If you are interested in contacting the Board or would like to apply to be a volunteer Board member, please send your resume and cover letter to torontoboard@larchetoronto.org

Amanda Hudson

Amanda Hudson is an HR professional, entrepreneur and coach. Her HR career spans the nonprofit, education and high tech sectors. She currently runs her own consulting practice and teaches at York University. She holds an MBA from Queen’s University and a Business Administration diploma in Human Resources from Algonquin College. She is a designated Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).


Ted Hyland

Ted Hyland is a lawyer working and living in Toronto. Ted has had a long standing relationship with L’Arche, including living for a period of time in one of the L’Arche Toronto homes.

Vice President

Michael Marshall

Michael has retired from the Chaplaincy ministry.  Michael was asked to join the Board of L’Arche in 2015. His association with the community is through the work of Sol Express. Michael is married and he and his wife have six children, one of whom is Melissa who performs with Sol Express.



Dorothy Brophy

Dorothy Brophy has had her own law practice for the past 27 years after a number of years with the Bay Street firm Blaney McMurtry and then Aylsworth Thompson. The focus of her practice is Wills and Estates with a continuing interest in corporate and commercial law and succession planning.
More than processing estates Dorothy enjoys assisting families to avoid taxes and to leave the executors well informed with a tidy estate.
While serving her clients, Dorothy fed her love of critical thinking by acquiring an MA in philosophy and world religions at the University of Toronto. She was a member of the Daybreak and L’Arche Toronto board of directors from 1998 until 2014. She recently re-joined the Board of Directors of L’Arche Toronto.

Board Member

Bronwyn Hannelas

Bronwyn Hannelas joined the L’Arche Toronto community as a live-in assistant over a decade ago and has remained connected ever since. She has a joint MA in Public and International Affairs from York University and Masters in Local and Regional Public Administration from the University of Strasbourg France. She works as a Senior Economist with the Regional Municipality of Durham and lives in Etobicoke with her husband and children.


David Livingston-Lowe

David Livingston-Lowe has worked in social services for over 25 years. At South Riverdale Community Health Centre, he manages a multicultural centre for seniors and a partnership with Community Food Centres Canada. He has previously worked for supportive housing agencies in operations management, program management and consumer support, with a special interest in supported employment, community engagement and life skills education. David also pursues an active interest in local environmental stewardship, therapeutic and community gardens and food security projects.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlivingstonlowe/

Board Member

Loly Rico

Loly Rico is the Co-Director of the FCJ Refugee Centre, with over 27 years’ experience welcoming and walking with up-rooted people. Head of the settlement services programme, with expertise in setting up a safe environment for vulnerable populations.  Loly Rico is the past president of the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR). Loly Rico’s efforts were recognized by the City of Toronto with the Constance E. Hamilton  award  in 2004.  She also has been supporting various organizations and committees at the Municipal, Provincial and National levels with expertise in Immigration, Settlement and Gender Issues.  As part of the Canadian Senate's 150th anniversary on 2017, Loly received a medal in recognition for her work with the community. She also is the 2017 recipient of “The Spirit of Barbra Schleifer Award”.  Loly Rico She has been immersed in community work and has many years of experience working with refugees and precarious migrants  in Canada supporting their integration into Canadian society with dignity. In recent years, she has worked closely with other service providers in the city of Toronto to develop a response model to combat human trafficking and to provide holistic services for trafficked persons.

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