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Our Mission

Our mission is to help organizations protect data privacy and mitigate algorithmic bias in their AI systems through Privacy & Human Rights by Design. We’re driven to create a sustainable, human-centred AI world. A world that embraces equity, diversity & inclusion in AI innovation. A world where AI is a force for good.

The problems of privacy violation and algorithmic bias must be addressed. Why? Because they contradict our ethical values of equity, diversity & inclusion. They violate our right to privacy and other human rights. They conflict with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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According to the UN, the SDGs are based on human rights obligations. Skills4Good AI is driven to tackle the problems of privacy violation and algorithmic bias because they lie at the centre of Human Rights, SDGs and AI. When we help organizations protect privacy and mitigate algorithmic bias, we help them also fulfill their SDG commitments towards a sustainable, human-centred AI world.

Our Story

We are a strong, multi-disciplinary team of lawyers and domain experts in global privacy, AI and cybersecurity who possess the expertise to provide best-in-class consulting cost-effectively. Our team members are certified by The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as Certified Information Privacy Professionals in the U.S. (CIPP/US) and in Europe (CIPP/EU) as well as Certified Information Privacy Technologists (CIPT) accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 17024: 2012.

By using Privacy & Human Rights by Design, our Skills4Good team enables organizations to comply with emerging privacy and AI regulations while protecting human rights and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a seamless and cost-effective way.

Founded in 2016, Skills4Good is a purpose-driven company to solve the problem of lack of diverse and inclusive leadership in organizations to create a just, inclusive and sustainable world. Our Board Matching Program and Leaders on Board Program aligned with our corporate customers’ experiential diversity and inclusion strategies as we matched their high-potential employees with board governance roles.

As the world's digital transformation accelerates at an unprecedented rate because of the Covid-19 pandemic, along with co-founder Josephine Yam’s newly-minted AI Ethics Masters Degree that complements her Master of Laws Degree, we’ve refreshed Skills4Good’s purpose-driven mission. Our refreshed mission strategically leverages our co-founders' professional backgrounds: Josephine's law, AI ethics and business expertise with Angelo's engineering and tech expertise.

Our Skills4Good team members are all passionate about using our skills for good to make a positive difference in the world. We are proud to have some of the world’s top employers as our customers, including the Royal Bank of Canada, Shell, Accenture, Equifax, Enbridge and LGM Financial, among others.

Meet Our Founders

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Josephine Yam, JD, LLM, MA Phil. (AI Ethics)

CEO & Co-Founder

Josephine is the CEO & Co-Founder of Skills4Good AI. As an AI lawyer, AI ethicist and tech entrepreneur, she leads the company in helping organizations achieve compliance, algorithmic accountability & Responsible AI.

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Angelo Narciso, Bsc. IE

Co-Founder & COO

Angelo is the COO & Co-Founder of Skills4Good AI. As an industrial engineer turned tech entrepreneur, Angelo oversees Skills4Good's global operations. He is passionate about using tech for good.

Meet Our Advisors

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Andrea Martin

CEO
PRS for Music
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Andry Tanusdjaja

Co-Founder, COO & CFO
Musefind
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Heather Tulk

Managing Director
Bioscript Solutions
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Maricelle Narciso

Board Director
Skills4Good
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Pauline Couture

President
Pauline Couture & Associates
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Susan McLennan

Chief Marketing Officer
Welfie
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Terry Allen

