Meet our Team!

YOC's team consists of a diverse group of youth in both high school and university from all around Canada!

Galiya Vendrov

Founder and CEO

Hello, Canada! Thank you all for being a part of the Youth of Canada community! 

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!

Myra Godara

Director of Internal Operations

I live in Markham, Ontario as a Grade 11 IB student at St. Robert Catholic High School. Although my schedule is always hectic, I enjoy spending time with my family and just relaxing whenever I can.

My ultimate goal in YOC is I want to help other students who were like me, find their inner potential as I know they have the power to do it, they just need the opportunity to do so :)

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 I am currently a grade 11 student from Ontario. Throughout my time at high school, Youth of Canada has opened several doors for me and has helped me to be in the position I am today! I am so grateful for the organization and I hope that you will be able to say the same.

Catherine Mulcaster

Director of External Operations

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Vidhi Ruparel

Director of Logistics

I was born in India, and I’m currently residing in the Greater Toronto Area, while studying at Bur Oak Secondary School in Markham.

 

When I came to Canada, I did not know about the opportunities offered for youth. I was inspired by Youth of Canada’s purpose of helping youth find their passion by making opportunities accessible. 

 

I love learning about new technologies and entrepreneurship! And when no one’s watching, you’d find me trying to practice new languages and accents! 

 

I hope that through my contribution towards YOC, you would be able to become the best version of yourself! And when you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on!

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Vivek Patil

Director of Outreach and External Affairs

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

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Sherin Kalathil

Research Development Director

I am from the Greater Toronto Area, currently in 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! 

 

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!

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Stacy Zhang

Social Media & Graphics 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.

 

I have always wanted to pursue my passions in a more professional environment - 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!

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Ekam Sidhu

Research Development Officer

I am from the Greater Toronto Area and am a grade 11 student at The Woodlands. 

 

I'm really passionate about leveling the playing field in terms of the abundance and quality of resources available to youth, with a focus on helping to broaden the professional horizons of youth from low-income and rural communities. I hope that my contributions to YOC help you discover your passions, and empower the upcoming generations of leaders! 

 

Unless you are open to trying new things, you can't find what you love - try something new today!

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Vera Chen

Research Development Officer

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!

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Lucie Y

Graphic Designer

I'm a current Grade 11 student residing in Alberta. I am passionate about all things STEM, music, and art and enjoy drinking bubble tea whenever possible. 

YOC has opened my eyes to to amazing opportunities for students and I hope to help you discover your passions and your future! Spread your wings!

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Evelyn Lee

Graphic Designer

I'm a grade nine student in the IB program in Ontario. I absolutely love STEM, the arts, and fantasy! Youth of Canada has opened me up to so many opportunities, and I joined the team in hopes of giving back and helping other youth find their passions and reach their full potential.

 

Definitely check out all YOC has to offer and really optimize their resources. Trust me, Youth of Canada is the way to go to achieve all your greatest aspirations! 
 

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Daniel Bersyniow

National Ambassador Co-Lead

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. 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. 

 

He believes in creating collaborative change that transforms lives with crafted solutions that are adaptive, effective and sustained long term.

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Khushi Sharma

National Ambassador Co-Lead

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! 

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AMBASSADORS

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Harneet Cheema

University of Ottawa

Ottawa ON

Marzia Haider

University of Toronto

GTA ON

Khushali Shah

McMaster University

Kincardine, ON

Chloe Ng

York House School

Vancouver BC

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Evelyn Lee

Erindale Secondary School

Missisauga ON

Ashwah Aslam

Agincourt Collegiate Institute

Toronto ON

Hersh Badhan

John Oliver Secondary School

Vancouver BC

Kaitlin Ng

Steveston Secondary School

Richmond BC