Action Against Hunger’s vision is of a world without hunger

Youth Advisory Panel Members

In 2015, Tolu and Olivia, two Action Against Hunger ambassadors, began the Youth Advisory Panel. This group of passionate youth is striving to make effective change and pioneering their own movements. Students associated with the Panel now collaborate to build local programs – from a community garden in Toronto to a month-long child hunger campaign at the University of Ottawa. For more information about how to get involved, please contact Célia Le Normand at 416-644-1016 x 205 or clenormand@actioncontrelafaim.ca.

Olivia Rossetti

Olivia Rossetti

Olivia is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Professional Communication at Ryerson University. She is the Youth Ambassador on Action Against Hunger Canada's Board of Directors. Olivia leads the first-ever national Youth Against Hunger program. She's a city girl through and through and loves her coffee.

Toluwanimi Olubode

Toluwanimi Olubode

Tolu is currently in his final year of High School at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School, Mississauga. He is the Student Ambassador for his school and leads his local Youth Against Hunger group. In his downtime, Tolu likes to listen to jazz music, pick up a book or try out new recipes.

Sarah Zankar

Sarah Zankar

Sarah is in her 3rd year of biomedical sciences at the university of Ottawa. She's been involved with spreading awareness and fundraising towards Action Against Hunger since high school. She created an ACF club at her university to bring awareness to the Ottawa community. When she's not studying or volunteering, she loves staying at home and having a netflix marathon on her own (yes, she does have friends too).

Fatin Tawfig

Fatin Tawfig

Fatin is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, double majoring in Political Science and Psychology. She is inspired by the work of Action Against Hunger Canada and is excited to contribute to the inaugural Youth Advisory Panel. In her spare time, she can usually be found among good books and great coffee.

Jolene Zheng

Jolene Zheng

Jolene is a grade 10 student at Richmond Hill High School. Honoured to be on Canada's first Youth Panel for Action Against Hunger, she hopes to make a difference, and spread awareness. Jolene is a sports enthusiast, enjoying many sports such as basketball, volleyball, dragon boat, soccer, and more!

Alexandra Santos

Alexandra Santos

Alexandra is a grade 12 student at St. Joseph's College School in Toronto, Canada. She is involved in several leadership and volunteer initiatives both internal and external to my school. She also teach figure skating to young children.

Houda Halwani

Houda Halwani

Houda is a 3rd year student at the university of Ottawa with a passion for humanitarian work and international affairs. She dreams of living in a world of equal opportunities and living conditions, which is what motivated her to begin an Action Against Hunger club in grade 11 and continues to drive all of her volunteer work today.

Alexanya Davies

Alexanya Davies

Alexanya recently completed a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture at Western University. As a member of the Action Against Hunger Youth Advisory Panel, she is excited to get more involved in her local community and inspire others to get involved.

Sybelle VanAntwerp

Sybelle VanAntwerp

Sybelle is a 3rd year student at McGill University majoring in agricultural economics. Originally from the United States, she grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Last summer, she interned with Action Against Hunger in New York City and Nairobi, Kenya, and she is thrilled to continue her involvement through the Youth Advisory Panel!

Nazia Sohani

Nazia Sohani

Nazia recently graduated from the MSc. Global Health program at McMaster University and is inspired by Action Against Hunger's commitment to eradicating malnutrition. She is excited to contribute to the youth advisory panel. She loves to travel and is a foodie at heart. In her free time, she can be found experimenting with new recipes.