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Shape 7

The Shape 7 project is a series of workshops with young people who seek to communicate the challenges/conditions that youth face as the nature of work changes in their cities/countries and the types of action they would like to see the public and private sectors take to support youth. These workshops will provide a snapshot of the vision young people have for the future of work and will be shared with the Senior leaders of the G7 community. Shape 7 are recipients of the #RisingYouth community service grant.

Katherine
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Katherine Homuth, Sheertex

Katherine Homuth was named one of Forbes Top 30 Under 30 and became a winner of the Governor General’s Innovation Award at the age of 30. She founded Sheertex, the innovative textiles manufacturing and e-commerce company behind the world’s first unbreakable pantyhose.

Treat Lab
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TreatLab

Xavier Bulman is a young entrepreneur in New Brunswick who created his own business called TreatLab which delivers customized artisan ice cream and customizable lids designed by the customer.
(www.instagram.com/treatlabca). 

Joel Brennan sup stick
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SUPStick

Joel Brennan grew up paddling and skateboarding in Canada’s Yukon Territory. As a teen, he was active in extreme sports, and went on to compete at the 2011 Whitewater Kayak Freestyle World Championships. Having tried different land paddles, Joel ended up with shoulder pain and believed he could engineer something better. Joel’s unique vision for creating the SUPStick, the ultimate land paddle, was born.

Access Now
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Access Now

Maayan Ziv of Access Now is creating a more accessible world for people living with disabilities. She created an app that uses crowdsourcing to collect and share information about the accessibility of places around the globe.