Do you know someone under 40 who is making a difference in Saskatchewan?

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CBC is celebrating the province's new generation of leaders, builders and change-makers
under the age of 40!
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Congratulations Michael Linklater selected through popular vote as the recipient of CBC Future 40's People's Choice Award and winner of a 3G iPad!

Thanks to everyone for voting!

Congratulations to all the Future40 winners!

Michael Linklater

People's Choice Winner!

Sports and Recreation
31 years old in
Saskatoon

When Michael has an idea, he makes a point of saying “I am” instead of “I will.”“I had this little fire burning inside my chest. And every time somebody told me I couldn’t do something, I turned that word into a log or a piece of wood and I just put it on my fire. Soon enough I had enough doubters and non-believers and haters; I had this raging fire inside to succeed.”It worked. After picking up a basketball for the first time in Grade 4, Michael set three goals for himself: to play basketball professionally (he played for IBL’s Edmonton Energy), at the university level (he did so on various teams), and, while discussing his basketball career, he realizes something. He’s currently completing the final goal he set for himself as a young boy: to play for team Canada.He’s part of a four-man team which qualified for the 3x3 world tour tournament. Since his team is the only one from Canada to qualify “we are officially team Canada,” he says proudly.

Matt Love

Teaching and Healthcare

34 years old in
Saskatoon

By day, Matt is a husband, father, teacher and coach, but those labels do not even begin to define the work and committment he has for the people in his life. Matt balances his family and professional life with unbelievable grace, even though he may disagree. With two young children, Matt makes time for his family his first priority. When he is not with his family he teaches and coaches football at Aden Bowman Collegiate in Saskatoon. To say that Matt is just a teacher is an obvious understatement, as what he does is so much more than traditional education. Matt runs an integrated grade 9 program called Collective Voice which incorporates English, Social Studies and Art with a focus on social justice, First Nations values and local and global issues. The students in Matt's classes learn in a different environment and in a much different way; students discuss local and global issues and challenge norms and stereotypes of society and education. He engages students in learning experiences, such as recording a weekly radio show on social issues that airs on CFCR, that most other students would not have otherwise - he is a part a revolution in education. The change Matt creates should be recognized for amount of work he does, which is done purely for his love of education, football and his family.

Tyler Stewart

Community Leadership

37 years old in
Saskatoon

Tyler's personal and company motto is "Changing our city and community one building at a time”. Tyler takes distressed, rundown, abandoned and/or mismanaged buildings and properties in core neighborhoods, transforms them into beautiful and affordable dwellings for those in need. He is a one-person dynamo for change, whose high energy and positive attitude are contagious. Tyler Stewart has grown his company, Stewart Properties, into a leader in the affordable housing market. They currently have projects on the go in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Humboldt. He has an amazing ability with people and works with many organizations such as the United Way, Crisis Management, and all levels of government to achieve amazing results. He is always looking for creative housing solutions that will benefit all that are involved and get homeless people off the streets. He is a very caring and concerned individual who volunteers his time by sitting on numerous volunteer boards including being the President of (SHIP) Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership) and SRHIA (Sask. Rental Housing Industry Association). He is also a member of various community service groups such as the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon where his passion for helping others and providing affordable housing manifest itself.

Mike McDonald

Community Leadership

27 years old in
Saskatoon

Mike had the opportunity to participate in an internship at one of Saskatoon’s community schools during his university years. He noticed that the students seemed to have simply forgotten how to play at recess. Instead, many of the students used recess as a time to gossip, bully one another, and get into mischief. Further, students were increasingly attached to the screens they carried around—iPods, cell phones, etc. Knowing the impact inactivity has on a young mind, he developed a simple program that gives kids the tools they need for active play: The Saskatchewan Blue Cross Recess Guardians.

The Saskatchewan Blue Cross Recess Guardians began in 2008-09 and by the end of the 2012-13 school year it had expanded to 70+ schools in Saskatchewan. As New Balance Ambassador for the Recess Guardians program, he has added 32 more schools to that list, including 20 northern First Nations schools.

The Recess Guardians program operates in elementary schools, building leadership skills and encouraging a healthy physically active lifestyle. It provides positive building blocks for a healthy future in a safe and educational environment - all while allowing the kids to create their own fun during recess.

