A heartfelt thank you to everyone who put their love and trust into our little nonprofit. Bringing peace, justice and healing to the lives of children is an honour and I am so grateful for this life of service! I spent this morning alongside incredible co-champions and participated in a panel discussion led by CBC Toronto News @ 11 host, […]
I was 7 years old when I first witnessed the generational effects of poverty. Children, no older than I was at the time were lined up outside of a hotel waiting to retrieve stale bread as it was being disposed of. This didn’t sit right with me. Why would anyone be deprived of good food? I knew that I had […]
Understanding homelessness This afternoon, I was invited to speak at WE’s Service Learning Camp & had the pleasure of leading a discussion on the realities of homelessness in our own communities. Youth participants asked great questions and were offered call to actions on how to make impact in ways that are meaningful to them and to those they serve. .
Spent the past week learning and growing with the most inspiring group of youth advocates at Plan International Canada‘s Youth Summit. While the platform looked a little different this year, the Youth Engagement team facilitated such impactful sessions as always! We closed off the summit with the Storyteller’s Symposium, where I had an opportunity to share my thoughts on international development […]
I am so grateful to have been able to spend the day sharing seats with Dave McKay, CEO of RBC. Through the #GirlsBelongHere initiative with Plan Canada, I shared this role to demonstrate to girls that these leadership positions ARE within our reach if we learn to overcome self doubt and break free of the limiting narratives we place on ourselves. As Dave put […]
Sharing our story and speaking about what gender equality means to me at the Plan International Canada Storyteller’s Symposium. It was so special to spend time with & learn from such incredible activists ⭐️ Thank you Alia Youssef Photography for capturing these moments!#PlanCanada Because I am a Girl Canada
It was an honour to have been invited to MC the YMCA Peace Week breakfast event. Always such an incredible event; YMCA pours their hearts into recognizing youth in our community and I loved highlighting some of their stories! We were thrilled to meet key note speaker & Indigenous rights activist Gabrielle Scrimshaw, as well as youth medal recipient, Aidan […]
Feeling immensely grateful to have received the YMCA Peace Medallion in the youth category this week for Aiza’s Teddybear Foundation. The award ceremony took place during the annual YMCA Breakfast for Peace as part of the organizations week long initiatives to promote the importance of empathy. These events are a personal favourite of mine because we get the chance to […]