5th Annual Partnership Conference - October 17th and 18th, 2023
Toronto, Canada - Appel Salon – Toronto Public Library

2023 Speakers

October 17th and 18th, 2023 | Live Conference

Speakers – 2023 Conference

Andrea Barrack

SVP, Corporate Citizenship & ESG
Website: rbc.com/canada


As Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & ESG, Andrea Barrack is responsible for RBC’s ESG strategy, including performance management, reporting, and scaling knowledge and insights across the enterprise. Andrea is also responsible for RBC’s global Citizenship strategy and serves as the Executive Director of the RBC Foundation, one of Canada’s largest corporate donors. Her mandate includes delivery of measurable social, employee, brand and business impact through community investments.

Prior to joining RBC, Andrea was Global Head of Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank. She also served as an Executive Advisor on ESG, Sustainability and Climate Change at Deloitte, and as CEO at Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Andrea is an active volunteer – she participated on the Board of the International Planned Parenthood Federation at the regional, national, and global level for over 15 years, chaired the Dean’s Council at Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) from 2014 – 2020 and was an inaugural board member of Ontario Health from 2019 to 2021. She is currently an Executive in Residence at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and teaches in the ESG Certification Program.

Andrea Barrack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Guelph and a Master of Health Science in Health Administration at the University of Toronto. In 2016, she was named in the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetter and Trailblazer category. In the 2022 provincial election she was the Ontario Liberal Party Candidate for University Rosedale.

Annalee Sawiak

Furniture Link
Website: furniturelink.co


Annalee Sawiak is an accomplished executive and director with a wealth of experience in finance, consulting, and technology. She is the CEO and Founder of Furniture Link Inc., a company that connects businesses and communities in need of furniture and homegoods with circular economy solutions. With over 40 years of expertise in finance, consulting. Alongside her role at Furniture Link her career and contributions cover international tax and private equity, taught at the University of Toronto, and contributed to Toronto’s Circular Economy Working Group, and the National Zero Waste Council. Sawiak’s passion lies in fostering financially sustainable models and strategic relationships, driving circular economy business solutions with measurable social and environmental impacts

Callie Hill

Callie Hill

Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na – Language and Cultural Centre
Executive Director
Website: tto-kenhteke.org


Callie Hill is Kanyen’kehà:ka (Mohawk), and is a lifetime resident of Kenhtè:ke. She is the Executive Director of Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na Language and Cultural Centre (TTO) and has dedicated much of her professional life to revitalizing Kanyen’kéha for the benefit of her community and the Mohawk Nation.
Callie has led multi-year funded projects on Mohawk language revitalization programming and resource creation. In her nineteen-year role as Executive Director of TTO, she has overseen the development of multiple levels of language programming, including full-time immersion programs for preschool, primary and adults.
Callie has a Master of Education Degree in Indigenous Language Revitalization from the University of Victoria. She continues to be a learner of the Mohawk language.

Caroline Cagampan-Stoute

KPMG in Canada
Associate Director, National Social Impact
Website: kpmg.com/ca

As Associate Director of Social Impact, Caroline and her team lead KPMG’s own internal ESG journey to co-create equitable, sustainable and prosperous communities through their net zero carbon commitments, values-driven internal culture, purposeful business practices and good corporate citizenship.

Caroline is a member of KPMG’s 10by30 global network committed to empowering 10 million underserved youth by 2030 through education, employment and entrepreneurship. She was a contributor to KPMG’s development of its multi-year Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan, and an advisor to the KPMG Foundation.

A passionate volunteer, Caroline received KPMG’s CEO Community Excellence (Impact) Award in 2008 for her volunteer work at a girls’ orphanage in the Peruvian mountains. In 2014, she volunteered in rural Kenya to serve 600 orphaned and abandoned children. She has also served as a career-accelerator mentor for BIPOC women with Accelerate Her Future. She’s a long-time volunteer rider and fundraiser for the Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer, recently receiving her 5-year gold helmet and was inducted with her KPMG team to the Ride’s Hall of Fame in 2017.

