Mission Statement
Our mission is to enable and inspire individuals to reach their greatest potential. Our goal is to empower them to be the hero in their own story.

Our charity registration number is 80828 4442 RR 0001.

Meet our team at The Local Charity.
Laney Chan
Managing Director/Founder



Born in Hong Kong, I’ve lived my life between Toronto & Hong Kong my entire childhood. It took a long time before accepting that the relationship with my biological father was abusive – and as anyone that’s experienced it would tell you, it’s complicated. Finally, at the age of 21, I stood up against the abusive relationship – disowned at the age of 22, it was the toughest year of my life – it was a mixture of disparity and hope.

I certainly believe my upbringing has led me to (subconsciously) make some self-sabotaging life choices ; and as the law of attraction would tell us, you get what you focus on. I also believe that if you are determined, you can get what you want. As Tony Robbins says “Your past does not equal your future”.

Today, I am a single mother to an amazing boy. It took me years and years to see the light at the end of the tunnel, it definitely gives me a little more perspective on how tough it is. For me, charity is practical. It’s often easy, usually inconvenient, but always necessary.

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Minh Dang
Director of Information Technology
Growing up in Parkdale, Toronto in the 90s in a family of 6, I experienced first hand the poverty faced by many immigrants in the community. For myself and many of my friends, technology was our means of escape to break the cycle of poverty.

I believe technology is the great equalizer and my responsibility through The Local Charity is not simply to provide technological resources, but to educate and empower individuals so that they may escape from poverty and inspire others to positive action.

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Gabriela Morillo
Jr. Project Manager

I was born in London, Ontario, and have spent the majority of my life outside of Canada. Between living in Colombia and Texas, I have seen the immense positive impact compassionate and dedicated people can have on their communities.

After moving back to Canada three years ago I decided to pursue a degree in Business Administration and have completed a certificate in Project Management. Beyond my academic endeavours, I seek to give back to the city that has become my new home, Toronto. The Local Charity enhances access to the necessary tools and skills for those in need, and I am fortunate to be involved in allowing individual’s achieve their goals.

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Isaac Barrett
Logistic Manager



Jamaican born and raised, I was fortunate to have the support of my family throughout my childhood days. Though I did, I was close to persons who were not as fortunate. Seeing the struggles that they have had to endure, the pain they have suffered and the completely different directions our lives have taken, I became driven and highly motivated to become a part of a unit whose goal is to effect change in the lives of those less fortunate than myself, or who just need someone to believe in them.

Now at the age of 24, and with a strong finance and management background, and also having the privilege of owning and operating my own business by the age of 21, I am motivated to share my experiences and help others achieve their dreams and working with Laney and The Local Charity, opens doors of opportunities to do just that.

It’s time we help others realize the true potential in themselves by simply helping them make that first step in the right direction, with a little guidance and motivation.

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Muneeb Syed
Information Technology Coordinator

Profile coming soon.

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The Local Charity’s Member
I highly recommend this charity to anyone looking to give back to their community.
Jason Vuu | Member Since 2008