A creative, adaptive, self-starter with an aptitude for social entreprise, Marko passionately dedicates his energy and skills towards helping those in need.
During the past 7 years he has founded electric bicycle company Pedal Easy and worked extensively in social projects around inclusion and mental health with Power To Be and Students on Ice.
Recognizing the importance of connection in his own life, The Existence Project is an extension of a greater calling to build empathy and humanity within the communities we care about.
An artist and student of creative culture, Ali’s path into the Canadian art community has been as unconventional as his work. His dedication to fellow artists brought opportunities to organize independent art events, international painting tournaments, and travel Canada while hosting shows. With lifelong experience of poverty and mental health challenges, Ali works to empathize with others by first understanding himself, sharing in stories of success and failure along the way.
From working in the fashion industry in New York City, to homesteading in Clayquot Sound, Gillian has a way of finding community wherever she goes. Motivated by the diversity in the human experience, and possessing the belief that every person’s story holds power and knowledge, her inquisitive nature is fuelled by the openness of others. Passionate about cultivating creativity and mindful activity, Gillian challenges the false beliefs fed to us through the general media, instead celebrating the imperfections that make us human.