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Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Business Award

Award Sponsor Bell

A lifelong volunteer and entrepreneur, Mark Harrison is an experienced marketer and big believer in purpose – be that brand purpose or people being purposeful in everything they do.

Mark started his first business in 1994, T1, a sponsorship agency that exclusively works with impactful brands, and his second in 2005 global networking platform – SponsorshipX. In 2020 he co-founded the Black Talent Initiative to support the Black community in professional workplaces. Also, in 2020, Mark helped launch Humanity, a creative agency for the Human Age, and Park Street Education, a non-profit that works to remove all barriers to children’s education.

His community involvement includes being the co-chair of the Ontario University Athletics Task Force on Black, Biracial, Indigenous Issues, Board Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, a volunteer with CAMH and an advisor to several ventures, including the Crankworx World Tour, Riff, and NFL Canada.

Mark is honoured to share his journey from small business entrepreneur, volunteer, and coach to first-time activist with a lot to learn and a burning passion.