Meet Our Directors!

Adil Dhalla

Board Chair
I’m Adil Dhalla, or Dil for short.  I am a civic entrepreneur and community organizer who is driven to co-create new and inclusive economies. I’m the Executive Director of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), which is a not-for-profit organization that provides space, services and programs to +2000 social mission organizations annually. In addition to this role at CSI and my work with StopGap I am the co-founder and chair of Camp Reset, a not-for-profit and acclaimed summer camp for adults that is uniquely addressing issues around mental health and loneliness for adults through play and digital detoxing.

I was recently named a BALLE Fellow, which is awarded to local economy leaders who are creating the new economy, and I’m the first Muslim to ever receive the honour. Oh… and I really dig bow ties.

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Trevor Bardell

My name is Trevor and I have been a member of the the StopGap Board since 2015. I learned about StopGap through social media, and first became involved when my daughter Taylor (also a board member) began a community ramp project in our town. When I’m not volunteering for StopGap, you can find me on the soccer pitch, or in the operating room. StopGap Foundation is important to me because many of my patients cannot access all spaces in our community. At StopGap we’re working to change this.

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Taylor Bardell

My name is Taylor Bardell and I am currently a fourth year Psychology student at Queen’s University. I first became involved in StopGap in high school when I created a ramp project for my hometown of Belleville, Ontario. It was a super fun and rewarding experience, so when Luke approached me about becoming a board member in the fall of 2015, I was thrilled! StopGap is great organization because it is a fun and simple idea that has this amazing potential to truly help people.

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Amanda Robinson

My name is Amanda and I’m one of the StopGap Board’s newest members. I first learned about StopGap from a friend and from then on kept seeing the ramps in so many of Toronto’s great neighbourhoods. By day I manage publicity for one of Canada’s largest banks, and by night I love trying new restaurants all over the city. I look forward to seeing how StopGap continues to transform the communities in which we live and work.

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