Troy Budhu is a young professional working within the non-profit sector since he was 17 and has accumulated 11 years of experience. Troy’s work experience involves; leading a grassroots non-profit focused on connecting youth with career paths, partnership at a Business Improvement Area, community organizing and advocacy at a community labour coalition, and consultancy in the private sector. Troy is currently: completing his MBA with a focus on Community Economic Development, consulting for a community approach to private development, working to secure land and build a Community Hub and Centre of the Arts, and co-chair a working group focused on economic opportunities in his neighbourhood. Troy is a proud lifelong resident of the Jane-Finch community.

Troy’s project investigates the effects of deindustrialization on Toronto, Canada’s Jane-Finch community. He is specifically looking at the policy changes and the response from local advocates, grass-roots groups and non-profits.