Shelley Lepp (she/her)

Chief Executive Officer

Shelley joined the WCC as a volunteer facilitator in 2018, as Co-Executive Director in 2019, and as Chief Executive Officer in 2024. She has spent her career working in the non-profit sector, with ample experience in volunteer management, major events fundraising, communications, and strategic planning.

Shelley holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Community Development from OISE, University of Toronto. Her SSHRC-funded research focused on the practice and pedagogy of expressive writing as a non-clinical mental health intervention. She is a passionate writer, mental-health advocate, and community builder.

Shelley is a mom to four busy kids and can often be found driving to hockey rinks all over the Greater Toronto Area, running the family dog at the beach, or hosting water balloon fights for dozens of neighbourhood children.