Born an island-girl, raised a Calgarian, Firyal finds herself motivated by understanding interconnectedness...on every level- personal, spiritual, professional and environmental. It’s taken her to three continents to explore conservation, climate justice, peace building and community economic development. At the intersection where these seemingly unrelated compartments merge, she has witnessed creativity, collaboration and transformation emerge. 

Fundamentally, Firyal believes that the well being of one is embedded in the well being of all; this drives her quest for knowledge, engagement in her community and a desire to build truly meaningful relationships that transform our own inner lives and the communities around us. Her nine-to-fiver is at a local social enterprise, giving loans to new immigrants to help them find meaningful employment. After five, she’s probably volunteering at some community ‘thing’, pondering life’s truth over a cuppa tea, listening to a good beat or enjoying silence.