Local Food Manager
(905) 274-6222 ext. 302
Merissa is dedicated to bringing people together around food. She has over a decade of experience developing hands-on cooking and nutrition education programs for youth, families and marginalized community members.
Her interest for improving access to healthy foods rose while pursuing a degree in Community Nutrition from McGill University.
Since then, she has developed several community-based food programs to engage people of diverse backgrounds in sharing their knowledge and skills around food. During her time leading the Boîte à Lunch program, she facilitated community kitchens to develop the cooking skills and nutrition knowledge of thousands of children, youth, and newcomer families each year.
This experience taught her about the powerful effect that food has in bringing a community together. Merissa is excited to be working with the Ecosource team to explore food systems through urban agriculture initiatives.