Chrystal Dean

Associate Director, Inclusive Development

Chrystal Dean is an Associate Director of Inclusive Development at Sidewalk Labs, based in Toronto.

She focuses on innovative approaches to development that lead to more equitable outcomes for underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. She has been working in and alongside communities for over a decade.

Chrystal has led complex, large-scale public participation, partnership, and stakeholder strategies for projects from major events to real estate development. As WorldPride Manager for Pride Toronto, she steered one of the largest international events ever hosted in Toronto, with unprecedented city-wide partnerships and programming, and over 2 million attendees. Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs she was Executive Director of the Self-Help Resource Centre.

Chrystal has lived and worked in Australia, the UK, and Canada in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about equity, education, social justice, and kindness.

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