Growing North

About

What We Do

Our Mission 

Growing North’s mission is to sustainably provide fresh, locally grown produce to families living in Northern Canada, at a fraction of the current price, while positively contributing to the educational infrastructure and job market. Growing North is designed to empower Inuit individuals to increase their own standard of living and quality life through social investment of a geodesic greenhouse dome, education, and economic opportunities.

Our methods and efforts stem directly from community identified issues and result in positive social, economic and environmental change. We focus on the long-term sustainability in all that we do. 

Stefany Nieto 

Stefany Nieto 

CO-FOUNDER & CO-PROJECT MANAGER

Stefany is a recent graduate of Ryerson University, as well as the Co-Founder and Co-Project Manager of Growing North. She is fuelled by her passion to impact society through innovation and the re-conceptualization of ideas.

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  -Andre Gide

Benjamin Canning 

Benjamin Canning 

CO-FOUNDER & CO-PROJECT MANAGER

Benjamin Canning is the Co-Founder and Co-Project Manager of Growing North. He is an avid social entrepreneur fuelled to create positive change in the world around him. Benjamin is a firm believer of equity,  diversity, and human rights for all. 

Ubuntu- I am what I am because of who we all are”- A Zulu Philosophy

Christian D'Antonio 

Christian D'Antonio 

EDUCATION DIRECTOR 

Christian is a recent graduate of Ryerson University. He has always had a passion for charitable work, as he has placed a significant focus of his studies on food insecurity and measuring philanthropic effects statically, where he believed his passions would fit well with Growing North. As Expansion Director, Christian is responsible for ensuring Growing North will connect with several communities throughout Northern Canada. 

Project Members 

We have had many contributors who have joined the Growing North team since the organization had started out. Our project members have been involved in Growing North's outreach, education, planning, business development and operations.