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The Generation Squeeze campaign brings together Canadians of all ages because gens X, Y & Millennials deserve a chance to deal with these problems without compromising the families they have or the families they want.

Co-organized the Generation Squeeze Toronto Launch Party in partnership with Generation Squeeze to bring its founder Dr. Paul Kershaw, to talk about the growing squeeze on time, income and services facing Canadians under 45. This event also featured an exciting lineup of speakers including Sarah Blackstock: Director of Advocacy & Communications, YWCA Toronto; Zahra Ebrahim: Principal, archiTEXT; Peter MacLeod: Principal, MASS LBP; Chair, Wagemark Foundation and Lekan Olawoye: Executive Director, For Youth Initiative; Chair of Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities. (Photo by Karim Rizkallah)

Position: Community Organizer

Results:

  • Co-organized the Generation Squeeze Toronto Launch Party in partnership with Generation Squeeze to bring its founder Dr. Paul Kershaw, to talk about the growing squeeze on time, income and services facing Canadians under 45.
  • 150+ attended National Launch launch event
  • Organized Generation Squeeze Talks: Younger Canadians and Precarious Employment. Featured presentation from United Way, Atkinson Foundation, Workers Action Centre and Youth & Work.

Website and Social Media:

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Inspiration:

I had been discussing generation equity for the past year with friends and was introduced to Dr. Paul Kershaw through the video below.  After meeting him in person, Brendon Goodmurphy, Ashleigh Dalton, Gabe Sawhney and myself formed SqueezeTO to help launch Generation Squeeze across Canada – starting with Toronto.

Partners and Friends:
Brendon Goodmurphy
Ashleigh Dalton
Gabe Sawhney
Echo Blog
Youth and Work

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