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Automate your foster, kinship, and adoption applications
Alo Solutions is a Female led, Afro-Indigenous owned Software Development Company. A purpose-driven start-up, Alo Solutions is focused on improving the lives of those working in and affected by the Canadian Child Welfare system. Alo applications is designed to take the guesswork out of the application process for both the applicant and the agency. Our cloud base software automates the Foster Care, Adoption, Kinship and Customary Care application process.
We are here to alleviate some of the pressure of growing caseloads, help advocate for a Child Welfare system that supports families to stay intact and help provide nurturing assistance through difficult situations and limited agency funding. Alo Solutions is designed to address systemic issues that contribute to the overrepresentation of Indigenous and African Canadian children in care.
Sarah Sparks, CEO
Sarah Sparks has worked in the IT sector for more than 10 years, and focused on digital transformation and helping businesses transition to the cloud.
She has worked with large technology companies to create go-to market strategies specifically for within Canada. Becoming a foster parent had always been a goal. While researching and starting the process, she was made painfully aware of the over representation of Black and Indigenous children and youth in care, two groups she herself belongs to. She encountered a disconnect between applicant expectations and agency engagement due to timelines and the overwhelming caseloads child welfare professionals were given. She felt this was an issue innovation could improve and Alo Solutions was born.
Devin Edwards, COO
Devin has worked in IT for over 10 years. Working alongside multiple teams and lending assistance to the highest levels, helped him understand the business and technical needs of companies of all sizes early in his career.
Devin now lends his experience and expertise to the Alo Solutions leadership team as Director of Operations and acting Technical Director. Devin is a mixed-race Indigenous person who brings Alo Solutions his understanding of business, technology, and critical theory through an indigenous lens. He is certified in non-violent conflict resolution, with a focus on DEI and anti-oppression principals.
Cherisse Sparks, Director of Marketing
Cherisse is a licensed Paralegal living in Toronto with a passion for justice and creating awareness.
She lends her expertise to Alo Solutions managing their social media as well as seeking out African Canadian and Indigenous associations and influencers to promote the benefits of caregiving and the positive effects keeping children in, or close to, their communities can have on long term outcomes.
Lenore Ramirez, Design and Branding