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Dr. Agnes Thomas

Executive Director

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto

Dr. Agnes Thomas is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Agnes served in the not-for-profit sector for more than two decades locally and internationally. She also serves on several non-profit boards and network tables in the GTA.

Dr. Thomas is a leading community development practitioner and academic with a passion for equity, community mobilization and transformation, and organizational change. Her professional and community accomplishments have been recognized by multiple awards, including the Leaders and Legends- Distinguished Service Award by OISE at the University of Toronto (2023), the Canadian South Asian Trail Blazer Award on Gender Equity (2019) and a Finalist for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award (2020).
Agnes holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Community Development with an award-winning thesis from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. She has a Masters (M.A.) in Critical Disability Studies from York University, and a Diploma in Social Development from the Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University.