LoriAnn Girvan - Canada
LoriAnn Girvan is an entrepreneurial leader with over 30 years of experience in urban revitalization, affordable housing, community planning and non-profit management in Canada, the United States and Africa. Her social purpose real estate achievements include the development of over $350 million of affordable housing and community hubs. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Toronto Artscape Inc., an urban development organization that levers the power of arts and culture for inclusive city building and transformative neighbourhood change. She currently leads all areas of ArtScape’s operations to realize the organization’s financial and social impact goals. Among her recent engagements, LoriAnn served as the Director of Community Health at Toronto Community Housing. Prior to making Canada her home, she established and led the national arm of Common Ground, now Community Solutions, a US non-profit helping communities solve social problems that contribute to homelessness. She is a 2004-2006 University of Pennsylvania Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence Fellow and was a founding member of the Nonprofit Centers Network. She has a Masters in Urban Development from McGill University and a Masters in African Studies from UCLA.