Hashem, Sarah

A proud Canadian with Egyptian roots, Sarah is constantly in search of soul-enriching opportunities. Despite a business background, she parted with a career in commercial banking to join the front lines of microfinance, lending a hand to aspiring young entrepreneurs. Today, Sarah develops programs and services promoting financial inclusion and economic development. She is fascinated…

Higgins, Lorelei

Lorelei is a community development enthusiast and spends her time working on community development projects, locally and globally. Lorelei believes strongly in the power of community and the necessity of creating experiential community building opportunities. She is currently the City of Calgary’s Business Improvement Area Liaison and in this role focuses on creating community through…

Graham, Jessica

Jessica is a mental health care professional who specializes in using positive behavioural supports to create opportunities for persons-in-care to achieve their recovery goals. She is also an active member in her union, the Health Sciences Association of Alberta. Jessica sits on her Union’s Social Justice Committee (chairing the ad hoc environmental committee); participates in…

Graham, Kathryn

Kate is the Director of Community and Economic Innovation at the City of London, responsible for the City’s strategic initiatives, culture, government relations and economic partnerships portfolios. Kate holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree and is currently completing a PhD in Political Science at Western University, with a particular focus on local government. Kate…