Jamil Jivani

Jamil Jivani
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About Me

Born and raised in Canada.

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Graduate of Yale Law School, York University and Humber College.

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Survivor of stage IV lymphoma cancer.

Defeated non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2018 at age 30.


I'm an author, lawyer and educator.

My goal is to create opportunities and remove barriers for youth and their parents.

Research and teaching appointments at Osgoode Hall and Yale law schools.

As visiting professor, research scholar and mentor-in-residence.

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Managing Director of The Road Home.

A research and analysis organization improving

youth-focused programming, policy and philanthropy.


Recipient of multiple awards.

Including International Development and Relief Foundation's 2017 youth leadership award and York University's 2018"one to watch" alumni award.



Check out my podcast, The Road Home with Jamil Jivani.


Available wherever you download podcasts, including:

Apple Podcasts


Pre-order my first book "Why Young Men" here.
Published by All Points Books/St. Martin's Press on May 21, 2019


"Why Young Men is a brilliant exploration of race, class, hopelessness, and why all too many young men turn to radicalization and violence. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about solving one of the most important problems of our day.”

- Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

"Powerful... Jivani shows us how young men are vulnerable to destructive ideas.”

- J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy


I speak about leadership, public policy, education, activism, mentorship and community engagement.

Some of the organizations I've worked with include:

Public Safety Canada

Uber Technologies

Big Brothers Big Sisters

University of Toronto

Ohio Theater and Event Center

Government of British Columbia

Toronto-Calcutta Foundation

Norquest College

Toronto District School Board

Vancouver School Board

Please contact Speakers' Spotlight

if you'd like to collaborate.