Merryn Maynard

Manager, Social Impact, Maple Leaf Centre for Food Security

Merryn believes in leading with curiosity. Born and raised in Hamilton, ON, she developed a passion for alleviating the inequities associated with poverty. Merryn has worked to address food insecurity across sectors in roles with the Hamilton Family Health Team and the national youth charity Meal Exchange. She is currently leading efforts to track social impact with the Maple Leaf Centre for Food Security and Maple Leaf Foods. She is a former member of Food Secure Canada’s Youth Caucus and the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, was a 2022-23 Action Canada Fellow, and currently serves on the board of Community Share Food Bank. She holds an MSc from the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo and a BA in Social Psychology from McMaster University. Merryn lives in Toronto with her partner Matt and dog, Joni.