We are the people who bring EA Toronto to life. We are dedicated to improving the world, and we do it with passion and skeptical rigour. We look forward to collaborating with you.

Here are some featured community members:

Colin Bested

Effective Altruism Toronto Community Builder – CEA Funded

Colin is an aspiring effective altruist: he aims to use evidence and careful analysis to help others as much as possible. He is interested in movement building, communication, core life-skills, motivation, and well-being.

Colin has been working to grow and support the EA Toronto community since early 2018.
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Kale Ridsdale

Effective Altruism Toronto Community Liaison – Animals

Kale has worked in the social sector for nearly a decade in project management, and program development and evaluation. She joined We Animals Media in spring of 2019 and before that Kale worked with Animal Charity Evaluators. Outside of her professional roles, Kale has produced multiple media arts projects. She holds a master’s degree in Philosophy from University College Dublin, and a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University.

Kale has been a member of the EA Community since 2018 and has been our community liaison since 2019.

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William saunders

Effective Altruism Toronto Community Member – AI Safety

William is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, collaborating and interning with Ought on machine learning projects. William previously interned at the Future of Humanity Institute with Owain Evans, worked as a software engineer on Google’s search ranking team, and completed a Masters degree at the University of Waterloo.

William has been a member of the EA Community since early 2017 and gave a presentation on AI safety with Eric Langlois in 2018.

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Naryan Wong

Effective Altruism Toronto Community Member – Learning

Naryan uses his background in strategy and analytics to understand the best ways to make the world a better place. One of the founders of ThinkBetter, Naryan is committed to improving the “Effective” in Effective Altruism. 

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Andrew player

Effective Altruism Toronto Community Member – Operations

Andrew joined Charity Entrepreneurship in early 2020 and before that Andrew worked in humanitarian protection for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Myanmar, and in logistics for Médecins Sans Frontières in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He holds an undergraduate degree in International Development and a master’s degree in International Relations.

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Spencer Bridgman

Effective Altruism Toronto Community Member – Policy

Spencer is a Masters Student in Public Policy and Administration Program at Ryerson University looking to make a difference in the world through policy.  

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