Chelsea O'Connell

Business and Entrepreneurship

26 years old in
Regina

Chelsea O’Connell is endeavouring to enhance fashion and retail entrepreneurship in Saskatchewan. At the age of 26 she is an entrepreneur, event creator, and visionary. She has successfully elevated the profile of Saskatchewan’s fashion and creative design industries with the creation of Saskatchewan Fashion Week (SFW). Her vision is to influence and encourage the sustainability of locally designed fashion production and retail operations in Saskatchewan.

Chelsea is committed to instilling fundamental business skills into fashion designers to equip them to achieve sustainable success. In December, 2013, Chelsea collaborated with Hillberk & Berk founder and CBC Future 40 alumna, Rachel Mielke, to produce the Starting & Growing a Successful Fashion Brand workshop. In 2013, Chelsea opened Cade Style Lounge, a women’s retail store located in Regina, SK. The store sells international retail trends, local design labels, and vintage garments, and delivers customer service experiences designed to empower women to feel inspired, empowered, and confident. Chelsea is the the Co-Owner, along with Colter Wood, of Coda Clothing & Shoes, Cade Style Lounge and Apartment 3b.

Aqeel Wahab

Community Leadership

33 years old in
Saskatoon

Aqeel Wahab is building his life around an idea: “successful societies recognize that the answer to a problem is already out there, hiding in unfamiliar places with unfamiliar faces. Human cohesion - bringing diverse groups of people together - gets results.”

Aqeel was born in Saskatoon and lived his high school years in Outlook. He has lived his life in the parallel worlds of mainstream Saskatchewan culture and being an observant Muslim in this province. He has used this experience to become one of the most effective and hopeful ‘cultural translators’ I have met, helping bridge the sometimes uncomfortable divide between people of different backgrounds.

Aqeel has also been instrumental as a member of a neighbourhood Committee working with neighbours surrounding the growing IAS (Islamic Association of Saskatoon) Mosque in easing tensions and finding solutions to parking, traffic and noise issues that have been developing as the IAS population grows.

Mairin Loewen

Politics

30 years old in
Saskatoon

Mairin is good at what she does because she infuses her work with a sense of meaning. She encourage others to speak up and join the conversation. Inclusion of all voices in our community is something that comes naturally to Mairin and is invaluable to her success as a political leader. I have also marveled at the creative solutions that have come after Mairin explored opposing points of view with her colleagues. All of these qualities make Mairin an effective advocate for constituents and she gets results.

For Mairin, it is never about “me”, it is always about “we” – a trait that is very rare in political leadership.

Sheldon Merriman

Philanthropy, Social Activism and Volunteerism

22 years old in
La Ronge

From a young age Sheldon wanted to help people. At 13, Sheldon signed up and went to Albania with Teen Missions to help rebuild an orphanage. After high school (Valedictorian and honour roll) Sheldon travelled across Western Canada helping the less fortunate and received a discipleship certificate from Canadian Mennonite University. He then went to Guatemala and did the same work until returning to La Ronge in 2013. After completing a year of Arts and Science courses, Sheldon decided to become a youth leader for the community churches where he started a program called "Thirsty Thursdays,” a community prayer and discipleship group. He is currently working with the Town of La Ronge, Village of Air Ronge and Lac La Ronge Indian Band to bring Habitat for Humanity to the region. Sheldon is currently employed by the Scattered Sites Outreach Program as their energetic coordinator, making sure those who are homeless have the essential services they require.

Jason Lien

Business and Entrepreneurship

34 years old in
Saskatoon

A first generation Saskatchewantonian, Jason was instilled with the value of hard work and community contribution from his parents and immigration sponsors at a young age. Jason has spent most of his life in Saskatchewan, currently residing in Saskatoon, and has also lived in Regina, Moose Jaw and Weyburn.

He currently heads the Growth and Business Development Unit for Saskatchewan's largest company, Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). Jason is passionate about helping his province by developing a growth strategy for a world class organization that is locally invested and community minded in its pursuit for sustainable and socially responsible advancement.

Candace Bloomquist

Sports and Recreation

35 years old in
Saskatoon

Growing up in Nebraska, Candace Bloomquist developed her leadership skills in a variety of sport programs. She was a celebrated high school athlete in track and field, an NCAA basketball player at Creighton University, and now she is leaving her mark on Canadian football fields as the quarterback of the Saskatoon Valkyries. As the starting quarterback, the team has won 3 consecutive Western Women's Canadian Football League Championships. Candace is the first female quarterback in North America to accomplish this impressive feat. On the field, she is focused and leads by example. She offers insight and feedback to her teammates and her quiet confidence executing game plans have led to championship performances.

