2019 Top 30 Under 30

Cover Photo: Photo of Top 30 Glenielia Ariel Crawler. Credit: Solomon Chiniquay Photography

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30 magazine highlights extraordinary young people who are working towards a just and sustainable future for everyone.

In honour of this year’s theme for International Development Week: Together for Gender Equality, the magazine focuses on the achievement of gender equality, one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 




The print magazine was launched during International Development Week, February 3rd.  Copies can be picked up at the at ACGC’s Office. Please contact communications@acgc.ca or phone 780-988-0200 for more details


Top 30 Under 30 Celebration

On February 7th, ACGC staff, board and members; as well community leaders joined an audience at The Top 30 Under 30 magazine launch event. Held at the University of Alberta, the launch celebrated the efforts of 30 youth who promote SDG 5: Gender Equality throughout the various avenues of their work in Canada and around the world The 30 Alberta youth selected come from a variety of backgrounds and sectors, and include nurses, doctors, social workers, engineers, students, and community development specialists. As part of the selection process, nominees were asked to reflect upon how they promote gender equality in their own work and
daily lives, and to advise others on how they can take action towards gender equality.

At the Event, Top 30 Under 30’s Daryl Kootenay and Glenielia Ariel Crawler lifted spirits by sharing music and dance from their traditional indigenous culture. A formative element that shaped how they were both equipped with cultural values that prioritize the strength of whole communities that leave no-one behind. Acknowledgments were delivered by the Honorable Lorne Dach on behalf of the Premier, and Heather McPherson, ACGC Executive Director. Hoda Katebi attended the event as an honorary Top 30 Under 30, and engaged in discussion around the ways gender equality intersects with race. The inequalities present in society motivated Hoda to act, and informed the valuable perspective she had to she with the audience. A few of the youth who were selected to receive the award also spoke to their experiences and offered encouragement. Through the inspiring words of those working for gender equality, others present were invited to take the next steps needed to make the world a more equitable place for all.

 Top 30 Under 30 2019

Congratulation to the following youth who were selected as the Top 30 Under 30 for 2019! You can learn more about these incredible people at Top 30 Under 30 website and in the print magazine!

Name Hometown Current Residence
Halima Al-Turk Edmonton Edmonton
Ashley Anderson Olds Calgary
Lindsay Brouwer Lethbridge Edmonton
Aditya Chaudhuri Calgary Calgary
Glenielia Ariel Crawler Big Horn First Nation Morley First Nation
Emilie Duchesne Edmonton Edmonton
Janica Altea L. Echavez Cebu, Philippines Calgary
Ameer Farooq Edmonton Calgary
Saige Godberson Spruce Grove Spruce Grove
Adam Goodwin Red Deer Red Deer
Tina Guo Calgary Calgary
Janine Heber Edmonton Edmonton Area
John Christy Johnson Angadical, Kerala, India Edmonton
Peter Anto Johnson Angadical, Kerala, India Edmonton
Nicole Jones-Abad Quito, Ecuador Edmonton
Sara Kardash Edmonton Edmonton
Daryl Kootenay Morley Morley
Vivian Kwan Edmonton Edmonton
Sonia Lal Edmonton Edmonton
Gideon Mentie Brooks Calgary
Hannah Mercader Calgary Calgary
Koshin Mohomoud Surrey, BC Edmonton
Karl Narvacan Manila, Philippines Edmonton
Amber Rai Edmonton Sherwood Park
Elizabeth Roden Glendon Calgary
Belen Samuel Born in Zimbabwe, Originally from Eritrea Treaty 6
Mabel Smith Edmonton Edmonton
Stephanie Southgate Ipswich, UK Calgary
Bryce Thomsen Camrose Edmonton
Alex Wong Calgary Edmonton