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Lily Lynch - Social Entrepreneur
Episode 881st February 2022 • The Sanctuary • Israel Ekanem
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Lily Lynch is a white and Afro-Mi'kmaw woman from Halifax, Nova Scotia. In her work and life, Lily aims to encourage and catalyze further opportunities for all communities to participate in cross-cultural appreciation and build empathy.

Lily is the co-founder of Sankara, an award-winning social enterprise operating in Atlantic Canada. Sankara is an Online Multicultural Marketplace ( to experience cultural products like Catering, Meal Boxes, and Handcrafts from local cultural vendors. Sankara partners with dozens of cultural vendors from over 25 countries who use the platform as a free tool to generate income and share their stories by expressing their cultural identities.

As a person with intersecting identities, Lily is passionate about co-creating prosperous communities, environments, economies, and legacies alongside systematically marginalized people. For Black History Month 2020, a mere month after the passing of my paternal grandfather, she quickly organized the inaugural Pan-African flag raising in New Brunswick. In 2021, the Pan-African flag was raised simultaneously in 8 municipalities in New Brunswick.

Find out more @sankaramarket