Alexandra Zalucky

Algoma - Manitoulin

Alexandra has worked for the last few years in the local food movement, including as Manager of The Leslieville Farmers' Market, and with the social enterprise she founded, “Cultivating Opportunities”, which focuses on creating jobs in organic farming for individuals living with mental illness and addiction. Before this she worked for a community centre based in west Toronto that provides meals for marginalized individuals.

Alexandra holds a Masters Degree in Social Work which she obtained from Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener-Waterloo, and is designated as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

Alexandra has been involved with the Ukrainian student club at her university, and she worked to organize a rally for free and fair elections in Ukraine on the University of Toronto campus. Soon after she accepted a contract with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe - Ukraine office, assisting with their electoral work.

She has spent time working and traveling abroad, including an internship in India where she helped to coordinate a small business start-up to help women living in rural villages become more self-sustainable.

Alexandra is a member of the farmer co-op, Elmgrove Organic Collective, as well as a member of the cycling advocacy group- Cycle Toronto.