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Our Canada Team

Josh Densen
CEO, North America

Josh Densen is the CEO, High Resolves North America. Josh began his career as a Teach for America Corps Member in Oakland, California in 2000. He relocated to New Orleans to open and lead the local office of The Achievement Network in 2009, a position he held for two years before starting to work on Bricolage, which opened in 2013. Bricolage Academy is a New Orleans charter school with the mission of advancing educational equity and creating innovators who change the world. Josh received his BA from Washington University in St. Louis and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

I am passionate about working at High Resolves because… 

I am inspired by how our world might be different when a generation of young people feel empowered to make a positive difference.  Our world’s biggest challenges have both individual and collective elements – High Resolves addresses both

Liz Bremner, CFRE
Director, Philanthropic Partnerships, North America

Liz is an experienced fundraiser who has worked in the for-purpose sector for almost a decade. Born in
England, she spent her formative teenage years in Kenya before moving to Canada, where she currently
lives. Liz enjoys connecting people with their passions and specializes in building relationships with
donors and partners who can advance the mission and impact of the organizations they support. She is a
leadership volunteer with the Young Diplomats of Canada and has worked with youth and educators to
create action plans for social change. Liz holds a B.A. (Honours) in International Relations & Political
Science and a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Impact from the University of Toronto.

I am passionate about High Resolves because…
I am committed to creating positive social change and believe in the transformative power of immersive
learning experiences for young people. High Resolves challenges youth to think critically about the
world’s problems, encourages them to be curious and ask questions, and empowers them to change the
world – I’m grateful to be involved in this life-changing work!

Cora-Lee Conway
Program Director, Canada

Cora-Lee Conway is an engaging educator with years of experience connecting with youth in Canada and abroad. From teaching English in Northern Quebec, supporting first-year university students living in residence, to providing career readiness workshops to youth in Ghana; a passion for education has always been at the core of her pursuits. And as a first-generation Canadian of Afro-Caribbean descent, the values of education she believes in have always involved the inclusion of marginalized voices and developing the capacity to understand the ways in which communities can support equity, diversity and liberation. Cora-Lee is pursuing a PhD in Education from McGill University and holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Political Science from York University.

I am passionate about High Resolves because…

I believe that the time to address inequity and to pursue liberation is always right now. Young people have often been at the helm of social change and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of creating generative spaces for open and honest discourse that brings us closer to the reality I know we can have, together.

Tim Costigan
Board Member

Tim is the owner of Tim Costigan Travel Design, a company specializing in creating culturally immersive travel experiences for companies and cultural institutions looking for extraordinary retreats and explorations for their leadership teams and donors. Tim has always been deeply involved in his community, sharing his legal and organizational skills with a range of charitable and not for profit organizations through service on boards and in other volunteer positions. His most important anf favourite role is Dad to three wonderful children, aged 16, 13 and 11 and husband to a highly successful wife.

Greg Hayes

Greg was formerly the CFO of Brambles, an ASX listed provider of supply chain solutions and information management through its two businesses CHEP and Recall. Previously, Greg was Group Managing Director and CEO of the Tenix Group, the CFO and interim CEO of AGL.

Yusun Ingoshi
Communications & Youth Programming Intern

Yusun Ingoshi is a Montreal-based writer, poet, and freelance editor currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a Minor in Professional Writing at Concordia University. Her writing fights to reconstruct the tenets she believes in and stand as a representation of the woman she is evolving to be. To her, each written voice is distinct and deserves to be heard clearly and succinctly. Her life-long goal is to eradicate the cultural lines that inhibit our creativity.

Ingrid Lobo
Founding Family, Canada

Ingrid is a Travel Advisor affiliated with TTI Canada. Her previous experience includes being a Clinical Instructor at Toronto General Hospital and has held numerous volunteer positions in community organizations.

Vernon Lobo
Board member

Vernon is a Managing Director of Mosaic Capital Partners, a Canadian-based private investment firm. Through 22 years in the investment industry, Vernon helped build several companies from start-up to acquisition or public listing, seven of which achieved valuations in excess of $100 million. Vernon sits on the boards of several public and private companies.

Claire Keenan
Communications & Youth Programming Intern

Claire is a fourth-year student at Concordia University, studying Creative Writing. She has previous volunteer and community outreach experience while working with the Ottawa Public Library, the Arts Undergraduate Theatre Society at McGill University and various childcare facilities. Currently based in Ottawa, Claire is hoping to expand her research and writing skills, while furthering High Resolves Canada’s goal to educate and inspire young people.

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Our Work

The Toronto hub started in the 2016-2017 school year with Kingsway College School signing on to be our first official school outside of Australia and Smithfield Middle School being our second.

In the 2018-2019 school year, we worked with nine schools across the private and public sector. Thanks to the Lobo and Costigan families and their networks we have been able to reach over 4000 students in the three years we have been in Toronto

Our Impact

Case Study: Kingsway College School

High Resolves has worked with Kingsway College School for the last two years as part of the school’s broader leadership and citizenship program. In the upcoming school year, grade 7 students will participate in three Peak Experiences and complete a number of the Teaching Resources and Base Camp Series to continue their growth as global citizens. Students will then have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the school’s year-end leadership project.

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