Liz Janzen is a former Toronto Public Health Director. Her 30-year-career was built on a strong belief in social justice. She advocated for health equity and community needs both locally ad internationally. Her advocacy, policy development and program management responsibilities included homelessness, mental health promotion, substance misuse prevention, sexual health promotion and community development. She led the development of the City of Toronto Drug Strategy, was a founding member of the Gerstein Center and the Toronto Woman Abuse Council.