Rebek, Jody-Lynn

Jody-Lynn Rebek Assistant Professor Algoma University Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario   Dr. Rebek is Assistant Professor at Algoma University, and principal at Vive Strategies Consulting. As a Leadership and Management consultant, Jody-Lynn leads transformation efforts that renew focus, positive growth and results-oriented action plans for individuals, organizations and communities, such as the Natural Resources Canada,…

Ranganathan, Prasanna

Prasanna Ranganathan Diversity and Belonging Lead Shopify Toronto, Ontario   Prasanna (B.A., J.D., LL.M.) has worked as a lawyer, diversity and inclusion lead, speaker, and social media strategist and is currently the Diversity and Belonging Lead at Shopify. He is an Associate Producer of Dream, Girl, a documentary on female entrepreneurs that premiered at the…

Possian, Amara

Amara Possian Canada Campaigns Manager 350.org Toronto, Ontario   Amara is a campaigner, educator, and facilitator with over a decade of experience helping groups transform conflict and take collective action. She’s a Professor in Seneca College’s Government Relations program and manages Canada campaigns at the global climate organization 350.org. During the 2015 and 2019 elections,…

Platz, Kayleigh

Kayleigh Platz Senior Manager, Communications and Integrated Communications Institute of Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo Kitchener, Ontario   Kayleigh is a Kitchener-based writer. Growing up and working in the Waterloo Region technology and academic sectors. She is the Senior Manager, Communications and Integrated Communications for the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.…

Pemberton-Corbeil, Erin

Erin Pemberton-Corbeil Detective Constable North Bay Police Service Corbeil, Ontario   Erin Pemberton-Corbeil is a Detective Constable with North Bay Police Service. She is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit and the Child Youth Advocacy Centre where she specializes in Child Forensic Interviewing. She is involved in Child Youth Advocacy both provincially and nationally,…

Paron, Cheryl

Cheryl Paron International Representative IBEW Canada Maple, Ontario   Cheryl started her career in the labour movement as a member of IBEW Local 2228, where she worked for NAV Canada as an Air Traffic Management Technologist, maintaining radar and flight planning systems. During her time with Local 2228 she was elected as 1 of 6…

Pappachan, Biju

Biju Pappachan Executive Director POV 3rd Street Toronto, Ontario   Committed to systemic change and collaboration, Biju focuses on developing sustainable solutions by convening businesses, the government and community groups to collaboratively tackle complex social issues. Currently, as the Executive Director of POV, a charity where he catalyzes diverse partnerships from across the TV &…

O’Toole, Kimberley

Kimberley O’Toole Inspector Toronto Police Service Toronto, Ontario   Kimberley is an Inspector with the Toronto Police Service. In her 24th year of policing she is currently second in charge of the Toronto Police Service College. Kimberley was deployed to Afghanistan on a peacekeeping mission where she mentored senior police officials on human rights and…

Osman, Robbie (Rebia)

Robbie (Rebia) Osman Senior Program Manager Bell Canada London, Ontario   A native Londoner, Robbie loves his sports, loves his food and loves his coffee. However, these are superseded by his passion to serve the community. Robbie have had the privilege of building on foundations such as the Nazem Kadri Foundation and organizations such as…

Novogrodsky, Tobias

Tobias Novogrodsky Director, Strategic Program Management, Toronto Employment & Social Services City of Toronto Toronto, Ontario   Committed and curious, versatile and values-driven, Tobias enjoys bringing residents, public servants, and partners together to imagine, plan, and implement transformative civic initiatives. In previous roles with the City of Toronto, Tobias led the development of the City…