All IN was founded by Dyanoosh Youssefi, a former criminal defence lawyer, a professor, a writer, and a social justice advocate. In 2014, Dyanoosh ran for Toronto City Council in Ward 16. She came 3rd in a field of 16 candidates. During her campaign, Dyanoosh met many knowledgeable, passionate, and resourceful individuals, who also desired a more inclusive society, a better Toronto, and a better Canada.
Through several meetings, discussions, and brainstorming sessions, All IN was born. While the organization started in one community, it is steadily growing to include people and partnerships from across Toronto.
All IN members are guided by the belief that all people are responsible to one another. In sharing a vision of inclusive communities where everyone belongs, the group is dedicated to creating thriving, vibrant communities.