THE TEAM

The Hot Potato Initiative was founded in September 2016 by a group of high school students from Burnaby Mountain Secondary in Vancouver, BC. The movement has since grown to hundreds of young leaders from dozens of high schools across the Lower Mainland. We are actively working to bring the movement to cities across Canada.

The Initiative is led exclusively by youth. We believe in shaping a generation of changemakers who are cognizant of injustices, instilled with the values of social stewardship, and empowered to stand up, stand out, and stand for something.

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

ALICE KO & SANNA BHAYANA

Executive Director

ELYSE WONG

Director of Marketing

ANNA MA & MAKAILA JOHN

Director of School Network

RONIN SAKAMOTO

Director of Logistics

LEO WANG & NICOLA CECH

Director of Outreach

RAYMOND GAO

Director of Media

ANGELINA HSU & ESTHER LU

Project Coordinator

ANNA WANG

Project Coordinator, Alberta

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IVAN CHIANG

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Chair
McGill University (BCom)

JESSICA ZHAN

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Secretary
University of British Columbia (BASc)

SHULEI WU

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Treasurer
Queen's University (BCom)

About

The Hot Potato Initiative is a youth-led movement working to eliminate the toxic stigma around homelessness & rally everyday citizens to take action.

Legal

The Hot Potato Initiative is legally incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia. Our non-profit number is S0066891.

Get In Touch

General Inquiries
contact@hotpotatoinitiative.ca

Sponsorship Inquiries
outreach@hotpotatoinitiative.ca


The Hot Potato Initiative acknowledges the Coast Salish Nations of Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem on whose traditional territories we gather.