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Outcomes: Youth Development and Engagement

In line with the entrepreneurial journey, Moez wholeheartedly believes in giving back to the next generation. Moez is a member of the Ryerson Innovation Circle which is a group of business leaders dedicated to strengthening research and encouraging discovery. Each member of the Circle has committed their time and $30,000 to further research. Ryerson Innovation Circle holds an annual pitch competition with the winning team receiving operating funds, equipment.

The Moez & Marissa Foundation also contributed $100,000 to the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge (RULSC). Launched in 2015, the challenge responded to what was described as a major humanitarian crisis.  The contributions of the Foundation led to the sponsorship of over 20 families.

Moez serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Aseema, which was established to support the Aseema Charitable Trust.  Aseema has been working since 1995 to educate children living in extreme poverty in the streets and slums of Mumbai, India. Aseema now manages three municipal schools in India, that served some of the most economically marginalized children in the city. Both Moez & Marissa believe that education is a fundamental right and are proud to support Aseema’s work.

Moez & Marissa Kassam are happy to support Camp Ooch and Camp Trillium. This is a privately funded charity that runs a summer camp, year-round programs, and in-hospital programs for kids impacted by cancer at any stage of their journey. Camp Ooch has three campsites across Ontario, including Ooch Muskoka, the only overnight oncology camp in Canada able to provide onsite IV Chemotherapy and blood transfusions.

Boost is an organization to works to prevent child abuse and violence through awareness and education. They also focus on these issues from the lens of anti-racism and spread awareness about them. Boost was founded in 1981 and since then has created a pivotal impact among its mission.