Our Mission

Covid Care Collective provides food and basic supplies necessary for daily life to Canadians in critical financial need.

The current global pandemic is causing a strain for people financially, physically and mentally. It is our goal that no one should have to worry about obtaining basic necessities.

Who We Support

Thousands of Canadians are at-risk of going hungry during this crisis. We provide urgent relief to individuals and families who are in critical financial need of support. 

The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit will provide relief to many Canadians from now until July, but there are still many who are ineligible to apply.

 

We are here to fill in that gap.

The Covid Care Collective cares about you.

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Meet The Team

Jenna Tabatznik

Executive Director

Jenna completed her Master’s in Human Rights at Goldsmiths University in the United Kingdom, where she also worked for two international NGOs . Most recently, she was responsible for coordinating and facilitating the development of Amnesty International’s global strategy which will launch in 2021. She is skilled in the areas of strategic planning, impact analysis, organizational collaboration and project management. While in self-isolation, Jenna took over running Covid Care Collective, and currently oversees its operation full-time.

Laurel Etkin

Director

After completing a Bachelor’s in Education, Laurel earned her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Medical Science collaborative program in Neuroscience. Laurel is passionate about working with vulnerable populations of youth, specifically those with neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities and social-emotional issues. Laurel acted as the General Manager for a children’s athletic charity for three years where she gained experience working with both disadvantaged communities as well as Fortune 500 corporate sponsors. Laurel’s past experiences enable her to take a professional approach to philanthropic initiatives by implementing novel fundraising strategies as well as sponsorship and partnership arrangements.

Noah Walters

Director

Noah completed his JD/MBA from the University of Ottawa and recently moved home to begin his career at the international law firm, Dentons LLP. While in school, Noah founded the Blockchain Law Society, an emerging technologies consultancy for venture capital, cyber security, and blockchain based businesses. Noah is also the former co-founder of Toronto based social enterprise, Feedback App. Noah brings valuable experience leading and coordinating business development to the Covid Care Collective.

Dillan Jacobson 

Co-head of Volunteer and Recipient Operations

Dillan completed her master’s degree in Global Affairs from New York University in 2019, specializing in global gender studies and data analytics. She now works as a programme and coordination consultant at UN Women, the United Nations Entity Dedicated to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Dillan brings extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector to the Covid Care Collective. Since joining the team, she has been supporting the volunteer management and recipient assessment processes.

Lindsay Feuer

Co-head of Volunteer and Recipient Operations

Upon completing her Bachelors degrees in Psychology at the University of Manitoba, and Social Work at Booth University College, Lindsay began her career in child protection in Winnipeg at the Jewish Child and Family Service (JCFS). In 2019, Lindsay moved to Toronto and accepted the position of counsellor at a private school in Vaughan. Lindsay contributes to strategy, and assesses the volunteers’ and recipients’ eligibility for the Covid Care Collective.

Judy Walters

Head of Media Marketing

Judy completed her Honours Bachelor degree in film and media communications in 2020. While in school, Judy was involved with a student run lifestyle and arts publication where she was the executive graphic designer for the marketing team. Judy has also worked in marketing at Bell Media prior to completing her degree and brings her passion, creativity and experiential design skills to the Covid Care Collective.

Alina Zgardau

Volunteer and Recipient Operations Management Associate

Alina completed her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Medical Science program in clinical health administrative research. Alina is actively involved in numerous volunteer programs around the GTA and is passionate about helping diverse populations in need. Since joining the team, she has been contributing her management and communication skills to support the volunteer management and recipient assessment processes for Covid Care Collective. 

Anca Zgardau

Anca completed her undergraduate studies with a major in Psychology and a minor in Family Child Studies at the University of Guelph. She then completed her thesis in Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology. In 2016, Anca obtained her real estate license and has been working along side her family ever since. Currently, Anca is working towards obtaining her law degree at the University of Ottawa. In the past, she enjoyed volunteering as a swim instructor, using the skills she gained from years of competitive swimming. In her free time, Anca enjoys playing piano and guitar, as well as spending time with her family and friends.

Covid Care Collective

Email: covidcarecollective@gmail.com

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