Jorge believes in the power of places and the potential of communities to build equitable and regenerative futures.
Jorge brings a diverse background of experience in strategy development, program design and urban policy analysis. As a Manager of Cities at Tamarack Institute, he is helping advance the UN 2030 Agenda by supporting communities’ efforts to address the climate crisis and localize the Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to joining Tamarack, he was a Program Officer at the McConnell Foundation where he contributed to building the Foundation’s place-based work and exploring the role of communities in driving social transformation. Jorge also collaborated with UN-Habitat in convening conversations to advance equity, resilience and municipal engagement in the context of the New Urban Agenda.
Jorge believes that every person is capable of building a vision of the future that is regenerative and grounded in the lessons of those who walked before us. He has participated in welcome groups for refugee claimants to Montreal, and he continues to advocate for greater inclusion and belonging. He keeps one foot on this land and another one in Mexico, where he has been a youth mentor.
During his free time, you can find Jorge chasing street art in his neighbourhood, taking care of his plants and browsing through the latest software trends. He is a self-proclaimed foodie so don’t hesitate to talk about recipes with him anytime!