Danica Straight

Director of Venture and Strategic Partnerships à Ashoka Canada

Danica’s mission is to build a Canada where solutions outrun problems and where everyone realizes their potential as a changemaker. As the Director of Venture and Strategic Partnerships, she leads the search, selection and support of truly exceptional individuals to become Ashoka Fellows. In addition, she leads partnership development with changemaker institutions and businesses who are committed to cultivating an Everyone a Changemaker world in collaboration with Ashoka.

Danica builds on several years of experience working in social innovation and systems change. Prior to joining Ashoka, Danica worked with The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Evergreen, and the Institute for the Ecological Economy in Montreal, Vancouver, Berlin and Nairobi. Danica is also the co-founder of StreetSuds social enterprise – a transitional employment program for men and women struggling with homelessness in Montreal and has a M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resource Management from McGill.