Who  We  Are

The New Humanity Initiative's work is centered on respect, action, empathy, mindfulness and engagement in developing the next generation of leaders in 'Our Home and Native Land' across all sectors through our guiding principles:


  1. We believe that equity, access and fundamental human rights are cornerstones of a democratic society.

  2. We build an engaged community that values respect, integrity and an ethic of service in serving our communities to engender well-being, self-actualization and achievement.

  3. We build on the energies of leaders who are passionate about community engagement and foster open dialogue, collaboration, and truth.

  4. We build sustainable futures for people through civic engagement, ownership and responsibility to engender equitable community actions.

  5. We engender shared sense of duty through a commitment to collaborate to deconstruct systemic barriers to inclusion by collective empowerment of individuals through professional practice, growth and development.

Meet The Team


Hugh Anthony, PhD

Co-Founder & Co-Chair

The New Humanity Initiative®

With 20 years of  progressive multi-sector experience at the conceptual, strategic and operational levels, the Co-founder and Co-Chair of The New Humanity Initiative®, Hugh Anthony has led the organization and its team since its inception. Hugh Anthony is a member of the teaching faculty at Ryerson University and The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, and prior to that he served as Executive Director at a regional non-profit organization.

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Dahlia Bateman

Corporate Secretary, TNHI


Bateman Law P.C.

Dahlia is so committed to giving back to several causes that she was recently inducted into the Bertha Wilson Honour Society, presented by the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Induction into the Bertha Wilson Honour Society requires an alumnus or alumna of the school to have made significant contributions in areas such as non-profit or charitable organizations, the legal profession, and their communities.

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Dave D’Oyen

Director, TNHI

Dave is the Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Corus Entertainment. Prior to joining Corus, Dave worked for the City of Toronto, Shopify and the Independent Street Checks Review, which examined Ontario’s regulation on street checks or carding, as it is sometimes called. 

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Sharon Barnes-Simmonds,

Director, TNHI 

Sharon Barnes-Simmonds, CPA, CGA, FCCA, MBA is passionate, driven and caring. She is currently the CFO at Action Against Hunger, Canada a global organization that eradicates hunger and fight poverty on a world wide scale.She is a qualified accounting professional with a penchant for giving back, Sharon has worked in the for-profit and non-profit sectors for more than 15 years. Her senior-level experience has taken her to organizations such as the Region of Peel, the Toronto International Film Festival and Children Believe.

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