Affirming Anniversary Sunday
December 4, 2011. West Hill was privileged to welcome Francisco Alvarez to help us celebrate our second anniversary of becoming an Affirming Ministry within the United Church of Canada. Co-Chair of Pride Toronto, Francisco shared with us the many challenges and opportunities faced by Pride Toronto over the last year.
Francisco is an experienced arts and communications leader with a strong history of volunteer work in Toronto's LGBTQ community.
Currently, he is Managing Director of the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum and has also served as the ROM's Director of Communications for nine years.
Holding an MBA degree from York University, Francisco has senior management experience in the non-profit, government and private sectors.
He was one of the co-founders of Inside Out, Toronto's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, where he remained for ten years. He has also served as co-chair of Dancers for Life, a major annual fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto and has proudly served on several other boards.