Born and raised in Canada.
Graduate of Yale Law School, York University and Humber College.
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.
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.
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
Big Brothers Big Sisters
University of Toronto
Ohio Theater and Event Center
Government of British Columbia
Toronto District School Board
Vancouver School Board
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