As an impact-driven organization, we set aside 2.5% of after-tax profits and thousands of hours annually to charities in our local community and to causes that are dear to our team’s hearts, which include the following:
100 Meals a Week
Muslim Care Centre (MCC)
BC Children’s Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
St Paul’s Hospital Foundation
St Paul’s Future Leader’s initiative
Free Female Coding Classes
Female Empowerment Classes
We also spearhead community initiatives that directly impact the lives of the less fortunate and young people through our charitable campaign.
Our Leadership Walks the Walk and Talks the Talk
Zeeshan and Karina Hayat are both proactive leaders in their business and trade networks, contributing as notable entrepreneurs, industry authorities, community contributors, and active members of several associations. despite these achievements, both Co-founders are quick to credit the hard work and creativity of the Prizm Media team in their achievements.
“100 Meals a Week” Charitable Campaign
“100 Meals a Week” is a Vancouver charitable campaign that gives back to the less fortunate in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, also known as “Skid Row.” Led by Prizm Media Co-founders Zeeshan and Karina Hayat, this program has motivated their team, friends, and family to help provide over 170,000 meals and necessities since 2007.
“JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT” MENTORSHIP
As representatives of Prizm Media, our Co-founders Zeeshan Hayat (CEO) and Karina Hayat (President) mentor young Junior Achievement (JA) participants. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young people in business. The program has over 120 charters worldwide and provides an international business perspective to local networks. Zeeshan and Karina are proud to be a part of the 60 year old tradition of Junior Achievement in British Columbia.
“SHE ACCELERATES” MENTORSHIP
The “SHe Accelerates” entrepreneurial mentorship initiative was established as a program to assist aspiring and early entrepreneurs in beginning and furthering the success of their start-up with a focus on female entrepreneurs.
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP
As well, Zeeshan has also contributed to popular online trade publications HME News and Leadscon and led presentations on lead generation and compliance at Medtrade, the second largest industry exhibition in North America.
Karina also enriches her business network as a member and contributor to multiple businesses, technology, and female-focused organizations like BC Tech, LeanIn Canada. She publishes regular industry articles and has spoken at several prestigious corporate and trade engagements. Some of these include presenting in front of hundreds to thousand at TiEcon in Silicon Valley, BCTIA’s six
Muslim Care Centre (MCC)
Co-founders Zeeshan and Karina Hayat are spearheading the Muslim Care Centre (MCC), an NGO that provides an array of services for the DTES community, including food distribution, substance addiction counselling, medicinal services, and facilities for praying. Currently over 7000 meals have been delivered in a 5 week span.
St. Paul’s Future Leaders Program
As a member of a leadership committee in the Future Leaders program at St Paul’s Hospital, Co-founder & CEO Zeeshan Hayat has raised awareness and funding for health programs to help eradicate the Opioid crisis occurring in Vancouver.