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Friday, January 16
 

9:00am

Opening
Friday January 16, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

9:30am

Keynote : Nafisa Adams
Speakers
avatar for Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Social Entrepreneur, Beads of Hope
Nafisa Rafiatu Adams joined Kumvana to grow her skills as a social entrepreneur and community leader. Her business, Beads of Hope, had modest beginnings as a ten-person operation and has since grown to employ nearly fifty women – many of whom were previously her community’s most vulnerable: rescued child brides, teenage mothers, and girls engaged in child prostitution. Nafisa is proud that her beaded jewellery has been able to offer... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Check-in : Connect
The Art of Hosting Community in Montreal will facilitate the framing and conclusion of each day. Sometimes it's a moment to greet the people at your table, sometimes it's a moment for reflection, or event a moment to stand up and take action. 

 

Facilitators
avatar for Jonathan Jubinville

Jonathan Jubinville

Facilitateur co-créatif et fondateur, Matière Brute
Il a fondé Matière Brute avec pour intention de faciliter le changement dans nos sociétés. Il canalise sa passion pour les relations humaines dans la création d’expériences d’apprentissage et de processus co-créatifs. En conjugant les méthodologies du Art of Hosting et de l’improvisation appliquée, il a développé une approche de facilitation unique... Read More →
avatar for Juan Carlos Londono

Juan Carlos Londono

Co-founder, Lupuna
Social entrepreneur, dancer, and co-founder of Lupuna (lupuna.com), a Montreal-based enterprise whose work in the field of collaborative practices enhances people’s capacity to envision, implement and regenerate wiser responses to the challenges we face. | | Juan Carlos was born in Bogota to a Colombian father and a Bosnian mother, and spent a few years in the Middle East before choosing Montreal as his home base. He has an academic... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade

Co-director, process designer, percolab, Art of hosting
Samantha utilise et expérimente depuis plus de vingt ans les méthodes de collaboration, d’innovation ouverte et de navigation du changement dans une variété de projets et de milieux : au Québec avec le Musée canadien des Civilisations, la Conférence Régionale de élus (CRÉ) de Montréal comme à l’international (Commission Européenne... Read More →

Friday January 16, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:15am

Welcome
Boris Martin, CEO of EWB and Kim Allen, Engineers Canada, welcome you to the conference and present some of our shared goals for the event, including an introduction to the Change Lab.

Facilitators
avatar for Kim Allen

Kim Allen

Chief Executive Officer, Engineers Canada
Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., is CEO of Engineers Canada, the national organization of the 12 regulatory associations that license the country's engineers. Engineers Canada promotes and maintains the integrity, honour and interests of the profession. Mr. Allen recognizes Engineers Canada’s unique opportunity to make a difference for both the profession and society through collaboration and development and implementation of innovative policies and... Read More →
avatar for Boris Martin

Boris Martin

CEO, EWB Canada
https://perspectives.ewb.ca/fr/boris-martin

Friday January 16, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

11:00am

Foundations: Showing Up In the System

The Ancient Greeks believed no individual could find truth working alone – that it is only through thinking together that we find real understanding. This idea calls on us to do the work of actively participating, together, in the exploration we embark on at this convening.

This opening workshop is intended to offer and generate tools that could help us show up as our best, actively-engaging selves over the next three days. A part of that is exploring how to show up with others (facilitators, peers) in ways that really generate more understanding for everyone; the harder part will be exploring where your ideas and knowledge come from, or, in other words, how you show up in the systems you’re exploring and striving to change.


Facilitators
avatar for Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Youth Engagement Development Officer, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Right now, Anna is working to enhance engagement practice (convening, consultation, diversity) across government and community, and figure out what it takes for youth to be active participants in program and policy decision-making. She's a student and teacher of experiential leadership development, Canadian education reform, and useful gatherings. | | Ps. Check out radhoc.ca -- she really thinks it's the model of leadership development we... Read More →

Friday January 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

12:30pm

Lunch
http://kumvana.ewb.ca/

Friday January 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Kumvana Program Introduction
“Kumvana” means “Unite so we may discuss and understand” in the Malawian Chichewa dialect. The Kumvana Program builds young African professionals’ capacities while fostering rich collaborations between Canadian and African partners. Each year, EWB selects ten to fifteen dynamic leaders from Africa linked to EWB’s portfolios to participate in this program.

This year five of these leaders will be attending the conference, and will be introduced to all of the conference delegates during this "Kumvana Program Introduction."

Learn more at kumvana.ewb.ca

Facilitators
avatar for Florian Villaumé

Florian Villaumé

Director of Leadership Development, le playground Canada

Speakers
avatar for Annatu Abdulai

Annatu Abdulai

Finance Associate, Growth Mosaic
Annatu Abdulai is a Finance Associate with Growth Mosaic, a firm in Ghana that accelerates Small and Medium Sized Businesses with a social impact to become investment-ready, and match-makes them with appropriate investors.  | | Annatu joined Growth Mosaic as an Analyst involved in Market Intelligence and Marketing. She worked on projects in Clean Water, Sanitation, Recycling, Soya bean and Healthcare and Neem Oil just to... Read More →
avatar for Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Social Entrepreneur, Beads of Hope
Nafisa Rafiatu Adams joined Kumvana to grow her skills as a social entrepreneur and community leader. Her business, Beads of Hope, had modest beginnings as a ten-person operation and has since grown to employ nearly fifty women – many of whom were previously her community’s most vulnerable: rescued child brides, teenage mothers, and girls engaged in child prostitution. Nafisa is proud that her beaded jewellery has been able to offer... Read More →
avatar for Miles Adongo

Miles Adongo

Operations Manager, SilverRose Company Limited
Miles Adongo is an imaginative business leader with big goals – he wants to change both the agricultural and development sectors in Ghana. He is already leveraging the resources of his mechanized family farm to help small-scale farmers improve their livelihoods and he sees more potential for stronger public-private sector partnerships. Miles sees the Kumvana program as an opportunity to explore ways of making positive change for vulnerable... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Afeke

Joyce Afeke

Lecturer, Kwadaso Agricultural College Ghana
Joyce Afeke has been a key contributor in numerous educational programs and initiatives at Kwadaso Agricultural College. Her academic specialties include food safety standards and animal feed formulations – an important agricultural sector as the demand for meat products continues to grow quickly in Ghana. | | Joyce’s leadership at the College is helping bring students closer to farmers in rural communities. An instrumental... Read More →
avatar for Rasheeda Yehuza

Rasheeda Yehuza

Software Developer, VOTO Mobile Ghana
As a social entrepreneur, Rasheeda co-founded Tech Needs Girls Ghana, an annual workshop for girls in Senior Secondary Schools. The workshop involves a hands-on session where girls learn to develop mobile and web applications, interact with teaching software on the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineer, and Mathematics), and meet female technologists who instruct and mentor them. An instructor and mentor herself, Rasheeda has also spoken... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

Governance for the Greater Good
A space to connect with why we care about adaptive public services. What are the key issues in governance that impact citizens and why is it important that they are addressed? Focus on connecting with the 'why' behind good governance.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Froude

Ian Froude

Candidate for the EWB Board of Directors
avatar for Kristina Nilsson

Kristina Nilsson

Program Manager, WASH Coordination Venture
Kristina Nilsson is originally from Cornwall, PEI, and has been working with EWB ventures in Malawi for the past 5 years. She's currently leading the WASH Coordination initiative of EWB, which is working with Malawi's Ministry of Water on strengthening their governance models and improving coordination with the many donors and NGOs working in the country. She's fascinated by collective action problems, doing development differently, and... Read More →
avatar for Jody Rechenmacher

