An active supporter and member of Cycle Toronto, Michael is inspired by our vision that streets are for people and our mission to transform Toronto into a world class cycling city. He is passionate about bicycles as machines for recreation and transportation. Professionally, he has focused on operations, fundraising, and business analysis for some of Toronto’s leading non-profits and worked for Toronto-based e-bike start-up Zygg Mobility. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Cycling Association, is currently on the Board of Directors of Velo Canada Bikes, and is the President of the Midweek Cycling Club. In these roles, Michael has promoted governance, partnerships, and making cycling safe and inclusive.
Director of Advocacy and Public Policy
Her passion for sharing the joy of biking paired with her desire to make Toronto a vibrant cycling city led her to take on several volunteer roles with us since 2013. Her background includes senior leadership roles in the post secondary sector which saw her develop strategic plans that focused on supporting the diverse needs of international and domestic students on the one hand, while also securing funding and developing government and community partnerships on the other. Her work for an Officer of Ontario’s Legislative Assembly saw her advocating for Ontario’s diverse minority Francophone population. She is bilingual (En/Fr) and holds a Master’s in Public Policy, Administration and Law from York University.
Partnerships and Events Manager
Sonam picked up cycling in her early twenties; and the moment she did, she was hooked. With a background in community organizing and environmental politics, she's keen on contributing to building a more resilient, interconnected, and accessible city that benefits everyone.
At Cycle Toronto, She hopes to help build tools, programs, and push for the infrastructure needed to help more people get on bikes and discover the joys of cycling, just as she did. Sonam holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto.