Urban Youth Activist
Co-Founder, Executive Director
The Remix Project, TED, Yale World Fellows, Laidlaw Foundation
Gavin Sheppard is the founder of I.C. Visions and co-founder of the Remix Project. He has been involved in community development and the cultural industries professionally since the age of 17. A board member of Schools Without Borders and the Chair of the Youth Organizing Committee with the Laidlaw Foundation, Gavin is consistently building & networking organizations and helping organizations grow to their full potential. He has been an artist & producer manager to Rochester aka Juice and Tone Mason Inc. as well as a consultant for countless artists, producers, and companies throughout Canada involved in the hip-hop & cultural industries. As the Executive Director for the Remix Project, Gavin is charged with the overall development of the program as well as overseeing the day to day operations of both the charity and it's two social enterprises - EMI distributed record label Honest Music and branding and marketing boutique agency, Blackboard Marketing. Gavin is a strong advocate for both young people and the arts throughout the world, speaking regularly at venues as diverse as the Canadian Heritage All-Staff retreat, to conferences for UN Habitat and the Organization of American States on safe cities. Gavin was also a member of Mayor Miller’s community safety secretariat, a co-founder of the Grassroots Youth Collaborative (GYC) and the South Etobicoke Youth Assembly (SEYA). Gavin is a 2010 TED Fellow, a 2010 Vital People award recipient from the Toronto Community Foundation and is a 2011 Yale World Fellow.
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