Devine, Shannon

Shannon Devine Department Leader, New Media and IT United Steelworkers Union Toronto, Ontario   Shannon is a labour and equity advocate, feminist, communications professional, strategic campaigner and leader of teams. She has worked in the labour movement for 15 years, including at the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW), Ontario Federation of Labour and United Steelworkers…

Davidson, Katherine (Kate)

Katherine (Kate) Davidson Psychological Associate Waterloo Region District School Board Hamilton, Ontario   Kate is a Psychological Associate working in the public school system and private practice. Her special interest in working with students who have learning issues allows her to support parents and educational teams to help students reach their potential. She volunteers with…

David, Jinkie (Jacqueline)

Jinkie David Toronto Public Library Workers Union CUPE, Local 4948 Toronto, Ontario   A union is only as strong and resilient as its members. Jinkie first became involved in her union in 2009 as a strike co-chair. Over the years, she has been elected to various positions within her local. As a labour activist, she…

Coates, Meghan

Meghan Coates Executive Officer HMCS Calgary Nepean, Ontario   As a Naval Warfare Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, Meghan is interested in the strategic decision-making process of people, places, and things. Every decision made has an effect on Canadian Armed Forces personnel participating in operations and exercises at home and abroad. Meghan’s passion is…

Chacko, Ginu

Ginu Chacko Founder and CEO Talentrade Toronto, Ontario   Ginu completed her B.Comm at the University of Toronto, and has worked across Canada and globally in management consulting, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Her main interest is in youth and adult education and how it translates to economic opportunity. She is also passionate about how…

Cavan, Brian (Scott)

Brian (Scott) Cavan Director, Sustainable Economies, Canada Coeuraj Ottawa, Ontario   Scott is Kanien’kehàka (Mohawk) from the Six Nations of the Grand River and has been active both personally and professionally in enacting meaningful change through mainstream and Indigenous political systems throughout his career. Over the past 15 years, he has worked with and advised…

Brohman, Jeff

Jeff Brohman Vice Chair, Ontario Communications Council Unifor Kanata, Ontario   A dedicated labour activist for 2 decades, Jeff is the Vice Chair of the Ontario Communications Council representing around 10 thousand telecommunications workers in Ontario, and the 1st Vice President of his union local. He represented Bell Canada technicians at collective bargaining as a…

Bianchi-Mifsud, Marco

Marco Bianchi-Mifsud Senior Director, Global Marketplace Development Yahoo Burlington, Ontario   As advertising partnerships lead at Yahoo, Marco helps digital content creators to thrive. He was part of the team that brought the first automated ad technologies to Canada and formulated the first targeting standards for francophones in North America. He is a proud LatinX…

Beatty, Nicole

Nicole Beatty CEO & Chief Community Builder NicBea & Co. Cobourg, Ontario   Nicole is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) who has raised $30 million for causes worldwide and co-founded four charities. Nicole manages her own consultancy, specializing in capacity building, operational planning, coaching, and development services for non-profit organizations, social enterprises and other community-minded…

Bartlett, Lynda

Lynda Bartlett Human Services Manager Oxford County Beachville, Ontario Lynda is a Human Services Manager with the County of Oxford with responsibilities for social assistance, housing and children’s services. This allows her to participate in a plethora of community and leadership opportunities. Lynda has a strong motivation to improve the Quality of Life of others…