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Meet Our Team

David Lockett


President & Co-Founder

Board of Directors


David Lockett is a business person & social entrepreneur involved in consulting & marketing in the transportation sector and  a volunteer within the charitable sector.

Over the last 33 years David has utilized his business skills and principals filtered through unconditional kindness to co-found and lead 2 charities; The Redwood Shelter (a sanctuary for victims of domestic violence) and the Pact Urban Peace Program (a series of programs designed to support underserved youth & community members). 
The Redwood Shelter opened on December 13, 1993 and from that day forward all of the 33 beds have been continually occupied. The Pact Urban Peace Program became a registered charity in February 1995. Collectively as a result of David’s vision, leadership, passion and unconditional kindness these two charities have positively impacted the lives of over 15,000 people within the youth courts, educational system and the community.

Individual Awards: 

  • Community Hero Award ( Rotary Club Toronto West) - 2021

  • Life Time Achievement award (Volunteer Toronto) - 2019

  • Rotary Urban Peace Award 

  • Chosen as a Transformation Canadian by the Globe and Mail for his work with PACT

  • Special Recognition Award from Mayor Miller & City council for his community work - 2010

  • City of Toronto ward 16 volunteer of the year award - 2007

  • Rotary Paul Harris Fellow - 1989

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