Danavan, Samuels, MES, has spent a career working in the Social Service Sector with a focus on Black youth at the intersections of the social determinants of health, Anti-Black racism and wellbeing. He has worked in leadership roles at all levels of government and has been at the helm for the distribution of over $100M in investments in Black Communities.
Danavan gives of his time and knowledge freely to support the current and next generations of young leaders through his work supporting infrastructure development for grassroots organizations across the Province of Ontario.
He strongly believes that the changes we seek for our society have to be embedded in the approach we use to mentor young leaders and to challenge the status quo.
Danavan is currently the Manager of the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiatives a Federal initiative to build capacity and capital strength in Black Communities across Canada.