Candace's passion for encouraging young women to embrace physical activity and to challenge themselves to discover their passions, develop their skills, and become the next generation of leaders in Saskatchewan. She has an energy and enthusiasm that engages a broad variety of individuals as she challenges them to become the best they can be - in sport, in school, and in life.

Jori Kirk

Business and Entrepreneurship

32 years old in
Cypress Hills

Jori is incredibly passionate about business, the tourism industry and the province of Saskatchewan. He dedicates himself year round to enhance the tourism industry within Saskatchewan which includes giving multiple presentations for university classes and tourism conferences in Saskatchewan and Alberta. He is currently the President of Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (SYPE) - Southwest Chapter and has served as the Marketing Coordinator for Cypress Hills Destination Area, Inc. (CHDA) - a not-for-profit tourism organization in southwest Saskatchewan. Jori has also served as a Board Member for the CHDA, Chair of the Marketing Committee for the CHDA, as well as an advisor for Tourism Saskatchewan's Industry Validation Committee for Quality Assurance (Outdoor Adventure) and Tourism Saskatchewan’s Provincial Marketing Advisory Council.

Max Fineday

Politics

22 years old in
Saskatoon

As President of the U.S.S.U., Max has built relationships with student groups across the campus to build a common message and rally for students to be heard through TransformUS. At the same time Max has brought very tangible and practical student issues to the table such as an e-textbook strategy and the introduction of a reading week for the Fall term. As a First Nations student he has had to navigate the tension of the expectation of representing the interests and voices of First Nations and Metis students while also speaking for all students on campus, and he has proven to handle this tension well and been collaborative and inclusive in his leadership.

Erica Lee

Community Leadership

23 years old in
Saskatoon

A student at the University of Saskatchewan, Erica is an important voice in the Idle No More movement and led the recent effort to do away with the offensive "Redmen" name and logo at Bedford Road Collegiate Institute. From her profile for the University of Regina's "Inspiring Leadership 2014" site: "Erica Violet Lee is a 23-year-old Plains Cree woman from inner-city Saskatoon. Recently named Saskatoon's "Best Young Activist" in Planet S magazine, Erica is an undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan.

In November 2012, Erica spoke at the first “Idle No More” teach-in, held at Station 20 West in Saskatoon. Since then, she has been recognized as an international youth leader with the movement, drawing attention to the need for social and environmental justice for First Nations in Canada.

Adam Ward

Teaching and Healthcare

36 years old in
Regina

Every year Adam Ward heads the Giftstone Project for our school at Christmastime. In December, students from grades 4 to 8 at Sacred Heart Community School write a letter to Santa. Next, Adam sends out a letter to the Regina community requesting funds and then, unbelievably, personally shops for every gift requested by over 200 students. A beautiful thank you video, produced by Adam, is given to every Giftstone donor.

Adam does nothing for personal gain and his humble manner is an example to us all. Adam always says it is a privilege to teach in North Central and we say it is a privilege for our students, parents, and staff to work with him. Adam does all of this because he cares deeply about the students at Sacred Heart Community School. Adam is a blessing to our school, our students, and our community. Adam makes North Central a great place to learn, work, and play!

Deeann Mercier

Community Leadership

28 years old in
Saskatoon

At the young age of 28, DeeAnn Mercier is already making an incredible difference in her city, leaving no doubt that Saskatoon will continue to benefit from her leadership, compassion and energy in the years to come. Mercier is the director of communications at the Lighthouse, an emergency shelter, assisted living, and affordable living centre in the heart of Saskatoon’s downtown. They often say of people who are excellent at their job that they go ‘above and beyond.’ Not Mercier. She goes straight upwards - and she takes everyone with her. She recently helped to spearhead ‘Up’ a capital campaign to improve the conditions at the Lighthouse and help move its people up in the world.

Alice Kuipers

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

35 years old in
Saskatoon

Alice has been an author participant and supporter of the Saskatoon Word on the Street festival the past three years. She has served on the YWCA board of directors for many years. She has provided formal writing workshops throughout the community and has generously read many stories by friends and given constructive feedback to make their writing better. She also went above and beyond as Saskatoon Library’s Writer in Residence in 2010.

