Adil Dhalla

Executive Director - CSI Toronto

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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.

Adil was recently named a BALLE Fellow, awarded to local economy leaders who are creating the new economy. He is the first Muslim to ever receive the honour.

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.

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