Founded in 1945, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is Toronto’s go to resource for all things veg.

Kimberly D'Oliveira

Executive Director


As Executive Director, Kimberly has the privilege of working within an organization and in support of a cause she truly believes in. She has overall operational responsibility for TVA’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. She spends her days leading and learning in equal measure. She sees herself as a steward of the past and harbinger of the future.

Kimberly has been a committed vegan since January, 2015. She transitioned from an omnivorous diet soon after learning about veganism and its positive impacts on human health, the environment and most of all on animal welfare. Today, she continues to deepen her understanding and learnings around intersectionality, to better support and amplify others and to strengthen the movement.

Kimberly comes to the TVA from the Centre for Social Innovation, where she was their Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Manager. She has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Bradford, UK, with a specialization in the Circular Economy.

In her free time, nothing lights Kimberly up more than preparing and sharing a delicious vegan meal with friends and family. You might find her gazing upon the beauty of a sunset, immersing herself in the natural world, or appreciating other cultures and places as a traveler and guest. These days, she will be the one most thrilled when someone’s pet crashes the Zoom meeting with aplomb. 

Sarah Fay

Engagement Coordinator


Sarah is TVA’s Engagement Coordinator, and has been with TVA since 2019. In this role, she leads our community events including our restaurant get-togethers and our sanctuary tours to excite members and build community spirit. She is responsible for producing the annual Veg Guide, which is Toronto’s go-to resource for restaurants and other local businesses offering vegan/vegetarian food and related products and services. She is also responsible for all of the restaurant mouth-watering updates you see online and on social media, using her graphic design and photography skills to the max.

Sarah has been a vegan for many years and she puts her love of eating at Toronto’s veg friendly establishments to good use in her role! When she’s not at a vegan restaurant, Sarah can be found baking, sewing, knitting or playing video games all while covered in copious amounts of cat hair. She also volunteers with Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, and so has many friends that are cows.

Sarah earned her Master’s of Arts in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management at Ryerson University and the Eastman Museum, and as a result she knows way too much about Kodak advertising in the early twentieth century. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography which she uses to take beautiful photos of vegan food, cows, her rabbit, and cat.

Rhiannon Henkelman

Impact & Giving Coordinator


Rhiannon is the TVA’s Impact and Giving Coordinator and is responsible for fundraising and capacity building, so the TVA can keep evolving and expanding its community reach and impact. A lifelong vegetarian and vegan since 2020, she has spent her free time learning all she can about animal rights, environmentalism, and veg eating while volunteering every opportunity she could. Her dream is to spend her life working to make the world a better place for animals, people and the planet. She is extremely excited to start her career with the TVA and can’t wait to dive right into the Toronto veg scene!

Originally from Ottawa, she has certificates in Event Management and Fundraising from Algonquin College and extensive volunteer experience with Mercy for Animals and Animal Justice. Most recently, she was delighted to have been the Project Coordinator for the Animal Justice Academy. In her free time she loves vegan cooking, watching horror movies, educating herself on queer and social justice issues, and petting all the animals she can get her hands on.