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

Jessica Coley

Anne Antenucci

I was born and raised in Thunder Bay. I have never lived anywhere else nor have I ever considered it.  I studied broadcasting at Confederation College and in the 18 years since graduating, I've worked 13 of those years at Thunder Bay Television in various positions. Following that, I was the public relations and sponsorship manager at Magnus Theatre.

I am currently the community engagement assistant for The Salvation Army. I enjoy working for a charity that is genuinely trying and succeeding in helping those less fortunate within our community. There are two sides to my job. I run our social media accounts and our website and I play a major role in planning and executing various fundraising events. We are about to enter our busiest season, Christmas. This means that kettles will start to appear throughout the city come mid-November and our 'fun run' will take place in December.

My job title says it all- community engagement. Thunder Bay is my city and instead of complaining, I engage. In addition to my role as a board director for SHIFT, I sit on the women in politics committee and the Thunder Bay Public Library Community Action Panel. As the mother of two boys, one of which who has Autism, I also sit on the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the City of Thunder Bay.

Having a voice and using it is very important to me. I believe that voting is one of the most important tools that we have to speak up. As a woman, who 100 years ago did not have the right to vote, I always exercise my civic right. It is crucial to remember that every vote counts. If you do not like it, do something about it. You can advocate, get involved, speak up or even run for a board or an office.

My advice to young professionals is this: don’t let anyone tell you “this is how we have always done things” or “this is just the way things are.” Find out why they are the way they are, do something about it and create change.


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Syed Kabir

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Peter Marchl

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Jessica Coley

Jessica Coley

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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