Jody Rechenmacher

Community Catalyst, Urban Matters
Jody works alongside local governments and community organizations to develop strategies, plans, designs, and processes to improve public service delivery, sustainability, and civic health. As a professional engineer, Jody draws on her technical background, international experience, and facilitation and process expertise to translate and integrate diverse perspectives, leading to system-level solutions. Jody is a director and Community Catalyst... Read More →
avatar for Flora Terah

Flora Terah

Founder, Terah Against Terror
Flora Terah is an international women's rights advocate who was one of approximately 200 women that ran for Parliament in the Kenyan elections in 2007. She was one of several women who were abducted, tortured and abused because they dared to run for public office in Kenya. Hospitalized for weeks and unable to canvass properly, she lost her bid for election. Worse was still to come for Terah: in March 2008 her only child, a 19-year-old footballer... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

Moving the Goal Post: Developing Role Models within Engineering Institutions
What mechanisms can be used to make global engineers more present in education and practice communities? Throughout Canada there are a number of innovative engineering programs that equip students with new knowledge, foster leadership attitudes, and develop problem solving skills. However, there are few explicit global or 21st century engineering leader role models embedded in engineering education communities, which limits the ability of students and practicing engineers to reach their full potential. This session will explore the global engineering venture's research and action to address the role model deficit.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam

Prairies Team Lead, Global Engineering Initiative
| Jessica also works as an Engineer in Training for the City of Calgary’s Transportation Department. Building inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities systems is something she is very passionate about. She is an alumni of the EWB University of Calgary Chapter and is currently the Prairies Team Lead for the Global Engineering Initiative, an venture that works to converge and implement good ideas in engineering education.
avatar for Fraser James Moyo

Fraser James Moyo

Global Engineering Curriculum Venture


Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fontaine F 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

The Role of Engineers in Sustainability / Les approches de l'ingénieur dans le développement durable
What is the role of the engineer in making our businesses and our systems more sustainable? What is the problem in applying sustainability and the way engineers interact with others? This session will explore that approach and that role, and invite participants to debate it, as well as experiment with frameworks for understanding and applying sustainability systemically.

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Luc Arpin

Marie-Luc Arpin

Polytechnique
Diplômée de l’université McGill en génie mécanique et détentrice d’une maîtrise en développement durable appliquée de l’UQAC, Marie-Luc a pratiqué l’ingénierie pendant quatre années (en tant que consultante, analyste de cycle de vie et enseignante) avant d’entreprendre sa thèse de doctorat à l’École des... Read More →
avatar for Kim Davis

Kim Davis

Président du C.A., Living Lab de Montréal
Born into a "world-cultures" family, Kim is foremost curious. About how the world works, evolves, progresses, digresses, and fails. About root causes, systemic trends, patterns and anti-patterns, interdependence. Basically about people and interactions within the biosphere and society. And he loves to share good stories. His motto: “Do the right things… Then do them right…”. Thus he enjoys working purposefully and creatively with... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
St-Pierre 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

Uniting our Engineering Leadership / Unir notre Leadership en génie
Initiatives driven by numerous organizations, including EWB, strive to contribute to making the engineering profession more human, sustainable and globally just. How do these initiatives interact together and how can we leverage opportunities to accelerate our collective impact by working more closely together? Join us in this exploration of the potential synergies in the engineering system.

Facilitators
avatar for Victoria Lakiza

Victoria Lakiza

Head of Organizational Development & Performance, Conference Team / SMi Enerpro
In addition to a mechanical engineering background with a specialization in international projects at Polytechnique Montreal, Victoria has cumulated a diversified experience in project and people management as well as international and human development. Thanks to her experience in organizational strategy and development, she is currently involved in the coordination of engineering projects and organizational change management, as well as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matthieu Bister

Matthieu Bister

Animation & traduction | Facilitation & Translation, Freelance
Matthieu catalyse des innovations pour les individus, les organisations et les systèmes. Il a soutenu pendant quelques années les sections d’Ingénieurs sans frontières Canada dans leurs activités et dans leurs stratégies d’action. Il a également démarré en 2014 le programme Pivot, la première formation en intrapreneuriat social au Canada. Avant de travailler au bureau d’ISF, Matthieu a été membre bénévole de la section de... Read More →
avatar for Simrin Desai

Simrin Desai

Equity Commissioner, McGill Engineering Undergraduate Society
Simrin is the Equity Commissioner for McGill’s Engineering Undergraduate Society. She works on initiatives within the Faculty of Engineering that aim to enhance inclusivity, diversity and accessibility of academic and non-academic environments and events. She is excitedly planning the faculty’s upcoming Forum on Universal Design and Accessibility in Engineering. | | When not daydreaming about social equity, Simrin studies Chemical... Read More →
avatar for Alex Meikelham

Alex Meikelham

Concordia University, Global Engineering Venture
Alexandra’s passion is empowering engineers to go beyond the technical. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics from McGill University, Alexandra spent two years in Product Development at a major international fashion retail and wholesale company. After realizing that she wanted to understand the technical side of problems she returned to school to study civil engineering. She is currently leveraging her diverse... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Rogalski

Pamela Rogalski

CEO, Engineering Leadership Council
Pamela co-founded and is the CEO of the Engineering Leadership Council. The ELC is a Community of Practice of professionals leveraging the business case for cutting edge socially responsible design. It is a nationally registered not-for-profit organization with Communities of Practice in Vancouver, Calgary, online, and a community emerging in Montreal. Programs include peer reviewed case studies of social responsibility, pre-procurement... Read More →
avatar for Sid Zerbo

Sid Zerbo

VIce president, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Monsieur l’ingénieur Sid Zerbo est président de Royal System, une entreprise qui met à la disposition de ses clients des solutions innovatrices dans les domaines de l’informatique, de l’électronique, de la sécurité et de l’énergie. | | En parallèle à sa carrière professionnelle, Monsieur Zerbo est engagé au sein de la profession depuis plus de 15... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fontaine E 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

What is Systems Change?
What does systems change look like in practice? How do we understand people and relationships in a system, and the strategies or approaches being used to change the system? Together we will explore the concept of systems change by looking at three initiatives that are effecting change on the system they're currently working in: GiveDirectly, Canada Bridges and VOTO Mobile.

Facilitators
Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Mitchell

Lindsay Mitchell

Executive Director, Bridges Social Development
Lindsay is driven by a curiosity to learn and is focused on understanding the nature and connections within our human systems. Her current role as the Executive Director with Bridges Social Development combines years of experience with Engineers Without Borders Canada and other for-profit endeavours, which allows her to pursue her passion for human development through community development work, facilitation, and mentoring. Trained as an engineer... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Toth

Carolina Toth

Manager for People & Partnerships, GiveDirectly
Carolina is Give Directly's Manager for People & Partnerships. She holds an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University, with a focus on African Development. Her multiple-award-winning thesis focused on children's homes in Nairobi and UNICEF's cash transfer program. She worked at McKinsey & Company prior to joining GiveDirectly as the first Field Director in Kenya, where she built the organization and distributed millions in... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Weissburg

Rebecca Weissburg

VP, Strategic Partnerships, VOTO Mobile
Passionate about connecting the world's 3B poorest people to information and services using their mobile phones.


Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

Food Story Harvest: Personal Narratives from Our Work / Partage la récolte : trajectoires d'individus dans les systèmes alimentaires
What draws us to work in food systems? How have our personal trajectories informed our work up until now? In what ways are we connected to food systems, and what does that mean for our work? This session will draw out the personal narratives we each hold, and will work to build a better communal understanding of what unites us in our work towards a healthier and more just food system. 

