Our Board Team

Youth Without Shelter is governed by a 12 ­member volunteer Board of Directors and an Advisory Board, consisting of community and corporate representatives with diverse professional skills and abilities.

A finance and audit committee provides enhanced oversight of the shelter’s financial management.



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    Moez Bawania


    Associate Vice President, TD Bank Group-Global AML

    Why I support YWS

    “My passion for volunteering and working with youth emanates from my childhood. Having immigrated with my parents and brother to Canada twenty-five years ago, I observed first-hand the challenges faced, including abuse, addiction, poverty, and bullying. I was lucky enough to make it through having been afforded a safe, caring and empowering environment where I felt supported and encouraged to take positive steps in life. I just thought, if I was lucky enough to gain skills and experience that could benefit others, why not help wherever I could?”

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    Nick Viris

    Vice Chair and Treasurer

    Chartered Professional Accountant

    Why I support YWS

    “Serving on the YWS Board of Directors allows me to lend my expertise to better the lives of youth in need. Seeing youth change the direction of their lives and knowing I contributed in a small way is very rewarding.”

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    Tracey Irwin


    Senior Manager, Marketing and Sales Support, Deloitte

    Why I support YWS

    “I serve on the YWS Board because I have seen what a meaningful, long-term effect the shelter has on its residents — it’s so much more than a roof over their heads. With the help and encouragement of the devoted YWS leadership and staff, these amazing kids manage to rise up from some truly unthinkable situations. It is so rewarding to see them blossom into more confident, self-sufficient young adults who are not only full of hope, but often eager to help make positive change in their own way.”


Advisory Board