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Tareq Hadhad

Tareq Hadhad is telling his story. He was a Syrian refugee and is now living his new life with his entrepreneurial family on Canada’s east coast. He is the founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate.  Passionate about peace and entrepreneurship, his family relaunched the family business to recreate the chocolates they exported across the […]

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Dr. Naheed Dosani

As a palliative care physician and health justice activist, Dr. Naheed Dosani is dedicated to advancing equitable access to healthcare for people experiencing structural vulnerabilities like poverty and homelessness. These efforts include founding & leading the Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless (PEACH) Program at the Inner City Health Associates in downtown Toronto, serving […]

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Emily O’Brien

Emily O’Brien is the founder of the booming social enterprise Comeback Snacks. Her evolution from prison to a successful entrepreneur is a story that helps individuals and organizations find inspiration to transform challenges into opportunities. Emily’s keynotes recount her struggles and wins, addressing painful lessons, resilience, determination, forgiveness, and the ability to find strength within […]

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Farkhunda Muhtaj

Farkhunda Muhtaj is a professional soccer player and social activist. She is the captain of the Afghanistan Women’s National Soccer Team and competes for Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch Eredivisie. In 2021, after the Taliban came into power, she led the evacuation of over 300 Afghans, including the Afghanistan Youth National Soccer Team, to Portugal. […]

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Larissa Crawford

Larissa Crawford proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra, and is a published Indigenous, anti-racism, and climate justice researcher, policy advisor, and restorative circle keeper with over 15 years of experience. Larissa’s lived experience as an Indigenous and Black woman; a survivor of sexual violence and poverty; a person living with […]