Shifters

SHIFTer [ˈSHif-tər] noun

  1. an engaged, dynamic and ambitious 19 to 40 year old living, working or doing business in Thunder Bay.
  2. a young person who believes in their own potential and wants to connect with others to get things done.

SHIFTer of the Month

Atika Khan

Atika Khan


Meet Atika Khan which means noble and generous. Atika is originally from Karachi, Pakistan and immigrated to Canada in 2016. Her family is settled near Toronto and she stays with them whenever she visits them . She enjoys her stay in Thunder Bay by making new friends and participating in community activities. Atika enjoys travelling. When asked why she said “I love travelling and learning about different cultures. I have travelled a lot of places, I never thought of immigrating to Canada. When I got my residency, I wasn’t sure if I’ll be moving to this part of the world.” But she said she loves it here.

Atika is an expert when comes to chartered accountancy and cost accountancy field. She worked in a banking sector back in her country with experience in audit, financial reporting and budgeting. She is currently working with Ministry of Training, colleges and Universities (MTCU) as a financial officer. I moved to Thunder Bay to join the ministry. Prior to joining OSAP, Atika worked in different companies in Toronto. She started as a co-op student and then moved to work for multiple organizations such as Cieslok Media, Bell Media etc, She became familiar with work environment and it has helped her tremendously both culturally and professionally. During her free time (evenings), she is training to be a part-time tax consultant with H&R Block.

Atika is part of government organization (MTCU) which is helping young people realize their ambitions for higher education by extending loans and grants at low rates.

As a message to young professionals “My message to young people is to work hard, be motivated, enjoy what you do and respect everyone. There is no substitution for hard work and devotion. Good luck." Said Atika.

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SHIFTer Information

Shift is an incredibly diverse group of young people representing many professions and backgrounds. From business owners, entrepreneurs and trades people; to students, health specialists, and government employees, the uniqueness and connectedness of our members sets us apart. We offer three different types of membership to ensure that everyone can receive the benefits of becoming a SHIFTer. Not sure which membership you fall under? Send us an email under the CONTACT tab at the top of the page! Join SHIFT today.

SHIFTer - SHIFT Annual Membership

Are you an engaged, dynamic and ambitious 19 to 40 year old living, working or doing business in Thunder Bay? Do you want to connect with others to get things done? SHIFT aims to retain and attract young professionals in Thunder Bay and support those #YPs to realize their goals while making an impact in the community. Sound like you? Register for a SHIFT Annual Membership to connect with like minded individuals in our community. 

Benefits of becoming a SHIFTer include:

  • Attend awesome events at a discounted rate (as a SHIFTer you receive 20% off all ticket prices and receive exclusive event details in advance)
  • Be featured in our online SHIFTer Directory
  • Attend SHIFTer ONLY events
  • Access our SHIFTer exclusive Job Board / Volunteer Bank
  • Meet new people, make connections and build partnerships in the community
  • Help drive Thunder Bay forward
  • Have the opportunity to become the SHIFTer of the Month that gets recognized on our website and our social media
  • Have the opportunity to join any committee that is lead by a SHIFT board director
  • Receive a special invitation to our year end thank you event
  • Have the opportunity to vote for SHIFT's board of directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Have the opportunity to partake in discussions and surveys that represent young professionals
 
SHIFT Ambassador

Are you over the age of 40 but still want to support young professionals in our community? Do you still want to be able to network with those #YPs that could potentially be your employees? We want your wisdom and for you to continue to stay involved and engaged with SHIFT. Sound like you? Register for a SHIFT Ambassador membership to continue to network and support young professionals within our community.

Benefits of becoming a SHIFT Ambassador include:

  • Attend awesome events at a discounted rate (as a SHIFT Ambassador you receive 10% off all ticket prices and receive exclusive event details in advance)
  • Be featured in our online SHIFTer Directory
  • Attend SHIFTer ONLY events
  • Access our SHIFTer exclusive Job Board / Volunteer Bank
  • Meet new people, make connections and build partnerships in the community
  • Help drive Thunder Bay forward
  • The opportunity to join any committee that is lead by a SHIFT board director
  • Receive a special invitation to our year end thank you event

Please note: SHIFT Ambassadors will be ineligible to vote during SHIFT's board of director elections as well as they will not be able to partake in surveys and discussions where the young professional demographic is being represented. 

SHIFT Corporate Partner - Corporate Membership

Register up to 5 members of your young talent through our new Corporate Membership for cost savings and the opportunity to connect your organization with our coveted list of members. Each member must be registered with an employee name and those individuals will be able to access the full range of individual membership benefits. Want to register more than 5? Access the corporate discount of $50 per additional member when registering today. E-mail info(at)shiftnetwork.ca to arrange for more than 5 employees under your corporate account.

EXCLUSIVE Corporate Membership Benefit: Opportunity to send out one e-mail to SHIFT members at a cost of $100.

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