Our Leadership Team
Strides Toronto has talented, passionate, committed staff supporting the diverse needs of our clients and their families. We employ experienced child and youth workers, child therapists, child and family therapists, speech and language pathologists, communicative disorders assistants, social workers, psychologists, behaviour therapists and family home visitors. Our staff are often able to provide services in languages other than English. If we don’t have someone that speaks your language, we will use interpreters to help us work with you and your family.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Janet McCrimmon is a strategic, transformative leader with over 20 years of senior leadership experience in not-for-profits.
Paul Van de Laar
Vice-President, Service Excellence
Paul is a strategic and collaborative leader with more than 25 years of management experience in the healthcare and social services sectors.
Robert Royer, MHSc, CHE
Vice President, Strategy
Robert is a strategic and passionate systems leader with a strong record of successful program planning, monitoring and evaluation in various sectors.
Vice President, Corporate Services
Faraz is a versatile senior professional with over 25 years of experience in leadership across various sectors, including not-for-profits.
Director, Autism and Developmental Services
Darryl Nurse joined Strides Toronto (then Aisling Discoveries) in January 2002. Since then he has lived and worked with children and families living with autism in Scarborough and East York.
Director, Mental Health Services
Erin began at Strides Toronto in 2011 (then East Metro Youth Services) as a core staff in our What’s Up Walk-in clinic.
Director, Community Services
A leadership professional with over 15 years of experience working in community-based organizations that support children, youth and adults, Tammie Orifa joined Strides Toronto in 2022.
Director, Mental Health Systems
Sabrina has been a Strides Toronto employee since 2011, holding multiple positions over the years including Individual and Family Therapist, Youth Engagement Manager, Manager of Community Outreach Services and most recently, Manager of System and Service Access.
Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Debra Williams has implemented transformation projects and interventions for over 25 years as a performance strategist and empowerment coach.
Director, Human Resources
Sarah MacLeod is a human resources leader with more than 15 years of experience and has been with Strides Toronto since June 2018.
Director, Finance and Administration
Kamilah has more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and auditing.