Leaders with a proven track record in business and entrepreneurship, social and community impact, and a legacy of creating lasting change.
Kevin Vuong, FRSA
A tri-sector leader, Kevin operates at the nexus of public, private, and not-for-profit where he leverages social innovation to build healthier livelihoods, sustainable development, and social impact.
At APSI, he works with government and large business to innovate their procurement for social impact. Kevin is also a Local Pathways Fellow for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Principal Innovator for a social initiative with the Institute for Global Health Equity & Innovation to redress health inequities through social innovation.
Whether it's advancing the UN Sustainable Development Agenda or as an upstream intervention to address the social determinants of health, Kevin is using social enterprise as the vehicle to build a more prosperous, fair, and resilient world.
For his impact, he has been named Canada's Top 30 Under 30, one of Her Majesty The Queen's Young Leaders for Canada, and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
Chair, Board of Directors
CEO of Eight8 Ventures, Larry is an award-winning technology entrepreneur and investor. He is an adviser and mentor to many thriving startups. Some existing involvements include:
- Eighty8 Ventures;
- Textbooks for Change; and
- Western University Entrepreneurship (Propel).
- Goodwill Industry, Ontario Great Lakes.
Named Canada's top under-30 Pan-Asian leader in 2015 and Top 20 Under 40 in London, Larry is also building the next generation of entrepreneurs as a lecturer at Western University.
Health Innovation Researcher
Zahraa is an HBSc graduate from the University of Toronto who will be starting her Masters of Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health this fall. She is a University of Toronto International Health Program Discovery Fund awardee who engages with issues pertaining to health equity, urban health, and global health in an academic and experiential manner. This is mirrored in her role as the Co-founder and Health & Science Editor of The Blank Page (blnkpage.org), where she writes, edits, and publishes articles regarding the health sciences.
These interests are also embodied through her experience as surgical waiting room support at Toronto General Hospital, volunteer and research assistant at The Canadian Centre for Immigrant and Refugee Healthcare, as well as through her work as a team innovator with the Living with Dignity Initiative, a UN sustainable-development-goals based social enterprise that aims to eliminate homelessness.
Pro-Bono Lead Consultant
Daniel is a University of Toronto graduate and brings with him a wealth of knowledge from excelling in various roles within private equity finance, financial services consulting, and not-for-profit consulting in several countries around the world. As a proven leader in the community, he continues to leverage his skills and passion to make a positive impact by consulting pro-bono for community-oriented ventures.
Daniel’s success in strategic planning, process improvement, as well as financial risk management have led not only to multi-million dollar gains at large businesses but more importantly, to the sustained growth of community building programs and high-impact initiatives.