Doing Meaningful Work
MeaningfulWork was founded on the belief that everyone has the responsibility, and ability, to ensure the health and sustainability of our society and environment.
This belief stems from our backgrounds in both the nonprofit and corporate world, which gave us a deep understanding, and unique insights, about the impact and role businesses and nonprofits have in our society.
What are these insights?
1. What nonprofits do matters.
Their work is instrumental to the health of our society and environment, but they often lack the funding and capacity to reach their full potential.
2. Business isn't just about money, anymore.
Corporations are becoming increasingly aware and responsible for their actions, and the impact they have on our society and environment.
3. People are both employees and customers, and they're demanding responsibility, and opportunities, for social action.
There are countless skilled employees demanding increased responsibility from their employers, but are either unaware of the opportunities already out there, or lack the infrastructure and support to be able to use their professional skills to do support nonprofits.
Who is MeaningfulWork?
He believes in strong cross-sector partnerships to tackle the world’s most complex problems. Raaj has held multiple positions from Product Design Engineering at Apple to neuro-engineering researcher at the Simon Fraser University (SFU) eBrain Laboratory.
Raaj has started a number of grassroot initiatives including Surrey Interfaith Food Distribution, SFU Formula SAE Electric, and currently serves as the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer on the board of The Starfish Canada.
For his work on sustainable technology development and community engagement, he was awarded SFU’s President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability and the Shrum Gold Medal.
Director of Product Development
James is committed to developing products that bring social change by empowering people and creating positive team environments.
Before MeaningfulWork, James was involved in all multitudes of organizations, from being Co-Founder of the Langara Philosophy Club to volunteering at the grassroots level for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
During his time at Langara College, he was a committee member for the International Education Volunteer Program where he facilitated six different programs for hundreds of international students from all over the world to build a positive learning experience.
On the side, James tackles projects in Computer Vision, Intelligent Systems, and Computational Linguistics.
Director of Business Development
Before MeaningfulWork, Leejoo was responsible for the growth of social enterprises at Enactus as a Project Development Manager and built out the first draft of the national youth policy working on topics such as employment, volunteerism, and climate change with the federal government.
On the side Leejoo manages TiE, Vancouver’s largest entrepreneur network, teaches entrepreneurship to high school students, and helps grow social enterprises as a fund manager at the Vancouver Social Value Fund.
Leejoo is also a Watson Scholar and a Ford Scholar and also sits as an advisor for Health Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the City of Surrey.
Director of Marketing
Combining his background in economics, business analysis, his marketing talents, and strong sense of empathy have given him a unique perspective, and set of problem-solving skills that encompass everything he touches.
His passion, and personal mission, is to use his talents and time in life to add genuine value to his community.
During his time at SFU, he’s helped numerous clubs and social ventures organize and propel their marketing strategies and efforts; most notably as Co-founder and Marketing Director of the SFU Blockchain Club.
Arron’s professional and academic experience has propelled him into the world of entrepreneurial change. He believes that aligning purpose and business will be the only way to do business, in the future.
His ability to think on his feet, be a quick study, and intrinsic curiosity for tackling worthwhile problems only compound the benefits of this professional experience — benefits that he brings to MeaningfulWork on a daily basis.
Let’s Talk Impact
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