Brad Offman

Spire Philanthropy
Website: spirephilanthropy.com


Brad Offman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Spire Philanthropy, a management consultancy specializing in corporate-charitable partnerships and philanthropic advisory services. Brad is also a co-founder and Chief Curator of the Partnership Conference.

He is the former Senior Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy at Mackenzie Investments, former President of the Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation. Prior to joining Mackenzie, Brad served as Vice President, Development at the Toronto Community Foundation.

Brad sits on the Board of Directors of the V-42 Foundation, the CAGP Foundation and Benefaction Foundation. He is a past member of the National Advisory Council for Imagine Canada and a past board member of Philanthropic Foundations Canada and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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. He also proudly holds the Master Financial Advisor – Philanthropy designation.

Cheryl Hanson

Trans Canada Trail | Sentier Transcanadien
Vice-president and Chief Development Officer
Website: tctrail.ca


Cheryl Hanson brings 25 years of progressive leadership experience in fundraising and relationship building to her role as Vice-President and Chief Development Officer at Trans Canada Trail.

Cheryl leads a team of dedicated fundraising professionals who are committed to advancing and stewarding donor relationships in support of the Trans Canada Trail. Her goal is to build a strong culture of philanthropy that will contribute to the long-term sustainability and accessibility of the Trail for all people.
Cheryl values the physical and mental health benefits of the Trail. She enjoys exploring different Trail sections whenever she can, particularly places that are a short distance from her home in Toronto. A favourite is the Durham Region Trail, which runs through Glen Major Forest near Uxbridge, Ontario.

A Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Cheryl has driven growth through capital campaigns, major gift fundraising, annual and planned giving, and donor relations for Canadian charities including the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto Metropolitan University, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. She holds a BA in English and International Development from the University of Guelph.

Cheryl volunteers her time as a board member for Photographers Without Borders and has previously served as a mentor with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter’s Mentorship Program.

Christopher Jarvis

Realized Worth
Executive Director, RW Institute
Website: realizedworth.com


As Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Realized Worth, Chris Jarvis specializes in designing transformative employee volunteering programs. He’s notably known for launching the IMPACT2030 initiative, an unprecedented private sector led drive addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In 2021, under his leadership, the RW Institute initiated Nudge the Good, employing Behavioral Science in employee volunteering, fostering breakthroughs in corporate citizenship. A stalwart advocate of corporate social responsibility, Jarvis continually helps practitioners address pressing global social and environmental issues.

Dan Kershaw

Furniture Bank
Executive Director
Website: furniturebank.org


Dan Kershaw, the “Furniture Banker,” has played a pivotal role in marrying the principles of circular economy and charitable work to tackle furniture poverty and environmental issues. As the Executive Director of Furniture Bank, he has orchestrated a data-driven approach to ‘furniture banking,’ resulting in Furniture Bank scaling its impact to rescue and redistribute nearly 1 million furniture items to over 125,000 families and individuals over the charity’s 25 years of community support. His innovative use of technology and data has propelled the mission to establish a national, cloud-based model for furniture banking that aims to support other reuse charities operating their own furniture banking programs coast to coast

Evan Veryard

Evan Veryard

Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth
Founder & Chairman
Website: focusforwardfiy.org


Dan Kershaw, the “Furniture Banker,” has played a pivotal role in marrying the principles of circular economy and charitable work to tackle furniture poverty and environmental issues. As the Executive Director of Furniture Bank, he has orchestrated a data-driven approach to ‘furniture banking,’ resulting in Furniture Bank scaling its impact to rescue and redistribute nearly 1 million furniture items to over 125,000 families and individuals over the charity’s 25 years of community support. His innovative use of technology and data has propelled the mission to establish a national, cloud-based model for furniture banking that aims to support other reuse charities operating their own furniture banking programs coast to coast

Ewuraesi Thompson

Ewuraesi Thompson

Sr. Strategic Operations Manager, Black Entrepreneurship
Website: shopify.com


Ewuraesi Thompson is a multifaceted professional with a passion and commitment to building strong communities and developing streamlined processes and operations to support business growth. She has a decade of experience focused on the intersections between technology and the empowerment of underserved people. Ewuraesi has built and led communities and teams that support national initiatives. She has partnered with multinational organizations like Amazon, Unbounce and YWCA to do her advocacy work.

