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Sunday, September 24, 2023

In-person: Ismaili Centre Vancouver, 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 1G8

Are you a young person (16-30) interested in exploring a career in sustainability? Do you want to take climate action?


Amid the transition to a net zero economy, green jobs represent a fast-growing sector in Canada. From clean energy to conservation: there are many ways for young people to enter this sector and discover a new career path to contribute to a better future.


For the second year, Prince’s Trust Canada and the Ismaili Community are partnering for Global CIVIC Day to deliver a 2-part in-person event on September 24th in Burnaby to educate and engage young people of all backgrounds on career paths in sustainability and bring together the wider Vancouver community in a local cleanup with the City of Burnaby.




Ismaili CIVIC is a global programme under which the Shia Ismaili Muslim community across the world unite around its centuries-old tradition of serving humanity by rendering voluntary service to improve the quality of life of the communities in which they live, regardless of faith, gender, and background. The event is hosted by the Ismaili Community, and it is open people in the community of all beliefs.



Jonathan Arnold, Director of Clean Growth at the Canadian Climate Institute
Bodhi Patil, Founder & CEO of Inner Light


Bodhi Patil is a UN-recognized, award-winning GenZ ocean-climate “Solutionist” dedicated to improving the interconnectedness between ocean health and human health. He is the Founder & CEO of Inner Light, empowering a generation to build resilience from the inside out for people and planetary wellbeing. He is co-creator/cofounder of Ocean Uprise and SeaDragon Studios and advises several love-based climate organizations on a mission to protect our blue planet. He is a student leader in the BA + Masters of Management program at the University of British Columbia studying oceans, climate action, and business. He has been featured by the United Nations, Forbes, Economist Impact, Wildlife Conservation Society, Oceanic Global, and has presented to world leaders at over 10 global climate conferences.

Farah Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer of Prince's Trust Canada


A former refugee from Uganda, Farah is of Indian heritage and was raised in Canada. Prior to taking the helm at PTC, she worked with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, created G(irls)20 (now Fora) and spent almost 10 years working on Parliament Hill with former Deputy Prime Minister, Anne McLellan and Paddy Torsney, M.P..

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens University and Masters and Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Western University. For her contribution to Canada, Farah was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.



Note: Part 1 of this event is open only for 16–30-year-olds. If you are over 30 and would like to join the afternoon cleanup, you will receive instructions via email on how to participate after registering.


(Part 1)

9:00am Pacific Time - Registration Check-In and Refreshments 


9:30am - Welcome Remarks

  • Shala Chandani, President, Ismaili Council for British Columbia
  • Farah Mohamed, CEO of Prince's Trust Canada 


9:45am - The Future of the Sustainability Sector in Canada Keynote

  • Speaker: Jonathan Arnold, Director of Clean Growth, Canadian Climate Institute
  • Q&A Moderated by Farah Mohamed


10:15am - Sustainability and Activism Session

  • Bodhi Patil, Founder & CEO, Inner Light


11:00am - Closing Remarks

  • Feezah Jaffer, Ismaili Council for British Columbia
  • Farah Mohamed, CEO of Prince's Trust Canada 

11:15am - Lunch


(Part 2)

12:30pm - Instructions for Community Cleanup


1:00pm - Depart for Community Cleanup

As this is a joint event, the two key partners, Ismaili Council of Canada and Prince’s Trust Canada will both have access to registration information. You will NOT be stored without your consent and your information will not be shared with any third parties.