Our Team

The work of our multidisciplinary team and partners has led to a major transformation in community-based and collaborative homelessness research in Canada.

  • Ahmad Bonakdar

    Managing Director of Research

  • Allyson Marsolais

    Executive Vice President

  • Amanda Buchnea Headshot

    Amanda Buchnea

    Strategy, Policy and Innovation Specialist

  • Anika Shama Portrait

    Anika Shama

    Manager, Research and Evaluation

  • Averi Labancz-Vye headshot

    Averi Labancz-Vye

    Research Assistant on Indigenous Homelessness

  • Cedar Michel headshot

    C. L. Michel

    French Content Coordinator

  • Cassandra Sangiuliano Headshot

    Cassandra Sangiuliano

    Research Assistant, MtS DEMS

  • Cathy Fournier

    Sr. Scholar on Indigenous Homelessness

  • Chris Durand

    Senior Digital Project Coordinator

  • Cora MacDonald

    Senior Manager, Housing First for Youth, MtS DEMS

  • Emma Amon

    Senior Communications Coordinator

  • Erika Morton

    Systems Planning Coordinator

  • Jacqueline Sohn

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • John Ecker

    Director of Research and Evaluation

  • Karen Bosworth headshot

    Karen Bosworth

    Instructional Design Specialist

  • Lauren Mar

    Quantitative Data Coordinator, MtS DEMS

  • Headshot of Sallah Drammeh

    Pa Sallah Drammeh


  • Promise Busulwa

    Communications Coordinator

  • Rachel Lau Headshot

    Rachel Lau

    Communications Coordinator

  • Rubina Karyar

    Research and Evaluation Coordinator

  • Sandra Wong

    Research Assistant

  • Sarah Anne Charlebois

    Graphic Designer

  • Steph Vasko

    Senior Director of Communications

  • Stephen Gaetz

    President & CEO

  • Susan Atkinson

    Administrative Assistant

  • Yasmine Abu-Ayyash

    Research and Evaluation Coordinator

Careers at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

Interested in working for us? We’re always looking for passionate people to join our team.