Adil Dhalla Executive Director @ Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) participated in recently held Speaker Slam 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Adil spoke about community building through his experiences being involved with CSI.
Adil Dhalla is a civic entrepreneur and community organizer who is driven to co-create new and inclusive economies. He is currently the Executive Director of the Centre for Social Innovation Toronto and previously CSI’s Director of Culture. In addition to his role at CSI, he Chairs the Board for the award-winning StopGap Foundation, which focuses on improving physical accessibility in communities and he also co-founded and continues to chair Camp Reset, a not-for-profit and acclaimed summer camp for adults that is uniquely addressing issues around mental health and loneliness for adults through play and digital detoxing.
Previous to CSI, Adil worked as a community volunteer for the Obama campaign, helped introduce micro lending technology to rural Tanzanian farmers, and became a pioneer in the mobile video space when he launched My City Lives, a local video platform that had a presence in 250 cities worldwide.
Speaker Slam is Canada’s largest Inspirational Speaking Competition. Where the skill of public speaking meets the thrill of competition. We started in the Fall of 2016 and are celebrating two years of packed venues, hundreds of inspired speakers, and a roster of influential judges which includes paid professional speakers, successful entrepreneurs, and trail blazers.