Since joining Shopify in 2020, Ewuraesi has worked on both commercial and non-commercial sides of the company. She’s currently operating as the Sr. Strategic Operations Manager of the Build Black team. In this role she’s in charge of creating and executing on programmatic and marketing strategies that help support, highlight and amplify black entrepreneurs.

She’s often sought out for her strategic expertise, showing up in many digital publications and community panels. When she’s not finding new ways to support others, she can be found exploring and adding to her collection of teas.

Gabe Oatley

Gabe Oatley

Future of Good
Website: futureofgood.co


Gabe Oatley is a reporter with Future of Good, where he covers philanthropy and the changing funding models of charities and non-profits. Gabe’s work has been published by the CBC’s the Fifth Estate, The National Observer and The Toronto Star. Gabe is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Master of Journalism program, where he won the CBC Newsworld Award for broadcast excellence. Prior to journalism, Gabe worked in the charitable and social enterprise sectors for nearly a decade, holding roles with the United Way of Greater Toronto, the MaRS Discovery District, and with the Province of Ontario.

Helene Loberg

Head of Sustainability
Website: IKEA


Heléne Loberg is Head of Sustainability for IKEA Canada a world-leading home furnishing retailer. In her role, Heléne is responsible for the integration and implementation of the IKEA People & Planet Positive sustainability strategy. She leads the climate-positive, people-focused agenda across all Canadian customer meeting points and fulfillment units and facilitates community collaborations that further the brand’s sustainability ambitions and goals. Heléne brings nearly two decades of diverse experience from across the IKEA organization having held leadership roles in Sweden, China and Canada. She is regarded for her leadership and drive for continuous improvement. She holds a MSc from Sweden’s Lund University and currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Hilary Lloyd

Hilary Lloyd

The Body Shop
Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Responsibility
Website: thebodyshop.com


Hilary Lloyd is the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Responsibility for The Body Shop North America, where she is responsible for driving strategy, digital and e-commerce marketing, loyalty, brand and customer communications, customer insights, and activism.

Since 2018, she has led the brand’s efforts championing radical bodies, eco-consciousness, gender equity, 2SLGBTQ+ rights, and racial justice. In doing so, she has driven the brand to address the pressing issues facing communities across the US and Canada where The Body Shop serves its customers by shaping issue-based campaigning, internal employee policies, and in-store and product formulation.

Before joining The Body Shop, Hilary had leadership roles across several big, beautiful courageous brands. She served as the Head of Marketing for fashion retailer, Aritzia as well as the CMO and Head of Sustainability for IKEA in Canada. Throughout her career, Hilary’s efforts have been accredited as retail and brand leading as well as innovation, sustainability and employment leading.

Hilary will always be a champion for businesses and brands whose primary goal is to understand their consumers and work hard to meet their needs – all while trying to have a positive impact on people and the planet.

James Temple

James Temple

PwC Canada
Chief Sustainability Officer
Website: pwc.com/ca


As PwC Canada’s Chief Sustainability Officer, James Temple and his team bring together the firm’s community of solvers to deliver ESG outcomes that create long-term value for the firm and its clients.
He oversees PwC’s Net Zero transformation; ESG reporting; and the firm’s efforts to help digitally upskill 2 million Canadians by 2025.
James has testified before the Senate of Canada’s Special Committee on the Charitable Sector and was named one of the world’s Top 100 Leaders by Sustainability Magazine.
He serves on the Board of Directors for Vancouver Foundation and the Governance Education Advisory Committee for CPA Canada.

Jennifer Reisch

Jennifer Reisch

VP of Customer Experience
Website: accelerist.com


Jennifer Reisch is the VP of Customer Experience at Accelerist, the partnership intelligence SaaS platform, where causes and corporations connect. In her role, Jennifer champions a client centric, best practice focused support model to improve customer outcomes and impact. As a dynamic social impact expert with a track record of driving success for both Causes and Corporations in the SaaS space, she boasts extensive CSR, communications, and relationship management experience. In her previous roles at Benevity and Green Living Enterprises Jennifer supported many Fortune 500 Companies to develop their Cause Marketing, CSR, and Employee Giving strategies.

