Zack Gross, MA, spent 50 years working for NGOs in the international development sector, including 25 years as executive director of The Marquis Project, a small NGO in Brandon, MB, and 15 years in several roles with the Manitoba Council for International Co-operation in Winnipeg.
During his career, Zack taught international development studies at Menno Simons College, an institution affiliated with the University of Winnipeg. He volunteers and does contract work in the NGO and non-profit sectors, and sits on the boards of the Marquis Project, Fairtrade Canada and the local food bank. Zack also writes a regular op-ed column for the Brandon Sun, and book reviews for Fair Trade Magazine.
Zack has received numerous awards for his contributions and work to engage Canadians in global issues, and for his efforts in support of Global South communities, including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Global Affairs Canada's Development Education Award, and Fairtrade Canada's Lifetime Achievement Award.