Monica Jako


Monica currently serves as Ryerson University’s Director of Community Engagement and Social Innovation where she engages key stakeholders to develop interdisciplinary, cross-faculty, and community-based partnerships for impact. Monica’s wide-ranging career includes leading efforts to promote relevant and innovative learning through social enterprise at Ryerson University, providing strategic direction as the Chief-of-Staff on the staging of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, and helping to improve the affordable housing system in British Columbia. She has also developed, launched, and grown Ryerson University’s SocialVentures Zone. Monica holds a master’s degree in business leadership from Royal Roads University in British Columbia, a master’s certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Toronto, and a bachelor of political science and art history from Queen’s University in Ontario.