David Berkal

Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Toronto, 2011

David Berkal is an activist, an entrepreneur, a storyteller, and an educator. He is the Executive Director of Operation Groundswell, a non-profit volunteer travel company. Now in its 5th year, OG will run 20 programs, sending over 200 students all over the globe and raising over $200,000 towards community projects and microcredit financing, all while being a 100% financially self-sufficient social enterprise. David is also the founder of Canadian Roots, which runs exchanges and field schools for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth across the country. He is currently completing his undergraduate at the University of Toronto specializing in Peace and Conflict.