Creating Together is run by a dedicated team committed to providing families with the support they need to play, learn and thrive.
- Zalikha Ramjohn : Manager – Program Administration
- Leah Shoemaker: Program Lead
- Eliza Martin: Community Outreach and Program Support
- Neha Choudhary : Saturday Program Staff
Manager, Program and Administration
Zalikha (she/her) has over 24 years of professional experience in working with children and families. She has worked in the childcare field since 1998, and became a certified Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in 2004. In 2005, Zalikha began working at Creating Together during the Saturday drop-in program. Since 2007, she has been working at Creating Together full-time and in 2012 was promoted to Manager, Program and Administration.
Leah (she/they) has been working in the early learning and child care sector since 2016. They are a registered Early Childhood Educator with a Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Studies and a degree in Communication Studies. Leah has worked in many avenues of the early learning sector from childcares, research projects, and teaching in university programs. Leah’s practice recognizes children as capable, inquisitive, and creative citizens who both impact and are impacted by the communities they live in during childhood and beyond. Leah looks to provide children and families the opportunity to question the status quo, build relationships with people, the natural world, and materials, to create worlds, and to honour joy.
Community Outreach Worker and Program Support
Eliza (she/her) is a child and youth care practitioner (M.A. CYC, OACYC) and interdisciplinary artist with over a decade of experience working with children, youth, and families in a variety of roles. Her work has spanned outdoor education, early childhood education, enhanced support education, community arts, and child and youth mental health. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Specialist, English Major) from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Arts in Child and Youth Care (Therapeutic Stream) from Ryerson University. Her research focused on creative methods of emotional regulation in early years, with an emphasis on supporting trauma-impacted and neurodivergent children.
Saturday Program Staff
Neha is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and has been a part of Creating Together for the past several years as a Family Resource Worker for the Saturday Ontario Early Years program and as a supply staff. She enjoys working with families and children and loves being part of the Creating Together family.
Neha completed a BA in Psychology at York University and obtained her diploma in Early Childhood Education from Humber College. Through field placements and employment, she has worked within different settings which allowed her to gain experience and develop skills while working with children of different age groups. She also has experience in the healthcare sector, primarily working with adults.