About Us

Next Gen Photography

We are a social enterprise owned and operated by Hope for Community Development.

We are a full-service photography agency serving the Waterloo Region. Our vision is to elevate the youth of today through the art of photography.

Hope for Community Development

Hope for Community Development is a Kitchener-based nonprofit building a community where everyone belongs and contributes to society.

Working together with our community, Hope for Community Development inspires abilities to enrich the lives of black children, youth, women, seniors, and single-parent families.

You can learn more by visiting their website below:

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Our Next Gen Photographers

Our Leadership Team

Ralph Dagoseh

Ralph Dagoseh is the Founder of Hope for Community Development and is also the Program Director for Next Gen Photography.

He is responsible for community partnerships, youth development, and setting the vision for the organization.

Justin Chan

Justin is the Executive Director of The Community Company and is also the Program Manager for Next Gen Photography.

He is responsible for customer relationships, youth empowerment, and growing Next Gen Photography's business and community impact.

Our Supporters:

Next Gen Photography is grateful for the funding it has received to make our vision a reality. This project is supported by the Community Services Recovery Fund from the Government of Canada, The Region of Waterloo's Upstream Fund, and The Co-operators Community Grants.

Our Partner:

Hope for Community Development partnered with The Community Company to research, brand, and launch Next Gen Photography. Over a one-year period, the blueprint for Next Gen Photography was created through an Advanced Entrepreneurship Program with our community's youth.

The Community Company is a Certified B Corporation that works with leading nonprofits to create sustainable social enterprises. To learn more about their work, visit their website at www.communitycompany.org