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Our Missions

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Inspire

Sharing best practices to inspire Youth to Take Action in their school by creating their own student organization on sustainability or get involved in existing ones.

Educate

Creating a Youth Guide to Sustainable Business filled with knowledge from high-level executive leaders and a youth-led Manifesto on the future of business.

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Represent

Advocating as a whole so that our voice can be that much louder when asking our universities, governments and companies to do more on sustainability.

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Council Member Organizations

15K

Cumulated Social Media Followers

80+

Executive Members

30+

Youth Guide Contributors

30+

Universities Reached

Meet the Team

Maxime Lakat

Education: BCom’21 at McGill University (Major in Managing for Sustainability & Minor in Social Entrepreneurship) 

Passionate about: Cross-sectoral projects and the role of the private sector in tackling some of the most pressing social and environmental issues (without replacing the public and social sector).

Previous areas of work: Sustainable finance, sustainability consulting, impact measurement, and youth advocacy 

Past & current youth leadership experience: President for 3 years of the Desautels Sustainability Network at McGill University, and Fund Manager at Montreal Social Value Fund

Executive Director

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Gareth Gransaull

Education: HBA Business Administration, Honors Specialization International Relations from Western University 

Passionate about: Political economy, environmental justice, economic anthropology, critical theory, systems thinking and complexity

Previous areas of work: Academia, non-profit, and clean technology 

Past & current youth leadership experience: Co-Founder of the Climate Crisis Coalition at UWO, Co-President of the Ivey Social Impact Club

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Associate Director

Rushil Malik (She/her)

Education: BA’21 at The University of Western Ontario (Honours Specialization in Film Studies and a Minor in Media, Information, and Technoculture)

Passionate about: Intersectional work, helping marginalized communities, degrowth, food waste, youth led initiatives

Previous areas of work: Marketing & communications, non-profits, green infrastructure, strategy, advocacy

Past & current youth leadership experience: Founder, Volunteering Green; Program Manager, Big Little Books; Climate Leader, Youth Challenge International; President, Western Undergraduate Film Society; Community Liaison, Sisterhood Media; Social Media Commissioner, Arts and Humanities Student Council; Relay for Life Event Coordinator

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Director of Communications and Impact Measurement

Marie Deragon St-Cerny

Education: BCom 19 at McGill University (Triple Concentration in Global Strategy, Managing for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship)

The power of storytelling to showcase people accelerating climate transformation across generations, leveraging entertainment to help people dream of alternative possibilities for our future, reimagining education to empower youth in doing purpose-driven endeavours while having fun in the process

Previous areas of work: Advertising, marketing, corporate strategy, fundraising

Past & current youth leadership experience: VP Sponsorship, Desautels Sustainability Network

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Director of Communications and Impact Measurement

Abby Litchfield

Education: HBA’21 at Ivey Business School, Western University (Honours Business Administration with Sustainability Certificate ) 

Passionate about: Cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership, systems thinking, food systems, communications, music

Previous areas of work: Start-ups, sales & marketing, strategy, research, communications, hospitality

Past & current youth leadership experience: Senior Associate, Network for Business Sustainability; Fellow, Ivey Sustainability Certificate; Delegate, Club of Rome Youth Summit; External Relations Coordinator, Student Energy

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Curriculum Change Coordinator

Zineb Belkharrazmi (she/her) 

Education: BA’21, Environmental Studies and Human Geography, Carleton University.

Passionate about: localizing food systems, storytelling & centering conversations on transformative climate justice, intersectionality, traditional ecological ways of knowing 

Previous areas of work: policy work in wildlife & conservation, social and climate justice, community-based activism & youth engagement, food waste management and practices, research, non-profit

Past & current youth leadership experience: Board Director of Youth Committee at Green Communities Canada (GCC), RISE Ambassador, climate and social justice activist, SDG Ambassador, Mentor for youth sustainability professionals, Climate Reality Leader

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Curriculum Change Coordinator

Daius Steiner (she/her/elle)

Education: BBA’23 at Simon Fraser University, Sustainable Business Joint Major

Passionate about: Sustainable Community Development, Systems Thinking, Storytelling, Mental Health. 

Previous areas of work: Hospitality, Start-Ups, Research and Analysis on Corporate Sustainability and Governance Materials.

Past & current youth leadership experience: Logistics Coordinator at The Legacy Conference, Project Manager at Enactus SFU, FJCF Youth Entrepreneurial Incubator.

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Curriculum Change Coordinator

Ami Gagne (she/her/elle)

Education: BA’21, Environmental Studies and Human Geography, Carleton University.

