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David Thibodeau speaks to Jennifer Scott and Tosaint Rickets from the Vancouver White Caps FC on how to leverage sport clubs for purpose.

Jennifer Scott is passionate about leveraging the power of sport to build leaders, capacity and communities.  As the VP, Community & Social Impact, she is responsible for the organization’s community initiatives, ensuring the club is a transformational force in the communities it serves. Prior to joining the Whitecaps, Jennifer was the Director, Sport Burnaby, where she built partnerships with local stakeholders and sport organizations to bring their notable events to Burnaby, BC in order to create positive social, sport and economic impacts.  She had the privilege of working for the Richmond Olympic Oval, Own the Podium and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  Jennifer was the Chef de Mission for Team BC at the 2019 Canada Winter Games and the 2022 Canada Summer Games.  She was the youngest and first female Chef de Mission in Team BC history.

Tosaint Ricketts is a former 14-year professional soccer player and 2017 MLS Cup winner working at Vancouver Whitecaps FC as Liaison, Club and Player Engagement. Tosaint represented the Men’s Canadian National Team 61 times and retired 7th among all-time leading goal scorers. His work ethic on the field translated to his life off the field, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and MBA while playing soccer full-time. Through his philanthropic work, which earned him the Whitecaps Humanitarian of the Year award three consecutive times, he has significantly impacted the community and is committed to inspiring future generations. Tosaint Ricketts is Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s 2024 eMLS athlete and represents the Men’s Canadian National Team at the governance level as the player representative on the Canada Soccer Member's Council.

Vancouver White Caps FC is a Canadian professional soccer club based in Vancouver. They compete in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member club of the league's Western Conference.

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About Sports for Social Impact

Sports for Social Impact explores the power that sport has to create a positive impact in society. Sport for development & peace is a versatile tool that can be used to tackle many social, environmental & economic challenges such as the Sustainable Development Goals. The hope is that these conversations and ideas will help achieve the maximum benefit of sport in our society. Hosted by David Thibodeau. 

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Country
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Canada
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Sport
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Football (Soccer)
Sustainable Development Goals
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