Tim Johnson

Community Leadership

29 years old in
Regina

Tim could have his pick of any number of careers—he’s done everything from being a volunteer constable in the London Police to acting (he even appeared in The Borne Identity). However, Tim decided to dedicate his life to directly helping others through his career with the Red Cross.

Through the Red Cross, Tim has proven to Saskatchewan that he is capable of great things. For the last three years, Tim has run the Red Cross Power of Humanity Gala, bringing the people of Regina together to raise over $200,000 for Red Cross programs. He also has engaged over 2,500 youth in the Red Cross bullying-prevention Day of Pink. Of his work, Red Cross Director Cindy Fuchs said: “Tim Johnson has brought a new energy and passion to marketing, fundraising and communication. He has built relationships with companies, volunteers and even the Saskatchewan Roughriders to further the work of the Red Cross."

Jenn Bergen

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

27 years old in
Regina

Jenn Bergen is founder of Queen City Hub, a co-working centre in downtown Regina that provides space and support for community organizing, skill-sharing, collaboration and innovation. The Hub’s mission is to provide change-makers in our community with the space and social infrastructure to work, play, learn, collaborate, and innovate together. It opened in December 2013 and, through Jenn's leadership, has already attracted a strong and dynamic base of engaged members and volunteers who have pulled together several well-attended community events.

Jenn leads with humility and a strong commitment to community. Members are engaged in all aspects of the Queen City Hub's operations -- from brainstorming programming ideas to mopping floors. She leads by example, listens well, and masterfully balances taking responsibility herself and sharing tasks with others.

Tom Regier

Science and Technology

36 years old in
Saskatoon

Tom attended the University of Saskatchewan. He started working at the CLS as a summer student and he’s never looked back. He immediately showed a talent for innovation and a drive to succeed, and he moved up the ranks to become the Beamline Scientist on the SGM beamline. And in his spare time he completed his Ph.D. at the U of S!

Under Tom’s leadership his beamline has been one of the most successful beamlines at the CLS, and is recognized as one of the best anywhere. Some of the brightest and best researchers from around the world want to work with Tom Regier: probably because he is one of the brightest and best at what he does.

Melody Wood

Community Leadership

38 years old in
Saskatoon

Melody Wood is one of the ‘quiet leaders’ within the Saskatchewan Aboriginal community. She rarely takes the spotlight and yet through her efforts many things shine. Originally from the Little Pine First Nation in north central Saskatchewan, she was adopted into a southern Saskatchewan family at an early age. Being bi-cultural has shaped Melody's multi-cultural sensitivities. She is a proud First Nations woman and brings that strength to everything that she does.

Alicia Thatcher

Community Leadership

20 years old in
Saskatoon

Alicia Thatcher is a 20-year old U of S student. A brilliant, hard working student, she is quiet and modest yet very passionate and self motivated. She shares credit for the success of activities she leads and has a way of making others feel special, important and appreciated. She has an uncanny ability to motivate people to become involved in causes – and they maintain that involvement. Her leadership, passion and dedication to pursuits has not gone without notice.

Courtney Keith

Community Leadership

31 years old in
Regina

Courtney is a lawyer and associate at MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP in Regina, focusing on labour and employment and human rights law, and has experience with commercial litigation. She has represented clients before the Provincial Court and Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and has appeared before the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board and various administrative tribunals. Courtney authored a chapter in the book Cross-Canada Guide to Human Rights Law in Employment, published in 2013 with the intent benefit adjudicators, mediators, lawyers, human resources professions, human rights advocates, and students who practice in the area of human rights or who have an interest in this important and rapidly changing area of the law.

Jennifer Pereira

Community Leadership

34 years old in
Saskatoon

Jennifer has a particular interest in the Arts community. Serving as the current Chair of the Board of Directors of Persephone Theatre, Jennifer has been volunteering at the theatre by serving in executive roles and fundraising since 2006. Jennifer was a volunteer show host on community radio, CFCR 90.5FM, from 1997 – 2011 and continues to volunteer her professional time to CFCR consulting on board governance, risk management and legal issues.

Jason Aebig

Community Leadership

38 years old in
Saskatoon

Jason is a gifted communicator and facilitator with senior-level experience in public affairs, media relations, communications strategy, recruitment communications and issues management. He is often called on to lead strategic planning and development sessions with organizations and businesses. Jason completed a degree in political studies at the University of Saskatchewan and continuing studies in public relations at the University of Toronto.

