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.