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

  • 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.

  • Sam Czulinski

    CEO/ED

    She/Her/Elle/They/Them

    sam@sparkfoundation.ca

    Sam is SPARK’s CEO/ED; the heart and vision behind the Foundation. Sam is in her fourth year at UBC studying Sociology and Political Science. Outside of school, she is passionate about building sustainable communities and promoting leadership skills to encourage youth voice in her hometown of Surrey, BC, Canada.

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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.