Meet Our Team


David Lockett


President & Co-Founder

Board of Directors


David Lockett is a social entrepreneur invoked 
consulting and marketing , community volunteer and visionary, as well as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Between his volunteer work with the Redwood Shelter and the PACT Program over the past 25 years, David has helped over 15,000 people through his vision, passion, leadership, and unconditional kindness.

In 1987, David Lockett and his friend Dan Cornacchia became charter members of the Rotary Club of Parkdale, with a vision to build a shelter for domestic violence. In 1993, with the help of Rotary, The Redwood Shelter opened its doors to help victims of family violence.


Redwood provides the counselling and support necessary for those struggling with abusive relationships, including free and confidential sessions in 20 different languages, to foster independence and build self-esteem.


Individual Awards

  • Life Time achievement Legacy Award, Volunteer Toronto (2019)

  • Nominated and featured as a Globe and Mail: Transformational Canadian for his work with PACT.

  • City of Toronto, Ward 16, Volunteer of the Year award (2007)

  • Special recognition award from Mayor Miller and City Council re. Transformational Canadian (2010)