Maggie Miland is the Community Activation Lead at Realize Strategies Co-operative in Vancouver, BC. Her greatest strengths are in understanding issues in the purpose-driven sector from a systemic lens and empowering those affected to take actionable steps towards a solution. Maggie’s previous work with the BC Co-operative Association has led her to co-create and run community asset-mapping workshops amongst youth to encourage them to explore the co-operative sector as a viable career path. As an elected member of the Co-operatives and Mutuals Board of Directors, Maggie works with her colleagues to ensure that young Canadians find an abundance of meaningful opportunities to engage with co-operatives. Through her skills as a graphic recorder and facilitator, Maggie has visualized strategic directions for youth refugee support networks, the B Corp community, youth understanding of the co-operative model, and support services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to name a few. Maggie’s degree in International Relations, coupled with her passion for the co-operative model, drives her belief that stronger communities are created by facilitating the leadership development of current and future young co-operators.

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