Jonathan Hera. Fund Manager. Impact Investing at RBC

If you are one of those people who think that you have to follow a certain career path or think there’s only Wolves on Wall Street, then Jonathan’s story of pursuing a career in social finance is for you. Jonathan is at the leading edge of impact investing- a job …

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Maarten Jan Sluimers. Sustainability Manager. ING DIRECT Canada

Maarten’s story shows us how a leap of faith can change the course of your career. With a passion for the planet from a very young age, it’s no surprise that Maarten ended up in sustainability, what may surprise you is how he got there.  He is the quintessential intrapraneur, …

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Beth Locke. Fundraising Professional for Aga Khan University.

Beth Locke is a professional fundraiser who truly recognizes the power of relationships and the impact one can have on the world. Beth was bitten by the fundraising bug after University and has been in love with the profession ever since. From the Vancouver Art Gallery, United Way, College Success …

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Jodi Lastman. Career Counsellor. Helping Others Find Their Meaningful Job.

Jodi is the breath of fresh air that career counseling has been looking for. A self-proclaimed “Purple Sheep”, Jodi has separated from the herd to help others find their own path to meaningful work. Not satisfied with a career that didn’t speak to her values, she went back to school …

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Heather Mak. Sustainability Manager at Retail Council of Canada. CSR Job.

Heather is an up and coming sustainability professional with a range of experience from consumer goods to consulting. Heather shows us that passion is just one ingredient to success and that for a career in Corporate Social Responsibility you need to have a strong business acumen with a healthy dose of …

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Adil Dhalla. Director of Culture for Centre for Social Innovation. Social Enterprise.

Adil is not only one of the coolest guys we’ve interviewed, but also has a pretty cool job to match. Adil is the Director of Culture at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), a social enterprise with a mission to catalyze social innovation in Toronto and around the world. CSI …

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Sabrina Nicosia. National Marketing Director at GreedyGiver. Triple Bottom Line Business.

Sabrina is the National Marketing Director at GreedyGiver, Canada’s first daily deal site with a charitable twist (if a daily deal and a crowdfunding site had a child, it would be the GreedyGiver). Working for a new socially responsible company, Sabrina loves the challenge of using her marketing skills as …

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Assaf Weisz. Co-founder and Partner at Purpose Capital. Triple Bottom Line Business.

Assaf Weisz is a Co-founder and Partner at Purpose Capital, a social enterprise that makes impact investments. It’s not easy being different in the financial sector, where traditional views on investing, like the accumulation of wealth as a goal in of itself, are unassailable. At Purpose Capital, however, Assaf sees …

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Anisa Mirza. CEO and Co-Founder of Giveffect. Triple Bottom Line Business.

 Anisa Mirza shows us that you can make money and be meaningful at the same time. Co-founder of charity crowdfunding site, Giveffect, Anisa is a force to be reckoned with. She epitomizes the saying ‘age is just a number’, as Anisa is wise beyond her 26 years.  Her determination and …

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Courtney Clarkson. Founder of BotanyCo. Eyewear. Social Entrepreneur

Courtney Clarkson reminds us that the secret to job happiness is passion. It was her passion for the environment that propelled her to start BotanyCo. Eyewear, a sustainable eyewear company based in Caledon, Ontario. Courtney and her company transform everything from bamboo to old skateboards to make the eco-friendly artisan …

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Jackie Daitchman. Consultant at MacCormick. CSR Job.

Looking for a CSR job? Get inspired by reading about Jackie’s story carving out her own career path to meaningful work. Jackie never saw a tradeoff between doing good and making money. However, unlike other professions there’s no set path to a CSR job or career. What makes Jackie successful as a …

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Kristen Davidse. PhillyPLUS Resident at Philadelphia’s Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools. MBA with a Non-Profit Job.

Kristen shows us how the power of teaching can change lives. Her passion and dedication for helping others led her on a journey from the Ivy Leagues of Cornell to the gravel of Philly’s high schools and currently now as a PhillyPLUS Resident at PhillyPLUS (Philadelphia’s Pathways to Leadership in Urban …

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Robert Wakulat. Partner At Wakulat Dhirani LLP. Lawyer and Social Entrepreneur.

Throw your Bay Street lawyer stereotypes out the window and let us introduce you to Rob, a lawyer who’s making a career out of helping others change the world. Locating his Toronto based practice, Wakulat Dhirani, at the Centre for Social Innovation, Rob provides countless social innovators, non-profits and emerging enterprises with …

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Antonia Kalmacoff. Manager of Philanthropic Giving at Covenant House. MBA with a Non-Profit Job.

Antonia is a “career switcher”, transitioning from a professional in the entertainment industry to one in non-profit, via an MBA. Antonia’s current meaningful job is at Covenant House Toronto, an organization that provides shelter and programs for homeless youth. Working on the leading edge of philanthropy, she manages a large …

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Adrienne Lo. Head of Living Planet @ Work At WWF-Canada. MBA with a Non-Profit Job.

Adrienne’s meaningful job has the perfect combination of purpose and impact. Adrienne shows us how it only takes one moment to realize you were destined for greater things. Since that moment she’s been on a career path that’s taken her from healthcare to working to help save the environment. In her …

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Jamie Bennett. CEO. Corvus Fittings. MBA and Social Entrepreneur.

What do pandas and sustainability have in common? Bamboo! Bamboo is the secret ingredient to Jamie’s two-year-old sustainable eyewear company- Corvus Fittings. Based in Vancouver, BC, Jamie’s story demonstrates the future of social entrepreneurship and sustainable business in Canada. Corvus focuses on fashion while building sustainability into the essence of …

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Robin Mednick. Executive Director. Pencils For Kids. Non-Profit Job.

Robin’s background makes her a perfect advocate for the non-profit she founded, Pencils for Kids. Her inspiration came from hearing 30 kids had to share one pencil in a Niger classroom and it was her instinct to say “let’s not just talk about it, let’s do something”. Pencils for Kids …

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