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. My relationship with my biological father could only be defined as abusive and 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.

Today, I am a single mother to an amazing boy. While still enduring the midst of the pain in this chapter of my life, it definitely gave 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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Kelly Zhou
Director of Communication/Public Relation



As Director of Communications, Kelly oversees and builds awareness about The Local Charity Foundation.

Kelly believes in the importance of community involvement, inspiring others and giving back. As an active volunteer, her community leadership includes cooking for youth and women shelters, fundraising for local charities, as well as charitable giving.

When Kelly is not volunteering, she is working as a communications professional with 5+ years of experience in internal communications, traditional and social media strategy development, digital content creation and event execution. She has a passion for creativity and innovation on all things digital that inspire and motivate people.

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Jennifer Chan
Director of Finance
I feel that I have been fortunate enough to grow up in a safe and supportive environment that has provided me all the opportunities I needed to learn, grow and work toward my goals and dreams. When I see that there are many others within our community who are less fortunate than I am, who may not have had the same opportunities that I had growing up, I am motivated to contribute and do my part by volunteering my services. I, myself, may not be able to make a difference, but when working together as a team, I truly believe that The Local Charity will be able to inspire and motivate others to give, as well as help enrich the lives of those who are in need.

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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