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
- Fathima Zuhair: Lead Program Staff
- Paula De Freitas: Program Staff
- Eliza Martin: Community Outreach & Program Support 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.
Lead Program Staff
Fathima (she/her) graduated from George Brown College School of Early Childhood with Honours. She is a Registered Early Childhood educator with experience in the field of Early childhood education and care. She has worked in several different ECEC settings across the city of Toronto, with children, families, and community members, taking on multiple roles within those early childhood settings. She is really thrilled to be a part of Creating Together Families. Working with families and children is her passion. She likes spending time with children and helping families with an understanding of child development and connections to local resources.
Paula De Freitas
Paula (she/her) is a Registered Early Childhood Educator, graduate of Seneca College. Her main experiences include preschool, full day kindergarten, daycare and cruise ship children’s club. These various experiences have broadened her knowledge of early childhood development. Paula loves reading and enjoys doing literature activities such as storytelling, puppets and story chants with children. Paula is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and passion with the children and families of the Creating Together community.
Community Outreach and Program Support Staff
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.