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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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Verity Dimock

General Manager
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Juanita Lee-Garcia

Social Innovation Lead

Aleksandra (Ola) Mackiewicz

National Marketing Coordinator
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Kathleen Cowie

Administrative Coordinator
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Erin Remai

Training and Operations Coordinator

Daniel Drakeford

Senior Operations Coordinator
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Carly Corkum

Business Development Coordinator

Liudmyla (Mila) Bielinska

Senior Talent Acquisition Coordinator
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Aidan Moores

Training and Technology Associate
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Priya Pandey

Ontario Business Development and Partnerships Associate
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Erin O’Hanley

Operations Lead
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Sue Christensen

National Manager, Training & Admissions
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Gina Patterson

Director, Internships
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Jamie Proctor Boyce

Partnership Manager
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Anna Smith

Internship Training Lead
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Erica Ormiston

Marketing Coordinator
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Artem Nemanov

Business Development Associate

Danielle Jones

Business Development Associate
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Board of Directors

Parm Gill

Managing Partner
Gill Group

Vanessa Paesani

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
RIDDL Tech Inc.

Abigail Slater

General Partner
Marigold Capital

Josh MacIntyre

Head of Special Projects

Preston Aitken

Account Executive, Strategic Accounts

Laura Buhler

Executive Director

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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