The 2nd Annual Partnership Conference

October 6 & 7, 2020

Speakers

October 6 & 7, 2020 | 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
Founder and Principal
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.

Marie-Anne Champagne Guimond

Keurig Canada Inc.
Lead Sustainability
Website: keurigdrpepper.ca

Bio
Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond joined the Keurig Canada team in June 2017 and acts as the company’s Sustainability Lead. In her current role, she manages Keurig Canada’s sustainability initiatives and partnerships, from environmental stewardship to community relations, and everything in between. Over the past two years she has been deeply involved in Keurig’s recyclability journey and has contributed to the development of fruitful partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other stakeholders. She helped foster Keurig’s reputation as a sustainability leader and is confident that the company can play an active role in the development of a Canadian Circular Economy, namely through its role as the co-founder of the Circular Plastics Taskforce.

Prior to joining Keurig Canada, Marie-Anne worked for over 10 years in the philanthropic and international development sectors.

She holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from Laval University in Québec City.

Allen Davidov, MBA, CM

Environics Analytics
Vice President of Business Consulting and NFP Practice Lead
Website: environicsanalytics.com

Bio

Allen Davidov, MBA, CM. is Vice President of Business Consulting and NFP Practice Lead at Environics Analytics. With nearly twenty years of experience, he is responsible for helping charities and foundations apply EA’s products and services to attract and retain donors, corporate partners and volunteers.

Prior to joining EA, Allen successfully led marketing, annual giving, leadership giving and event initiatives 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, 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.

Brittany Hill

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.  In her role, Brittany spearheads social impact product development and leads a talented team who has supported 100s of customers in effectuating social change.

Brittany holds over 15 years of experience in the entertainment, nonprofit and agency sectors, with a consistent specialization and commitment to purpose-driven work.  Throughout her career, Mrs. Hill’s portfolio of work ranges from building multi-channel partnerships and award-winning campaigns between blue-chip nonprofits and companies, to helping entertainers and celebrities find their social purpose, and producing social activism events.

Brittany’s trendsetting insights have been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, TIME, and MSN.com. She is a seasoned and sought-after speaker on the topics of data-driven cause partnerships, social impact measurement, industry trends, sponsorship valuation and cause partnership sales, with previous engagements at BBCON, Sustainable Brands, SXSW, Association of Fundraising Professionals and Engage for Good

Mario Grenier

Mario Grenier

Dyne-A-Pak Canada
Vice-President and General Manager
Website: dyneapak.com

Bio

M. Grenier holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business Management. He has worked in the petrochemical and plastic industry for over 33 years and, for the last 22 years, as General Manager of 2 Canadian plastic processors Wedco and Dyne-a-Pak.

Based in Laval, Quebec, Dyne-a-Pak is a leading producer of polystyrene foam food packaging, for over 40 years. Its customer base includes major grocery chains and food packaging distributors in Canada and the USA. The company is constantly working on reducing the environmental footprint of its products and integrates post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials in order to evolve toward a circular business model.  In addition to conventional polystyrene foam food packaging, Dyne-a-Pak has also developed a line of bio-based foam trays, which are Compostable in Municipal and Industrial facilities.

Dyne-A-Pak is actively involved in plastic packaging recycling efforts across North-America and has been a founding member of the FRC (Foam Recycling Coalition), the RRPS (Quebec based polystyrene recycling group) and, more recently, the GAPC_CPC (Circular Plastics Taskforce).

Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown

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

Bio

Catherine Brown is passionate about building brands, enhancing corporate reputation and earning customer trust and loyalty. Throughout her career, Catherine has had the opportunity to drive business growth, working with companies such as Aviva Canada, goeasy, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and LPi Communications Group. She sees marketing as a constant evolution, always searching for the next opportunity to drive business objectives and fulfill a customer need.

In her current role at Aviva, Catherine oversees all aspects of the company’s marketing through B2B and B2C channels. In her short tenure, 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 has always been a focus for Catherine in her personal and professional life. In 2005, she co-founded and ran a non-profit organization supporting the education of children in Ecuador. In 2013 at goeasy, she launched the initiative “easybites” in partnership with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, building and renovating kitchens at Clubs across the country to provide nutritious food options and teach kids how to prepare healthy meals. More recently, she spearheaded the development of a new social impact platform for Aviva that aims to make roads safer for all Canadians.

