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Agazi Afewerki

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2018

Canada
Agazi Afewerki has a powerful belief that any young person can teach an adult a new skill and that youth are a core resource for community development and transformation. With this idea, Agazi Afewerki is re-defining the role of youth in society, starting with the most vulnerable urban populations. Lire la suite

Jean-Francois Archambault

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009

Canada
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,... Lire la suite

Manon Barbeau

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2009

Canada
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite

Paul Born

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2013

Canada

As President and Co-Founder of the Tamarack Institute for the past 15 years, I lead a small national team of amazing practitioners and thought leaders. I also teach throughout North America and at times in countries around the world. I am the author of four books, two of them Canadian bestsellers,...

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Gabriel Bran Lopez

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2011

Canada
Gaps in the education system, such as shortages of teachers and resources, exacerbate already high rates of school absenteeism and dropping out. This is especially true in many First Nations and urban underserved communities. Gabriel Bran Lopez is recentering the education system around students and... Lire la suite

Lisa Brown

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2013

Canada
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. Lire la suite

Geoff Cape

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2005

Canada
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. Lire la suite

Lucie Chagnon

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2009

Canada

I was elected for Commodus, the first online work-life balance services harmonizing employee-employer relationships. I have since returned to the field of community relations, and am currently engaged in a neighbourhood capacity-building strategy at Montreal’s Centre Bon Courage. My work at the...

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Jessica Clogg

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2007

Canada
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... Lire la suite