Meet the Team

Katie is a Grantee Support Coordinator with a background in education and has earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of Prince Edward Island. She has experience teaching as a classroom teacher and as a tutor at her local library. Katie is passionate about community-building, education, and travel.

Recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2018 as the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Tanjit has worked tirelessly to give back to her community. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tanjit has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Manitoba and is now pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at the I.H. Asper School of Business. She loves meeting youth who want to make their communities brighter with the help of the #RisingYouth Community Service Grants! In her spare time when she's not at work or in class, she loves to volunteer her time on several not-for-profit boards.

In 2018 Loizza was recognized as a Top 25 Canadian Immigrant and received the YMCA Peace Medal for her advocacy surrounding mental health.  Currently, Loizza is in her final year of completing her H BSc. at the University of Toronto in Mental Health, International Development and Media Studies. Loizza is passionate about helping youth develop their leadership skills and ensuring that grantees have access to resources that they may need to execute their community support projects. Feel free to browse through the Grantee Support Hub and take inspiration or tips from resources that you feel would be helpful for you throughout your project. If you notice that there are resources that you think would be helpful and are currently not on the Grantee Support Hub, please feel free to send Loizza an email at, including ideas and details of what additional resources would be helpful for you. Congratulations on getting your community support project approved and welcome to the #RisingYouth family!

Amira is a Grantee Support Coordinator in the province of Quebec. She has a Master in International Studies - specialization in culture, conflicts and peace and has been working on the rights of return of the Palestinian refugees. Amira is very passionate about travelling, creating projects, fashion and sharing love!