Hope Tuff-Berg: St. Catharines

Hope Tuff-Berg: St. Catharines

Hope Tuff-Berg is a second-year Political Science student at Brock University and the founder of the nonprofit, First Vote. This youth - ran organization seeks to educate young people on politics, civic engagement, and ultimately motivate them to get out and vote. Hope successfully organized two conferences for grade 12 students to provide them with an opportunity to learn How Government Works, the significance of voting, and meet their candidates prior to the 2018 Provincial and 2019 Federal elections. Hope actively engages in her University and community as President of the Brock Niagara Rotaract club, a chapter of an international nonprofit organization. As President, she has led various volunteer and community engagement initiatives and organized a student graduation award program, recognizing students who demonstrate strong character with bursaries and mentorship to help with their transition from high school to University. This past October, Hope became the youngest workshop facilitator at a local conference, the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women. At this event, Hope enthusiastically lead a workshop on effective communication and the importance of female collaboration. Aside from her studies and community involvement, Hope works as a Leadership Development Assistant at the Brock University. She organized a University-wide leadership conference creating opportunities for students to lead workshops and deliver TED talks on various aspects of leadership to their peers, and facilitated various leadership networking events. Hope also works as the Media Manager for a local startup business incubator, Spark Niagara, and as a Leadership Peer Facilitator at Brock University.