Greater Toronto Area Community Board in action

Our Greater Toronto Area Community Board has donated $11.5 million since 2005 to 701 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2021


Budget allocated


Local charities

Nicolas Caprio (Chair)

President, Rexall

Nick began his career as a Pharmacist at Pharmaprix in 1990, becoming a Pharmacist-Owner at Pharmaprix in April, 1991. Nick held that position until April, 1998, when he was appointed as the Vice President of Operations, Pharmaprix. In March, 2006, Nick was then promoted to Vice President, Pharmacy Performance at Shoppers Drug Mart. Nick held that role until 2010, when he was appointed to the Senior Vice President position at Pharmaprix (in Montreal) before being promoted to National Operations as the Senior Vice President at Shoppers Drug Mart and now has undertaken a new Enterprise role since February 5th as SVP Enterprise Pharmacy Operations and Transformation.

Mr. Caprio brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the health care and retailing sectors to the Company. Mr. Caprio’s experience in the health care sector includes community pharmacy, pharmacy operations, pharmacoeconomics, health and wellness and clinical pharmacy within the community setting. Mr. Caprio’s retailing experience includes leading an incredible operations team to drive results, merchandising, marketing, loyalty, communication and customer service.

Nick received his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Montreal and a Minor in BSc, Chemistry. Nick graduated from the Health Sciences program from Marianopolis College.

An active contributor to the industry and his community, Mr. Caprio continues to be a licensed pharmacist in both Ontario and Quebec, Mr. Caprio is a member of the Board of Directors for Drug Free Kids Canada (DFKC) and also sits on the TELUS GTA Community Board, to help youth in Toronto. Nick was the co-chair for the 2013 One Walk to End Women’s cancers to raise funds for the Jewish general Hospital foundation and Nick was the National Chair representing Shoppers Drug Mart for the 2015 One Walk to Conquer Cancer, leading over 800 Shoppers Drug Mart employees (from numerous stores and central office) on the walk to raise funds benefitting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Mr. Caprio is a past trustee of the Jewish General hospital Foundation.

Andrea Wood (Vice Chair)

Senior Vice President, Legal Services, TELUS

Dr. Eugenia Addy

CEO, Visions of Science

Mide Akerewusi

Founder and CEO, AGENTSC

Jennifer Bernard

President & CEO, Women’s College Hospital Foundation

Charlie Casey

Vice President, Finance, TELUS

Susan Horvath

Retired, Former President and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum Governors

Jennifer Kirner

Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS

Sandra Laronde

Executive and Artistic Director, Red Sky Performance

Jason Maghanoy

Head of Business Development, St. Joseph Media

Dr. Krishan Mehta

Assistant Vice President, Engagement, University Advancement, Ryerson University

Phil Moore

Vice President, Broadband Operations, TELUS

Zaki Shams

Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)

Asharaf Sheriff

President, TELUS Toronto Central Ambassador Club, and Project Manager, TELUS Health and Payment Solutions

Suzanne Trusdale

Vice President, Small Business Solutions - Sales, TELUS

Charlie Wall-Andrews

Executive Director, SOCAN Foundation

Dawn Williams

Vice President, Development & Support - Consumer, TELUS

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