SPARK acknowledges that it operates on the traditional, unceded territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations peoples.

The Story of SPARK

Spark Foundation Picture

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, two friends were heading home after a long weekend filled with conferences and workshops. On this ride home they were talking about how together, WE young people can make a difference.

If WE want our futures to look bright, WE have to start training our peers, and the next generations on how to be strong leaders and citizens; and help them SPARK change.

On that sunny Sunday, the idea of SPARK foundation became reality. It has been over 7 years of SPARK foundation programs, and 9 years of growing the SPARK foundation community. Since that car ride home, the founders and its supporters have never looked back.

Meet The Team

Our Founders

  • Rochelle Prasad

    ED/CEO

    She/Her/Elle

    rochelle@sparkfoundation.ca

    Rochelle is currently pursuing a teaching and political science degree at SFU, and hopes to work for the UN. Rochelle also works for the City of Surrey; and co-founds 2 organizations. She has a strong passion for taking action for a better world, and thrives to do so daily. Her two favourite hobbies include: music/jam sessions with her friends, and camping.

  • Amandeep Boparai

    COO

    She/Her/Elle

    aman@sparkfoundation.ca

    Aman has a long history of volunteering and coordinating and supervising youth conferences and other various events. Aman is currently a student at the Simon Fraser University and is passionate about the issue of homelessness and gives back to the community when she can. Her two favourite hobbies include: going on long drives, caring for her cat Tuma.

Our Empowerment Team

  • Shiv Randhawa

    IT & Data Security

    He/Him/Il

    infotech@sparkfoundation.ca

    Shiv is the IT and Data Privacy Team Lead and joined SPARK Foundation in order to help empower the next generation. 

  • Roha Tahir

    Life Education

    She/Her/Elle

    programs@sparkfoundation.ca

    Roha is the Life Education Team Lead and joined SPARK to provide inspiring education to students all around the world. 

  • Arnav Dada

    Finance

    He/Him/Il

    finance@sparkfoundation.ca

    Arnav is the Finance Team Lead and joined SPARK to make a tangible difference in the lives of young people.

  • Srusti Subash

    Marketing

    She/Her/Elle

    marketing@sparkfoundation.ca

    Srusti is the Marketing Team Lead and joined SPARK Foundation to help plan and promote life education resources for my community.

  • Sarah Cheng

    Volunteer Outreach

    She/Her/Elle

    volunteer@sparkfoundation.ca

    Sarah is the Volunteer Outreach Director and joined SPARK to help younger generations discover their inner leader.

  • Gurvir Jammu

    Community Engagement

    He/Him/Il

    Gurvir is the Volunteer Outreach Director and joined SPARK Foundation to make a difference in his community. 

  • Monique Chiu

    Marketing

    She/Her/Elle

    Monique is a member of the Marketing Team and joined SPARK Foundation to grow her personal and professional skillset.

  • Komal Sharma

    Community Events

    She/Her/Elle

    Komal is the Community Events and Engagement Lead and joined SPARK Foundation to help young people get access to quality education.

  • Karan Johal

    Marketing

    She/Her/Elle

    Karan is a member of the Marketing Team and joined SPARK Foundation to make a difference in her community.

Our Inspiring Board Of Directions

  • Deepak Sharma

    President

    He/Him/Il

    Deepak is known to be an advocate for the next generation through his leadership, and local community work. He is a humble leader, filled with event planning, and youth engagement and leadership knowledge.

  • Samantha Czulinski

    Board Member

    She/Her/Elle/They/Them

    sam@sparkfoundation.ca

    Samantha is currently a UBC student studying Political Sciences. She is also heavily involved in building sustainable communities and leadership in her hometown of Surrey, BC, Canada.

  • Kal Dhinjal

    Board Member

    He/Him/Il

    Fitness coach, community engagement advocate, mentor and father. Kal is an expert in all things eduction and fitness; and thrives to support the next generation in all that he does.

  • Mikaela Basile

    Board Member

    She/Her/Elle

    Mikaela is currently a SFU student studying International studies. She is also a mental health advocate, and strives to empower the next generation through her community work.

  • Theo Guevara

    Board Member

    He/Him/Il

    Theo has a BCom with a specialization in Accounting from UBC. He is currently working for PwC, and uses his expertise to provide management and strategic advice to SPARK Foundation.

  • Happy Bains

    Board Member

    He/Him/Il

    Happy is a proud Certified Instructor of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. He loves to empower young people for success by coaching them to advance personally and professionally.