Northern Stars
Meet the newest members of Ashoka Canada’s fellow community

In a hurting world, we need radical new leadership guided by respect, reconciliation, and justice for people and planet. We need singularly brilliant ideas and a uniquely aligned vision.

Ashoka Canada’s newest cohort of innovators are the leaders for this moment.

Highlights from the Network

“Babies are 100% accepting and they don’t judge”

See how bringing babies into classrooms helps to instill lifelong empathy. Roots of Empathy is an organization committed to building caring and peaceful societies.

What if every student could find joy in math?

Ashoka Canada Fellow John Mighton uses the latest science and innovative techniques to create a world where all children can succeed.

How governments can buy positive outcomes

Ashoka Canada Fellow Jeff Cyr and McConnell Foundation president Stephen Huddart discuss a powerful new tool for financing sustainable solutions.

Cooking up social change in the kitchen

Jean-François Archambault is revolutionizing the redistribution of food waste —  turning chefs, cooks and candy makers into changemakers.

Accelerate Canada’s highest-impact network of social entrepreneurs

“It is a joy to be a member of Ashoka. Its devotion to uplifting society through visionary ideas resonates deeply with me. Our Ashoka Canada network reminds us that every day and every moment is a doorway into the possible. And it is a thrill to play a part in that transformational possibility.”

Ann Mortifee, Ashoka Support Network member