Facilitators
avatar for Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Youth Engagement Development Officer, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Right now, Anna is working to enhance engagement practice (convening, consultation, diversity) across government and community, and figure out what it takes for youth to be active participants in program and policy decision-making. She's a student and teacher of experiential leadership development, Canadian education reform, and useful gatherings. | | Ps. Check out radhoc.ca -- she really thinks it's the model of leadership development we... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Afeke

Joyce Afeke

Lecturer, Kwadaso Agricultural College Ghana
Joyce Afeke has been a key contributor in numerous educational programs and initiatives at Kwadaso Agricultural College. Her academic specialties include food safety standards and animal feed formulations – an important agricultural sector as the demand for meat products continues to grow quickly in Ghana. | | Joyce’s leadership at the College is helping bring students closer to farmers in rural communities. An instrumental... Read More →
avatar for Russ Gaskin

Russ Gaskin

Managing Director, CoCreative Consulting
Russ is a consultant and mentor who helps people who don’t know each other and often don’t even like each other solve complex problems together.  He speaks and works around the world on social innovation, human-centered design, and leveraging diversity as a source of strategic innovation.  Russ’ firm, CoCreative, specializes in developing collective impact networks to solve complex problems like revitalizing distressed... Read More →
avatar for Dana Lahey

Dana Lahey

Meal Exchange
Dana has been working to transform food and education on Canada’s campuses since 2007. As an undergraduate student at McGill University he started the McGill Farmers’ Market and the McGill Food Systems Project, spending his degree bringing together his campus community to improve the sustainability of the university’s food supply. Since graduating from McGill, Dana has been helping campuses across the country achieve their... Read More →



Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

Sparking Social Innovation on Campus / Initier l'innovation sociale sur les campuses
How can we recode our culture’s operating systems in order to achieve a more just, sustainable, and beautiful world? What role can university students play in changing public institutions? The RECODE program is a call to action to create partnerships across institutional and sectoral boundaries. In this workshop learn about this program and the current ecosystem for social innovation and entrepreneurship on campuses across the country. 

Speakers
avatar for Chad Lubelsky

Chad Lubelsky

RECODE Program Lead, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
A proud Montrealer, Chad is the program lead for RECODE at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. RECODE (www.re-code.ca, @letsrecode) provides social innovation entrepreneurship opportunities for College and University students to become drivers of progress and change. Chad also serves as a Mentor for the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation and as a Board Member for l'Abri en Ville, a Montreal-based Mental Health organization. Prior to... Read More →



Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Longueuil 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

What Does it Mean to Have Social Impact?
What do we really mean by "social impact"? Creating jobs, not causing harm, increasing dignity? If we are able to define "social impact", where lies the threshold for "enough" impact? Come share your personal theories and hear from practitioners who grapple with this definition and the measurement of impact in their organizations' work.

Facilitators
avatar for Gordon Chan

Gordon Chan

Venture Leader, BDS Africa
Gordon Chan is a Venture Leader with BDSA Ghana, a consultancy providing management and technical advice to enterprises that serve to reduce poverty in West Africa.  He most recently worked with a Ghanaian incubator to design its service offerings, attract over $650,000 USD in investment, and triple its number of program applicants. Prior to joining BDSA Ghana, Gordon was a Farber Fellow at REDF, a venture philanthropy organization devoted to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Emery

Aaron Emery

Lead, B Corp Canada, B Corp Canada
Aaron H. Emery is a Senior Associate at the MaRS Center For Impact Investing in Toronto, where he acts as “lead” for the Benefit Corporation Movement in Canada. In this position, it is his job–most days–to meet with amazing entrepreneurs using their businesses to bring about fantastic impact in the world around them. B Corps believe that healthy businesses committed to positive social and environmental outcomes can bring about the most... Read More →
avatar for Diana Menzies

Diana Menzies

Venture Leader, BDSA Zambia
Diana is the venture leader of BDSA Zambia; a social enterprise that works with medium to large agribusinesses to improve business practices that concern smallholder farmers and reduce rural poverty. Medium-to-Large African agricultural businesses purchase 80% of their crop from smallholder farmers and as such are poised for impact within that market. BDSA wants to build the capacity of these enterprises such that they can test and iterate on... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Roussos

Pamela Roussos

Senior Director, Santa Clara University/GSBI
Pamela Roussos has worked with and for early stage software companies as a business and marketing strategy leader, helping founders create, refine, and execute their business strategy and go-to-market plans. She has over 20 years of experience growing teams and delivering products for both large and start-up software companies, working in various managerial capacities as business unit manager, vice president of marketing, COO and CEO. Some of... Read More →
avatar for Mina Shahid

Mina Shahid

Chairman, Numida Technologies
Mina has spent most of the past seven years working in Zambia, Uganda and Ghana to improve opportunities for smallholder farmers and African agribusinesses. His bottom line that service is love in action has guided him to live a life of service to those whose potential is systemically constrained. Mina is currently an Acumen Global Fellow, and the COO of SiembraViva; an e-commerce company connecting resource-poor Colombian organic farmers with... Read More →
avatar for Adam Spence

Adam Spence

Associate Director, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Adam Spence is the Founder of Social Venture Connexion (SVX) and Associate Director at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.  For over ten years, Adam has focused his work on driving social, economic, and environmental justice through community development, education, social innovation, and public policy change as an advocate, researcher, and social entrepreneur.  At MaRS, Adam helped found the MaRS... Read More →



Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fontaine G 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

What Makes a Great Entrepreneur? / Les ingrédients d'un(e) entrepreneur(e) d'exception
It's said that many investors invest in the entrepreneur as opposed to the business -- but what are they looking for? We'll explore what might indicate particular traits of perseverance and a willingness to learn, but discuss more broadly how to identify (and therefore develop) great entrepreneurs.

Facilitators
avatar for Jonathan Glencross

Jonathan Glencross

Partnerships, Purpose Capital
Leading the firm’s office in Montreal, Jonathan’s work has focused on revolutionizing post-secondary education through funds, MOOCs and industry consortiums; on developing a global platform to leverage the potential of emerging technologies to improve access to education for the 99%; and on assisting leading social enterprises and co-working spaces to secure investments. Jonathan is working the J.W. McConnell Foundation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Baron

Stephanie Baron

Edupreneur, Amuza
avatar for Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Executive Director, Kulemela Investments
Mark Brown is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Kulemela Investments. He has started working in Agriculture in Zambia in 2008 with Engineers Without Borders, where he consulted for donor funded projects, small farmer-run societies and Ghana's largest processed fruit exporter. He started Kulemela in January 2012. He holds a BSc. From the University of Victoria.
avatar for Nicole Haggerty

Nicole Haggerty

Professor, Ivey Business School, Western University
avatar for Wayne Miranda

Wayne Miranda

Growth Mosaic
Wayne’s passion is to grow companies that generate a social and environmental impact in sub-Saharan Africa. He currently leads Growth Mosaic Ltd. which identifies early-stage impact businesses, accelerates them to become investment-ready, and matchmakes with appropriate investors. Growth Mosaic is based in Ghana and works in agribusiness, healthcare, sanitation, renewable energy, clean water, education, manufacturing, and other impact... Read More →
avatar for Duncan So

Duncan So

Founder & Chief Catalyst, Phinklife
Duncan So is a visionary leader with a focus on helping people realize and resonate their passions to live life to the fullest.  He is an expert on passion and human achievement, and the founder of Phinklife, a social enterprise that addresses systemic social challenges.  Supporting his work, he has launched several social businesses in the fields of technology and human development that creates living solutions and thriving... Read More →



Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fundy 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

Mining 101
What does the life cycle of a mine look like? What is the scale of operations, how long do they last, and what different environmental impacts can occur? Hear from our panelists, a variety of actors working in the mining industry, for an engaging primer on the mining process. This understanding is crucial for you to engage with the policy debate that will take place throughout the rest of conference in the mining stream. 

