Founder and President

Hello, Canada! My name is Galiya Vendrov. Thank you all for being a part of the Youth of Canada community! 

Here's a bit about me: I was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area.  I was always filled with ideas and a need to give back which led to me become the founder of Youth of Canada.

I hope that YOC helps you find your passion, provides you with some experiential learning, and aids you in making your future the brightest it can be. Get out there, and be awesome!


Research Development Director

Hello Canada! My name is Sherin, and I am Youth of Canada’s Research Director. 

I am from the Greater Toronto Area, currently heading into my junior year at St. Edmund Campion Secondary School. 

I was drawn to the Youth of Canada as I know how hard it can be to find opportunities to grow and succeed, and how rewarding it can be to find new passions! Personally, I love anything STEM-related, but I also really enjoy all mediums of Art, as well as Public Speaking and learning how to be a better ally to others around me. 

I hope our work here at YOC inspires all of you to pursue your passions and get out of your comfort zone - here's to becoming the best versions of ourselves!


Director of Outreach and External Affairs

Hello Canada! My name is Vivek Patil and I am Youth of Canada's Director of Outreach and External Affairs!

I was born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario and now am in my second year of Medical Sciences at Western University.

I feel that organizations like Youth of Canada are a strongly beneficial resource for students wishing to advance their careers and experiences by making opportunities more accessible to everyone. I hope through my involvement, Youth of Canada is able to reach even more high-achieving students across Canada and help them to reach their goals.

I hope you take some time to explore the hundreds of amazing opportunities we have, and hopefully you find one for you!


Social Media Coordinator

Hello Canada! My name is Stacy Zhang and I am Youth of Canada’s Social Media Coordinator! 

I was raised in New Brunswick and China, and currently reside in the Greater Toronto Area as an intensive arts high school student, majoring in music. Over those years was when I discovered my passion for both visual arts and music. I have always wanted to pursue my passions under a more professional environment - and for me, graphic design was the way to go!

I hope that my contributions to Youth of Canada can help you find your passion, and help you discover ways to incorporate what you love into both your casual and professional life. 

Get out there and try something new!



Research Development Officer

Hello Canada! My name is Vera and I am one of Youth of Canada's Research Officers!

I am from New Brunswick and am currently studying at Fredericton High School.

I am an avid pianist and STEAM lover who enjoys volunteering in my free time. I love trying new things and being involved in extracurriculars. As a multilingual, language and communication are very important to me and I hope to connect to people and enrich their lives with more opportunities.

Go explore the world and all those opportunities!



As a grade 11 honor roll student at Sir Robert Borden High School, Daniel Berysniow is involved in all parts of the school life and has a talent for advocacy. Daniel represents students at his school as a member of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s Student Senate, and he represents the Student Senate on the boards Special Education Advisory Committee. At an age where many are struggling to fit in, he is standing out and speaking up to ensure youth have a voice. At school, he’s an active member of the school orchestra where he plays the saxophone and also enjoys playing on the rugby team. He also organizes student’s in the SRB Youth of Canada Club where he works with local leaders to bring unique volunteer opportunities to Ottawa youth.Outside of school he’s an avid sailor and accomplished pianist and works as a math and reading instructor at Kumon. In 2019 he launched a program called the Star of Life Project in affiliation with the United Nations Association in Canada to help meet the 2030 sustainable development goals. It’s mission is to create a world with no child left without proper access to healthcare. Daniel feels strongly about healthcare and wishes to help shape the course of medicine by discovering sustainable solutions for modern day complications. He believes in creating collaborative change that transforms lives with crafted solutions that are adaptive, effective and sustained long term.


Hello Canada! My name is Khushi Sharma, and I am Youth of Canada's National Ambassador Co-Lead. Last year, I was an ambassador for YOC. 

Born and raised in Ottawa, I am currently in 11th grade at Lisgar Collegiate Institute. 

I love helping others and creating a sustainable impact. Charitable contributions/work is one of my largest passions, aside from medicine. I am very involved in my community and strive to help out where possible. 

Find your passion and never let it go. I hope myself and our ambassadors can spread YOC's name across Canada, so we can encourage as many youth leaders as possible! 



These exceptional students are contributing to the future of Youth of Canada by spreading the vision around Canada!

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University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON



York House School, Vancouver BC



University of Toronto, Greater Toronto Area ON

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McMaster University, Kincardine ON



Erindale Secondary School, Mississauga ON



Agincourt Collegiate Institute, Toronto ON

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Steveston London Secondary School, Richmond BC



John Oliver Secondary School,
Vancouver BC


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