We are excited to announce that Gabrielle Scrimshaw will be the keynote speaker for our 2017 YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace. This highly anticipated event is a special celebration of peace in the Oakville community with YMCA Peace Medals awarded to those making a difference through their charitable work. The breakfast is part of YMCA Peace Week which takes place from November 18-25, 2017.

This year’s breakfast takes place on November 23 at the Oakville Conference Centre. Tickets will go on sale this fall. Stay tuned for more details.

2017 YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace
Keynote speaker: Gabrielle ScrimshawGabrielle-Scrimshaw-HiRes 2

A passion for creating social impact

Gabrielle Scrimshaw is First Nations. This means she was automatically born with some daunting numbers stacked against her. She was 8x more likely to commit suicide than the average Canadian, 3x more likely to be unemployed, be underfunded in her quest for education, and more likely to drop out of high school than finish it.

In the face of these raw circumstances, she worked hard to follow her heart. She became the youngest Associate in one of Canada’s most competitive finance programs, was the first in her family to complete post-secondary education, travelled to 20 countries on five continents, worked with Heads of State and started a national organization for Aboriginal Professionals.

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Gabrielle is a member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation. She has studied international business and policy in Australasia, Asia, the Americas and Europe. She co-founded a national not-for-profit for Aboriginal Professionals and was named the 2013 First Nations Youth Achiever by Indspire.

To find out more about Gabrielle, visit Gabrielle Scrimshaw.

Mark your calendar! Tickets for this highly anticipated event will go on sale Fall 2017.