Success and social impact go hand in hand—whether it’s a business venture or specific development. I aim to leverage my achievements and companies to create resources, opportunities, and initiatives that create a better life for all Calgarians.
Through contributions to this city, I hope to encourage fellow members of Calgary’s business community to follow suit, thereby creating an environment that provides opportunities for everyone to prosper.
Areas of Impact
Through my work and group of companies, I focus on five main areas of social impact:
01 Housing Affordability
02 Sustainability & Energy Preservation
03 Downtown Vibrancy & Local Economy
04 Empowering Youth & Entrepreneurship
05 Newcomers & Community
Organizations Supported (so far)
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore
- Contemporary Calgary
- Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta
- Calgary Food Bank
- Women In Need Society
- CUPS Calgary Society
- Calgary Dream Centre
- Calgary Police Youth Foundation
- Ukrainians of Calgary Association
- Kids U
- Cerebral Palsy Alberta
- Canada-Ukraine Foundation
- Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
- Calgary Humane Society
- The Alex
- Inn from the cold
- The Mustard Seed
- Bump Festival
- Canadian Congress
- Downtown West Community Assoc.
- Made by Momma
- Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Calgary
Why I do what I do
I want to see others succeed and I see the potential for everyone to flourish in their lives. If I can lessen their barriers by bringing my experience to the table, that’s what I’d like to do. Calgary is my home, it’s been good to me—I’d like it to be that way for others too. If my businesses can have a positive impact, I’d like them to create a productive environment for everyone.
With everything I do, whether it’s Peoplefirst or another project, I look to what no one else is paying attention to—where there are gaps. In this way, I hope to maximize benefit for Calgary as a whole.
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