As a Social Worker, Esther has built a life focused on creating meaningful connections with people and building stronger communities. She’s worked in over a dozen not-for-profits, helped build over 250 programs across Canada and has worked as a Clinical Therapist for 10 years. She currently works as the National Program Director of Autism Speaks Canada, representing Canada in the world’s largest autism-focused charity. Esther considers volunteering a way of life. She started volunteering at age 8 and has never stopped, giving 300 hours a year to support various charities and causes. Esther has been featured on CTV, Global News, CityTV, CBC News The National, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and many other media outlets and has been published in the Journal of Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She does some pretty cool stuff like speaking at the House of Commons and writing proposals for the federal budget. Her 2016 TEDx talk titled “The Autism World: Choosing In” focused on how before any change occurs, a choice must be made. She’s now producing the next TEDx show in Toronto.
When she’s not on an airplane (58 flights last year), you can find her in the kitchen whipping up some healthy recipes, surrounded by her cool friends and family or rocking out at her awesome church (C3Toronto). Esther is committed to a life of serving others, healthy living and abundant laughter. She envisions living in a world where giving back is the norm for everyone. Esther aspires to build meaningful connections wherever she goes.