We're passionate about promoting the wellbeing of youth in Ontario.

YouthREX’s Academic Leadership, Program Leadership, Staff and Research Assistants as well as our community partners who are part our Provincial Advisory Board have extensive research and professional practice experiences as well as lived experiences with all the issues identified in Stepping Up.

Find out more about us below – our experience with youth issues, our roles at YouthREX and what our hopes are about how YouthREX will matter to youth.


Dr. Uzo Anucha
YouthREX // Co-Chair

Lekan Olawoye
MaRS Studio Y // Co-Chair

Dr. Sarah Todd
Carleton University // Academic Leadership

Dr. Diana Coholic
Laurentian University // Academic Leadership

Dr. Peter Donahue
King’s University College at Western University // Academic Leadership

Likwa Nkala
East Metro Youth Services

Sue Wilkinson

Likwa Nkala
East Metro Youth Services

Gladys Okine
First Work

Kristen Lwin
Practice And Research Together (PART)

Dr. Purnima Sundar
Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

Biljana Zuvela
United Way Toronto & York Region

Victoria Alleyne

Alexander Lovell
Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration Canada (MCIC)

Akin Taiwo
King’s University College at Western University // Assistant Professor