Angie is the President and CEO of the Yonge Street Mission. Her compassion for people on society’s margins comes from her own lived experience of growing up on social assistance. Often described as inspiring and resilient, Angie began her career in sales and marketing and had 16 successful years as a senior executive in the telecommunications industry, where she closed multi-million dollar deals and produced unprecedented sales. Soon after her youngest child was born, Angie experienced an increasing desire to align her career with her passion to advocate for vulnerable people, which ultimately led her to found and lead ZOE Alliance Inc, a for profit social enterprise. The encouragement and support of friends and family helped Angie take the steps to fully devote her life’s work to social causes which culminated in her appointment to the leadership of Toronto’s historic Yonge St. Mission in 2013.
A passionate and engaging speaker, when Angie is not influencing systemic change or advocating for the vulnerable and broken, she is working on her masters in leadership, taking art classes with her daughter and enjoying the outdoors with both of her adult children and Holly, their dog. Angie is married to Arthur Peters.