Jane Rabinowicz works to advance food sovereignty and community leadership at local, regional, national, and international levels. She currently serves as Executive Director of USC Canada, one of Canada’s longest-standing and progressive international collaboration organizations.
Her most formative early professional experience was at Santropol Roulant, a youth-run Meals-on-Wheels program in Montreal. There, she learned the power of investing in the leadership of young people for social change. After serving as Executive Director of Santropol Roulant from 2005-2010, Jane worked as Director of Development of Equiterre, Quebec’s leading sustainable development organization. In 2011, Jane joined USC Canada to develop its first-ever domestic field program. The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, Canada’s most comprehensive seed sovereignty initiative, was launched in 2013, led by Jane in collaboration with a brilliant staff team, civil society partners, farmers, researchers and advisors across Canada. Jane is Co-Founder and Vice-President of the Silver Dollar Foundation, and sits on the Board of Directors of Tides Canada. She previously served on the Boards of Centraide du Grand Montréal, Food Secure Canada, Santropol Roulant, and the Centre for Community Organizations. Jane’s work requires constructive partnerships across sectors and scales. She thrives on mobilizing teams to collaborate and innovate, and is committed to developing the strengths and leadership of individuals at all levels of an organization. She splits her time between Montreal and Ottawa.
- Location: Canada