Membership in Diversity Thunder Bay is open to any individual or organization interested in Diversity issues and in agreement with the organization’s Mission Statement. We are a community based, grass roots organization and are not incorporated.

Individuals and organizations are added to the membership list upon payment of an annual membership fee of $20 for individuals and $35 for organizations. For a membership invoice, contact Brenda Reimer . (In the case of students or others for whom the fee may be a deterrent to membership, it will be waived upon confidential request.)

You may also join Diversity Thunder Bay by transferring the membership fee via e-transfer to:

Name: Diversity TB
Email Address:
Security Question: “Purpose of funds?”
Password Answer: “membership”

Simply logon to your online banking, select e-transfer, and input the above. Tell us the name of your organization, or that you are joining as an individual. We’ll do the rest.

All members receive minutes, notices of meeting and information deemed to be of interest to the membership by email.

It is understood that not all prospective members are able to attend noon-hour meetings. A few members do not attend the monthly meeting but work on a working group which meets at another time (e.g., Breakfast Planning Committee; Education and Communication Committee; Incidence Committee). Here is a brief summary of the working groups for members interested in joining one of them:

DTB Committees Overview – 2022

Other members only attend the March 21st Breakfast but choose to maintain membership to show their support of Diversity’s goal. Average attendance at meetings is 15.

At an Annual General Meeting held each February volunteers from the membership agree to serve as officers for a three year term. Members also volunteer to chair one of the monthly meetings.

Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting of DTB (held the 4th Wednesday of the month except for March, July, August and December) in the McNaughton Room, 3rd floor, City Hall at 12 noon to learn more about us before becoming a member.

Diversity Membership Form 2020


Organization Members (representative)

  • Baha’i Community (Carolyne Dowdell) (Melissa Oskineegish)
  • Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario (Alice Bellavance)
  • CAMAT – Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Thunder Bay (Vishnu Kowlessar)
  • Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay (Rose Bakke)
  • Children’s Centre Thunder Bay (Tanya MacLeod)
  • City of Thunder Bay (Carly Toppozini) (Lorraine MacPhail)
  • Communities Together for Children (Kim Couch)
  • Confederation College (Jeannine Verdenyk)
  • John Howard Society (Colleen Peters) (Rianna Hampton)
  • Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic (Beth Ponka) (Allister McGillivray)
  • Lakehead Public Schools (Maggie Rutter)
  • Lakehead Social Planning Council (Marie Klassen)
  • Linda Kelly Social Work
  • Lutheran Community Centre (Nicole Tetrault-Busniak)
  • Mikinakoos Children’s Fund (Emily Shandruk)
  • Neebing Municipal Council (Dr. Mark Thibert)
  • New Directions Speakers School (Anneke Gregg)
  • OPTIONS Northwest (Jill Thompson) (Tony DeAgazio)
  • Parks Canada (Angel Gledhill)
  • PARO (Rosalind Lockyer)
  • Rainbow Collective of Thunder Bay (Jason Veltri)
  • Regional Multicultural Youth Centre (Moffat Makuto)
  • REMAX First Choice Realty (Vince Mirabelli)
  • St Joseph’s Care Group (Lisa Beckwick)
  • St Paul’s United Church (Ernie Epp) (Laurie Forbes)
  • Safety Net Security (Maneet Ahlawat)
  • Students Union of Confederation College (Thomas McDonald) (Ronnie Kasana)
  • SuperstarX (Nicole Weatherley)
  • TBT Engineering (Sarah Frenette)
  • TD Canada Trust  ( Sutopa Rubaiyat) (Katie Trigg)
  • Thunder Bay and Area Victim Assistance Services (Penny Radford)
  • Thunder Bay and District Labour Council (Evelina Pan) (Marg Arnone)
  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery (Sharon Godwin) (Tuija Hansen)
  • Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board (Tony Colistro)
  • Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce (Charla Robinson)
  • Thunder Bay Counselling (Sheri Fata)
  • Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
  • Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre (Stanley LeGarde)
  • Thunder Bay Multicultural Association (Cathy Woodbeck) (Anita Muggeridge)
  • Thunder Bay Muslim Religious Association (Walid Chahal)
  • Thunder Bay Police Services (Inspector Derek West) (Niaomi Fillier)
  • Thunder Bay Public Library (Tina Tucker) (Robyn Medicine)
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (Laura Mcgowan) (Donna Jeanpierre)
  • Thunder Pride Association (Valentina Donosos) (George Saarinen)
  • United Way of Thunder Bay

Individual members

  • Paul Berger
  • Rev. Paul Carr
  • Ellen Chambers
  • Lee-Ann Chevrette
  • Peter Fergus-Moore
  • Rebecca Johnson
  • Anne Klymenko
  • Summer Lavallee
  • Bob Manson
  • Vince Mirabelli
  • Sarah Munsch
  • Donna Nagy
  • Elizabeth Pim
  • Ed Prinselaar
  • Roopa Rakshit
  • Brenda Reimer
  • Carol Rusak
  • Hafi Sayed
  • Emily Shandruk
  • Dr. Mark Thibert
  • Anna Torontow
  • Dawn Unwin
  • Claire Verney
  • Dr. Margaret Woods
  • Frank Wilson
  • Joyce Yanishewski


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