Jennifer Robins

Environics Analytics
Director, Business Development – NFP & Education Lead
Website: environicsanalytics.com/en-ca


Jennifer is a seasoned data analytics and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience. As the Not-for-Profit and Education Lead at Environics Analytics, she supports charities, foundations and non-profits in understanding their donors, supporters and volunteers. Jennifer holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in French and Marketing Management from the University of Guelph and a Master of Business Administration degree from Hult International Business School. 

Joanna Marcovici

Director, Community Investment Lead
Website: manulife.ca


Joanna Marcovici brings more than 15 years of partnership experience to her role as Director of Community Investment at Manulife. In this global team role, her primary focus is to unearth meaningful partnerships and initiatives which drive social impact in the community, while also aligning to the company’s business objectives.

Prior to joining Manulife, Joanna held positions on both the ‘investing’ side of community investments and sponsorship (Scotiabank, BMO Bank of Montreal) as well as the fundraising and sales side of the sector (Golf Canada, NBA Canada). This, alongside a leadership role with sponsorship and marketing agency TwentyTen Group earlier in her career, form the basis of her empathetic and partnership-based approach to working in the community sector.

At Manulife (and beforehand at Scotiabank), Joanna engages and contributes to the direction of the women-focused employee resource group, specifically in their community initiatives. On the personal side, Joanna can be found on the baseball diamonds of Toronto, while volunteering with Leaside Baseball Association.

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Jody Steinhauer

Kits for a Cause
President and Founder
Website: kitsforacause.com


President of The Bargains Group, Jody Steinhauer has mobilized her award-winning discount wholesale distribution and promotional products company to revolutionize the business landscape for good. She has been the esteemed recipient of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Award, Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Toronto Board of Trade; Business Leader of the Year Award as well as countless others. As a Canadian female entrepreneur, Jody uses her network of resources and leveraged buying power to aid every company and non-profit agency that she touches to maximize their buying dollar and do good. Charity is her business.

Pioneering her belief of “giving back makes great business sense”, Jody is a tireless advocate and founder of the charity, Engage and Change. Its two annual initiatives, Project Winter Survival and Project Water, help thousands of persons experiencing homelessness throughout Toronto and the surrounding area survive the extreme weather conditions while engaging individuals in active philanthropy. Inspired by the impact her charity has made, Jody launched the social enterprise, Kits for a Cause. Jody has created a turnkey, plug and play, fun and engaging program for businesses & groups to engage their employees and do team building with massive measurable charitable impact, while solving local community services’ needs for resources. Her model of “brokering goodness” has worked with some of the top industry leaders in both the corporate and philanthropic spheres across the Globe. Jody resides in Toronto with her husband, 5 children and dog Jewels.

Karin Campbell

Karin Campbell

Tony’s Chocolonely
Director Of Brand Partnerships
Website: tonyschocolonely.com


Karin Campbell is Director of Brand Partnerships at Tony’s Chocolonely, a social impact chocolate company with a mission of eradicating forced labor in the cocoa industry. In this role, Karin brings strategic and innovative collaborations to life, including social justice partnerships with voting rights organizations to support voter registration and greater access during elections.

Karin previously worked across the entertainment industry, where she focused on user experience, and in the mobility industry at Accell Group, an integrated bicycle company, leading global campaigns applying new perspectives to connect with sustainability and accessibility for all.

Kevin Truong

The Score
Strategy, Partnerships
Website: thescore.com


Kevin Truong is a dynamic marketing strategist and advisor, recognized for his expertise in navigating the ever-changing digital landscape for social impact.

With a passion for leveraging gaming to drive meaningful impact, he successfully spearheaded the launch of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation’s gaming arm, before most recently managing MLSE’s (Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs and Toronto FC) competitive gaming vertical.

Kevin currently serves as a strategist at theScore esports where he crafts comprehensive content marketing campaigns for partnered brands. He also teaches two post-graduate courses at Seneca College on the Business of Esports and Influencer Marketing.

When Kevin’s not working, you can find him striving to be the best new Dad.