Passionate about: localizing food systems, storytelling & centering conversations on transformative climate justice, intersectionality, traditional ecological ways of knowing 

Previous areas of work: policy work in wildlife & conservation, social and climate justice, community-based activism & youth engagement, food waste management and practices, research, non-profit

Past & current youth leadership experience: Board Director of Youth Committee at Green Communities Canada (GCC), RISE Ambassador, climate and social justice activist, SDG Ambassador, Mentor for youth sustainability professionals, Climate Reality Leader

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Decolonization Coordinator

Jacob Dwinnell

Education: BCom’19 at McGill University (Major in Economics & Concentration in Strategic Management) 

Passionate about: Circular economies, sustainable procurement and supply chain management, sport as a vehicle for good, food systems, partnership development 

Previous areas of work: Partnership strategy consulting, sport philanthropy 

Past & current youth leadership experience (if applicable): Vice President of Varsity Affairs on the McGill Varsity Council

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Career Development Coordinator

Skye Noh (she/her)

Education: BBA’23 at Simon Fraser University (Sustainable Business Joint Major)

Passionate about: Climate justice, community reinvestment, grassroots activism

Previous areas of work: Municipal-level stakeholder engagement, impact measurement, community organizing, sustainable finance

Past & current youth leadership experience: SFU350 Co-President, Beedie Endowment Asset Management ESG Analyst, League of Innovators Labs Batch 3 Founder, Canada 150 Youth Delegate, TEDx Youth Speaker

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Career Development Coordinator

Tyler Tisdelle (he/him)

Education: HBA ‘22 at Ivey Business School of Western University, with HBA Sustainability Certificate 

Passionate about: Climate action, Sustainable Finance & Investing, Renewable Energy & Electrification. 

Previous areas of work: Academic research & stakeholder analysis, sustainable finance & investing, youth leadership.

Previous & current leadership experience: External Relations Lead, Ivey Energy & Resources Club; Project Lead, Ubuntu Impact Consulting; Pro-bono Consultant, Ivey Impact Consulting Project, Western University Student Orientation Leader.

Career Development Coordinator

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Alice Inbona (she/her)

Education: BCom’22 at McGill University (Double concentration in Finance and Managing for Sustainability) 

Passionate about: Regenerative Economics and Agriculture, Sustainable Finance, Food Security and Food Waste Management,

Previous areas of work: Non-Profits, Finance positions, Peer Counselling 

Past & current youth leadership experience: Founder, FeedZeStreets; VP Finance of Global Brigades at McGill University; Finance intern at Startup Wildsense; TEDx organiser; Film/Documentaries Festival Presenter; Teaching Positions, Mathematics and Science; Leading University’s Research project on Green Bonds’ potential for financing Conservation initiatives

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Career Development Coordinator

Alicia Long

Education: BCom’22 at the University of Toronto (Specialist in Management & Major in Economics) 

Passionate about: Youth leadership, the social economy and collaboration between sectors

Previous areas of work: Non-profit management, marketing & communications, coaching youth leaders

Past & current youth leadership experience: VP of Marketing & Communications and Local Chapter President of AIESEC in Toronto, National Membership Committee of AIESEC in Canada, Project Consultant for Corporations for Community Connections

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Knowledge Sharing Coordinator

Education: BASc’21 at University of Waterloo (Mechatronics Engineering) 

Passionate about: Open-source hardware and software, dematerialization, food waste

Previous areas of work: Automotive electronics, consumer electronics

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Knowledge Sharing Coordinator

Avery Pasternak

Education: JD’24, UBC, HBA Business Administration (Ivey Business School), Honors Specialization International Relations from Western University

Passionate about: environmental law, progressive tax reform, avenues for justice for corporate malfeasance

Previous areas of work: sustainable finance and venture philanthropy, public sector consulting

Past & current youth leadership experience: Co-Founder of the Climate Crisis Coalition at UWO, Co-President of the Ivey Social Impact Club

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Policy Advocacy Coordinator

Nika Moeini

Education: MA’19 International Economic Policy at Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, BA’17 International Relations  at University of British Columbia 

Passionate about: Youth climate activism, sustainable food systems, eliminating animal agriculture, innovative financing for international development, circular economy, political advocacy and activism 

Previous areas of work: Policy analysis, sales, marketing 

Past & current youth leadership experience: Youth Ambassador, Plant Based Treaty, Organizer, Youth Climate Save, Fellow, Social Innovation Academy, Fellow, RAD Cohort, Manager Alumni Relations, Enactus Canada

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Policy Advocacy Coordinator

Ann Chen (She/her)

Education: Yenching Scholar at Peking University (Master’s in Chinese Studies in International Relations and Politics), BA’21 at Yale-NUS College (Magna Cum Laude - Philosophy, Politics, and Economics).

Passionate about: Sustainable finance, global climate governance, extended producer responsibility, sustainable development, circular economy, energy systems.

Previous areas of work: Policy analysis, investment banking.

Past & current youth leadership experience: Academic Programming Coordinator at Yenching Global Symposium, Head of Entrepreneurship at Yale-NUS Women in Business, Provincial Executive Officer at DECA Ontario

Policy Advocacy Coordinator

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Nelsen Elsholtz

Education: MSc Sustainability Management (2021), University of Toronto; BMgt (2017), University of British Columbia

Passionate about: Cross-sectorial engagement and partnerships, climate action and human rights, sustainable food systems, communications and strategy, art and music

Previous areas of work: Marketing and startup strategies, sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, and youth leadership

Past & current youth leadership experience: Youth Housing Project Lead, YouthfulCities; Youth Mentor and Team Lead, BC Cooperative Association; Economic and Cultural Development Volunteer, Worldwide Friends Iceland; Peer Mentor, UBC Okanagan Campus Life; Frosh Week Facilitator, UBC Okanagan 

Policy Advocacy Coordinator

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