Whether you’ve known about Ashoka since founder Bill Drayton coined the term “social entrepreneur,” or you’re not quite sure what we do, the fact is that your life has likely been touched by one of our Fellows. As the new Canadian team, we’ve all experienced it. That’s why we believe this strong network of social entrepreneurs—our Fellows—is our greatest asset in creating a world where every Canadian has the tools to make a change.

Our new team has already been busy meeting many of these Fellows, along with the key partners and educators who support our efforts to make Canada an Everyone a Changemaker™ nation. We invite you to connect with us as we get to know the broader network of Canadian changemakers.


Barb Steele – Executive Director

Executive Director Barb Steele has a knack for bringing out the best in people. Given the talent and impact of Ashoka Canada’s network, Barb—a natural community-builder—has a lot to be excited about.

Amy Satterthwaite – Director of Empathy & Changemaker Schools

Empathy and Changemaker Schools Director Amy Satterthwaite’s work is focused on building an influential network across the K-12 education landscape: people and institutions eager to amplify what they do, in order to bring about policy, curricular, and mindset shifts that value empathy and changemaking as lea

Danica Straith – Interim Ashoka U Director

Interim Ashoka U Canada Director, Danica Straith has an ambitious goal: to make changemaking education the new normal in Canada. She is one among many in a national network of change leaders putting social innovation at the forefront of higher education.

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