Kim Davis

National Hockey League
Senior Executive Vice President
Website: hockeynl.ca


Kimberly B. Davis currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs at the National Hockey League, the premier professional ice hockey league in the world. In this capacity, Kim leads a role reporting to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to attract, develop and retain fans – with a specific focus on multi-cultural audiences – through culture, youth participation, and social impact initiatives.
Ms. Davis has been recognized as #1 on Sportsnet’s list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Sports, as well as honored by Sports Illustrated in “The Unrelenting” Most Powerful Women in Sports and “100 Influential Black Women in Sports.” In addition, Ms. Davis has been recognized by Hockey News’ 2020-2023 “Top 100” Most Influential Leaders in the Sport, Essence Magazine’s “Woke” 2019 Change Agents, Adweek’s “30 Most Powerful Women in Sports,” and Sports Business Journal’s “GameChangers.” She has also been featured in Savoy Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” and Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.” In 2012, Ms. Davis was profiled with First Lady Michelle Obama in Essence Magazine’s “28 Most Influential Black Women in America.

Louanne Buckley

Norton Rose Fulbright
Chief Marketing Officer
Website: nortonrosefulbright.com


A highly seasoned Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Louanne has shepherded a broad range of Fortune 500 brands, including PWC, Hewlett Packard and CIBC.
She is renowned for her ability to assess and understand markets, develop strategies to meet evolving business needs and foster customer-centric cultures. Louanne is recognized for delivering greater brand recognition and sustained revenue growth.
She has long supported causes focused on improving access to healthcare and helping young adults overcome socio-economic barriers. She currently serves as a Board Director of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, as well as a member of the Communications Committee for Girls e-Mentorship.
She holds a BA (Hons) from Queen’s University and graduated from The Kellogg School of Management Executive Marketing Program at Northwestern University.

Mark Beckles

RBC Corporate Citizenship
Vice President, Social Impact & Innovation
Website: rbc.com


Mark has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, Mark has executive leadership experiences in banking, insurance, risk management and non-profit leadership.
Mark leads the strategic execution of RBC’s Social Impact portfolios including RBC Future Launch, RBC Tech for Nature and RBC Emerging Artists. Mark also leads stakeholder relations to cultivate and maintain key relationships across Canada including policy makers, partners and stakeholders to advance RBC’s community investment priorities.
Mark previously served as Head, RBC Insurance Advice Centre, responsible for over 500 licensed insurance advisors who provide insurance advice and solutions to 750,000 RBC Insurance clients across Canada and served as Regional Vice President, Retail Banking at RBC with market responsibility for North Mississauga and Scarborough.
He is a vice-chair of the Board of Directors of William Osler Health System. He is also a board member of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and sits on the audit and finance committee. He also serves on the advisory committee of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award.
In 2011, Mark received the City of Toronto Bob Marley Award for his commitment to diversity and City Building. He was also recognized for his work in support of the Canadian Sickle Cell Network. In 2012 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for community volunteerism.
In 2015, Mark received the Harry Jerome Award for Professional Excellence. In 2016 Mark received the Barbados 50 Independence honors for community service and in 2017, Mark was awarded the African Canadian Achievement Award for Leadership and Management.
Mark holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Bradford and has completed executive programs with Richard Ivey School of Business and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).

Martha Turner Osborne

Martha Turner Osborne

Teachers Life
Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer
Website: teacherslife.com


Martha Turner Osborne is a seasoned executive with over 20 years primarily in Financial Services. Martha is known for revamping corporate brands and their respective value propositions to better align with the company’s mission, vision and purpose. Martha’s real passion is creating meaningful social impact programs, many of which have earned awards globally. Her work experience is backed by an M.A. from the University of Toronto.

Mike Rowlands

Junxion Strategy
President & CEO
Website: junxion.com


Mike Rowlands is an accomplished entrepreneur and changemaker, and a thoughtful advisor to the audacious leaders who are building the success stories of the purpose economy.
He is President & CEO at Junxion Strategy, a firm that for over 20 years has been advising on strategy, sustainability, and social impact for some of the world’s most courageous and generative companies, non-profits, and movements. From offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, and London, UK, Junxion has served clients on five continents, including Body Shop, Doctors Without Borders, Intersport, United Nations, and more.

