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Gracia Dyer Jalea is an award-winning change leader, founder and mother of twins. She co-founded the Toronto Ward Museum in 2015 and served as its Founding Executive Director. She is skilled in big picture thinking, fundraising, corporate communications, program development and stakeholder and community engagement. As a jill of all trades she has proven she can take a concept and grow it into a movement.

Currently she is the host of Meet Me in the Square, a podcast that explores the human condition: the good, the bad, the ugly and everything else. Through current events, personal testimony and dialogue she shares reflections on power, vanity and the shared human condition.

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Gracia also holds a BA in Cultural Studies and World Religions from McGill University, an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University and recently completed a mini-MBA program at York University’s Schulich School of Business. While a student at Concordia, her graduate work focused on participatory action research and critical pedagogy.