Ally McGibbon holds a diploma in Social Service Work from Mohawk College and is currently earning a BSW at Toronto Metropolitan University. She has worked in the fields of mental health and addictions, housing and case management for ten years, and is especially interested in advocacy, social justice, and advancing the recognition of rights for Indigenous Communities and 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.
Ally has worked as a facilitator leading Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Livingworks) workshops; Auricular acupuncture (NADA Acu-Detox) groups; Genders And Sexualities Alliance (GSA) organizing committee; and will soon be stepping into a new vocational venture as Advisory Committee Coordinator at Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Toronto. Ally is interested in Holistic Growth and Wellness and strives to joyfully incorporate this into their daily life through practicing positive body movement, engaging in experiential connections with others, and looking for meaningful ways to be well within the body as well as within larger communities.
Berna Ataoglu is a Theatre Critic, Storyteller and Communication Specialist.
She joined Common Compass as a Grant Writer and Communication Intern.
She will graduate from the Humber College Professional Writing and Communication graduate certificate program at the end of 2022. She also has a Bachelor of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy; a Bachelor of Public Finance; and a Master of Radio and Television degree.
As a member of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), she has numerous published theatre, book, and film reviews, mainly focusing on domestic abuse, women’s rights, equity, and masculinity.
She is a dog person and mother of two puppies, Istanbul and Shakespeare.
Hello, my name is Nicoya Riley! I’m a 4th year BSW student at Toronto Metropolitan University and completing my placement here at Common Compass. I have a passion for supporting Youths by dismantling systems of injustice while advocating for equity and social justice to enhance their well-being.
Sumu Sathi is a Labour Relations Specialist for COPE Ontario representing workers in the government, private and non-profit sectors by leading negotiations for better wages, benefits and safe working conditions. Prior to joining COPE Ontario, Sumu was the first racialized person to be elected as Chair for York Region Unit and Long-Term in CUPE and represented approximately 4000 frontline public servants. She was also the co-founder of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Human Rights Committee and has over 10 years of frontline caseworker experience at York Region Social Services. Sumu has extensive experience in social justice and human rights work both in the labour movement and government sectors. She holds a B.Sc from U of T and will be completing her BSW in April 2023 at the University of Manitoba. Sumu will be pursuing her Master in Social Work with a specialization in Social Justice and Diversity at the University of Toronto starting Sep 2023.