Elisabeth Dove

Elizabeth Dove

Volunteer Canada
Director, Corporate Citizenship
Website: volunteer.ca

Bio

Elizabeth Dove is Volunteer Canada’s organizational lead on supporting companies in their community engagement programs for employees and other stakeholders. She convenes the 21-company strong Corporate Community Engagement Council, leads the corporate consulting practice and research, and collaborates with companies and non-profits 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 to advance health issues, the empowerment of women and youth, the arts, and international development. Elizabeth holds the McGill-McConnell Master of Management for National Non-Profit Leaders and is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on social justice issues.

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Kristine Remedios

KPMG in Canada
Chief Inclusion & Social Impact Officer
Website: home.kpmg

Bio

Elizabeth Dove is Volunteer Canada’s organizational lead on supporting companies in their employee/stakeholder community engagement programs. She convenes the Corporate Council on Volunteering, leads the consulting practice, 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 nonprofits 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 was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on social justice issues.

Based in Laval, Quebec, Dyne-a-Pak is a leading producer of polystyrene foam food packaging, for over 40 years. Its customer base includes major grocery chains and food packaging distributors in Canada and the USA. The company is constantly working on reducing the environmental footprint of its products and integrates post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials in order to evolve toward a circular business model.  In addition to conventional polystyrene foam food packaging, Dyne-a-Pak has also developed a line of bio-based foam trays, which are Compostable in Municipal and Industrial facilities.

Dyne-A-Pak is actively involved in plastic packaging recycling efforts across North-America and has been a founding member of the FRC (Foam Recycling Coalition), the RRPS (Quebec based polystyrene recycling group) and, more recently, the GAPC_CPC (Circular Plastics Taskforce).

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Paul Klein

Impakt
CEO and Founder
Website: impaktcorp.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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Pamela Fuselli, MSc

Parachute
President & CEO
Website: parachutecanada.org

Bio

Pamela Fuselli, MSc is the President & CEO at Parachute. She was one of the four leaders who successfully led a process of national consultation and visioning, resulting in the formation of Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention.

Pamela leads Parachute’s mission to turn evidence to action through strong relationships with key stakeholders and organizations across Canada. Over 20 years in the health care/injury prevention sector, Pamela’s work has focused on behaviour change, the impact of good public policy and the importance of collaboration to further social change.

Pamela has led publications including The Cost of Injury in Canada Report (2015) and the Canadian Injury Prevention Resource, the first such resource in Canada. She participates on key national and federal committees and working groups Canadian Collaborative Centres for Injury Prevention, the Canadian Paediatric Society’s Injury Prevention Committee, the Trauma Association of Canada’s Injury Prevention Working Group, a number of Canadian Standards Association’s Technical Committees, Transport Canada’s Vulnerable Road User Countermeasures Advisory Committee, and is past Chief Editor the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Safety Network Newsletter. Pamela is a Board member of the Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition and oversees the Secretariat for the Canadian Surveillance System on Poison Information.

Pamela’s role in research ranges from co-principal investigator to Knowledge Translation advisor on national research grants, many of which focus on transportation and the impact of the built environment on children’s active transportation. 

In addition, Pamela is a keynote and plenary speaker and presenter at conferences and workshops and a media spokesperson on a wide range of injury prevention topics, public policy issues and knowledge mobilization.

Pamela received her BSC in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1992, her BHA (2002) from Ryerson University and MSc (2010) in Creativity and Change Leadership from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.

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Shelley Mayer

Ramp Communications
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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Jen Roynon

IBM Canada
Lead, Corporate Social Responsibility
Website: ibm.com/ca-en

Bio

Jen Roynon leads IBM Canada’s Corporate Social Responsibility work that is focused on education and skills development and building an inclusive workforce. She has worked across the private, public and philanthropic sectors in various countries around the world. She has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and went on to complete a Masters of International Development at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in the UK. She is passionate about working collectively across sectors to address deep social and environmental issues and has brought that perspective to her work at the United Nations, international NGOs, Green Shield Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation and now at IBM.

