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About Us.

Engage was founded in 2022 in response to the expansion of privatized Medicare in Ontario. To ensure that all Ontarians could maintain their right to affordable, publicly funded healthcare, Engage recruited policy analysts, public relations experts, doctoral researchers, and finance specialists to mount a strong defense. At the core of this initiative was Engage’s vision to work alongside communities and to build a society where economically and socially marginalized youth are supported by equitable policies. Since taking action on healthcare, Engage has launched community impact projects focused on affordable housing, education, and youth-centered innovation policy. Across each project, Engage offers free civics education, and works alongside community partners to train the next generation of change makers.

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Mission.

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Our mission is to educate youth in civic processes and current affairs through dynamic training sessions, informative reports, and dank memes, shaping informed citizens for tomorrow's challenges.​

Cultivating Civic Connections: We are dedicated to fostering partnerships between youth, educational institutions, and community organizations, creating a vibrant ecosystem where civic engagement thrives and communities unite for positive change.

Igniting Youth Potential: Our commitment is to unleash the power within every marginalized young person to pave the way for a future free from poverty - where innovation, justice, and progress intersect harmoniously.

The Team.

Our team operates in three areas: political strategy, communications, and outreach. Everyone at Engage provides a wide range of skills from policy development to fundraising to public relations. Together, our dream team works hard to make sure that youth interests are factored into every piece of legislation.      

Meet the team.

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Dael Vasquez

(He/Him)

Co-Founder

Policy & Governmental Affairs

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Emmy Egulu

(He/Him)

Senior Outreach Specialist

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Justin Nakao

(He/Him) 

Policy Strategist

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Mekhail Bari

(He/Him) 

Policy Strategist

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Kanika Saini

(She/Her) 

Communications Specialist

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Anjelica Ramsewack (She/Her)

Co-Founder

Marketing & Communications

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Carolyn Dallimore

(She/Her) 

Policy Strategist

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Solanch Tamayo

(She/Her) 

Policy Strategist

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Vikram Parahoo

(He/Him) 

Communications Specialist

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Ayushi Das

(She/Her) 

Communications Specialist

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Bo Joseph

(He/Him)

Co-Founder

Outreach & Stakeholder Relations

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Rahma Aslam

(She/Her) 

Policy Strategist

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Venuya Selvanathan

(She/Her) 

Policy Strategist

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Shikha Kansal

(She/Her) 

Communications Specialist

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