Many years ago (2019, to be exact) 8 strangers with a similar interests in seeing design jams being used for good, came together and organised the first Toronto Jam for Good as a local host participating in the Global Jam. They managed to bring together 35 participants (with a 25 person waitlist), 22 mentors, 6 judges, nine speakers, and several sponsors.
Over the course of a weekend, many ideas were born, and many friendships were formed.
In 2020, an even bigger group (including many past members) tried to organise the event once again, only to have the host cancel last minute due to concerns of a Corona virus outbreak. Of course, these were early days of the pandemic that we all now know as COVID19.
Despite the setback, the organisers managed to organise a very successful event online (before online events were a thing!)
And that brings us to today!
After a break of 2 years, several organisers have once again stepped forward to bring the Toronto Jam for Good back to life once again.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, a judge, a speaker or a sponsor, we want to hear from you.