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September 24, 2023

In-person: The Ismaili Centre, 49 Wynford Dr, Toronto, ON M3C 1K1

Are you a young person (16-30) interested in exploring a career in sustainability? Do you want to take climate action?


Amid the transition to a net zero economy, green jobs represent a fast-growing sector in Canada. From clean energy to conservation, there are many ways for young people to enter this sector and discover a new career path to contribute to a better future.


For the second year, Prince’s Trust Canada and the Ismaili Community are partnering for Global CIVIC Day  to deliver a 2-part in-person event in Toronto on September 24th to educate and engage young people of all backgrounds on career paths in sustainability and bring together the wider Toronto community in a local cleanup of an important ravine system: the Don Valley, with Don’t Mess With the Don.



Ismaili CIVIC is a global programme under which the Shia Ismaili Muslim community across the world unite around its centuries-old tradition of serving humanity by rendering voluntary service to improve the quality of life of the communities in which they live, regardless of faith, gender, and background. The event is hosted by the Ismaili Community, and it is open people in the community of all beliefs.



Jonathan Arnold, Director of Clean Growth at the Canadian Climate Institute

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 Aganaba, Founder & Principal of Good Being Co.

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.
Farah Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer of Prince's Trust Canada

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.



Note: Part 1 of this event is open only for 16–30-year-olds. If you are over 30 and would like to join the afternoon cleanup, you will receive instructions via email on how to participate after registering.


(Part 1)

12:00pm Eastern Time – Registration Check-In and Lunch 


12:30pm - Welcome Remarks 

  • Shala Chandani, President, Ismaili Council for British Columbia
  • Farah Mohamed, CEO of Prince's Trust Canada 


12:45pm - The Future of the Sustainability Sector in Canada Keynote

  • Speaker: Jonathan Arnold, Director of Clean Growth, Canadian Climate Institute
  • Q&A Moderated by Farah Mohamed


1:15pm - Sustainability and Activism Session

  • Biboye (Bo) Aganabe, Founder & Principal, Good Being Co.


2:00pm - Closing Remarks

  • Aly Shamsy, Ismaili Council for Toronto

  • Kathleen Ko, Prince’s Trust Canada

2:15pm - Break / Refreshments 


(Part 2)


3:00pm - Instructions for Community Cleanup


3:30pm - Depart for Community Cleanup

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.