Hennekam, Meagan

Meagan Hennekam Executive Director YES Shelter for Youth and Families Peterborough, Ontario   Meagan is dedicated to ending youth homelessness. In her current role as Executive Director of the YES Shelter for Youth and Families, Meagan has tripled YES’ youth housing program, and has implemented a successful prevention program in Peterborough, Ontario. Meagan has worked…

Hariri, Mehrdad

Mehrdad Hariri CEO and President Canadian Science Policy Centre Richmond Hill, Ontario   Mehrdad has made significant achievement professionally through instituting the Canadian Science Policy Centre, an organization that is making a positive contribution in connecting science and policy and building the next generation of science policy leaders. Mehrdad takes great pride in having been…

Hare, Jennifer

Jennifer Hare Teachers Bargaining Unit President OSSTF – District 17 Barrie, Ontario   Jennifer is a Family Studies and History High School Teacher turned “Union Boss”, she adores reading historical fiction, baking with my son, and talking politics. After suffering a brain injury at work at the hands of an aggressive student, Jennifer became a…

Hagstrom, Sara

Sara Hagstrom Director of Training for the Northern Ontario Psychology Internship Consortium, St. Joseph’s Care Group Thunder Bay, Ontario   Sara is a psychologist and is the Training Director for a psychology internship. Passionate about health and wellbeing, Sara has immersed herself in her community throughout her life, spending time with the volunteer fire department,…

Greenberg, Jessica

Jessica Greenberg Vice President, Asset Management Osgoode Properties Ottawa, Ontario   Jessica Greenberg (CPM), is Vice President of Asset Management at Osgoode Properties, a real estate investment and management company. She leads the marketing, training and human resources departments. Jessica serves on the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and Ottawa Jewish Community School boards. A passionate…

Grant, Cameron

Cameron Grant Policy Analyst Timmins Chamber of Commerce Timmins, Ontario   As the Policy Analyst for the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, Cameron strives to represent the interests of Northern Ontario’s business community. Passionate about the socio-economic landscape of the North, he keeps climate change, First Nations relations, and the natural resource sector at the heart…

Goudreau, Christine

Christine Goudreau Unit President Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Local 61 Chelmsford, Ontario   Christine is someone with deep involvement in her community, whether as a volunteer firefighter, a member of the NDP executive at the federal and municipal levels, and a committee member of Miners for Cancer. She is a grievance officer and bargaining…

Fowler, Mary

Mary Fowler President Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario – Durham Teacher Local Oshawa, Ontario   Mary lives in Oshawa, Ontario and is a passionate advocate for publicly funded education. She is the President of the Durham Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, also active on their provincial executive board. Dedicated to her…

Faghfoury, Hanna

Hanna Faghfoury Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical and Metabolic Geneticist Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, Ontario   Dr. Faghfoury is a clinical geneticist working at Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network and Sick kids. Her interests include the diagnosis and management of patients with rare disorders and the leveraging of telemedicine capabilities to improve patient access…

Erlen, Heather

Heather Erlen Ontario Representative Canadian Labour Congress North York, Ontario   Heather works as an Ontario Representative for the Canadian Labour Congress to fight for workers’ rights, climate justice and social equity. Her labour activist stems from gender reformation and breaking free of societally prescribed expectations. She is an avid podcast listener and has a…