Today marks International Youth Day!   

This year’s Future of Good Young Impact Leaders feature 30 changemakers to watch, including leaders from members and organizations we’ve worked with.  

Meet some of them below! 

Stacie Smith:

An #EqualFutures2022 bursary recipient, Stacie works to close the gap between youth and policy makers regarding youth mental and physical health and wellbeing and is the Executive Director of the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health: 

Keetha Mercer:

Senior Director, Community Initiatives & Grants, at the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Keetha created a team to distribute millions to underfunded gender-based violence organizations. 

Tyler Boyce:

A Kenyan and Somali Black queer public policy professional and community organizer, Tyler is the executive director of The Enchanté Network, a national network connecting and supporting pride centres and 2SLGBTQI+ service providers: 

Chúk Odenigbo:

One of the founding members of Future Ancestors Services, an Indigenous and Black-owned, youth-led professional services social enterprise, Chúk moderated our #CSW66 side event ‘Towards an Intersectional Climate Response’: 

Maryam Pandi:

Executive Director at Sexual Assault Centre Kingston, Maryam spearheaded efforts to bring cultural sensitivity into the counselling practices of the centre to support racialized victims of gender-based violence 

Congratulations to all the 2022 Young Impact Leaders! Get to know all 30 changemakers at 

Reflecting on our inaugural gender equality summit and looking ahead to 2023: A message from the organizers of Equal Futures 2022
Equal Futures Network Incubator Session: Youth Engagement – Creating Pathways for Local to Global Action

The Equal Futures Network acknowledges that Indigenous people are the traditional guardians of Turtle Island, on the land also known as Canada

Read our full Territory Acknowledgment here.