Stefany Hanson

Stefany Hanson

Toronto Sector Skills Academy, Class of 2018, Economic Opportunities Program

Manager of Youth Development, City of Toronto Social Development Finance & Administration, Toronto, ON

Stefany Hanson is both a thought leader and implementer in the youth economic development space. She managed $3.6M in funding at the United Way of Toronto and York Region, to support economic development, community-based programs across Toronto & York Region. In her new role as Manager, Youth Development at the City of Toronto, she will work collaboratively with Toronto Employment & Social Services (TESS) and other city divisions to support Workforce Development initiatives that prioritize youth. Currently, she manages $6M in youth employment grants and programming. Stefany works with a team of 13 staff to provide youth employability and economic development programs to Toronto’s most vulnerable youth. She holds a Specialized Honours Degree in Public Policy Administration & Law and a Masters in Public Policy Administration and Law. In 2017, Stefany Hanson successfully completed the DiverseCity Fellowships Program, a program that cultivates top city-builders in the GTHA. In her spare time, Stefany enjoys cycling and mentoring young people to help build their capacity to meaningfully contribute to society.

Stefany Hanson is a member of the Toronto Sector Skills Academy, Class of 2018, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at