Meet Our Leadership

Michael Laidley
Founder-Chairperson of the board

A true leader and innovator of humanistic system designing, and employment preparation training programs. As a millennial program Practitioner, teacher, and coach. My passion is to develop and introduce programs that adequately equip youth with knowledge and skillsets to function optimally in career-based employment. I have been facilitating youth programs for the inner-city GTA for over 6 years. Also a former Motivational Speaker and Life Coach at (Breaking The Cycle: Stop The Violence Tour) Initiated by TDSB in 2007. Alumni Youth Board Cabinet Member of the Lawrence Heights community. Also, in the year of 2018, I was selected to speak for the safe schools TDSB program (gang Intervention Program).

Ryan Knight
Operations funding Advisor

Ryan Knight is a black entrepreneur who is dedicated to expanding other social black enterprises within Ontario. He has developed an extensive professional background, in critical funding
analysis and non-profit operations development. Helping black-owned businesses all over Ontario

Alesia Simpson
Associate Director of Programming

Alesia Simpson has become a dedicated individual. Creating new program workforce Platforms, and staff training materials. Has an associate lead on this team, Alesia’s vision for youth
employment, is, inclusive, equal, fair, and non-discriminatory. Though faced with tough Challenges and complex employment trends within the GTA, Alesia has shown true leadership.

Sean De Freitas
Treasurer

With an upscale background in Financing and business management has developed a huge passion for the development of black youth. providing his experiences and professional outlook
as a tool. For the purposes of coaching, and mentoring young black youth