GLOBAL ISMAILI CIVIC DAY: TAKE ACTION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE (TORONTO)
September 24, 2023
In-person: The Ismaili Centre, 49 Wynford Dr, Toronto, ON M3C 1K1
Jonathan Arnold is the Clean Growth Research Lead at the Canadian Climate Institute. With a Master’s in public policy, Jonathan's research expertise cuts across a range of environmental and economic policy issues, including the global low-carbon energy transition, sustainable taxonomies, climate risk and finance, air pollution, and municipal water and solid waste. Jonathan was a lead author on the Institute's 2021 report, Sink or Swim, which looked at how Canada can secure its long-term prosperity and competitiveness in the global low-carbon transition, and is also a regular blog contributor and editor. His previous roles include Senior Research Associate with Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Economist with Environment Canada. Jonathan also serves as the vice chair of the City of North Vancouver's Integrated Transportation Committee.
Bo is the Founder and Principal at Good Being Co. He is an urban, environmental, and energy planner by training, and former executive director of a youth-led sustainability not for profit organization. The son of Nigerian immigrants, he has spent time living in the UK, Canada, Hungary and Denmark - which has all contributed to giving him a deep sense of appreciation and belonging to the world as a whole.
Through his experience working with sustainability advocates and professionals, Bo has seen and felt the risks of burnout, anxiety, fear, and eco-grief facing so many. As a long-time mindfulness and meditation practitioner, his passion is to help people hold the reality of the scale of the challenges we face through mindful awareness, while also using collaboration, creativity, storytelling, and dialogue to help teams navigate challenging topics and goals. He created Good Being to help empower individuals and organizations to turn the disruptive nature of the moment into an opportunity for new, regenerative ways of being. In addition to his professional work Bo enjoys playing music, reading and writing, and finding as many opportunities to be playful in life as possible.
A former refugee from Uganda, Farah is of Indian heritage and was raised in Canada. Prior to taking the helm at PTC, she worked with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, created G(irls)20 (now Fora) and spent almost 10 years working on Parliament Hill with former Deputy Prime Minister, Anne McLellan and Paddy Torsney, M.P..
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens University and Masters and Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Western University. For her contribution to Canada, Farah was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.
As this is a joint event, the two key partners, Ismaili Council of Canada and Prince’s Trust Canada will both have access to registration information. You will NOT be stored without your consent and your information will not be shared with any third parties.