From a young age, Velanie has had a love for all things in the fields of Art and Design. Her interest in Architecture led her to study Environmental Design at OCAD University, where she earned a Bachelor of Design. Velanie’s involvement with StopGap Foundation began in 2014, when she led a Community Ramp Project in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood for an Inclusive Design course. The experience was extremely rewarding and she continued volunteering with the Foundation upon completion of the Project. This led to the opportunity to work with StopGap Foundation, which Velanie welcomed in December of 2016.
Her primary roles include managing the Ramps on Request, School Project, and Corporate Team Building programs, coordinating the onboarding of volunteers, and creating media/graphic design/web content. Outside of her work life, Velanie enjoys going to concerts, weightlifting, and taking long walks around the city.
Contact Velanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.