Jessica Ketwaroo-Green young Black woman living in Toronto, Ontario. She offers speaking, research, and training services as a sole proprietor. For information and pricing, please contact her directly.
OUR SERVICES TEAM
"A short first person introduction that speaks to the team member's ancestry and their areas of expertise, most common, specialized, and/or preferred services. There is at least one more line of text."
HERE'S A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THEIR PROFILE.
She / Her
Black, Woman, Youth
Futurism, Anti-Racism, Non-Profit, Women Empowerment, Violence Against Women Awareness
First Work, Kristyn Wong-Tam , Vision Brampton, Women in Nonprofit Networking, Hers Kickboxing
Founder + Managing Director
She / Her
Mohistikinis (Calgary, Alberta)
A SHORT BIOGRAPHY
GET TO KNOW THEM A BIT BETTER.
Jessica is a Bachelor of Arts Graduate, majoring in Politics and Governance from Ryerson University. Her academic career focused on women's issues, social justice, women's political engagement, gender equity and policy studies.
Throughout her career, Jessica has worked primarily in the non-profit sector coordinating programs, on a personal mission to advance the social, political and economic position of women in Canada. Through her work with WomanACT Jessica is on a mission to reduce high-risk domestic violence in our community, and communities across Canada through multi-disciplinary action and policy change.
She has worked strategically with non-governmental partners, community organizations and governments while representing the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce towards crafting the first national child care strategy which includes the voices of marginalized communities across Canada. Ensuring that all communities have access to affordable childcare, including many of the rural and indigenous communities in Canada that are extremely impoverished.
Additionally, Jessica regularly hosts workshops to empower marginalized and young women nationally to participate in policy advocacy and organizational change to reduce the inequalities women face socially and politically.
Jessica is not a stranger to the Future of Work debacle. Through her work with First Work, she lead the development of a youth career program. The program challenged ideas of traditional work and delved into how young people can prepare themselves to meet the demands of future work economy. The program engaged over three hundred at-risk youth to explore non-traditional career pathing. Since inception, the Aspire program has been largely successful in the Greater Toronto Area and the model has since expanded to three additional cities across Ontario. Her work has resulted in positive outcomes for marginalized communities and will continue advocating on behalf of systems change.
BEYOND THE BIOGRAPHY Q+A.
How does your lived experience and identity contribute to your qualification as a service deliverer?
Lived experience brings a unique voice to the conversation, having the opportunity to learn from someone who has endure, grew through struggle or has over come challenges closes the gap between learner/knowledge maker and teacher/knowledge keeper. the struggels i've overcome and challenges I have face are not unique and I feel that is what is important to show that, i was just young indigenous girl form the rez who grew up in such a disfuctional life of abuse, acholo and drugs, to droping out of highschool only to use these challenges i've faced to uplift me to break cycles for myself, my family and my children.
How does your institutional and non-institutional education contribute to your qualification as a service deliverer?
I've been a language learner since the age of 8 years old, I acknowledge i'm very blessed to have grown up in my traditional home lands to learn my language, culture and traditions. there are many knowledge keepers in my life that i continue to learn from.since growing up in community I've only worked for Indigenous Organizations/business and these experience has been a huge factor in why i wanted to be the first in my family to attend university. I am in my second year of my undergraduate program, BA in Sociology and Political Science.
How do you advance climate justice and equity through your services?
My experience and UN young leader for the Sustainable Development Goals has taught me a lot and i use those teaching and intertwine them in my advocacy work.
What does it mean to you to act as a future ancestor?
It means being accountable to my children, my nieces and nephews, and my future grandchild. Its acknowledging my responsibility as a future grandmother, and matriarch that it is my role hold space and create space for healthy sustainable change.