About Hanya

About Hanya

Hanya Kizemchuk’s path has been one of success and self-discovery, as a model turned real-estate investor turned entrepreneur turned philanthropist. In the ’80s, Hanya walked international runways for designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Jil Sander and Claude Montana, and back home in Toronto she appeared in the pages of Chatelaine and Flare.

When real estate started booming in the late ’80s, she changed tack. Hanya obtained a real estate licence and used her well-trained eye and adventurous spirit to sell houses in neighbourhoods like Rosedale and Moore Park. She even converted a 48-unit Forest Hill apartment building into a co-ownership.

After going through a dark place and dark tunnel, myself and with my family, and looking deeper into myself, I realized that I was really interested in helping other children.

– Hanya Kizemchuk

When her daughter was born, Hanya re-evaluated her work-life balance and turned her attention to property development, buying, renovating and selling properties. In 2014, switching courses yet again, Hanya explored entrepreneurship and founded Spinout Cycle, an innovative spinning gym in Toronto’s Liberty Village. She was just starting to think about expanding the business when her ex-husband, the father of her daughter, died unexpectedly. Life as she knew it screeched to a halt.

Through her grief, it became clear to Hanya that the world was full of children left to face life’s adversities on their own. She knew that she wanted to focus her efforts on helping others in need.

After going through a dark place and dark tunnel, myself and with my family, and looking deeper into myself, I realized that I was really interested in helping other children.” Hanya says that Hanya’s Hope is her most meaningful endeavour yet.

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