Christina Alexiou (She, Her) is a community collaborator with extensive experience in community development, holistic care management, and youth violence prevention. Collaborative and innovative solutions that prioritize equity, access, and well-being are the heart and soul of Christina’s work with community. She is committed to addressing institutional and systemic barriers impacting youth and young adults, including barriers to accessing education. While completing her Master’s degree in Social Work, she focused on understanding vulnerability to violence and crime through the social determinants of health. Throughout her journey, Christina has worked across numerous community-based organizations, the Toronto District School Board, and Centennial College. She currently works at the City of Toronto, in the Youth Development Unit. Christina is passionate about building cross-sectoral relationships while working with young people, community agencies, resident leaders, institutions, and systems to co-design non-traditional approaches to complex challenges.