3rd Annual Live Partnership Conference

Tuesday, June 15th - Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
Virtual #PartnershipConference

Speakers

June 15th & 16th, 2021 | Virtual Conference
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Chris Baylis

The Sponsorship Collective
President and CEO
Website: sponsorshipcollective.com

Bio

Chris Baylis is the President and CEO of The Sponsorship Collective and a self-confessed sponsorship geek.

After several years as a sponsor (that’s right, the one investing the money!) Chris decided to cross over to the sponsorship sales side where he has personally closed tens of millions of dollars in sponsorship deals. Chris has been on the front lines of multi-million dollar sponsorship agreements and has built and coached teams to do the same.

After several years as a sponsorship consultant for The International Fundraising Consultancy, Chris launched The Sponsorship Collective with one goal in mind:

To build best-in-class sponsorship programs for his clients

Chris now spends his time working with clients to value their assets and build strategies that drive sales. An accomplished speaker, international consultant and head coach inside The Sponsorship Academy, Chris has helped his clients raise millions in sponsorship dollars.

Brad Offman

Spire Philanthropy
CEO
Website: spirephilanthropy.com

Bio

Brad Offman is Founder and Principal of Spire Philanthropy, a management consultancy specializing in corporate-charitable partnerships. He is the former Senior Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy at Mackenzie Investments. Brad is also former President of the Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation and Managing Director of the Mackenzie Charitable Giving Fund. Prior to joining Mackenzie, Brad served as Vice President, Development at the Toronto Community Foundation.

Brad is currently on the Board of CANSOF Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Toronto and Benefaction Foundation. He is a member of the National Advisory Council for Imagine Canada.

Brad is past Chair of the Leave A Legacy Program for the Greater Toronto Area and former member of the Board of Directors for Philanthropic Foundations Canada. He is a past Faculty Member for the CAGP Original Gift Planning Course and is currently on the organization’s Government Relations Committees. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for Gift Planning in Canada.

Brad holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto and a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from McGill University in Montreal.

Mark Blumber

Blumberg Segal
Partner
Website: blumbergs.ca

Bio
Mark Blumberg is a charity lawyer based in Toronto with Blumberg Segal LLP and has worked for over 25 years on legal, compliance and other issues relating to non-profits, registered charities and philanthropy, in Canada and abroad. Mark has written and lectured extensively on these topics. He is the editor of a blog www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca, and created the largest portal of data on the Canadian charity sector, www.CharityData.ca Mark also edits www.SmartGiving.ca, which provides information on due diligence when selecting charities.

Allen Davidov, MBA, CM

Environics Analytics
Vice President & Practice Leader
Website: environicsanalytics.com

Bio

Allen Davidov, MBA, CM. is the Vice President & Practice Leader of the not-for-profit, energy, transportation, and public sector at Environics Analytics. With nearly twenty years of experience in marketing, analytics, and fundraising, he has worked with organizations of all sizes to unlock the value of information in decision-making and business strategy. Prior to joining EA, Allen successfully led marketing, and a variety of fundraising programs at a number of organizations, including Sinai Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Region, St. John’s Rehab Hospital Foundation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital Foundation. Allen is also an active member of the Canadian Marketing Association Not-For-Profit Council, a marketing and data volunteer with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and a member of Seneca College’s Marketing Advisory Council. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University, a Creative Advertising diploma from Centennial College, and a Chartered Marketer certificate from the Canadian Marketing Association.

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Brittany Hill

Accelerist
CEO and Founder
Website: accelerist.com

Bio

Brittany Hill is the CEO and Founder of Accelerist, the partnership intelligence SaaS platform where some of the industry’s most prolific brands and nonprofits prospect, value, access and measure their events and partnerships with each other. As a passionate data seeker and trend translator, Brittany specializes in using analytics and innovations to support B-corporations and Fortune 1000 companies as well as enterprise and federated nonprofits in their pursuit of sustainable events and partnerships. Britany’s trendsetting insights have been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, TIME, and MSN.com. In her role, Brittany spearheads social impact product development and leads a talented team who has supported 100s of customers in effectuating social change.

Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown

Aviva Canada
VP, Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility
Website: aviva.ca

Bio

Catherine is passionate about building brands, enhancing corporate reputation, and earning customer trust and loyalty. She joined Aviva in 2017 and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing through B2B and B2C channels. She has established a holistic marketing capability at Aviva, combining traditional functions like brand and creative, channel marketing and events with research & insights, corporate social responsibility, and digital acquisition. Social responsibility is a focus for Catherine in her personal and professional life. Recently, she spearheaded the development of a new social impact platform for Aviva that aims to make roads safer for all Canadians.

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Elizabeth Dove

Volunteer Canada
Director, Corporate Citizenship
Website: volunteer.ca

Bio

Elizabeth Dove is Volunteer Canada’s Director of Corporate Citizenship. She is the organizational lead on supporting companies in their employee/stakeholder community engagement programs. She convenes the Corporate Community Engagement Council, leads the consulting practice for businesses, and collaborates with companies and nonprofits to create thought-leadership on CSR practices that provide benefit to communities, businesses, their employees and other stakeholders. She has worked as senior staff and consultant for companies and non-profits advancing health issues, empowerment of women and youth, the arts, and international development. Elizabeth holds the McGill-McConnell Master of Management for National Voluntary (Non-Profit) Sector Leaders and is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on social justice issues.

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Shelley Mayer

Ramp Communications Inc.
Founder and President
Website: ramp.agency

Bio

Shelley Mayer, CM is the founder and president of Ramp Communications, a certified B Corporation, and award-winning creative agency. She is inspired by people and organizations making a difference, and her passion lies in developing brands and communications rooted in smart thinking and research informed strategy. With more than 20 years of combined client and agency experience, Shelley is a trusted strategic advisor to social impact organizations. She leads a team of specialists who provide expert execution in all facets of marketing including brand development, advertising, digital marketing, social media outreach, public relations, and events. Shelley holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and the Canadian Marketing Association, Chartered Marketer (CM) designation. Shelley joined the CMA NFP Council in 2019 and provides thought leadership to CMA members. She is also a founding and ongoing Activator with SheEO, she sits on the Breakfast Club of Canada Campaign Cabinet, and is a Futurpreneur Canada mentor.

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Ed Byers

CSAE
Director, Membership & Business Development
Website: csae.com

Bio

A strategic thinker, motivator and change agent, Ed has delivered approximately $10M of sponsorship revenue to businesses by leading, motivating and empowering. Ed has grown engagement and revenue for businesses and associations through membership drives, education, events and sponsorship. He enjoys family, friends and building new relationships! 

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Cristin Christopher

Nipissing University
Director of External Relations
Website: nipissingu.ca

Bio
Throughout her career, Cristin’s leadership has been sought after to help organizations lead through times of high growth and change while building a culture of trust, collaboration and communication.
With over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and fundraising, in sectors ranging from tourism, non-profit, and post-secondary administration, Cristin’s diverse background has led her to be deeply committed to community and employee engagement while learning how to adapt and thrive in various work environments. Cristin draws on her dialogue and communication background to offer a unique perspective in leadership development for teams in the non-profit sector.
Anissa Cooke

Anissa Cooke

SynBioBeta
Director of Operations
Website: synbiobeta.com

Bio
Anissa works at SynBioBeta with 20+ years experience in Sales, Customer Service and Operations. She works directly with clients and delivers an excellent customer experience and grows the large community. She has a passion for scaling businesses, solving problems and creating an amazing work culture.
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Mena Gainpaulsingh

CEO
Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Website: friendsofcmhr.com

Bio

Mena Gainpaulsingh is a fundraising leader with national and international experience and a demonstrated commitment to human rights. Mena began her career in the human rights sector, managing a capital campaign in the United Kingdom to build a new treatment centre for torture survivors.
She moved on to fundraise for Rights of Women, which provides support for women experiencing violence and discrimination. She then worked with the International Fundraising Consultancy, relocating to Canada in 2010 to establish a Canadian chapter before starting her own Ottawa-based firm.
Gainpaulsingh, who holds a law degree from the University of South Wales, also sat on the steering committee for Prime Minister’s Row, which worked to develop Canada’s first street museum. She has volunteered for the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, the Institute of Fundraising (UK) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Mena was appointed as CEO of the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in April 2018.

