Woods, Emily

Emily Woods Director, Communications Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada Chelsea, Québec   Emily’s career has taken her from coast-to-coast-to-coast, where she has served in the Governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut and Canada, as well as an Indigenous organization. Drawing on this pan-Canadian experience, Emily works to foster a deeper understanding of…

Walsh, Billy

Nicole Beatty CEO of the Wellington SDC and President of the Montreal Association of SDCs Montreal, Quebec   Billy’s career began in photography and television, reflecting his fascination with meeting people and hearing their stories. But a desire to become more involved in his community and his living environment led to a career change in…

Tanguay, Natacha

Natacha Tanguay Treaty Manager Fisheries and Oceans Canada Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec   Natacha comes from Pikogan, in Quebec’s Abitibi region, and is a member of the Anishnabeg Nation. A federal government employee since 2002, she has extensive experience in program management. She also had the privilege of serving on the team of the National Inquiry into…

Tanguay, Christian

Christian Tanguay Assistant Managing Director, Administrative Services City of Lévis Lévis, Quebec   Christian is Assistant Managing Director of Administrative Services at the City of Lévis, Quebec’s seventh-biggest city. With his interest in seeing communities succeed, he became a founding member of a solidarity cooperative that aims to preserve neighbourhood businesses in his native village.…

Sheehan, Anthony P.

Anthony P. Sheehan Senior Director, Digital Delivery, NextGen HR & Pay Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Gatineau, Ontario   Anthony is a public service executive contributing to a culture shift towards adopting Agile, Service Design, Open Government and Results-based management approaches to program delivery and policymaking in order to deliver better government services faster. Anthony…

Shee, Alexandre

Alexandre Shee Head of the Office of the CEO and Director of Corporate Development Element AI Montréal, Québec   An adventurer at heart, Alex enjoys taking on big challenges, like climbing to the 17,600 ft. Mt. Everest base camp and traveling to hidden gems around the globe. He tries to make a positive impact on…

Séguin-Lamarche, Sophie

Sophie Séguin-Lamarche Director, Communications House of Commons Montréal, Québec   During her career, Sophie spent several years at the head of an SME and she ranked among the top 30 best Québec entrepreneurs of her generation. She has also received an award from the House of Commons of Canada for her leadership in the women’s…

Rougeau, Marilyne

Marilyne Rougeau Senior Legal Counsel Power Corporation of Canada Mont-Royal, Québec   Marilyne is Senior Legal Counsel for Power Corporation of Canada, an international management and holding company. She was previously a lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, an international law firm. Marilyne obtained an undergraduate degree within the trilingual program at HEC Montréal…

Rabinowicz, Jane

Jane Rabinowicz Executive Director SeedChange Outremont, Québec   Jane is one of Canada’s leading changemakers. She is currently Executive Director of SeedChange, founded in 1945, which works with 35,000 farmers in 13 countries to build food sovereignty, save seed diversity, and spread sustainable farming. Jane is also the co-founder of the Silver Dollar Foundation and…

Ouellette, Denis

Denis Ouellette Union Representative Teamsters Québec, Local 106 Saint-Hubert, Quebec   Denis, a committed trade unionist, was appointed Teamsters representative on the sexual, corporal and gender diversity committee of the Quebec Federation of Labour in 2019. He began his career in the hotel field and then as a shop steward for more than 15 years.…