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Martin Laws

Martin Laws

Multimedia Designer & Web Developer

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools

Toronto, ON

Martin is a designer-turned-developer with an obsession for creating beautiful, functional web apps. After living and working extensively in Nepal and India, Martin successfully co-founded Manavta, a registered Canadian charity. Martin is a proven entrepreneur, team-builder and fast learner. Martin is a self-proclai...






Co-Founder and Toilet Enthusiast

In Sanskrit, Manavta (pronounced Maa-navta) means Humanity. We are a non-profit organization that builds sustainable sanitation facilities in rural Nepali communities, where only 45% of the population has access to a toilet. Our strategy is based on providing adequate technology and education to change regional behaviour, reclaim the environment, and empower children and their families. Since co-founding Manavta in 2012, Martin has been primarily responsible for the Public Relations and Marketing aspects of the organization's activities - focusing on networking and volunteer recruitment.


Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS)

Social Media, Web and Multimedia Design

- Social Media - Responsible for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram profiles along with regular analysis, interpretation and action plans based on analytics.
- Web Development - Responsible for creating, maintaining and curating various web presences.
- Graphic Design and Video Production - Utilize creative media to demonstrate the value of a Canadian Boarding Experience.


Onondaga Camp

Operations Coordinator and Office Manager

Managed a team of Office Staff who were responsible for maintaining effective communication with and between camper families, Directors, staff and campers; as well as keeping camper and staff files up to date. Responsibilities included: organizing travel arrangements and documents for upwards of 1500 staff and campers, including hundreds of instances of international travel; accurate distribution and recording of petty cash, handled immense amounts of cash; overseeing orders, inventory and purchases valued at tens of thousands of dollars at a time.


Indigo Books and Music Inc.

Customer Experience Representative

Apple Product Professional, IndigoTech CER. Experience teaching customers about and troubleshooting Apple products (iPad, iPod, Apple TV) as well as the Kobo eReader line.

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Onondaga Camp

Waterfront Director

Led crisis management through a number of real emergencies including suspected spinal injuries, seizures, anaphylaxis and choking. Responsibilities included: updating emergency waterfront procedures in co-ordination with camp directors, training the search and rescue team, hands-on maintenance on the waterfront (repairing docks, restocking first aid kits and lifesaving equipment), training and certifying over 125 staff and “Leaders in Training” in Standard First Aid/CPR-C.


Lighthouse Labs

Full Stack Web Development

Completed Lighthouse Labs' full-time immersive Web Development Bootcamp, exploring and implementing technologies including:

Ruby on Rails, Javascript, jQuery, SQL (PostgreSQL, SQLite3, MySQL), ActiveRecord, HTML5, CSS3 (and preprocessors like SASS, LESS, SCSS), Frontend Frameworks (Materialize, Bootstrap, Skeleton)

Carleton University

Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Policy

Currently enrolled in Third Year. Awarded an Entrance Scholarship.

North Toronto Collegiate Institute

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Graduated as an Ontario Scholar.
Won the Principal's Award for Student Leadership.