laurenSr Program Manager –  Lauren Moses Brettler has extensive experience working in not-for-profits and the social services. She has worked with homeless, formerly homeless, and at risk women and youth in various settings, including in residential settings at both Horizons for Youth Shelter as well as at the YWCA Toronto 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter, as well as street outreach, drop-in and community outreach settings, at LOFT – Street Outreach Services and Transitional Aged Youth Programming. Lauren also has a great deal of experience in workshop facilitation and volunteer management, gained at Planned Parenthood Toronto with the TEACH Program and Teen Programming.

Lauren has an Hon.B.A. in Women and Gender Studies and Sociology from the University of Toronto as well as a certificate in Dual Diagnosis from George Brown / Griffin Centre.

In her free time, Lauren spends her time wrangling her 3 kids and 2 pets.