Cluff, Troy

Troy Cluff Bargaining Unit President Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Gatineau, Québec   Troy is the president of a bargaining unit federated under OSSTF/FEESO, representing over 900 members working for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. He is also Vice-President of the Ottawa-Carleton district, representing over 5,000 members. He has varied experience lobbying governments at the…

Clerk-Lamalice, Maxime

Maxime Clerk-Lamalice Senior Director, Corporate Data National Bank of Canada Montréal, Québec   Maxime has a Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering in 2007 and a Master of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering – Technological Innovation in 2009. He has been a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) since 2010. For the…

Choinière, Philippe

Philippe Choinière President and Co-Founder ONEKA Frelighsburg, Québec   After having the privilege of traveling the world, earn a living and meet his wife as a professional hockey player, Philippe discovered his passion for regenerative agriculture and conscious entrepreneurship focused on people’s well being and environmental stewardship. In 2008, with his wife Stacey, he co-founded…

Benkhouya, Saloua

Saloua Benkhouya Vice President, Business Financial Services RBC Royal Bank of Canada Westmount, Québec   Saloua is curious to learn and understand how to tackle transformative initiatives and prepare for future trends and priorities that will impact society. Her areas of interest include FinTech, AI, disruptive technologies, Finance, Infrastructure, Youth education and Healthcare Transformation, Diversity…

Benalil, Mounia

Mounia Benalil Advisor, Development and Strategic Initiatives PROMIS – Aid to immigrants and refugees Lachine, Quebec   Mounia’s personal interests range from female economic empowerment and participatory democracy to business volunteering, sports and scriptwriting. Her professional interests demonstrate a passion for producing structure-creating projects for the community by applying knowledge in the social sciences to…

Bastien, Nadia

Nadia Bastien Director of the Montreal Newcomer Integration Office (BINAM) Ville de Montréal Saint-Hubert, Quebec   Nadia’s 20 years in the fields of education and management, with half of it in executive roles, has included work in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Nadia has recently topped up her bachelor’s degree in education and her…

Bastien, Mélinda

Mélinda Bastien Actuary, asset management and pension plan advisor Normandin Beaudry Montreal, Quebec   A member of the Huron-Wendat Nation and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries since 2009, Melinda has been a pension plan and asset management advisor for the last 14 years. She conducts research on the best savings strategies for the…

Baracos, Thomas

Thomas Baracos Project Leader Innovitech Montréal, Québec   Thomas longstanding interest in influencing the decisions that shape our world compelled him to become a strategic and competitive intelligence professional. Since joining Innovitech, Thomas have advised Canadian institutions, corporations and government on new ways of collaborating to accelerate socio-economic growth. Previously, these interests led him to…

Ba, Bineta

Bineta Ba Executive Director Toujours ensemble Inc. Candiac, Quebec   Known for her keen involvement in educational matters in Quebec as well as in Africa, Bineta Ba is the Executive Director of Toujours ensemble Inc., a Montreal-based youth organization that fights for young people to stay in school and succeed in their education. Working in…

Aragutak, Alicia

Alicia Aragutak Executive Director Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre Kuujjuaq, Québec   At only twenty-eight years old, Alicia Aragutak is a seasoned role model; she has travelled as far as Peru, New Zealand, and South Africa to speak about the vital importance of Indigenous culture. She is known for her active and participatory citizenship in her…