Tiffany Ford is deeply passionate about her community, supporting youth, and creating tangible differences that result in better opportunities for all.
Tiffany is a life-long resident of Ward 7. Attending all levels of schooling within the community, Tiffany gained her education at Firgrove Public School, Oakdale Park Middle School, and Westview Centennial Secondary School. Tiffany has a double honours Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Sociology from York University and is on track to gaining her MBA in 2019. She is a successful entrepreneur and has initiated multiple startups including her award-winning marketing and communications firm, Ford Publicity.
In 2016, Tiffany founded Beyond “at Risk”, a nonprofit dismantling reductive and harmful narratives about marginalized youth, and enhancing their skills through meaningful programming.
Recognized for both her community advocacy and her entrepreneurial accomplishments, Tiffany’s accolades include the Urban Hero Award (North York Mirror, 2015); Women of Distinction Award (Canadian National Exhibition Association, 2016); International Heritage Award (USAfrica Magazine, 2017); Heroes of Excellence Award (Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario, 2018); and more.
As Trustee from 2014-2018, Tiffany’s accomplishments included:
- Successfully advocating for 186% more funding for school infrastructure improvements;
- Creating the first parent and student advisory councils for the ward;
- Successfully advocating for the TDSB to request the province review school disciplinary systems to ensure students are treated equally and still have the opportunity to succeed; and
- Introducing motions to celebrate the diverse identities of students, with the recognition of Latin America History Month, Somali Heritage Month, Islamic Heritage Month, Sickle Cell Awareness Day, Body Confidence week, and more.