Nathan Froelich

Sr Manager of Strategy & Business Development
Website: blackbaud.com


Nathan Froelich leads Strategy and Business Development for Blackbaud’s Corporate Impact division, which provides the solutions for companies, customers, and communities to deliver meaningful and measurable impact driven by two essential levers: engagement and education.
He is responsible for deepening Blackbaud’s focus on the rapidly growing Social Good industry, executing on strategic initiatives critical to client’s needs, and ensuring the solutions evolve and expand with the heightened community expectations on a corporation’s purpose and impact.
Nathan joined Blackbaud in early 2022 from JPMorgan Chase & Co., where for the past 14 years he had progressed from their Corporate Analyst Development Program to Executive Director and Chief Data Officer for JPMC’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) department.
During Nathan’s 8-year tenure in JPMC’s CR department he developed and implemented its first data strategy and technology environment which enabled greater transparency into impact and stronger coordination across global philanthropy, government relations, regulatory affairs, public engagement, policy, marketing, and communications.
Prior to his role as Chief Data Officer, Nathan transformed and led Technology and Operations for JPMC’s Corporate Responsibility department, which has been recognized for setting the standard for how business can leverage its expertise, data, research, capital, and global reach to ensure economic opportunity is available to more people.
Nathan obtained his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and received his Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University.

Patrick Glinski

Normative Inc
Website: normative.com


Patrick Glinski is a seasoned innovator with 15+ years of experience shaping design strategies for everything from corporate giving to Halloween candy. With deep experience defining, designing, and operationalizing unique social impact programs for organizations like Aviva Insurance, Liberty Mutual, AbbVie, MIT, Teacher’s Life, and xPrize, he’s driven by a passion for applying startup methods to help companies increase their impact with fewer resources. Patrick’s expertise in aligning “products” with markets offers valuable insights for both startups and corporate innovation teams. 

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Phil Haid

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


Phillip founded PUBLIC in 2008 to disrupt the way companies think about doing “good”. Driven by a passion to prove 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: RBC, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart, Nestle, Crocs, Rivian, Samsonite, Johnson & Johnson and the Obama Foundation. Phillip is a frequent commentator and columnist for Fast Company writing on “profit with purpose”.  

Phyllis Costanza

Outcome SX
Cofounder and President
Website: outcomesx.com


Phyllis co-founded OutcomesX, to create the first marketplace to buy and sell social outcomes. She joined OutcomesX from UBS where she served for 11 years as CEO of UBS Optimus Foundation and Global Head of Social Impact. She was also a senior executive and board member of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) for almost a decade.

Phyllis also serves as the Board Chair of Educate Girls US; Board Member of the International Center for Research on Women; an advisory board member to the Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East; and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. 

Roger Mooking

Rocklands Market
Globally celebrated Chef & Artist
Website: rogermooking.com


Roger Mooking is the Creative and Program Director of Rocklands Market. He is also a Trinidadian born Canadian raised talent who creates immersive experiences in the arts. He is celebrated globally for his contributions to culinary, music and most recently in visual and interactive exhibitions. Love Only Beyond This Point.

Ryan Adams

Head, Strategic Partnerships
Website: benevity.com


As part of the Strategy & Growth team at Benevity, Ryan drives cross-sector collaboration, innovative partnership strategies and sustainable social & business impact. Prior to this role, Ryan was on Benevity’s Impact Labs team, a social innovation hub that produces cutting-edge data, research, insights and best practices. Before Benevity, Ryan held titles as both the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Royal Bank of Canada. Previous employers include McKinsey & Company’s Social Sector Office, The Clinton Foundation and WE (Free The Children). Ryan sits on the Canadian Board of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and is an unapologetically passionate vegan.

