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Jonathan is a social entrepreneur who has worked various jobs from a lab assistant to genetics researcher, HIV vaccine researcher and vice president at a major bank. What rang true to him across all these positions is that he was searching for something more – for a different environment. He was searching for the chance to shape his destiny, let flow his creative juices and create value for the world. In late 2010, Jonathan started his social purpose business, iNotForProfit, with a mission – to transform charitable organizations by enabling them to take advantage of technology. He has an MBA from HEC Paris in France and completed his Bachelor’s of Science (Honours) in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University.
Amy Hosotsuji is an artist, futurist, athlete, mentor, mentee, laughter and much more. She sees herself as absorbing light and shedding that light to other spaces with an aim to expand other’s dreams, ideas and systems. Amy has event planning and project management experience, building the infrastructure for young entrepreneurs and young artists to excel. Her current work at the Grassroots Youth Collaborative involves facilitating a network of youth leaders in the City of Toronto, and seeking and providing them with opportunities for promotion, professional development and personal development.
Jennifer McRae is the co-creator and co-facilitator of the Change Lab, a two-semester program engaging students at the intersections of social entrepreneurship and sustainability at Simon Fraser University. At the Change Lab, she wants to empower students: to self-direct; to be co-creators; to take risks; to be activated to solve complex problems through their educations, not separated from them by theory and waiting to graduate and gain “expertise” before acting. Jennifer is interested in revolutionizing education in which university could be a place for civic engagement and action on the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
Robin is the Founder and Artistic Director of Thinking Rock Community Arts, a youth-led social enterprise startup that builds community in the Algoma District of Northern Ontario by facilitating community art projects; supporting young people in becoming agents of change; and consulting for communities and organizations in community development and youth engagement. Through this work she is acting as the Northern Coordinator for the Youth Social Infrastructure Collaborative, a provincial network that accelerates and amplifies the conditions for youth-led organizing in Ontario. A key focus of this work is bringing together Aanishnaabe and non-Aboriginal youth together in creative dialogue to heal, learn and grow together to co-create healthier communities in the North.
Robin was named a Youth Agent of Change in 2012 by the Centre for Social Innovation. She holds an Honours BA with High Distinction in Arts Management and Theatre from the University of Toronto and an MSc in Health and Community Development from the London School of Economics in London, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation from the University of Waterloo.