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Shawna Peddle

The Co-operators Group, Ltd
Program Director, Co-operators Community Funds
Website: cooperators.ca

Bio
Shawna Peddle is Program Director, Co-operators Community Funds at The Co-operators Group, Ltd. Shawna is a partnership broker and convenor of like minds to solve complex issues. She has worked in program design and implementation related to community resiliency, environmental risk assessment, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction for over 20 years. In her current role, Shawna is leading a multi-year initiative around employability supports for Canadian youth who have lost job or educational opportunities due to COVID-19 economic shutdowns. She brings a unique perspective to community investment and social impact, having sat on both sides of the corporate-charitable partnerships table, and relies on that experience in partnership development, engagement, and effective co-design of solutions. Shawna holds a Masters in Forestry from the University of Toronto, and is completing a Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.
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Steven Ayer

Common Good Strategies
President
Website: goodstrategy.squarespace.com

Bio

Steven is President of Common Good Strategies, a social enterprise that helps nonprofit and purpose-driven organizations use research to increase their reach and impact.

Steven is the author of Toronto’s Vital Signs 2019/2020 and has written many widely read reports on corporate community investment in Canada. Some of his recent work includes the Imagine Canada studies Corporate Giving in a Changing Canada(2018) and Profit, Purpose, and Talent: Trends and Motivations in CorporateGiving and Volunteering (2019).
Steven’s research has been covered in more than 1000 media outlets and he regularly speaks and writes on the health of the nonprofit sector and social issues like affordable housing, food security, growing inequality, and precarious work.

Steven has held senior roles in marketing and strategy at Tim Hortons and YMCA Toronto, respectively two of Canada’s largest companies and charities. Steven was the past Chair of Endeavour VolunteerConsulting for Nonprofits and is currently a professor at Seneca College in the Non-Profit & Social Sector Management program. Steven holds an MBA from Laurentian University.

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Bruce MacDonald

Imagine Canada
President & CEO
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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Vinod Rajasekaran

Future of Good
Publisher and CEO
Website: futureofgood.co

Bio

Vinod is a seasoned entrepreneur and leader with 10+ years experience in innovation, organizational strategy, strategic partnerships, and future-proofing including extensive work leading teams and developing products, platforms and programs in philanthropic, not-for-profit, private, and cross-sector contexts.

Vinod is Publisher & CEO of Future of Good, a fast-growing digital publication covering the world of social impact in Canada. Future of Good also produces the Future of Good Summit, the premier gathering of impact-focused leaders who want to navigate the trends, tensions, and transformations shaping how we do good.

Vinod recently oversaw strategy and business model development as the founding Managing Director of Rideau Hall Foundation, chaired by former Governor General David Johnston. He was Co-founder and Executive Director of Impact Hub Ottawa, the largest multi-sector social innovation environment in Canada’s capital. Vinod also launched Canada’s social R&D network as a Fellow with SiG working to strengthen R&D capacity in Canada’s non-profits. His ground-breaking work in social R&D is referenced around the world.

Vinod is on the Advisory Board to the Equality Fund. He was designated as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, is a member of the Banff Forum community, and is a recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canada.

Vinod is a regular commentator in the media, an invited speaker to conferences around the world on emerging trends in social impact, innovation, philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility. 

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Brady Paron

Shopify
Senior Lead, Social Impact
Website: shopify.ca

Bio
Brady led the creation of the Social Impact team at Shopify, which he now leads, and championed sustainability reporting efforts with an integrated approach on economic, social and environmental impacts. He has been with the company for 5 years, beginning in Talent Acquisition before building a Community Relations team. Prior to joining Shopify, he supported a community marketing program for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games and similarly, at lululemon athletica.

He holds a Masters of Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo and is intently focused on business-integrated impact strategies, both for communities and the environment.

Esther Pan Sloan

Esther Pan Sloane

UNCDF
Head of Partnership
Website: uncdf.org

Bio

Esther Pan Sloane, a U.S. national, joined UNCDF as the Head of the Partnerships, Policy and Communications in October 2016.

Prior to joining UNCDF, Esther was a U.S. diplomat for 10 years. As Adviser at the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations in New York, she was on the U.S. team that negotiated the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. She also served on the Executive Boards of UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, and UNFPA, pushing the agencies to become more efficient, effective, and accountable for results.

Esther previously served as a U.S. diplomat in China and the United Kingdom, as well as at the State Department Operations Center in Washington. Prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service, Esther worked as a journalist in print, radio, and magazines. Esther graduated from Stanford University with a BA with honors in English and International Relations and earned an MA in Theater and Performance from the University of Cape Town, which she attended on a Fulbright Fellowship.

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