Facilitators
avatar for Joshua Vanwyck

Joshua Vanwyck

Climate Design Engineer, Transsolar GmbH

Speakers
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Guy Chamard

Gestionnaire de projet, Tetra Tech Industries
Guy Chamard est un gestionnaire de projet qui compte déjà plus de 25 ans dans le domaine industriel à Tetra Tech Industries. Il a travaillé pour diverses entreprises, aussi bien des propriétaire, des ingénieurs conseils que des entrepreneurs en construction.  De plus, les projets qu’il a exécuté étaient  au Canada, Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire... Read More →
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Danielle Gagnon

Liaison officer, École Polytechnique
Danielle Gagnon is the first Mining Liaison Officer at Polytechnique. The position was created to increase enrolment in Polytechnique’s mining program. She has built up recruitment capability and created scholarships for first-year students. The program has increased in size from 14 to 170 students since Danielle took on this role in 2007. Previously, Danielle has worked as a metallurgist for Noranda, and as a chief engineer for SOQUEM... Read More →
avatar for Hani Mitri

Hani Mitri

Professor & Director of Mining Engineering, McGill University
Dr. Hani Mitri is Professor and Director of Mining Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research and teaching activities focus on rock mechanics, rockburst, rock supports, rock slopes, and mine safety. During his career, he supervised 21 Ph.D. and 22 Master’s students, as well as many visiting scholars from China and France. He has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. In... Read More →
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Jabiz Sharifian

Manager, Project Services, Tetra Tech Industries
Jabiz Sharifan is currently the Manager of the Project Services Department at Tetra Tech Industries in Canada. Her specialty is in organizational development and project management, expertise she has built up through working with multi-lateral agencies (the UN and World Bank), local governments and the private sector. In the last 17 years, she has worked in numerous countries, including Iran (e.g. upgrading informal settlements... Read More →



Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Jacques-Cartier 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:00pm

The Intersection of Mining and Development
What is sustainable development? How do development principles apply to the mining context? Join us to explore the current discourse, perspectives, and opinions surrounding mining and development, setting the stage for deeper dialogue and learning in other mining stream sessions.

Facilitators
avatar for Jeff Geipel

Jeff Geipel

Venture Leader, Mining Shared Value - EWB Canada
I run the Mining Shared Value venture, along with the team of Kanwal Dewan, Anthea Darychuk and Emily Nickerson. We work to promote local procurement by the global mining industry to improve the development impacts of mineral extraction. Come talk to me about the potential role of mining in development, what conditions need to be in place for responsible mining to occur, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in general.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Campbell

Bonnie Campbell

Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
Bonnie Campbell, (M.A., D.Phil, University of Sussex), est professeure d’économie politique au Département de science politique de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), directrice du Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en développement international et société (CIRDIS) et également du Groupe de recherche sur les activités minières en Afrique... Read More →
avatar for Philip Oxhorn

Philip Oxhorn

Professor of Political Science, McGill University
avatar for Patricia Peña

Patricia Peña

Director General, Economic Development, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Ms. Patricia Peña is the Director General for Economic Development at the Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). She is responsible for Canada’s institutional relationship and programming with the World Bank Group and other international financial institutions. She also oversees sectoral policy on economic growth, governance and natural resources, and provides leadership to these communities of practice... Read More →



Friday January 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pointe Aux Trembles 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Friday January 16, 2015 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Collision Space 900 de la gauchetiere ouest

3:45pm

Adaptive Governance: What Does It Look Like?
What does it mean for a governance model to adequately support adaptive public services? Dive into a case study with us and examine the stakeholders, challenges, and opportunities present. This session will be a great starting point for those seeking more context and background for future involvement in this work. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Candelario

Anthony Candelario

University of British Columbia Formerly WatSan
avatar for Holly Lafontaine

Holly Lafontaine

Sanitation Coordinator, WatSan Alumni
avatar for Belinda Li

Belinda Li

Project Engineer, Tetra Tech
Belinda loves working on complex societal problems. This led her to joining Engineers Without Borders when she was a student at the University of British Columbia. From 2012 to 2014, she was a Long Term Fellow for the Water and Sanitation Team in Malawi with a focus on government management systems to improve operations and maintenance of water points. She is now a Project Engineer at Tetra Tech with the Solid Waste Management Practice. She... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Fontaine E 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

Adaptive Public Services: Who's Doing What?
This session will be a chance to convene a group of leaders working in governance both inside and outside of EWB Canada. Together, we'll explore each others' work and map our common interests -- working to understand how each of our individual focus areas contribute to incubating systemic change within Adaptive Public Services.

Facilitators
avatar for Alyssa Lindsay

Alyssa Lindsay

Program Manager/Former Program Director Malawi WatSan, Bridges Social Development/EWB
Passionate about enabling learning and listening.

Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

Mechanisms of Change in Engineering / Les mécanismes du changement dans l'industrie du génie
Is industry capable of widespread change for social good? What levers of change have proven effective in the past, and how can we harness those same mechanisms to spread 21st Century Engineering practices? This session invites delegates to build on these examples and analyze the engineering system from a practical perspective.

Facilitators
avatar for Jonathan Verrett

Jonathan Verrett

PhD Student, McGill University

Speakers
avatar for Avinash Bhaskar

Avinash Bhaskar

BASF Canada
Avinash is a member of BASF Canada’s Market and Customer Development team. Avinash has been in this role at BASF since October 2012. He is responsible for cross-business development and Canada market intelligence. He is also a member of BASF Canada and North America’s market growth strategy team. Prior to BASF, Avinash worked for six years as a strategy consultant at Frost & Sullivan, a global market research and consulting firm... Read More →
avatar for Yves Hamelin

Yves Hamelin

Regional Director, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
Yves Hamelin is The Quebec Regional Director for the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and its member companies. Prior to joining CIAC, Mr. Hamelin was the President and CEO of Arkema Canada, which included operational responsibilities for the company’s Becancour Quebec manufacturing site. Yves holds a Masters degree in Management from Laval, a Masters in Project Management from the University of Trois Rivieres, and a Bachelor of... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Pasteris

Anthony Pasteris

President, Minerva Canada Safety Management Education Inc.
Tony has had an extensive 37 years of combined Managerial, operational, supply and project management  experience in the oil and petrochemical industry and retired from Imperial Oil Limited in December 2005. He was instrumental in the development and implementaion of Imperial Oil’s current Safety, Health  and Environmental Management Systems throughout its Downstream and Chemicals operations. Since 2002, he has been the... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Pointe Aux Trembles 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

Unlock the Status Quo: Release the Whole New Engineer
The technological forces changing our world have illuminated a new path leading to a whole new engineer, an engineer appropriate to our time and the foreseeable future, appropriate to the eager young people of our world. Therefore, we come together, in the light of growing awareness and heightened urgency, and shine a big beacon upon needed change. Are you ready to unlock the status quo, transform engineering education, and release a whole new engineer?

Speakers
avatar for Meagan Pollock

Meagan Pollock

Director of Professional Development, NAPE
Dr. Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. Before turning her focus on the intersection of education and equity, Meagan worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. Meagan was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and she holds a PhD in engineering education from Purdue University, a MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and a BS in... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Fontaine F 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

Unlocking the Engineering Ecosystem
Where is the engineering industry heading? Who are the stakeholders and what conscious and unconscious pressures do they exercice on the system? This session invites those stakeholders into the room to paint a true portrait of the complex engineering ecosystem. By understanding each other and how we all create and feel system forces, this session seeks to unlock that system's potential.