President
Pivotal Capital Advisory Group

Kind Words From Our Customers

I’m excited about this partnership with Skills4Good. In my experience, the most successful teams are built when diverse individuals with unique experiences choose to work together with a single purpose.
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Michael Crothers
President & Country Chair
Shell Canada
Skills4Good was recommended to us and so we registered our nonprofit. I like working with them because the process was fast and easy. I highly recommend them to my nonprofit sector colleagues.
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Danny Glenwright
Executive Director
Action Against Hunger Canada
Our partnership with Skills4Good is a unique opportunity for us to develop our talented Equifax leaders while making a difference in the communities in which we live and work.
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Lisa Nelson
President
Equifax Canada
I give Skills4Good an excellent rating. Their team was incredibly helpful, responsive and encouraging. They didn't rush the match, ensuring I had explored a variety of options to choose the right nonprofit for me. I would highly recommend working with Skills4Good, and think it's such a great non-financial benefit a company can offer their high valued employees. I strongly recommend them to my colleagues at RBC.
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Jodi Wright
Senior Director
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Skills4Good’s service was excellent in matching our busy Board with interested candidates. They got the ball rolling, did what they said they were going to do, and provided a great candidate who accepted a position with our Board. I highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues.
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Roland Osske
Board Chair
Immigrant Services Calgary
The quality of the Board Matching Program services I received from Skills4Good was excellent. I liked their personalized service, their online videos and their prompt response times. I highly recommend them to my colleagues at Enbridge.
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Laszlo Varsanyi
Vice President
Enbridge
I rate Skills4Good's matching services as excellent. I liked how prompt their team responds to my inquiries. They are very easy to work with.
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Heather Evans
Managing Director
Community Living Ontario Foundation
I appreciated that Skills4Good got to know me well. Their approach was very high touch and greatly helped with my selection of board opportunities. I give them an excellent rating!
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Benjamin Winograd
Managing Director
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Skills4Good is an excellent resource to find qualified Board members. They were always professional and supportive. The process was effortless, timely and successful!
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Gregory Caswell
Executive Director
Alberta Emerald Foundation
Skills4Good’s board matching services were excellent. The program was effective and efficient. Josephine was extremely relatable and supportive throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Skills4Good to my LGM colleagues.
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Eddie McWhirter
EVP-Finance
LGM Financial Services
Skills4Good was very professional and efficient in matching us with great new board members! Their board matching services are excellent! I highly recommend them to my colleagues in the nonprofit sector.
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Karen MacMillan
Executive Co-Director
Foothills Academy
Skills4Good’s services were excellent. Their communication was outstanding - clear, kind, and very punctual. The process was thorough and laid out clearly, which certainly built trust in not only Skills4Good, but in the candidate that was successfully matched with us. I really enjoyed working with them and am very excited that we're welcoming a new board member!
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Joshua Dalledonne
Board President
Calgary Young People's Theatre Society
I give Skills4Good’s services an excellent rating. I liked working with their team! They were very professional, warm and really cared that I ended up at a nonprofit that not only aligned with my passions, but that was also going to be a good fit with my personality. I highly recommend them to my colleagues at RBC.
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Stephanie Breitman
Senior Credit Analyst
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
We registered with Skills4Good to try a new recruitment method. The quality of their services was excellent. They had easy-to-use online tools and were very responsive with their feedback. I highly recommend them to my colleagues in the nonprofit sector.
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Joy Parsons
CEO
Fair Haven Homes Society
Skills4Good invested a lot of work to ensure a great match. I am grateful to Skills4Good for my board appointment. Given their excellent service, I highly recommend them to my Enbridge colleagues!
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Tanya Mushynski
Vice President
Enbridge
Skills4Good was intentional about understanding our board needs. They presented excellent candidates and we’re thrilled with the outcome!
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Anne Marie Peirce
Executive Director
Community Foundation of Mississauga
The absolute professionalism, dedication to personal development and the opportunity to learn directly from the Skills4Good team was excellent. It is evident that they’re respected and connected within the industry. I highly recommend them to my colleagues at Shell.
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Jamie Beyore
Director Global Wholesale
Shell Canada
We were in need of quality board members and were having a hard time connecting with the right individuals. The Skills4Good team was very professional. The candidate was well suited. Communication was easy and the process was efficient. I am very happy with their services. I highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues.
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Bill de Jong
Board Director
Janus Academy Society
I give Skills4Good an excellent rating. Their program worked perfectly for me. I liked how organized and methodical the matching program was. I also liked their team's individual and personalized approach. I would recommend them to my colleagues at Equifax.
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Yosh Ubieda
Senior Finance Analyst
Equifax Canada
We had been looking for some months to add new members to our Board of Directors. Skills4Good’s services were excellent. We liked working with them because of the quality of applicants we received. I highly recommend them to my colleagues in the nonprofit sector.
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Samantha Fox
Board Chair
London Youth Advisory Council
I rate Skills4Good’s services as excellent. Everyone was very responsive and helpful. The board volunteer opportunities identified were very much what I was looking for and the Leaders on Board online course was interesting. I highly recommend them to my colleagues at Shell.
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Julianne Osberg
Senior Counsel
Shell Canada
Skills4Good’s professionalism in finding someone for us was unbelievable and made my workload a lot easier as they did the legwork in finding someone. I give them an excellent rating and highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues.
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Sarah Preston
Gateway Association
Skills4Good is a professional organization to work with! Thanks so much for helping us find an amazing person to join our board! I highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues.
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Kate Butler
Board Director
Hope 24/7
I liked Skills4Good’s personalized connections and excellent support they provided our nonprofit. I highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues. Their services were excellent.
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Rebecca White
CEO
Engineers of Tomorrow
Skills4Good has the nonprofit connections and methodology in place to first understand what resonated with me professionally and personally. They found the appropriate board contacts to facilitate my placement. I would recommend them to my colleagues at Shell.
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Brody Mainville
Head of Retail
Shell Canada
We contacted Skills4Good because of their impressive reputation. Their board matching services are excellent! I enjoyed communicating with their team. They made the board matching process very smooth. I have only positive feedback from my experience with Skills4Good!
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Julie Wildgoose
Board Director
Centennial Infant and Child Centre
Skills4Good’s level of service and professionalism is top-notch. I liked their very high touch service and online board training. They made sure I understood everything and were there for me every step of the way. They really match personal passion to nonprofit. I give them an excellent rating and highly recommend them to my colleagues at LGM.
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Diana Ricketts
VP of Strategic Partnerships
LGM Financial Services
The communications we received from Skills4Good was terrific. The candidate was a good match to our organization. I highly recommend them to my colleagues in the nonprofit sector.
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Carlene Chrumka
Executive Director
Janus Academy Society
The Skills4Good team was very knowledgeable about the working of Boards and areas that would not be known by the more general audience. I would recommend them to my colleagues at Enbridge.
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Christine Neff
Vice President
Enbridge
I give Skills4Good an excellent rating! Their matching process was spot on to connect applicants with the experience and interest to our nonprofit board. This is a great service to match volunteers with the right skill sets for boards. I highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues.
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Pam Banks
Executive Director
RIC Centre

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