Rosemarie Powell is a passionate advocate for social, economic and environmental justice. She has led for over 20 years from the grassroots up, managing and developing several innovative and impactful community programs and services to support under-represented group’s access to the labour market. Her community engagement work in Jane Finch earned several awards for leadership and imagination. Rosemarie is currently the Executive Director of the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), a community-labour coalition with a membership base of 99 groups and organizations across Toronto. TCBN negotiate jobs and opportunities into major infrastructure and urban development projects for historically disadvantaged communities and equity seeking groups.