Heather Skoll is the Founder of We Can Change the World Day. Inspired by Toronto WE Day in 2012, Heather launched a community version of WE Day in her hometown of Richmond Hill, Ontario. Along with her Co-Chair Heather Baker, she planned and executed the inaugural We Change the World Day in September 2013.
Little did Heather Skoll know how the spark of her idea would lead to global connections and outreach while giving opportunities to hundreds of youth in York Region to get involved with We Can Change the World Day and all of the events that take place year round. Thanks to many community partners, there have been creative events that have involved even more sectors of our community.
For We Can Change the World Day 3, Heather took her vision even further by offering to mentor, along with Mariette Lee, an all youth executive team.
A lover of swords, writing, music, long hikes, and epic snowball fights, Mariette believes in changing the world with grace and pizzazz. As part of her mission to become a socially-conscious citizen, Mariette collaborates with, and engages youth in a diverse range of community projects.
Mariette first started as a volunteer with We Can Change the World Day 1 back in September 2013. Wanting to learn more, Mariette traveled to Kenya in December 2014 with Me to We and joined the ranks of the awesome core team for We Can Change the World Day 2 in February 2015.
Emboldened by the love and enthusiasm of our community, Mariette is thrilled to return as the Youth Engagement Coordinator and Mentor of the We Can Change the World Day 3 youth executive team and subcommittee.
Márta is a professional engineer and Fellow of Engineers Canada. Márta has extensive volunteer experience with Professional Engineers Ontario. She has chaired several committees and is currently the chair of its Equity & Diversity Committee. Márta was the founding Chair of the Board of Youth in Motion (YIM). She has volunteered for other not for profit organizations besides YIM such as AboutFace & Autism Ontario in a fundraising capacity. Márta is also the Director on the Ontario Engineering Foundation for Education.
With her wealth of knowledge in fundraising, Márta is pleased to guide the We Can Change the World Day youth executive team in her capacity as the Volunteer Sponsorship Coordinator.