Facilitators
avatar for Mark Horowitz

Mark Horowitz

Idea Hunter & Collaboration Gatherer, New Context Coaching
Author of: The Dance of We: The Mindful Use of Love and Power in Human Systems. | Board Certified Coach | Woodworker | | Mark Horowitz is, a leadership and organizational development consultant, an experienced educator, and board certified coach. He trained in Humanistic Psychology with Abraham Maslow, Ph.D. and in Psychosynthesis with Roberto Assagioli, M.D. He has studied the field of human systems for over thirty-five years as a licensed... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Lakiza

Victoria Lakiza

Head of Organizational Development & Performance, Conference Team / SMi Enerpro
In addition to a mechanical engineering background with a specialization in international projects at Polytechnique Montreal, Victoria has cumulated a diversified experience in project and people management as well as international and human development. Thanks to her experience in organizational strategy and development, she is currently involved in the coordination of engineering projects and organizational change management, as well as... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Hampstead 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

Personal Leadership Stories: Creating Systems Change
There are a set of ‘wicked’ problems in the world, where solutions are not obvious, and where interconnectedness and adaptability must be central to problem solving. What type of leadership skills are needed to tackle these problems? Come to this conversation based session and connect with leaders that have experience changing systems to explore the knowledge, skills and attitudes that define System Change Leadership.

Facilitators
avatar for Florian Villaumé

Florian Villaumé

Director of Leadership Development, le playground Canada

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Afeke

Joyce Afeke

Lecturer, Kwadaso Agricultural College Ghana
Joyce Afeke has been a key contributor in numerous educational programs and initiatives at Kwadaso Agricultural College. Her academic specialties include food safety standards and animal feed formulations – an important agricultural sector as the demand for meat products continues to grow quickly in Ghana. | | Joyce’s leadership at the College is helping bring students closer to farmers in rural communities. An instrumental... Read More →
avatar for James Haga

James Haga

VP Strategy and Investment, EWB Canada
avatar for Duncan So

Duncan So

Founder & Chief Catalyst, Phinklife
Duncan So is a visionary leader with a focus on helping people realize and resonate their passions to live life to the fullest.  He is an expert on passion and human achievement, and the founder of Phinklife, a social enterprise that addresses systemic social challenges.  Supporting his work, he has launched several social businesses in the fields of technology and human development that creates living solutions and thriving... Read More →
avatar for Flora Terah

Flora Terah

Founder, Terah Against Terror
Flora Terah is an international women's rights advocate who was one of approximately 200 women that ran for Parliament in the Kenyan elections in 2007. She was one of several women who were abducted, tortured and abused because they dared to run for public office in Kenya. Hospitalized for weeks and unable to canvass properly, she lost her bid for election. Worse was still to come for Terah: in March 2008 her only child, a 19-year-old footballer... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Weissburg

Rebecca Weissburg

VP, Strategic Partnerships, VOTO Mobile
Passionate about connecting the world's 3B poorest people to information and services using their mobile phones.
avatar for Rasheeda Yehuza

Rasheeda Yehuza

Software Developer, VOTO Mobile Ghana
As a social entrepreneur, Rasheeda co-founded Tech Needs Girls Ghana, an annual workshop for girls in Senior Secondary Schools. The workshop involves a hands-on session where girls learn to develop mobile and web applications, interact with teaching software on the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineer, and Mathematics), and meet female technologists who instruct and mentor them. An instructor and mentor herself, Rasheeda has also spoken... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Longueuil 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

Looking to Institutions for Change
Campuses have a powerful role to play in building the inclusive food systems our world needs, and students are ideally placed to lead these changes. This session is your opportunity to connect with Canada’s national student food movement. You'll learn how McGill transformed food on its campus; get feedback on your challenges trying to change food on your own campus; and share learnings, resources and contacts from across the country that can help you reach your goals. 

Facilitators
avatar for Dana Lahey

Dana Lahey

Meal Exchange
Dana has been working to transform food and education on Canada’s campuses since 2007. As an undergraduate student at McGill University he started the McGill Farmers’ Market and the McGill Food Systems Project, spending his degree bringing together his campus community to improve the sustainability of the university’s food supply. Since graduating from McGill, Dana has been helping campuses across the country achieve their... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Jacques-Cartier 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

B-Corps: Redefining 'Success' in Business
What is a benefit corporation? What is the potential for B-Corps to push business leaders to consider more than mere profit? Is this a movement that can change the way we define success in business?

Facilitators
avatar for Aaron Emery

Aaron Emery

Lead, B Corp Canada, B Corp Canada
Aaron H. Emery is a Senior Associate at the MaRS Center For Impact Investing in Toronto, where he acts as “lead” for the Benefit Corporation Movement in Canada. In this position, it is his job–most days–to meet with amazing entrepreneurs using their businesses to bring about fantastic impact in the world around them. B Corps believe that healthy businesses committed to positive social and environmental outcomes can bring about the most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Glencross

Jonathan Glencross

Partnerships, Purpose Capital
Leading the firm’s office in Montreal, Jonathan’s work has focused on revolutionizing post-secondary education through funds, MOOCs and industry consortiums; on developing a global platform to leverage the potential of emerging technologies to improve access to education for the 99%; and on assisting leading social enterprises and co-working spaces to secure investments. Jonathan is working the J.W. McConnell Foundation... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

Risk vs. (Social) Returns
Is there a risk cut-off for impact investments? And how do we justify financial risk when we are working towards social impact? What amount of risk are socially-minded investors willing to take, and what type of social impact do they expect to create? In this session we'll dive into the complexities of measuring risk in impact investments, and try to determine if there is in fact a ceiling on the amount of risk we can justify when working towards impact, and where that ceiling is.

Facilitators
avatar for Mina Shahid

Mina Shahid

Chairman, Numida Technologies
Mina has spent most of the past seven years working in Zambia, Uganda and Ghana to improve opportunities for smallholder farmers and African agribusinesses. His bottom line that service is love in action has guided him to live a life of service to those whose potential is systemically constrained. Mina is currently an Acumen Global Fellow, and the COO of SiembraViva; an e-commerce company connecting resource-poor Colombian organic farmers with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Miles Adongo

Miles Adongo

Operations Manager, SilverRose Company Limited
Miles Adongo is an imaginative business leader with big goals – he wants to change both the agricultural and development sectors in Ghana. He is already leveraging the resources of his mechanized family farm to help small-scale farmers improve their livelihoods and he sees more potential for stronger public-private sector partnerships. Miles sees the Kumvana program as an opportunity to explore ways of making positive change for vulnerable... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Chan

Gordon Chan

Venture Leader, BDS Africa
Gordon Chan is a Venture Leader with BDSA Ghana, a consultancy providing management and technical advice to enterprises that serve to reduce poverty in West Africa.  He most recently worked with a Ghanaian incubator to design its service offerings, attract over $650,000 USD in investment, and triple its number of program applicants. Prior to joining BDSA Ghana, Gordon was a Farber Fellow at REDF, a venture philanthropy organization devoted to... Read More →
avatar for Diana Menzies

Diana Menzies

Venture Leader, BDSA Zambia
Diana is the venture leader of BDSA Zambia; a social enterprise that works with medium to large agribusinesses to improve business practices that concern smallholder farmers and reduce rural poverty. Medium-to-Large African agricultural businesses purchase 80% of their crop from smallholder farmers and as such are poised for impact within that market. BDSA wants to build the capacity of these enterprises such that they can test and iterate on... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

The Finance Chain - Only as Strong as the Weakest Link!
Why is it so difficult for small and medium enterprises to access the resources they need to expand and grow their operations---why does this 'missing middle' exist in the social finance chain? We will explore these questions by outlining the characteristics of a great solution, then assess and compare up to four existing models aiming to solve the missing middle problem as presented by experienced and active doers in the field. Do the models meet the peculiar needs of impact businesses; are they self-sustaining?