Alison Robertson

Community Leadership

34 years old in
Saskatoon

Alison has a passion for community development and a strong desire to see equity and justice resonate in all aspects of community life. She created the very first Director of Community Development position at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre and has been instrumental in moving the organization’s mandate forward in that direction.

Alison’s remarkable intellect allows her to sift through complex concepts, systems and frameworks and arrive at solutions. I would say that Alison’s biggest strength as a community developer and social innovator is that she is innately curious. This curiosity has led her to pursue a diploma in Executive Leadership and Non-profit Management from Grant MacEwan University while raising two young children, holding down a full time job, and serving on various committees and boards.

Trent Wotherspoon

Politics

34 years old in
Regina

Trent serves as Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition, as well as, critic for Finance, Education, Municipal Relations; Urban Affairs; Economy, and the GTH. Trent is a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and on a national committee of the CCAF, with an aim to strengthen governance, accountability, management and audit.

As an educator, he taught in high schools, worked in student support and led various new initiatives. Trent assisted in the creation of a new campus for adult students. Trent also led the development of a holistic program for students displaying severe violent behaviours.

Chad Fischl

Business and Entrepreneurship

30 years old in
Saskatoon

Since their teenage years, Chad and Dan knew they wanted to be entrepreneurs and build their own business.

The young entrepreneurs are strong supporters of charitable work and have donated a portion of their online sales to four different charities. Each charity has a similarly aligned mission to replace disease-causing chemicals with natural ingredients. Chad and Dan say they “love being entrepreneurs because “we can forge our own path through an uncut forest and not walk in an existing path that was cut by another person or company”.

Dan Robinson

Business and Entrepreneurship

29 years old in
Saskatoon

Since their teenage years, Chad and Dan knew they wanted to be entrepreneurs and build their own business.

The young entrepreneurs are strong supporters of charitable work and have donated a portion of their online sales to four different charities. Each charity has a similarly aligned mission to replace disease-causing chemicals with natural ingredients. Chad and Dan say they “love being entrepreneurs because “we can forge our own path through an uncut forest and not walk in an existing path that was cut by another person or company”.

Nicole Sarauer

Business and Entrepreneurship

27 years old in
Regina

Aside from her full time work as Programs Director and Staff Lawyer for Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan where she assists low income individuals to receive legal advice, Nicole is also a trustee on the Regina Separate School Board. She volunteers with the YWCA Big Sisters program and Amnesty International. Nicole is also on the board of directors for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and the Regina Sexual Assault Centre.

Jacqueline Cook

Community Leadership

24 years old in
Saskatoon

Jacqueline is a founding director of Recess Guardians, a nonprofit dedicated to building leadership skills and healthy lifestyles for youth. She is also a long-time board member of Care & Share Saskatoon, which supports programs like Coats for Kids, babysitting, sports, and literacy programs in inner-city schools.

She has been a speaker at events such as TEDx UofS, the Progress2Capital business plan competition, and represented Saskatoon’s youth on the Saskatoon Speaks City Planning Summit. She was the 2011 recipient of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the youth category.

Angela Gardiner

Business and Entrepreneurship

36 years old in
Saskatoon

Angela Gardiner is a change agent for the way we traverse the city. Municipalities across North America are struggling with options to fund maintenance and expansion of infrastructure, and Angela’s work helps them to address these issues.

Angela is a mentor to young female engineers in a male dominated industry, guiding a team of 75+ engineering staff and technicians for the City of Saskatoon. She is accountable for planning all types of movement in Saskatoon including cycling, pedestrian, vehicular and transit.

Oxana Ossiptchouk

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

38 years old in
Saskatoon

In 2010, Oxana founded the Saskatoon Conservatory of Music. She had a dream to build her own space to provide an artistic environment for Saskatoon children. In 2012, Oxana purchased with her own funds a commercial lot on the corner of Avenue J and 22nd St. W. After 2 years, that once-empty lot now houses a 3600-square-foot building with a performance hall, dance and art studios, music studios, and coffee shop. In 2013, it became the Saskatoon Conservatory of Music and Arts Inc., which is now home to more than 100 students.

Simon Bird

Politics

35 years old in
Saskatoon

Simon is Vice-Chief at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN). He is married with two children. He graduated from ITEP (Indian Teacher Education Program) at the UofS and he continued his education on a part-time basis and earned a Masters of Education Degree program in 2011. As an educator, Simon has been extensively involved in youth development for many years and has a passion for building positive relationships with all people.