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Stéphane Glorieux

Keurig Dr Pepper Canada
President
Website: keurigdrpepper.ca

Bio

Stéphane Glorieux is the President of Keurig Canada Inc. and Canada Dry Mott’s Inc., now doing business as Keurig Dr Pepper Canada. He joined Keurig Canada in 2012 as Vice-President, Operations, before being appointed President in May 2014. Previously, he held various leadership roles at Kraft Food France and Kraft Canada. A graduate of École Polytechnique de Montréal where he received his Mechanical Engineering degree, Stéphane also holds an MBA from McGill University.

As head of Keurig Dr Pepper’s Canadian business unit, Stephane leads a team of seven executives working in Finance, Supply chain and operations, Commercial Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Communications and sustainability, and Human resources.

Just like the organization he leads, Stéphane is very engaged in his local community, both from business and personal standpoints. Passionate about people, his management style fosters development within a culture that embraces change and engagement. Strategic thinking, pragmatic decision-making, and organizational planning are important assets he enjoys sharing to help solidify the vision of the organizations in which he personally invests himself.

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Gaurav Gupta

Senior Manager, National Social Impact
KPMG Canada
Website: home.kpmg

Bio

Gaurav Gupta is a senior leader in the impact space, with a career spanning the corporate, non-profit and foundation sectors across six countries. His background is in engineering, strategy consulting, public health and impact. Gaurav currently leads social and environmental impact strategy for KPMG in Canada, focusing on the UN SDGs, national sponsorships, employee volunteerism and environmental sustainability. He is also a part of the KPMG Leaders of Tomorrow Circle and represents KPMG in Canada at the KPMG Global Corporate Citizenship table.

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Phil Haid

Co-Founder & CEO
Public Inc.
Website: publicinc.com

Bio

Phillip founded PUBLIC in 2008 to disrupt the way companies think about doing “good”. Driven by a passion to prove that social and environmental impact is a key business driver to achieve profit with purpose, he set out to build a social impact agency – designing social and environmental purpose brands, strategies, programs and campaigns. As CEO, he is responsible for overseeing the strategic and creative growth of the business, including oversight on some of PUBLIC’s North American clients including: Tiffany & Co., Comcast NBCUniversal, Johnson & Johnson, Uniqlo, and Sephora. Phillip is also a columnist for Fast Company writing on “profit with purpose”.

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Paul Joliat

TBC
Sun Life
Website: sunlife.ca

Bio
Coming soon…
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Paul Klein

Founder & CEO
Impakt
Website: impaktechusa.com

Bio

Paul is a globally recognized authority on the intersection of business and social change. In 2001, Paul founded Impakt, a b corp that helps corporations solve social problems. In 2019, he established the Impakt Foundation for Social Change, a charitable organization with a mission of helping marginalized populations secure meaningful employment. Paul has also written extensively about the intersection of business and social change for publications including Advertising Age, Forbes, Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Stanford Social Innovation Review and the LSE Business Review.

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Jean Luc Lavergne

Founder & Leader
Lavergne
Website: lavergne.ca

Bio
Jean Luc Lavergne began his career in the plastics industry in 1982 as a sales representative for a plastic resins distributor in Montreal, Quebec where he expanded his knowledge and inaugurated into the world of recycling.

He founded Lavergne in 1986, manufacturing recycled plastics compounds from post-consumer & post-industrial plastic wastes steams.

In 1996, he was the first one to obtain a non-objective FDA status in North America where the end products used in contact with food. A first in the recycling community.

In 1998 he added a new division that utilized a unique technology that transformed recycled material into a highly sophisticated recycled engineering compounds. All the while, recruiting experienced team members with skill sets in fields of chemistry, technology equipment, production output, quality systems, that enable the company to offer the industry with high-quality products in a competitive market.