Facilitators
avatar for Wayne Miranda

Wayne Miranda

Growth Mosaic
Wayne’s passion is to grow companies that generate a social and environmental impact in sub-Saharan Africa. He currently leads Growth Mosaic Ltd. which identifies early-stage impact businesses, accelerates them to become investment-ready, and matchmakes with appropriate investors. Growth Mosaic is based in Ghana and works in agribusiness, healthcare, sanitation, renewable energy, clean water, education, manufacturing, and other impact... Read More →

Speakers
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Andrew Duffield

Buisness Development Services
avatar for Eugene Ellmen

Eugene Ellmen

National Director, Oikocredit Canada
Eugene Ellmen is National Director for Oikocredit Canada. Oikocredit is an international development fund that invests in microfinance, fair trade, co-operatives and agriculture in 70 countries around the world. Oikocredit Canada is the Canadian arm of the organization.Prior to joining Oikocredit in January 2013, Eugene served for 13 years as Executive Director of the Social Investment Organization, Canada’s national association for responsible... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
St-Pierre 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:45pm

Making Mining Work for Development: An Open Discussion
This session will build on both of the mining stream sessions that occured yesterday, diving into the big question of how mining could "work" for development (or if it even can.) What do we need to answer to understand this opportunity? What conditions need to be in place for mining to advance development outcomes? What are the deal-breakers for concerns of human rights or the environment? 

Speakers
avatar for Andre Bourassa

Andre Bourassa

Strategic Advisor, Ecole Polytechnique
An engineer and an economist, André was a senior international policy advisor with the Government of Canada where he focused particularly on the mining sector and development. He was also Vice-President, Stewardship, at the international association of the mining multinational companies (ICME now ICMM). For 27 years, he has been working with an international NGO doing community development in India. He is now working for the Bureau of... Read More →
avatar for Bonnie Campbell

Bonnie Campbell

Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
Bonnie Campbell, (M.A., D.Phil, University of Sussex), est professeure d’économie politique au Département de science politique de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), directrice du Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en développement international et société (CIRDIS) et également du Groupe de recherche sur les activités minières en Afrique... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Peña

Patricia Peña

Director General, Economic Development, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Ms. Patricia Peña is the Director General for Economic Development at the Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). She is responsible for Canada’s institutional relationship and programming with the World Bank Group and other international financial institutions. She also oversees sectoral policy on economic growth, governance and natural resources, and provides leadership to these communities of practice... Read More →


Friday January 16, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Fontaine G 900 de la gauchetière ouest

5:15pm

Check-out
The Art of Hosting Community in Montreal will facilitate the framing and conclusion of each day. Sometimes it's a moment to greet the people at your table, sometimes it's a moment for reflection, or event a moment to stand up and take action. 

Facilitators
avatar for Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade

Co-director, process designer, percolab, Art of hosting
Samantha utilise et expérimente depuis plus de vingt ans les méthodes de collaboration, d’innovation ouverte et de navigation du changement dans une variété de projets et de milieux : au Québec avec le Musée canadien des Civilisations, la Conférence Régionale de élus (CRÉ) de Montréal comme à l’international (Commission Européenne... Read More →

Friday January 16, 2015 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

5:15pm

Check-out
Friday January 16, 2015 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

5:45pm

Dinner & Community Celebrations
Friday January 16, 2015 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

7:30pm

EWB Annual General Meeting
Friday January 16, 2015 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest
 
Saturday, January 17
 

8:00am

Mental Health Caucus
When navigating the complexities of development and managing day to day life, mental health is central to our well-being. The Mental Health Caucus is an opportunity for delegates to come together and share their personal experiences with mental health and offer support to one another. There will be space for attendees to share as much or as little as they would like, as well as an opportunity to discuss ways to improve mental health resources and understanding within our communities. 

Saturday January 17, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

9:00am

Check-in: Co-Create
The Art of Hosting Community in Montreal will facilitate the framing and conclusion of each day. Sometimes it's a moment to greet the people at your table, sometimes it's a moment for reflection, or event a moment to stand up and take action. 

Facilitators
avatar for Jonathan Jubinville

Jonathan Jubinville

Facilitateur co-créatif et fondateur, Matière Brute
Il a fondé Matière Brute avec pour intention de faciliter le changement dans nos sociétés. Il canalise sa passion pour les relations humaines dans la création d’expériences d’apprentissage et de processus co-créatifs. En conjugant les méthodologies du Art of Hosting et de l’improvisation appliquée, il a développé une approche de facilitation unique... Read More →
avatar for Juan Carlos Londono

Juan Carlos Londono

Co-founder, Lupuna
Social entrepreneur, dancer, and co-founder of Lupuna (lupuna.com), a Montreal-based enterprise whose work in the field of collaborative practices enhances people’s capacity to envision, implement and regenerate wiser responses to the challenges we face. | | Juan Carlos was born in Bogota to a Colombian father and a Bosnian mother, and spent a few years in the Middle East before choosing Montreal as his home base. He has an academic... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade

Co-director, process designer, percolab, Art of hosting
Samantha utilise et expérimente depuis plus de vingt ans les méthodes de collaboration, d’innovation ouverte et de navigation du changement dans une variété de projets et de milieux : au Québec avec le Musée canadien des Civilisations, la Conférence Régionale de élus (CRÉ) de Montréal comme à l’international (Commission Européenne... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 9:00am - 9:15am
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

9:15am

Keynote : Adam Kahane
Speakers
avatar for Adam Kahane

Adam Kahane

Chairman, North America, Reos Partners
Adam Kahane is North American Chairman of Reos Partners. Reos (www.reospartners.com) is a company of strategists and facilitators that helps people move forward together on their most important and intractable issues. Adam is the author of Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities, Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change, and Transformative Scenario Planning: Working Together to Change... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 9:15am - 9:45am
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

A Bridging Approach to Unlocking Individual and Community Potential
How can intentional relationships be bridges that create systems change? What is required to bridge these relationships across cultures, communities, and systems that enable individual and collective potential? In this session we will explore a case example of a non-aboriginal organization working to support and empower First Nations communities. We will dive into the complexities, challenges, and opportunities associated with a relational and partnership based approach to social change.

Facilitators
avatar for Lindsay Mitchell

Lindsay Mitchell

Executive Director, Bridges Social Development
Lindsay is driven by a curiosity to learn and is focused on understanding the nature and connections within our human systems. Her current role as the Executive Director with Bridges Social Development combines years of experience with Engineers Without Borders Canada and other for-profit endeavours, which allows her to pursue her passion for human development through community development work, facilitation, and mentoring. Trained as an engineer... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fundy 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Collab Lab: Designing Information and Communications Technology for Development
What principles guide technology design for international development? How do we co-create innovative tech solutions that reflect and respond to user needs and are adapted to local contexts? This session will combine the theoretical with the practical and lead delegates to brainstorm, prototype, and iterate on new tech-based concepts and ideas. 

Facilitators
avatar for Claudia Bernett

Claudia Bernett

Founder, Creative Director, Little Cloud Collective
Claudia Bernett is a designer and educator living and working in New York City. She creates interactive work that taps into shifting behavior and crosses boundaries, inspiring new cultural perspectives. She is founder of Little Cloud, a cross-discipline, international collective focused on developing new platforms for public collaboration and social good. As director of user experience, she’s worked for such firms as... Read More →
avatar for Priyanka Pathak

Priyanka Pathak

ICT Innovation Specialist, World Bank, Principal, Little Cloud Collective
Priyanka Pathak is a technologist and designer whose work focuses on co-designing and co-creating technologies for social good around the world, especially for women in health and education. Currently, she works as an ICT Innovation Specialist at the World Bank and as a principal at Little Cloud Collective, in addition to teaching the Design for UNICEF studio course at Parsons the New School for Design. To date, she has worked to design and... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Jacques-Cartier 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Creative Catalyst I: Artists as the Cultural Instigators of Social Innovation
As we tackle complex wicked problems, how do problem-solvers connect people with the issues and establish the first critical steps in taking action - awareness and empathy? Artists are the de-facto cultural mediators and instigators of the world, channeling art to create an open and liberating space to critique and examine issues. Learn about how art can catalyze awareness through non-rational channels, opening up dialogue and critical reflection through artistic expression, storytelling and creation.

