Jaxson is the co-founder and Executive Director of Young Diplomats of Canada, a national non-profit organization that engages the country's top young professionals in global governance summits. He is an Associate at Prospect Madison, a cross-sector leadership advisory firm aimed at enhancing collaboration across the business, government and non-profit sectors to address society’s most pressing issues. Jaxson was named one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 young leaders, is a 3M National Student Fellow, and a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.
Previously, Jaxson worked as a project coordinator in business operations with Microsoft and co-chaired a corporate social responsibility board with AstraZeneca Canada. In public education, he served as a student trustee on the Peel District School Board, was chief student representative to the Ontario Ministry of Education, and co-founded the national Student Voice Initiative. He has written for The Globe and Mail, and co-founded their student advisory council. Jaxson represented Canada at the United Nations in New York City and at the Global Forum on Youth Policies in Azerbaijan, served on a human rights delegation to Rwanda, and coordinated the Canadian youth delegation to the 2014 World Bank Annual General Meeting in Washington, DC.
Jaxson is completing his studies at Huron University College, Western University, where he specializes in global development, and serves as a Program Coordinator to the Public Humanities project of the Advanced Arts and Humanities Faculty. He began university at the Bader International Study Centre, participating in field studies and research across the UK and continental Europe.
- University of Toronto - March 28 - SMC Lead
- Young Health Program - Dec 4 - Youth Voices: The role of youth-adult dialogue in improving health outcomes for young Canadians
- University of Toronto - Nov 21 - Political Opportunities for Youth: How to Get Involved
- First Global Forum on Youth Policies - Oct 27
- Ontario Healthy Schools Association – April 10 – Holistic Health: Facilitator
- Western University – April 03 – Khan named 3M National Student Fellow
- Huron University College – March 24 – Huron student receives 3M National Student Fellowship
- Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – March 24 – 3M National Student Fellows
- University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs – February 5 – From Conflict to Classrooms: Panellist (with CEOs, Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF Canada, Save the Children Canada, Plan Canada)
- Queen's University Conference on Philanthropy – January 24 – Philanthropy: Panellist
- McMaster University Student Leadership Conference – January 18 – ACT: Care, Community, Catalyze
Student Leadership, Global Issues, Career Development: Keynote
- The Globe and Mail – November 26 – Why government in the North needs youth voices
- Western University – November 21 – Trio hope to parlay northern exposure into action
- The Mississauga News – November 8 – North meets south on youth Nunavut expedition
- Peel District School Board at the H.J.A. Brown Education Centre – Oct 15 – Keynote, Student Leadership, Networking, Personal Development
- Teach Thought – August 9 – The Adaptive Learning Technology One Company Depends On
- Youth Policy – July 25 – Malala Day: What's next?
- The Globe and Mail – July 14 – What a young Canadian heard when Malala spoke
- Daily Edventures – June 17 – Interview with Anthony Salcito, VP, Microsoft
- The Mississauga News – May 27 – Three Mississaugans chosen for G8 Youth Summit
- The Globe and Mail – April 26 – Who's missing from the education equation? Students
- Techonomy – April 22 – Student Activists Want Schools To Teach Entrepreneurship
- TakingItGlobal – April 17 – TDSB Professional Development Course: Student Voice in the Classroom
- Dell Education – April 15 – Students As Influences in Education
- Student Voice Live! in New York City – April 13 – Keynote, Student Voice and Education in the 21st Century (sponsored by Dell)
- Panel on Education and Entrepreneurship
- Panel on Personalized Learning
- Huron University College Grapevine – February 18 – Shake the World Conference Inspires
- Huron University College in London – February 8 – Keynote, Shake the World
- One Young World – February 8 2013 – Ambassador Actions
- One Young World – February 8 2013 – Transcending Borders With Social Media
- Appleby College in Oakville – January 25 – Global Leadership Education Seminar
- Homelands Public School in Mississauga – December 20 – Youth Activism and Volunteerism
- Western University - Newsmakers 2012 – December 13
- One Young World Ambassador (AstraZeneca) – Interview – November 28
- Huron University College in London – October 24 – Born This Way, Bullying Prevention and Equity
- Huron University College - Interview – July 18
- Rogers TV - DayTime – June 21 2012
- Richard Ivey School of Business – June 21
- Western University – June 21
- London Free Press – June 18
- Western University (General) – June 7
- Mississauga News – June 7
- 2012 Top 20 Under 20™ Award Recipients – June 7
- NewsWire – Youth In Motion (Press Release) – June 7
- Huron University College – June 6
- The Globe and Mail – June 6
- Mississauga Youth Achievement Awards – May 6 – Keynote, Youth Activism and Volunteerism
- Summit for the Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health in Toronto – June 2 – Student Charter of Rights: Mental Health and Well-Being
- Ontario Teacher's Federation in Toronto – July 21 – Panel on 21st Century Education and Technology
- Peel District School Board in Mississauga – January 25 – The Art of Wow
- Peel District School Board in Mississauga – November 19 – Keynote, Leadership Now!
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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