Ashoka Canada Fellows

Read about all Ashoka fellows on the Ashoka Global website here.

Pour visionner une liste des Fellows d’Ashoka à travers le monde visitez notre site Global.

Montreal
Economic Development

Jean-François is combating hunger and introducing healthy eating by substantially modifying the food consumption chain. He is identifying and empowering the most critical key players, chefs, to become leaders in food redistribution and in educating children and youth in healthy cooking. As a result, and through his innovative logistics system, huge quantities of previously wasted food are now...

Montreal
Civic Engagement

Manon Barbeau is restoring the Canadian aboriginal communities’ deeply damaged natural social structures by empowering young people and indigenous groups to connect with their communities through a professional film-making process. By creating an international network to cope with historic adversity, Manon is bringing about systemic change.

Ottawa
Human Rights

Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitksan First Nation of British Columbia, is changing the discriminatory policies and actions toward First Nations children in Canada through a vibrant social movement. Cindy is building a new child welfare system by working directly with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities and helping them translate their constructive and reconciliatory visions for...

Waterloo
Economic Development

Paul sees communities themselves as the key agents to transform local poverty by building an interconnected system with context-based and measurable solutions that give ownership to all stakeholders in the public, private and social sectors.

Toronto
Health

Lisa Brown is integrating individuals with mental health issues into society by using art as a means to build a deeper and more empathic understanding of mental health challenges in Canada.

Toronto
Environment

Geoff Cape is leading a movement to redesign urban spaces in a way that incorporates the natural environment more fully into public spaces and children’s learning environments.

Montreal
Economic Development

Lucie Chagnon is harmonizing employee-employer relationships through the first online open market for the provision of life-work balance services. This system of services that she has created helps employers become more sensitive to critical employee issues like health problems, reduced quality time with family and less productivity at work.

Vancouver
Environment

Jessica Clogg is introducing a new approach to land preservation that incorporates both the practical and spiritual knowledge of First Nations people and Western legal codes. Through an attentive process she is empowering First Nations to articulate their ancestral vision for the land and water and translating it into legal tools for sustainable land management.

Richmond
Learning/Education

Usha Tamba Dhar is introducing new perspectives to the field of literacy education in Canada by providing local organizations with effective tools, trainings, and microfinancing to engage youth in their own literacy education. Tamba is addressing the shockingly high illiteracy rates in Canada, creating an easy to use, culturally appropriate, and spreadable set of methods to combat illiteracy....

Montreal
Civic Engagement

Ilona Dougherty is fostering civic participation among apathetic youth by enhancing their democratic literacy. To do so she has created a multi-layered strategy using popular music concerts, workshops, and a youth-oriented online platform to cultivate volunteerism and increase civic engagement. She also builds bridges between Members of Parliament, elected officials, and youth, opening...