Facilitators
avatar for Nicole Bazuin

Nicole Bazuin

Co-Director, Madeleine Co.
Nicole Bazuin is a co-founding director of Madeleine Co. She is an artist and a film/theatre director based in Toronto, Ontario. Nicole is a recipient of the Universal Studios Scholarship and the HSBC Filmmaker’s Award. Directing credits include: interactive video installation “Honey, I’m Home!” for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, original stage musical “A Ladylike Murder”, revival of “The Glass Cage” play... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Hong

Alexandra Hong

Co-Director, Madeleine Co.
Alexandra Hong is a co-founding director of Madeleine Co. She is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and producer who is interested in the intersection between art, communication and social practice. She was formerly the programmer at research-art atelier Mammalian Diving Reflex, where she developed and produced innovative arts programming for youth with the goal of youth capacity building, mentorship, and employment. She is a recipient of the... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Hsu

Cheryl Hsu

Co-Director, Madeleine Co.
Cheryl Hsu is a co-founding director of Madeleine Co., and a design strategist and artist. Cheryl works with the Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation at Ryerson University and was one of the key movers in Ryerson University’s social innovation designation as Canada's first Ashoka Changemaker Campus. Cheryl is a MDes candidate in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University. Her research interests lie in the... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine F 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Hands on with Human Centered Design
How can a process help us effectively tackle projects in sectors as wide ranging as financial inclusion, reproductive health, and agriculture? Join this hands on session for an intro to Human Centered Design, a process popularized by renowned design consultancy IDEO and implemented successfully in many international development projects by IDEO.org, a non-profit dedicated to tackling challenges of poverty through design. Walk away with resources to help you dive deeper into the concepts and implement some HCD practices in your work.

Facilitators
avatar for Behrouz Hariri

Behrouz Hariri

IDEO.org
Behrouz Hariri straddles the intersection between research, strategy, and visual communication, taking things from an abstract mission to a tangible product or solution. | | Most recently, as a systems designer at IDEO.org he has worked on a wide range of projects including financial inclusion, agriculture, reproductive health, and organization design in Ethiopia, Zambia, D.R. Congo, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. | Behrouz is interested in... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Story Listening for Co-Creation / L'écoute d'histoires, source de co-création
The Montreal Art of Hosting Community will share an enlivening and partcipatory methodology that helps access the subtler stuff. Useful for defining a strategic direction, discovering and digging into complex topics, integrating multi-stakeholder perspectives and much more. Live the process, leanr the mechanics and reflect on  its strength and potential in your context.

Facilitators
avatar for Jonathan Jubinville

Jonathan Jubinville

Facilitateur co-créatif et fondateur, Matière Brute
Il a fondé Matière Brute avec pour intention de faciliter le changement dans nos sociétés. Il canalise sa passion pour les relations humaines dans la création d’expériences d’apprentissage et de processus co-créatifs. En conjugant les méthodologies du Art of Hosting et de l’improvisation appliquée, il a développé une approche de facilitation unique... Read More →
avatar for Juan Carlos Londono

Juan Carlos Londono

Co-founder, Lupuna
Social entrepreneur, dancer, and co-founder of Lupuna (lupuna.com), a Montreal-based enterprise whose work in the field of collaborative practices enhances people’s capacity to envision, implement and regenerate wiser responses to the challenges we face. | | Juan Carlos was born in Bogota to a Colombian father and a Bosnian mother, and spent a few years in the Middle East before choosing Montreal as his home base. He has an academic... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade

Co-director, process designer, percolab, Art of hosting
Samantha utilise et expérimente depuis plus de vingt ans les méthodes de collaboration, d’innovation ouverte et de navigation du changement dans une variété de projets et de milieux : au Québec avec le Musée canadien des Civilisations, la Conférence Régionale de élus (CRÉ) de Montréal comme à l’international (Commission Européenne... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

System Forces: The Dynamics of Human Systems that Affect Collaboration
What are some principles of Life-affirming, cocreative human systems? What system forces inhibit cocreation? How do love and power counter these dysfunctional inhibiting forces? What does the practical application of love and power look like, individually and collectively, in the cocreation process?


Facilitators
avatar for Mark Horowitz

Mark Horowitz

Idea Hunter & Collaboration Gatherer, New Context Coaching
Author of: The Dance of We: The Mindful Use of Love and Power in Human Systems. | Board Certified Coach | Woodworker | | Mark Horowitz is, a leadership and organizational development consultant, an experienced educator, and board certified coach. He trained in Humanistic Psychology with Abraham Maslow, Ph.D. and in Psychosynthesis with Roberto Assagioli, M.D. He has studied the field of human systems for over thirty-five years as a licensed... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
St-Pierre 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

The Art of Co-Creative Leadership / L’art du leadership co-créatif
What becomes possible when we embrace the art of co-creation? Experience the multiplying effect of co-creation by tapping into the collective ‘We’ to respond to the complexity of the 21st century.

Qu’est-ce qui devient possible quand nous intégrons l’art de la co-création ? Expérimentez l’effet multiplicateur de la co-création en connectant au ‘nous’ collectif pour répondre à la complexité du 21e siècle.

Facilitators
avatar for Marco Frediani

Marco Frediani

CEO & Leader-Facilitator, le playground leadership
Marco is a changemaker who thrives on bringing out others’ talents and dreams. Convinced that the greatest risk in life is the status quo, he constantly calls into question the tried and true and relishes new challenges. Marco spent 20 years managing several multinational companies in the food industry, where his “rebel with heart” essence allowed him to challenge certain norms to completely defy situations that seemed... Read More →
avatar for Lourdes Gutierrez

Lourdes Gutierrez

CEO & Leader-Facilitator, le playground leadership
Lourdes has an innate belief in the potential of each human being. Audacious and courageous, she strives to make the world a better place and gives one hundred percent of herself to whatever she undertakes. Lourdes magically touches people’s souls and uses her determination, energy and willingness to risk everything to put them in touch with their Greater Mission. le playground reflects her essence: she has created an open... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

The Productive Thinking Model for Creative Problem Solving
What is Productive Thinking? How do we structure our thinking in a way that allows us to tackle problems creatively? Learn how to "think better" at each stage of the problem solving process so as to develop more innovative, well-rounded solutions. 

Facilitators
avatar for Daniel Bigonesse

Daniel Bigonesse

Facilitator, Bigonesse + Partners
As a trainer and facilitator, Dan has spent the last twenty years helping people expand their thinking and discover new possibilities. With his quick wit, probing questioning skills and productive thinking techniques Dan helps clients engage their whole brain, and find productive solutions to their challenges.  | | Whether facilitating a training workshop, a new product ideation, a strategic planning session, or just a... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Pointe Aux Trembles 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

This System is Large, Complex...and Dysfunctional. How Do We Change It?
Roll up your sleeves in this interactive session on solving complex problems using the Key Initiator approach. Listen to stories of how it's worked to grow sustainable markets and revitalize communities. Talk about the methods we use to make it all work, and try some out on your own challenging situation.

Facilitators
avatar for Russ Gaskin

Russ Gaskin

Managing Director, CoCreative Consulting
Russ is a consultant and mentor who helps people who don’t know each other and often don’t even like each other solve complex problems together.  He speaks and works around the world on social innovation, human-centered design, and leveraging diversity as a source of strategic innovation.  Russ’ firm, CoCreative, specializes in developing collective impact networks to solve complex problems like revitalizing distressed... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine E 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Using Social Labs to Address Tough Challenges
How can we enable diverse actors to work together and make progress on tough, vital, and even "stuck" societal challenges? This session will explore how a social lab is one approach taken to do just that. Social Labs build on the active participation of diverse stakeholders, and take an experimental and systemic approach to designing potential solutions. Try one out with Adam Kahane and Monica Pohlmann of Reos Partners, and explore how to construct, run, and participate in social labs.

