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Dayna Boyer, Kitchen Library: The Kitchen Library works in partnership with The Toronto Tool Library to combine community outreach, marketing, and food.
Ryan Dyment & Lawrence Alvarez, Toronto Tool Library: Tool libraries loan specialized tools for both experienced and inexperienced community members who are interested in repair, maintenance and building projects.
Ami Shah, Peekapak: Peekapak introduced it’s hands-on monthly subscription box, sold through its commerce website (www.peekapak.com), offering parents a convenient way to spend quality time with their 3-7 year olds, while educating and Peekapak, developing their creativity. Peekapak delivers a new experience each month to the subscriber’s door in the form of a kit that contains a storybook, and all the materials for two tothree carefully designed craft activities.
Ryan Nelson, THAAT: THAAT specializes in human-powered, sustainable, emissions-free deliveries between local businesses in Hamilton, Ontario. We partner with businesses large and small to take care of their smaller local delivery needs so they don’t have to deal with the challenges of cargo vans and conventional straight trucks.
Alexis Kane Speer, STEPS: Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space blends arts and activism to produce public space “artivism”. Artivism is a strategy to engage citizens in the transformation of their local environment while building a strong community.
Peter Deitz & Anil Patel, GrantBook: In the context of unrelenting change, GrantBook equips grantmakers with the skills, tools and mindset to maximize the net-value of their grants for the benefit of the social sector. Because we have philanthropic sector knowledge and technical skills, we are able to optimize grantmaking systems through process improvements and technology solutions.
Ilana Ben-Ari & Gonzalo Riva, 21 Toys: Twenty One Toys creates toys and workshops that bring 21st-century skills- innovation, creativity, collaboration, and problem solving. We believe toys can do serious things, and that they are underused tools in the classroom, the boardroom, and beyond.