As executive director at Apathy is Boring, Caro Loutfi works on a national scale and in a non-partisan manner to engage Canadian youth in democracy. In the lead-up to the 2019 Federal Election year, she worked on building and restructuring the organization to grow the not-for-profit’s impact — and the results showed. It was the organization’s largest Get-Out-The-Vote campaign to date, reaching 2.4 million Canadians directly.
Last year also marked the expansion of The Rise Program — a unique, youth-led community-organizing program — from a pilot phase in three communities, to now offering ongoing youth service experiences for diverse communities in Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver and Nunavut.
And there’s certainly more growth to come under Caro’s leadership; she’s already increased the organization’s revenue 12-fold, and grown the team from 2 full-time staff to over 25 employees, primarily placing young and diverse women in decision-making roles and in positions of influence in their communities.