Creating a more just and sustainable economy
THIS IS MY STORY
My name is Shilbee Kim. Shilbee means drizzle rain in Korean. Soothing energy and putting out fires is in my name.
For the past 10 years, I have worked towards building a more just and sustainable economy that prioritizes people and planet.
I believe that our current capitalist system is broken, perpetuating inequality while corrupting our relationship to one another and the land. So I collaborate on solutions within the capitalist system or create alternative economies altogether so that we can all thrive.
What am I excited about?
I see a tremendous opportunity with the cannabis legalization in Canada for justice and healing while increasing economic opportunities for all.
It’s a growing pie so why keep it to a few? What would it look like if abundance of health and prosperity flowed to everyone? What if this new industry emerged with equity, sharing and caring, and respect for plant and nature as core values? Canada has an opportunity to do things differently as a global leader in the cannabis industry.
I'm currently on the national online Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty team lobbying the government to expunge criminal records for minor cannabis possessions affecting 500,000 Canadians. This is just the start.
As the cannabis sector grows, I'm looking for collaborators with shared values so that we can share wealth, accelerate healing and raise global consciousness.
What have I collaborated on?
After completing an Honours in International Development specializing in Economics at McGill University, I have:
worked in politics learning how policies effect local economic development
managed 3 social enterprises balancing impact and profitability at different stages of feasibility, start-up and expansion: Project Salvage Earth, Native Women’s Resource Centre, and Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Regent Park
managed a shared office space CSI within a sharing economy and tasked with creating a more diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible space and community. Co-produced Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Policy and Toronto for Everyone report
initiated gifting circles, community potlucks and an election hack to build social capital among previous, returning, and new residents in a revitalizing neighbourhood Regent Park
WHAT CAN I OFFER?
I find points of tension or convergence that can be nudged to shift power, resources, and capital.
What I bring to the table are:
Inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility lens and framework that prioritize underrepresented voices and experiences. For my diversity and inclusion consulting services, click here.
Knowledge of different economic models
(co-operatives, social enterprise, sharing economy, gifting economy, solidarity economy). For my workshops or speaking on these topics, click here.
Dynamic facilitation skills to mobilize people and resources and designing experiences that maximize group flow.
For my facilitation services, click here.
Passion for working with values aligned collaborators with complementary skills.
If you want to collaborate on a project with shared purpose, click here.
Eyes for pattern-recognition to identify and leverage opportunities for economic, cultural or social shifts in a given context.
Interdisciplinary do-er attitude that breathes life into abstract ideas.