More investment started in the summer of 2018 to increase capacity, adding latest separation technology and more automation, keeping up with the demand, assuring fantastic service and never jeopardizing their clientele competitive edge within their respective industries.
“I wake up every morning to make plastic circular.” – Jean Luc Lavergne

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Bruce MacDonald

President & CEO of Imagine Canada
Imagine Canada
Website: imaginecanada.ca

Bio
When carnivals and social good combined, it pointed to a path and for 30 years Bruce has been walking that route. From working for organizations that provide services to young people, older adults, persons with disabilities, community service clubs and sports and recreation groups, Bruce’s experiences have led him to Imagine Canada, where he is President & CEO. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, where he participated in a collective effort to bring mentoring programs to kids. Bruce holds a Bachelor Degree in Sports Administration from Laurentian University, a Masters in Management in the Voluntary Sector from McGill University and a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. In early 2019, Bruce was appointed Co-Chair of the Permanent Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector working with the federal government.
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Mark Makin

Founder & Director
Spontza
Website: spontza.co.uk

Bio
Coming soon…
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Chris Norwood

Director of Marketing & Partnerships, Co-Owner
DUSK Music Festival
Website: duskmusicfestival.com

Bio
Coming soon…
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Mark Saborin

TBC
The Sponsorship Collective
Website: sponsorshipcollective.com

Bio
Coming soon…
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Andreas Souvaliotis

Retired Social Entrepreneur
Inclusion
Website: inclusion.ca

Bio
He has been called Canada’s Chief Gamification Officer for figuring out how to nudge millions to live and behave differently — but in the title of his bestselling memoir he simply calls himself a “Misfit”.

Andreas Souvaliotis is a globally recognized Canadian social innovator. He created the world’s first national wellness promotion platform, the once hugely popular Carrot Rewards app. A decade earlier he had built and sold Green Rewards, the first-ever environmental lifestyle promotion program in the world.

He is a prolific, unconventional and outspoken supporter of global wellness, inclusion, diversity, climate action and social entrepreneurship

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Michelle Turchanikova

VP, Citizenship
Blackbaud
Website: blackbaud.ca

Bio
As a Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner in Canada, Michelle Turchanikova is passionate in helping corporations explore the possibilities of giving back in purposeful and meaningful ways, through employee engagement and impactful story telling. With her recent completion in Inner Engineering, Michelle believes there is value in understanding and cultivating our inner purpose, vision and values, and aligning our authenticity to our careers to power our passion.
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Larry Weil

Sponsorship Consultant – Founder
The Sponsorship Guy
Website: thesponsorshipguy.com

Bio
Coming soon…
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Rachel Dick

Campaigns Manager
Employee and Corporate Campaigns Manager
Website: coastcapitalsavings.com

Bio
Rachel Dick is a senior leader within the Social Purpose Office at Coast Capital, Canada’s largest credit union by membership, and is responsible for a portfolio of business innovation and transformation initiatives that serve to enrich the lives of Canadians. Rachel has over 14 years of experience in the financial sector in a wide range of roles including leadership, retail banking, sponsorship and events, volunteer management, community investment, corporate campaigns, and employee programs. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Community Engagement Council and on Coast Capital’s EDI Council. She holds a degree in Communications and a certificate in Public Relations from Simon Fraser University.
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Gina Jordan

Manager, Corporate Citizenship
Enbridge
Website: enbridge.com

Bio
Gina leads Enbridge’s corporate citizenship programs and recently developed and launched Enbridge Fueling Futures, a new enterprise corporate citizenship strategy, plans and governance model for Enbridge across North America. The approach focuses on building community prosperity and strengthening stakeholder and Indigenous relationships, through partnerships, donations and sponsorships and employee engagement.

Gina brings a collaborative and integrated approach to her work, drawing on over 25 years of public affairs and marketing communications experience in diverse sectors, including energy, telecommunications, business-to-business, healthcare and not-for-profit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Communications from Simon Fraser University, Certificates in Corporate Citizenship Management and Corporate Community Investment from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, in certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from University of St. Michael’s College, and is a graduate of Partnership Broker Training Levels I and II.

Calgary is home for Gina, her husband Barry and their daughter Hennessey. Gina is an avid gardener, foodie, traveler and community volunteer.

Bhaskar Goswami

Bhaskar Goswami

Founder
Daana
Website: globaldaana.org

Bio
From Assam, India and residing in Montreal, Bhaskar is the founder of multiple-award-winning organizations BODHI and daana, both dedicated to making wellness practices accessible to all. An impactful speaker and a specialist in corporate wellness, Bhaskar has published two international albums, Open Yoga and Wisdom Stories, authored Wisdom Stories – Book 1. He has a Masters Honors in Electronic Engineering from Nottingham University (England) and a 10-year international engineering career.

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