Media, Work & Projects


CBC Radio Metro Morning

CBC Radio Metro Morning.In the studio, speaking to Jane Hawtin about keeping the momentum going to address HIV/AIDS globally and harnessing the passion, knowledge and creativity of youth to push positive social change.



Social Media Global Changemaker CampaignOCIC Global Changemaker Campaign. A print and online campaign to highlight the contributions of young people to international cooperation. I focus on creating positive change in social justice issues that affect the health of children & youth worldwide.


 Positive Lite Interview with Nadha Hassen - Canada's Online HIV MagazinePositive Lite Interview. I speak to Bob Leahy about HIV/AIDS as a global public health issue and one that is within our communities in Canada.


Rogers TV Daytime Toronto - Nadha interview with Val ColeRogers Television Daytime Toronto. I got to speak to Val Cole about the critical role that young people play in the international cooperation arena, among other things. HIV/AIDS is a global health issue, meaning it is right here in Canada as well. There are many social and biological issues associated with HIV/AIDS, and understanding the complexity is essential.


Urban Moms interview with Nadha Hassen

UrbanMoms Interview. About my children’s book Dancing in the Rain, the inspiration behind it, how it was published and the key messages I hope readers take away from it.



The Weekly Voice_ Canada's Largest South Asian NewspaperThe Weekly Voice. I’m very glad the Global Changemaker story got picked up in Canada’s largest South Asian newspaper. I am Sri Lankan- Canadian and there are many young South Asians doing some really meaningful work.

Nadha Hassen_Article in Ceylon TodayCeylon Today. A newspaper in Sri Lanka got in touch with me about my school and career path, my thoughts on the role of volunteering and my work around HIV/AIDS.


Posters & Presentations

  • From Policymaker to Practitioner: Identifying Priority Populations in  Ontario, Canada. Poster presentation at the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) Young Researcher’s Forum (2014, Nov 19).

Presentation at Youth Research Symposium on Youth, Sexuality and Reproductive Justice. Gendering Adolescent AIDS Prevention (GAAP). (2013, March 28).

Poster presented at 4th Research and Practice Day at Dalla Lana School of Public Health. (2012, November 9).

  • Asphalt Park: A toolkit of health promoting design interventions for communities to temporarily repurpose their urban space.

Poster presented at Healthy Cities and Communities Symposium. (2013, October 24).

Poster presented at 5th Research and Practice Day at Dalla Lana School of Public Health. (2013, November 22). Won Award for Best Poster.

  • Getting Involved In Your Community. Presentation given at Leadership Certificate Ceremony, New College, University of Toronto. (2011, April 20).


Projects & Publications

  • Reflections of a Citizenship Project: Children and Challenges. The Window, University of Toronto, p.3. (2011, February 14).

Current & Previous organizations:

Low Income Families Together (LIFT) –

Public Health Ontario –

Dispatches International –

Africa’s Children-Africa’s Future (AC-AF) –

Broadview Community Youth Group (BCYG) (now Kaleidoscope Kids) –

Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto –

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) Great Strides Walk Events –

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto (BBBST) –

Student Aid and Learning Opportunities (SALO) –

Habitat for Humanity (U of T Chapter) –

Other websites

A little more about me –


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