Marty Seymour

Business and Entrepreneurship

38 years old in
Regina

Marty Seymour is the CEO of the Canadian Western Agribition, an event voted Saskatchewan Tourism’s 2012 Event of the Year

Marty is all about the impact on the community. Since Marty's been with Agribition, the show's attendance has increased significantly with over 127,000 visitors experiencing Agribition. This includes over 6,000 students participating in the Agri-Ed program and more than 130,000 small children and extended families have been through the program.

Katrina German

Business and Entrepreneurship

35 years old in
Saskatoon

She is a strong believer that startups from Saskatchewan don’t have to leave the province to be successful, and has been speaking and volunteering to help make this possible.

Katrina is a social entrepreneur with a mission to make the world a better place through the power of story. Being the co-founder and CEO of the rising startup OneStory.com, she’s become a strong female role model in the province and beyond. Katrina leads by example proving every day that women can and should hold positions of power.

Brett Bayda

Philanthropy, Social Activism and Volunteerism

31 years old in
Saskatoon

As a director of the Saskatoon Council On Aging, Brett is a determined care provider advocate. His true passion is helping to prolong and protect the dignity of older adults. In keeping with his passion, Brett founded one of the biggest and most successful charity events in Saskatoon called “Swinging with the Stars” which has raised money for hospice. Though a daunting task, through his dedication, patience and non-stop enthusiasm, Brett established what has come to be coined “Saskatoon’s Funnest Fundraiser”.

Through his entrepreneurial spirit, community service and philanthropy, Brett sets an inspiring example in the Saskatoon community. He contributes without dominating and it is this extraordinary skill that Brett brings to every project he undertakes.

David Straub

Business & Entrepreneurship

35 years old in
Regina

David sits on over ten years experience launching culinary ventures including Mojo, Flip Eatery & Drink as well as Regina's first ever charcuterie, Salt. He is a foodie's dream and refuses to compromise by bringing the best tastes and daring concepts to his restaurants. Teaming up with other successful young entrepreneurs including Abbey and Tim of Atlantis Coffee, Straub is committed to creating energy in Regina's downtown, helping it become a destination for the after-work crowd and reviving a nightlife.

Jonathan Meyer

Community Leadership

29 years old in
Eston

Jonathan has been the part-time mostly volunteer community economic development officer for the Town of Eston for the past two years. He has been an invaluable asset to our community. On top of this he is constantly volunteering for various groups - he is the not only the goal tender for the local senior hockey team but he is also an integral part of the their financial operations. Jonathan sees it as his job to motivate his generation to take ownership in the community of Eston and is constantly finding ways to engage the 25 - 40 year old population of the community in all sorts of community led activities, challenging them to become the community leaders.

Chandra McIvor

Community Leadership

27 years old in
Saskatoon

As department head of youth development and education at the Avenue Community Centre, Chandra established Rainbow Coffee, the only city-wide alliance and empowerment program for young LGBT people and allies in the province. She is impacting the lives of youth in Saskatoon as well as those in surrounding communities through this initiative. In 2013, Chandra also partnered with the Saskatoon Public Schoool Division to create Saskatchewan's first division wide professional development program for staff on gender and sexual diversity. Word is spreading fast and Chandra has travelled to cities across the province to ensure all students are accessing their right to a safe education.

Kevin Seesequasis

Politics

31 years old in
Saskatoon

Kevin is active in local politics and is currently running for band council at Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation. Kevin believes that leadership is about doing; about demonstrating rather than saying. He lives by the mantra “lead by example” and is working to instil in his community members the sense that they can expect better from their leaders.

Nationally, Kevin served as the Vice-President (Communications) for the Aboriginal Peoples’ Commission of the Liberal Party of Canada. For two years, he volunteered with his national executive colleagues to substantially increase the profile of the Commission and travelled the country to promote equitable participation among Indigenous people at all levels of the Party structure.

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  • Nomination period is from March 3 til March 14 at 6:30pm CST
  • 40 nominees will be selected by a panel of judges and will be included on CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40 list. We will announce the winners during the week of March 17 to March 20 on CBC Radio One's The Morning Edition, Saskatoon Morning and CBC News: Saskatchewan at 5, 5:30 & 6.
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