Hasan Hai - Wallace McCain Institute

Hasan Hai

The Kindness Project Newfoundland and Labrador

Hasan Hai is a father of 3 and an immigrant to Canada. A “Come from away” who now resides in Newfoundland & Labrador, which is now his forever home.

By day, he manages the Customer Success team with St. John’s based EdTech company Clockwork Fox. Also by day (and night, and evenings, and weekends), he is the founder of two not-for-profit organizations.

Driven to build bridges and forge connections between people of diverse backgrounds, he founded Project Kindness. Its mandate is to unite people of diverse backgrounds and identities around the common goal of building a better, kinder and more engaged community.

Seeking to challenge men to move towards healthier and more inclusive expressions of masculinity, he founded the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club (NLBMC). Their wildly successful MerB’ys calendar, full of bearded, shirtless men dressed as mermen, has raised over 500K for a variety of local charities.

A Tedx Speaker, former provincial political candidate, Dark Elf on the Shelf and occasional shirtless MerB’y – Hasan embraces opportunities for learning, elevating the voices of marginalized communities, and leaving the world better than how he found it.