Youth Challenge International (YCI) and the Ontario Council for International Council (OCIC) have joined forces to collaborate and host a special Development Drinks event to celebrate International Volunteer Day on Thursday December 5th from 6pm-8pm.
In preparation for the event, YCI will be featuring five of our alumni who will be speaking about their career development and what they have been doing since their volunteer project with YCI. Over the next week, we will be sharing bios of each of the five speakers.
Emily Royer – Marketing and Communications Innovator, Ghana (2013)
Emily Royer works in the media and entertainment industry in Toronto and is passionate about inspiring and effecting social impact. Her passion for social impact and international development began in university when she traveled to rural Kenya with Western Heads East to work with a social enterprise focused on community health development and women’s empowerment. This experience inspired Emily to continue striving to create social impact and led her to YCI years later. With YCI, Emily traveled to Accra, Ghana and worked as a Marketing and Communications Innovator with the Ghana YMCA.
Emily graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with an Honors Business Administration and currently works at Corus Entertainment. Besides volunteering internationally, Emily is an active volunteer in her community and has recently been involved with the Acumen Fund and Future Possibilities for Kids.