Sandra Odendahl

Senior Vice President and Head, Sustainability, Diversity & Partnerships
Website: bdc.ca


Sandra Odendahl is a passionate and respected voice in promoting sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada. She believes that businesses can and should be a force for good — contributing to economic prosperity, environmental stability, and vibrant, inclusive communities. As the Senior Vice President and Head, Sustainability and Diversity, she leads BDC’s Corporate Sustainability strategy and programs. She is also responsible for overseeing BDC’s strategic partnerships with organizations that help deliver economic, social and environmental impact in communities across Canada. Before joining BDC, Sandra led enterprise-wide sustainability, community investment and social finance programs at Scotiabank and RBC.
A committed community volunteer, she has served on the boards of many non-profits, including the Canadian Climate Institute, the Transition Accelerator and NEXT Canada. Sandra holds a Master of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a CFA charter holder.

Sarah Saso

Meridian Credit Union
Director, ESG & Social Impact
Website: meridiancu.ca


Sarah Saso has recently joined Meridian Credit Union as the Director of ESG and Social Impact. She is a certified Corporate Social Responsibility Professional (CSR-P) and recently earned a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification from Stanford University.

Sarah has held progressive CSR and Community Investment roles at HSBC, CIBC, Manulife Financial, and Green Shield Canada. She is a motivated change agent with a demonstrated understanding of, and appreciation for, complex corporate environments, as well as balancing community and corporate interests. She has worked with hundreds of charitable organizations and initiated and directed cross-sectoral collaborations in support of a myriad of health and social sector issues and challenges ranging from financial literacy, affordable housing, sustainable food systems and access to basic health care.

Being an engaged community member is important to Sarah and she continues to volunteer at several charitable organizations in her new community of Grey County. She has held Board of Directors positions with many non-profits and associations. Most recently, Sarah has been co-hosting the webinar series “Conversations on Purpose,” and joined the Investment Readiness Granting Committee at the Community Foundation Bruce Grey and volunteered with Eat Local Grey Bruce a farmer led co-op which creates a direct connection from producer to table.”

Shelley Mayer

Shelley Meyer

Ramp Communications
Founder and President
Website: ramp.agency

Shelley Mayer, CM is founder & president of Ramp Communications, a certified B Corporation and award-winning creative agency. Shelley has expertise in every facet of social impact branding & advertising, and has worked with more than 80 non-profits & social enterprises. Shelley holds a BBA degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a member & Chartered Marketer (CM) with the Canadian Marketing Association, where she serves as a sector expert for the CMA NFP Council.
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Tammy Brown

KPMG in Canada
National Industry Leader, Industrial Markets
Executive Sponsor, National Indigenous Peoples Network
Website: kpmg.com/ca


Tammy is a Partner in KPMG’s Audit practice in the Greater Toronto Area and a member of the Shawanaga First Nation. She is also the executive sponsor of KPMG’s National Indigenous Peoples Network. As a person of mixed ancestry (English/Irish and Ojibway), Tammy is leading the firm’s efforts to develop a foundation of strong, sustainable relations with Indigenous communities through KPMG’s Truth & Reconciliation Action Plan.
Tammy is an accomplished Audit Partner who has and continues to serve several of the firm’s largest industrial accounts nationally. She is the National Industry Leader for Industrial Markets and is also the Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of KPMG in Canada.

Tammy has been very involved in our communities as past Chair of the Board of Directors of Women’s College Hospital and of Ovarian Cancer Canada, and is currently the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and was recognized as one of WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2021.

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Vinod Rajasekaran

Future of Good
Publisher & CEO
Website: futureofgood.co


An award-winning innovator, Vinod Rajasekaran is Publisher & CEO of Future of Good, a fast-growing digital publication covering the social impact world for changemakers. We are the essential source of stories, news, analysis, and commentary to make sense of a sector and society in transition. Thousands of changemakers read Future of Good every day. Our groundbreaking summits on Black Leadership in Social Impact, Dismantling Digital Barriers and Transforming Funding Models have convened more than 2000 changemakers to influence and accelerate change.

Prior to launching Future of Good, Vinod 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 coworking environment in Canada’s capital. Vinod also launched Canada’s social R&D network as a Fellow with SiG and McConnell Foundation 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 has also worked abroad with various international development organizations.

Vinod is on the Advisory Board to the Equality Fund. He was designated as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, a winner of the prestigious Lewis Perinbam Award for social innovation, is a member of the Banff Forum and NEXUS communities, 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, social finance, innovation, philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility.

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