Conversation Café: Intergenerational Solidarity
When: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020
Have you ever thought about your intergenerational relationships and how they have shaped you? Come and explore this topic with our guest, Ilona Dougherty.
Ilona will speak about why she has chosen to center her work around the meaningful engagement of young people in society and the economy, and how spirituality and the importance of wellbeing have guided her.
Ilona is the Co-creator and Managing Director of the Youth & Innovation Project at the University of Waterloo. She is an award-winning social innovator and a regular voice in the Canadian media advising business, civil society, and government on how they can tap into the value and unique abilities of young people. In 2004, she Co-founded Apathy is Boring, a non-partisan social enterprise that educates Canadian youth about democracy and encourages them to vote. Ilona was named an Ashoka Fellow in 2009, was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network in 2015.
Set your calendars and get ready to enjoy a distinctive conversation!