Harold Pliszka

Community Development, Program Development, and Social Work in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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I am committed to influencing systemic changes with evidence-based policies that work to enhance social justice and equity for all persons and communities. I founded and led both Helping Youth Through Educational Scholarships (10 years) and Iron Lava Corp (15 years) and have provided leadership to three other NGOs as a member of their boards of directors.

In August 2015, I completed a Master of Social Work specializing in International and Community Development. You can find my ePortfolio at http://pliszka.com/msw.

Currently, I work in Community Engagement for the Cumming School of Medicine with the University of Calgary.

Selections of places I've worked or volunteered:

The Doorway
Calgary Drop-In Centre
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Iron Lava Corp
Helping Youth Through Educational Scholarships
Calgary Outlink Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity
Keys to Recovery
Marda Loop Communities Association

I have fond memories of working as a beekeeper during high school and my first year of undergrad studies.

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  • Work
    • Cumming School of Medicine
  • Education
    • University of Calgary