History. In 2005 she conceptualized and launched Rebecca Wood Photography which quickly led to international recognition through featured publications in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Globe & Mail and Toronto Life.

From a young age, Wood’s most beloved place finds her deep in the Canadian landscape. An outdoors counselor in her youth, Rebecca taught aquatics and arts programs to children in Canada & the U.S. but most notably in remote northern Ontario communities. Upon graduation in 2002, she moved to Toronto’s Trinity Spadina neighbourhood. Whilst working at Visual Arts Ontario, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and waiting tables, she found time to volunteer at Ryerson Community School assisting newly arrived immigrant students.

Rebecca Wood has worked alongside her community members actively voicing opposition to keep Smart Centres out of Leslieville and volunteering her time as a photographer to various grassroots inclusivity projects such as Dresscode Project and Get In Project.

As the GPC candidate in Toronto-Danforth, Rebecca Wood brings a fiercely passionate bold voice for issues on social justice, climate change and gender equality with a commitment to creating a safe space for all.

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