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Named one of Canada's Top 20 Under 20 young leaders, Jaxson is a project coordinator at Microsoft Canada and an undergraduate student at Huron University College at Western. Jaxson co-founded and is Executive Director of the Young Diplomats of Canada, a federal non-profit that engages the country's top young professionals in global forums and opportunities. He co-chairs the board of the AstraZeneca Canada Young Health Program, a global community investment initiative which helps young Canadians in need deal with mental and physical health issues, and he advises and writes for The Globe and Mail, a national publication with a readership of more than 3.5 million. Jaxson has travelled to and conducted research in fifteen countries across four continents, including the UK, Belgium, Israel, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, and represented Canada at the United Nations in New York City and World Bank & IMF in DC. Jaxson is a 3M National Student Fellow, an Ambassador of One Young World, and a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.

Appearances (Press/Articles/Speaking)

  • Upcoming
  • Young Health Program - Dec 4 - Youth Voices: The role of youth-adult dialogue in improving health outcomes for young Canadians
  • 2014
  • University of Toronto - Nov 21 - Political Opportunities for Youth: How to Get Involved
  • First Global Forum on Youth Policies - Oct 27



In 2014, our team at TEDxEdmonton had the pleasure of seeing one of Canada's most outstanding emerging leaders, Jaxson Khan, speak to a crowd of over 400 people. One of the youngest speakers in our event's history, Jaxson delivered, speaking with poise and passion, showing us why our country's future is in good hands. Emerson Csorba, Chair

Queen's Conference on Philanthropy

Jaxson contributed significantly as a panelist at QCOP, using his experience in a variety of endeavours, and interacted well with the other panelists to bring a meaningful discussion to the delegates.Heather Evans, Conference Co-Chair

McMaster Student Leadership Conference

Jaxson spoke at the McMaster Student Leadership Conference in January 2014. His delivery was engaging and fresh and rather than speaking "down" to students, he spoke "with" them. The global experiences he shared left students inspired and with the motivation to "care to catalyze change in their community". Thank you Jaxson for exciting our students to reach out and change the world that they live in. Anna D'Angela, McMaster Students Union

Appleby College Global Leadership Seminar

Jaxson spoke with a select group of grade 12 students pursuing the Appleby College Diploma with Distinction in Global Leadership about the power of youth to affect real and meaningful change in their communities. Drawing from his own experiences, he offered practical strategies for implementing plans of action and tips for overcoming roadblocks along the way. Jaxson was a dynamic speaker and strong facilitator who engaged his audience and strived to connect with each individual in the room. Rob McGuiness, Assistant Head of School, Global Education, Appleby College




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