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It takes a village

Even a non-profit startup knows that culture eats strategy for breakfast.

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Scott Stirrett

CEO & Founder
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Juanita Lee-Garcia

Social Innovation Lead

Kathleen Cowie

Administrative Coordinator
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Erin O’Hanley

Operations Manager
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Aidan Moores

Training and Technology Associate
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Liudmyla (Mila) Bielinska

Senior Talent Acquisition Coordinator
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Priya Pandey

Acting Manager, Business Development and Partnerships
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Daniel Drakeford

Senior Operations Coordinator
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Carly Corkum

Business Development Coordinator

Jeremy Lim

Business Development Associate

Erin Remai

Training and Operations Coordinator


Gina Patterson

Director, Internships
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Jamie Proctor Boyce

Manager, Business Development and Partnerships
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Erica Ormiston

Marketing Associate
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Anna Smith

Internship Training Lead
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Danielle Jones

Business Development Associate
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Artem Nemanov

Business Development Associate

Shauna Chandler

Administrative Coordinator

Board of Directors

Parm Gill

Managing Partner
Gill Group

Vanessa Paesani

Principal & Executive Coach
The Folding Chair Group Ltd.

Abigail Slater

General Partner
Marigold Capital

Josh MacIntyre

Head of Special Projects

Laura Buhler

Executive Director

Irfhan Rawji

Founder & CEO

Stewart Beck

President and CEO
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Honourary Chairs

Ashley Cooper

President & CEO
Paladin Security Group Ltd.

Daniel Debow

VP, Corporate Development

Jon Risley

Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.

Geoff Smith

President & CEO

Rob Sobey

The Donald R. Sobey Foundation

Annette Verschuren

Chair & CEO
NRStor Inc.

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