CONNECTING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO SHATTER THE CEILING THAT LIMITS US TO BE SEEN AS LEADERS OF TOMORROW, WHILE ASSISTING YOUTH IN UTILIZING THEIR PASSION TO CREATE
GOALS & INITIATIVES
RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITIES & ORGANIZATIONS
Ignite the passion in young people and create a cycle of conversation, inspiration, empowerment, and action.
Raise funds to help partnered organizations with their initiatives and operations.
CREATE A NETWORK
Create a network between young people across the country who are interested in using their passion to create social change.
A regional event that consist of workshops, speakers, and other opportunities that allow youth to stand out and connect with other peers throughout the city.
Using social media as a platform for online campaigns to create social awareness.
A national conference designed to bind youth along with their ideologies from across Canada to empower and inspire.
Founded by Daniyal Kashif and Loizza Aquino in 2019 as a result of a common desire to break the mould of young people being designated as leaders of tomorrow, when we truly are the leaders of today. Through their journeys of social activism, they have had moments of being underestimated, overlooked, and limited by a glass ceiling. They founded Leaders of Today as an opportunity to shatter the notion that young people are limited to being the leaders of tomorrow, and reinforce the fact that young people must be heard today when it comes to shaping the world. As immigrants, they are aware of the challenges young new comers face when immigrating to Canada. Leaders of Today encourages, welcomes, and seeks diversity in our network. We strive to create opportunities for all the young people in Canada, while also helping young new comers feel like they belong and can be a part of something truly transformational.
Both are recipients of a prestigious national scholarship, the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. Through their experiences of being a TD scholar, they wanted other young people to experience the power of networking and youth empowerment.
Though our logo and colour scheme seems to be a spontaneous combination of shapes and colours, there is a very significant meaning behind every part of our brand. We want to rewrite the script of youth being the leaders of tomorrow, whereas in reality we have the capability to be the leaders of today. This mentality is captured in our Ripple logo, as it symbolizes the 'here and now'. We believe in strengths in numbers. Our voice matters and we indeed are powerful, and no matter the size of your ripple, together we can make a wave. The colours are also carefully chosen; yellow is associated with joy, energy, enthusiasm, optimism and confidence. Green is associated with hope, growth, balance, and reassurance. Blue is associated with trust, honesty, authority, wisdom, and loyalty. These are characteristics we want to instil into the future generations of leaders.
DIRECTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Programs & Events
Grants & Sponsorships
Sciences & Maths
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR POSITIONS
BECOMING A PARTNERED ORGANIZATION
Leaders of Today wants to partner with young leaders in Canada to create the largest network of passionate community leaders. With the communal goal to enhance the world with our strong voices, we wish to partner with other young people who are leading their own community initiatives. We’re looking for young change makers with varying interests to be a part of our team. Our goal is to create the largest network of youth led non-profits, and use our collective power to assist each respective member with their fight to advocate for the change they want to create, as well as be the catalyst for the new wave of young activists.