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Born in Mexico, re-born in Canada, and a global citizen and part-time digital nomad, Javier Ortega-Araiza is a serial entrepreneur who has founded companies in the tourism, education, and financial technology space, always with the intent of building bridges and increasing the social impact engagement of the business community. He is also an engaged community leader serving on the Board of Directors of several not-for-profits in the GTA and abroad and a Visiting Professor in Social Entrepreneurship in Universities in Canada, the United States and Colombia. Javier Ortega-Araiza is a lifelong traveler, writer and documentarist who contributes on business & innovation, politics, travel, sports, and stories of people being people.
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Luz María Pardo: Lighting up the path of Newcomers – and her own – through Education

Luz María Pardo landed in Canada from Mexico City in 2007. She immediately set out to look for ways in which to create an impact in her community. She co-founded the non profit organisation “Light Your Life” with her husband, Fernando Piñeiro, with the objective of providing a space of harmony and healthy interactions among multicultural low-income families with children and youth.

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Matías García, the Salvadoran who challenged the elevator’s empire

Salvadoran Matías García, who arrived in Canada in 1989, co-founded IQ Elevators and Right Angle Metal Fabricators 14 years ago. IQ manufactures, designs, and installs elevator interiors, an ever-growing on-demand service in the GTA’s booming real-estate market. Today, both companies generate around $3 million dollars annually. García has now risen to prominence as a much-needed triumph symbol for Hispanic entrepreneurship in Canadá.

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Tennis, Gin Tonic, and NAFTA Negotiations: San Miguel de Allende and a New North America

Common grounds can be found among diametrical opposites – even if, or especially if – they are threatened to be surrounded by a wall. We talk about all of those things you talk about when in a bar – a mixture of reflections while admiring the wonderfulness of life and dreams – and then debrief about the current state of the world, starting with our own continent. Cheers and clinks. We are in San Miguel de Allende, an alternate North America.

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