Vicki MacCrimmon

Executive Director

Vicki joined Best Buddies in February 2018 as Executive Director.  She has over 20 years experience in fundraising and operations and was most recently at the University of Toronto for over 12 years.  Vicki is delighted to be part of the Best Buddies Canada team and is passionate about promoting the program to create a society of future leaders that foster communities built on inclusion, diversity and friendship.   Vicki and her family enjoy riding their bikes, international cuisine and adventure travel.  One of their favourite trips was to Costa Rica.  Feel free to reach out to Vicki to share your ideas.

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Isabelle Bhola

National Program Manager

Isabelle has been part of Best Buddies since 2016. She is the Senior Program Manager and oversees all the programming across Canada. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Ottawa, a Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration (Concordia University) and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the John Molson School of Business. Isabelle loves promoting inclusion and friendship through all the amazing programs that Best Buddies has to offer. In her free time, you will find her enjoying good music, good food, and especially good company! Don’t hesitate to contact her if you want to say hello!
Direct line: 416-531-8135

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Deanna Alakoozai

Program Manager

Deanna Alakoozai is a Program Manager at Best Buddies Canada. She has always been passionate working towards a cause and making a change in people’s lives. She graduated from George Brown College with a Counseling Diploma and a Bachelors of Social Work Degree from York University. While volunteering with children who have special needs, Deanna has learned that each child holds a unique ability. If you are a new school planning to start the program, she helps set you up, and supports you along the way. She also checks in with current chapters to make sure that they have the support that they need. If you ever need some compelling new ideas for your chapter just give Deanna a call and she would love to run by some innovative ideas!
Direct line: 416-531-3430