Kira is currently the Executive Lead of the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH). An innovative collective impact initiative, the Alliance mobilizes a city-wide collective impact initiative to end chronic homelessness in Toronto.
In her role, Kira represents the Alliance in its work with the City of Toronto in a number of key ways: Member of the External Advisory Committee for HousingTO, Toronto’s next 10-year housing strategy. Member of the Interim Shelter Recovery Task Force and the People’s Action Plan for Housing (as part of the City’s COVID-19 recovery planning); Co-chair of Toronto’s (Non-Indigenous) Community Advisory Board for housing and homelessness investments.
Before joining the TAEH Kira was the Executive Director of the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA), which she led to being the foremost voice for municipal social services - including homelessness prevention and supports, housing, children’s services, employment and income security - in Ontario.