Join us for a discussion about social entrepreneurship.
In celebration of Black History Month, join the Centre for International Experience to expand your knowledge of Black experiences in Canada through an inspiring conversation about social entrepreneurship with U of T alumnus, Christopher Thompson (BA 2012 UTM), Executive Director of the Federation of Black Canadians.
Drawing from his own professional and personal experiences as a Black community leader, Christopher will share insights into what it's like working in the non-profit sector and being a social entrepreneur.
From empowering Black communities in Canada, to founding his own charity and consulting practice, to supporting capacity building for grassroot organizations, Christopher's experiences will highlight the impact that social entrepreneurship can make.
Christopher Thompson is a passionate leader who has a desire to empower others and give back to the community. He currently serves as the Executive Director of The Federation of Black Canadians, a national non-profit organization that advances the social, economic, political and cultural interests of Canadians of African descent. In 2016, Christopher founded Skills for Life, a local charity in the Peel Region that focuses on life skills development for youth and young adults. He has over 10 years of experience in community engagement and grassroot organization capacity building and founded his own not-for-profit consulting practice, Chris Consulting Group.
Christopher studied Political Science, Sociology, and Crime, Law & Deviance at U of T Mississauga, graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in 2012. He served as the UTM Student Union President, UTM Alumni Association President, and Athletic Association Director. Christopher is a recipient of an Arbor Award for his exceptional and longstanding volunteerism with U of T.
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