Social Impact

The up-and-coming young leaders shaping Canada's economy, culture, and society in 2024.

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University Canada West proudly partners with The Peak to honour the champions of social impact through the 2024 Emerging Leader Awards.

We are excited to announce our sponsorship of the Social Impact Category, recognizing individuals driving meaningful change in our communities.

At UCW, we are dedicated to nurturing leaders who not only adapt to change but drive it. Our commitment to social impact runs deep—it's woven into our curriculum, initiatives, and partnerships. One social impact initiative we're proud to highlight is the mandatory Indigenous training for all our employees and students. This training focuses on cultural understanding, respect, and inclusion. From an organizational perspective, this enhanced responsibility enriches our organizational culture and community relations.

Join us in celebrating social impact at the 2024 Emerging Leader Awards. Together, let's inspire the next generation of changemakers.Click here to learn more about UCW.

Leaders Circle
Director of Indigenous Programs, Laidlaw Foundation & Founder, Shawish

Amanda Bernard

Growth Marketing Manager, Growclass

Hannah Permell

Chief Executive Officer, Variety the Children's Charity

Andrea Tang

Founder & Executive Director, The Kickback Foundation

Jamal Burger

VP, Global Operations - FMCG, Too Good To Go

Sam Kashani

Chief Design Officer, Spring

Allison Gibson

SVP Community and Strategic Initiatives, CanadaHelps

Lizz Bryce

Manager, Government Relations & Membership, Imagine Canada

Sebastian Muermann

Founding Partner, Audaxa Ventures

Hilary Kilgour

Manager, Sponsorship and Strategic Partnerships, CIBC

Nikki Ball

International Advocacy Specialist, UNICEF Canada

Ramina Ghassemi

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Propel Impact

Cheralyn Chok

Director, Community Impact, Toronto Foundation

Mohamed Huque

Director of Public Policy and Engagement, BGC Canada

Gwendolyn Moncrieff-Gould

Founder and President, Feghali Group Inc.

Natasha Elizabeth Feghali

Executive Director, Mind Your Plastic

Natasha Tucker

Co-Founder, ND Connect

Eliana Bravos

Chief Operations Officer, International Development and Relief Foundation

Nabil Ali

Executive Director, Unsinkable

Hailey Hechtman

Program Manager, Ukrainian Canadian Congress & Programming Director, Canadian International Council

Mariana Savka

Founder, Savouring the Indo-Caribbean

Anna Chowthi

Communications Lead, YDC & Digital Media Specialist, Parks Canada

Michael Lecchino

President & CEO, Civiconnect

Nour Hage

Executive Director, Kawartha World Issues Centre

Sam Rockbrune

Senior Manager, Advisory Services, KPMG LLP

Amanda Bartley

Founder & CEO, Cap Inclusive

Roxanne Leduc

Vice President, CNIB Voice and Executive Director, Come to Work

Thomas Simpson

Founder & Executive Director, Play Forever

Mohammed Al-Salem

Portfolio Manager, Realize Fund I, Rally Assets

Lars Boggild

Social Impact Chairs

Executive Director, The Upside Foundation of Canada

Juanita Lee-Garcia

Executive Director and Founder, Employ to Empower

Christina Wong

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