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 However, these are superseded by his passion to serve the community.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…

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,…