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Generation Impact: Young Canadians Making a Difference

June 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Photo: Gertrude Omoro and Peter Steele, part of the 2022-23 cohort of International Youth Fellows, standing outside the AKF Tanzania office in Dar es Salaam. Credit: Michael Goima / AKFC

We all have a stake in our collective global future, but no one more than today’s young people.

On Thursday, June 8, we hope you will join us for an evening of inspiration, celebration, and networking as we mark the 35th anniversary of our commitment to young Canadians’ global leadership through the International Youth Fellowship. You will hear directly from Fellowship alumni who will share their learnings, challenges, and experiences of working on the ground in some of the world’s most challenging environments, as well as current Fellows who are about to embark on their overseas assignments.

So, if you’re passionate about making a difference in the world and want to learn more about how young Canadians are leading the charge, join us for Generation Impact and help us give our 35th anniversary cohort the send-off they deserve!

Additional Information for Attendees

  • The program will include opportunities to network with other guests and our previous and current International Youth Fellows
  • Attendees are invited to enjoy some refreshments while networking at the end of the event
  • Visit our website to learn more about the International Youth Fellowship program

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and greet our AKFC’s past and current fellows!

Questions? Please contact [email protected]

Keynote Speaker

Tracey Evans

Director, Global Partnerships at Right to Play

Tracey grew up with parents who worked in the airline industry and spent much of her childhood on planes, bouncing from one country to the next and learning to explore new cultures from a young age.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Development and Global Studies from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s degree in International Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education at the University of Toronto where she is investigating the educational experiences of autistic learners during COVID-19 school closures in Ottawa, Canada.

During her undergraduate degree, Tracey spent her summers volunteering in West and South Africa on HIV/AIDS and environmental conservation projects. Afterwards, she spent eight months completing the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) Youth Fellowship program, which sent her to Bangladesh for eight months where she worked with CARE Bangladesh on women’s economic empowerment projects.

Tracey worked for Aga Khan Foundation Canada from 2015 until 2020 as an Education Program Manager. In 2021, she joined Right To Play as Director of Global Partnerships where she overseas the organization’s institutional relationship with Global Affairs Canada. She is constantly inspired by the learners, teachers and parents she gets to work with, and firmly believes that education is the world’s greatest asset for promoting gender equality. Tracey loves cooking, curling, and is always more than happy to invite her Golden Retriever Birken to make guest appearances on Teams calls!


Thomas Orr

Senior Manager, Programs, Partnerships, and Results , AKFC

Thomas (‘Tom’) Orr leads a team responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and learning function of Aga Khan Foundation’s North American-funded programs. He also oversees a diverse portfolio of programs and supports business development efforts with North American institutional donors. His experience in international development spans 13 countries across three continents. Prior to his current role, he was as an AKFC Fellow for AKF in Tajikistan and eventually went on to lead its Partnerships Department. He has also worked in the Evaluation Division of Global Affairs Canada. Tom is passionate about measuring program performance and translating this evidence into action to improve results.

More speakers to be announced!

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Aga Khan Foundation Canada