Lead and Inspire Stories


Sarah Jama on Disability Rights

Sarah Jama is the founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario.

Mohamed Salih on connecting with community

Mohamed Salih was elected to London, ON city council in 2014.

Lindell Smith on creating change through municipal politics

Lindell Smith was elected to Halifax city council in 2016.

Bonnie Leask, Policy Analyst and Community Organizer

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Maria Elena Durazo on Building Resistance and Progressive Power

Before her election to California State Senate, Maria Elena Durazo on leading a labour & communities alliance, producing victories & building power for progressive change.

Marilyn Poitras on Indigenous representation

Marilyn Poitras is Assistant Professor at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.

Charlie Clark on relationship-building in municipal politics

Charlie Clarke was elected Mayor of Saskatoon in 2016 and 2020.

Chief Tammy Cook-Searson

Access to Power: Indigenous Representation in Politics

Rim Mohsen on Fighting Exclusion

Rim Mohsen is a co-founder of Quebec Inclusif.