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Curtis Carmichael

Code Ninjas Brampton, Coding and STEM Centre
Director, Keynote Speaker, STEM Educator, Team Canada Duathlete & Activist
Curtis Carmichael is a graduate of Queen’s University and Ontario Tech University. He is a professional speaker, STEM and Hip-Hop educator, cross-Canada cyclist, activist, social entrepreneur and the Director of Code Ninjas Brampton, a coding and STEM centre teaching kids ages 5-14 coding and STEM skills through robotics and building their own video games. Featured in the award-winning documentary Ride for Promise, he is the founder and CEO of Ride for Promise, a fundraising cycling tour across Canada that turned into a nationwide human rights movement. Leading a successful $100,000 fundraising campaign for after-school programs in low-income, Toronto Community housing neighborhoods, his work has been featured on CBC, Global News, City News, and TEDx.

Curtis delivers keynote presentations across Canada to students, educators and non-profit organizations focused on leadership, STEM education equity, poverty reduction, anti-oppression/anti-racism, entrepreneurship, and education reform. He is the recipient of the USPORTS National Russ Jackson Award, Herbert H. Carnegie National Citizenship Award and the City of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame inductee for his national work in education and sports. In his spare time, Curtis is a member of the Team Canada Duathlon team for the 2020 Multisport World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Born and raised in a low-income Scarborough neighborhood east of Toronto, Curtis grew up in a system that consistently failed his community. Now, he is a powerful grassroots leader sharing his story of hope to inspire others to believe in their ability to make a difference and to not take NO for an answer.

Finding Your Voice & Owning Your Story
Mental Health and Wellness
Financial Literacy
Economic Empowerment
Business Ownership & Entrepreneurship
S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)

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