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Modern City

Equity and Employment
Working Group

Join the Equity & Employment Working Group to fight the city's rising rate of youth unemployment, and improve access to jobs for marginalized youth.

This working group does not have a formal application process. If you have questions, email our Equity & Employment Leads at and

About Laura
Malik White
Education Lead

Laura Vu is a driven undergraduate student at York University’s Schulich School of Business, pursuing a Bachelors of Business Administration. Born and raised in Toronto as a first-generation child, Laura strives to break the barriers youth face towards employment in Toronto. Laura has been actively involved in various leadership roles and is passionate towards youth empowerment and community service. She currently is a member of First Work Ontario’s Youth Advisory Council and has worked with non-profit organizations such as TTCriders. As the Toronto Youth Cabinet’s Equity & Employment Co-Lead, Laura brings her perspectives and insights as a first-generation student along with an unwavering commitment towards uplifting others. 

About Ryon

Over the past several years, Ryon has worked with many not-for-profit and charitable organizations. Supporting our communities from tackling homelessness, youth inclusion in sports and immigration policy reform. As a recent graduate out of Ryerson University, he currently sits on the governance committee for Sports4Ontario, supporting the Vancouver 2030 Olympic Bid committee to bring the Games back to Canada, working to bring back PlayOn! Canada, the largest street hockey tournament in the world back to Canadians as well as WINS Toronto which supports the immigrant journey in Canada. He lives by the modo, "leave the world better behind than when you found it ''.

As someone who is born and raised in Toronto, he feels a great obligation to help make this city the best and most accessible as possible. He is very excited to be joining the cabinet as the Equity and Employment Lead Role, helping to bring youth voices to the decision making table in Toronto.

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