Neufeld, John

John Neufeld Executive Director House of Friendship Kitchener, Ontario   John is grateful husband and the proud father of two children. Since 2009, John has had the privilege of serving as the Executive Director of House of Friendship; a multi-service organization focused on housing, addictions treatment, food security, and neighbourhood development. John has a Bachelor…

Nagra, Brinder

Brinder Nagra Acting Inspector Peel Regional Police Brampton, Ontario   Brinder’s interests are based upon the tenets of giving back to the community, sports related activities and spending valuable time with his family. In his personal and work life, he is actively involved within his community, volunteering his time in different capacities/roles within many various…

Murik, Andrea

Andrea Murik Department Head of Special Education Hagersville Secondary School Ancaster, Ontario   Andrea is the Department Head of Special Education at Hagersville Secondary School. She has been teaching for 22 years and has taught everything from JK to adults. She is very involved with her union and is the Vice-Chair of the provincial Health…

McRoberts, Scott

Scott McRoberts Director, Athletics University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario   Scott is the Director of Athletics at the University of Guelph and the founding Associate Director of the International Institute for Sport Business and Leadership. Scott has a passion for sport’s power to shape communities and develop individuals of all ages. Over the past 17…

McGoey, Eric

Eric McGoey Director, Remote Generation Development Ontario Power Generation Toronto, Ontario   Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Eric and his wife have made Toronto home since 2002. He loves public policy, basketball, election campaigns, cooking, mentoring, reading, cycling, and his kids (not in that order). Eric worked in the Ontario government for over decade,…

Mader, Marianne

Marianne Mader Executive Director Canadian Association of Science Centres Toronto, Ontario   Dr. Marianne Mader is the Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), one of the largest membership-based associations of informal science learning organizations in Canada, collectively reaching more than 8 million citizens per year. Dr. Mader is also the co-founder…

Lowe, Tammy

Tammy Lowe Manager II Team Lead Professional Practice Ontario Nurses Association Elora, Ontario   Tammy is proud of the quality care she provided as a registered nurse working in hospital surgical, obstetrical and post-anesthesia units and as a sexual assault/domestic violence. As an active union member, she is proud of the work she did as…

Loft, Stacia

Stacia Loft JD Candidate Queen’s University Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario   Stacia received her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University in January 2020, and a Bachelor of Arts, Hons. from the University of Western Ontario in 2004. Stacia is Kanyen’keha:ka from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Stacia served as an elected Band Councillor from 2015 to 2019 and…

Levi, Elisa

Elisa Levi MD Candidate McMaster University St. Catherines, Ontario   After several years in the non-profit sector strengthening Indigenous Peoples health and the reclamation of Indigenous Food Systems, Elisa is complementing this experience studying medicine at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. She contributes her leadership as a community elected Trustee for her First…

Lawson, Juanita

Juanita Lawson Chief Executive Officer NorWest Community Health Centres Thunder Bay, Ontario   Juanita Lawson is the CEO of a not for profit community health centre in northern Ontario. In the past few years, Juanita has worked to expand the organizations programs and services to support the growing needs of individuals in the Thunder Bay…