Jane Rabinowicz works to advance food sovereignty and community leadership at local, regional, national, and international levels. As Executive Director of USC Canada, Jane and her team collaborate with partners in 12 countries to enhance seed biodiversity, promote ecological agriculture, and protect farmers’ rights. Jane’s most formative early professional experience was at Santropol Roulant, a youth-run Meals on Wheels program where she learned the power of investing in the leadership of young people for social change. After serving as Executive Director of Santropol Roulant from 2005 to 2010, Jane worked as Director of Development for Equiterre, Quebec’s leading sustainable development organization.
In 2016, Jane was named one of the 53 most influential people in Canada’s food system by The Globe and Mail. In addition to her work at USC Canada, Jane is co-founder and Vice-President of the Silver Dollar Foundation. She previously served on the Boards of Centraide du Grand Montréal, Food Secure Canada, Santropol Roulant, and the Centre for Community Organizations. Jane’s work requires constructive partnerships across sectors and scales. She thrives on mobilizing teams to collaborate and innovate, and is committed to investing in the strengths and leadership of people at all levels of an organization.