Lois has over 35 years of accounting experience in the not-for-profit and charities sector. She is the Director of Finance and Information Technology at YWCA Toronto, with oversight of an annual budget of more than $30 million. In this role, she recently oversaw the finances of an $80 million, 300-unit green and affordable housing project for women in downtown Toronto. She has consulted widely in the sector, serving agencies, private and public foundations, and government funding bodies. She’s the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, The Ontario Non-Profit Network, and Playwrights Guild of Canada, as well as serving on the Accounting Standards Oversight Council of Canada.
An experienced instructor, Lois has taught financial management for the Emerging Leaders Program at the Schulich School of Business, York University, as well as for the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, the Maytree Foundation, the Toronto Hostels Training Centre and Centennial College Non-Profit Certification Program through the United Way.
Lois is also involved in the arts community and is a writer, performer and producer.