Maria Christina Conlon

Community Minister
Davenport Perth Community Ministry
Tina Conlon started working at Davenport Perth Community Ministry (DPCM) in June 2014. DPCM is a ministry of presence, walking in solidarity with the culturally diverse, low income community of Davenport Perth. The role of the ministry is to provide community development and community organizing support, offer pastoral care and be engaged in advocacy through coalitions and networks.
Tina received her M.Div. at Emmanuel College in 1983 and has since worked in a number of nonprofit organizations. She came to Canada from the Philippines in 1972 and shortly became active in organizing community kitchens with economic refugees from Canada's eastern provinces. Her work as a live-in caregiver got her involved in organizing migrant  workers.
Tina was one of the first members of Toronto Food Policy Council where she served for seven years and proud to have contributed to preventing the sale and use of  recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) in Canada. She was one of the civic society members who contributed to writing Canada's Action Plan for Food Security in response to the World Food Summit Plan of Action.  In SWP of UCC, she is currently active in Social Justice and World Affairs Committee. Tina also sits on the board of Toronto Urban Native Ministry