Facilitators
avatar for Adam Kahane

Adam Kahane

Chairman, North America, Reos Partners
Adam Kahane is North American Chairman of Reos Partners. Reos (www.reospartners.com) is a company of strategists and facilitators that helps people move forward together on their most important and intractable issues. Adam is the author of Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities, Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change, and Transformative Scenario Planning: Working Together to Change... Read More →
avatar for Monica Pohlmann

Monica Pohlmann

Senior Consultant, Reos Partners
I believe that collaborative intelligence is a key tool for accelerating community and organizational resilience. With more than 20 years of experience in community development, environmental policy, and strategic planning, I enjoy working with people from diverse groups—government, business, and nonprofits—to work together to address challenging issues. In particular, I am motivated by the aim to build the social infrastructure of... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Hampstead 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Designing Approaches for Gender Equity
Power inequalities and injustice are present in every social system, as are the actors and ideas required to challenge them. So, how do we design interventions that promote equity or challenge oppression? How can we galvanize change that is both personal and systemic? The Gender Action Fellowship brought together Ghanaian and Canadian leaders to work on collaborative action learning projects to do just that. Come hear about some successes and failures that stemmed from this fellowship, and explore the messiness of social justice work.

Facilitators
avatar for Erin Aylward

Erin Aylward

former Gender Advisor, EWB Canada
Erin Aylward is an international development practitioner & researcher who specializes in gender and sexuality. Drawing on her experiences in working with and learning from women's rights organizations in Nicaragua and Panama, she created, funded, and filled the position of “Gender Advisor” within EWB from 2012-2013. She also worked as Oxfam Canada’s Youth and Campus Outreach Officer, connecting 28 campus groups across... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine G 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Transformative Justice and Inclusive Collaboration / Justice transformative et collaboration inclusive
How can we create a truly safe space to collaborate with all including those who are often excluded from our workplaces?  How can we manage harm and conflict in a way that deepens our relationships as opposed to divides us? Poverty, exclusion and marginalization are extremely traumatic experiences which can lead to mental health, addictions and harming behaviors. If we intend to collaborate with people that have lived experience of poverty and marginalization, we must develop trauma informed skills and workplaces. Join us for this experiential workshop where we will explore Transformative Justice and Harm Reduction techniques.

Facilitators
JR

Joan Ruzsa

Coordinator, Rittenhouse

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Longueuil 900 de la gauchetière ouest

11:30am

Lunch
Saturday January 17, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

12:30pm

Lunch
Saturday January 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Enabling Policy Effectiveness
What enables policy to reflect local needs? How can local government engage effectively with higher level policy development? What avenues for more effective policy development exist? By examining these questions in diverse contexts we aim to develop a deeper understanding of how policy constraints on local governments can be addressed.

Facilitators
avatar for Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Venture Lead / Senior Consultant, Global Engineering Venture / Steer Davies Gleave
Patrick Miller (PhD) is passionate about creating sustainable, resilient, compassionate, and creative communities. As a transportation planner and consultant, Patrick has worked with public, private and non-profit clients across North America and around the world to develop long range transit strategies and to design and implement behaviour change campaigns, all the while pushing his clients to take innovative and holistic approaches to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Professor, Carleton University
Professor Brown is Associate Professor of Political Science in the field of comparative politics, with a specialization in the politics of Africa. He has worked in Botswana and in Ghana as a development planner and as a local government policy advisor. He is working on a book on the institutionalization of liberal democracy in Botswana, which is funded by a research grant from the SSHRC. He is currently the Program Director for Carleton... Read More →
avatar for Govind Gopakumar

Govind Gopakumar

Associate Professor, Concordia University
Govind Gopakumar is Associate Professor and Associate Chair at the Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia University, Montreal. He received a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Gopakumar’s research centres on the socio-political aspects of urban infrastructure and the governance of infrastructure change. In addition to a book Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India published by... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Timms

Bruce Timms

Councilor, Niagara Region, Ont.



Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
St-Pierre 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Overcoming Resource Constraints in the Public Sector
How are governments addressing the on-going challenge of trying to do more with less? What can we learn from our collective experience about where and when different approaches best apply? From increasing access to resources through internally generated funds and public-private partnerships, to decreasing inefficiency through improved coordination and continuous lean improvement, we will seek to understand what contributes to why different approaches might work or fail.

Facilitators
DM

Duncan McNicholl

University of Cambridge/ formerly WatSan

Speakers
avatar for Sydney Byrns

Sydney Byrns

WASH Catalysts Malawi
Sydney Byrns was born and raised in Saskatoon, Canada, and has lived and worked in Malawi with water and sanitation ventures of EWB since 2010. Sydney currently leads the WASH Catalysts venture of EWB, which is focused on supporting innovative approaches to service delivery by local government in a low resource environment. Her interests lie in government-led development, de-projectized service delivery approaches, and strengthening weak... Read More →
avatar for Merlin Chatwin

Merlin Chatwin

Co-Founder and Director, Amplify Governance
avatar for Paul Macmillan

Paul Macmillan

Global Leader, Public Sector, Deloitte
Paul Macmillan has been a management consultant and strategic advisor to government leaders for over 25 years. As the Global Public Sector Leader for DTTL, Paul is responsible for the network’s client service innovation to support public purpose organizations around the world. Paul is the co-author of the book The Solution Revolution and frequently writes and speaks on topics of government innovation, public accountability, and advanced... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Toth

Carolina Toth

Manager for People & Partnerships, GiveDirectly
Carolina is Give Directly's Manager for People & Partnerships. She holds an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University, with a focus on African Development. Her multiple-award-winning thesis focused on children's homes in Nairobi and UNICEF's cash transfer program. She worked at McKinsey & Company prior to joining GiveDirectly as the first Field Director in Kenya, where she built the organization and distributed millions in... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Longueuil 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Strengthening Collaborative Governance / Renforcer la gouvernance collaborative
What have we learned about the power of citizens and government coming together to co-create solutions to development challenges? By looking at different aspects of collaborative governance independently, and then bringing them together we will seek to uncover trends, themes and solutions in different contexts and applications. Key discussion topics include use of technology, government interest and accountability, citizen motivation and engagement and government capacity.

Facilitators
LG

Levi Goertz

Chief Operating Officer, VOTO Mobile
Levi Goertz is VOTO Mobile's COO and oversees all of VOTO's mobile surveys and sensitization projects. VOTO Mobile provides software and services to enable large scale 2-way mobile phone communication anywhere in the world. Common uses are mobile voice or SMS surveys, behaviour change campaigns and call in hotlines. Levi has done significant work in the health and governance/participation sectors in Africa. Levi also acts as the lead consultant... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Davenport

Stephen Davenport

Senior Governance Specialist, World Bank
Stephen Davenport is a Senior Governance Specialist currently leading the Digital Engagement Program at the World Bank. He is an International Development and Technology professional with more than 15 years of management experience including innovation, new product development, fundraising, marketing and communications, client relationship management, strategic product planning, and delivery in e-Government services for... Read More →
avatar for Panthea Lee

Panthea Lee

Principal & Co-Founder, Reboot
Panthea specializes in the applications of ethnography, design, and technology in advancing inclusive development and accountable governance. She has led initiatives to improve human development outcomes in over 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Libya, and Nigeria. Her experience spans work on public sector reform, democratic transition, civic innovation, human trafficking, education, and financial inclusion. Reboot is a social... Read More →
avatar for Anna Levy

Anna Levy

Governance Project Director, SimLab
Anna is the Governance Project Director at Social Impact Lab, a DC- and Nairobi-based non-profit focused on inclusive technologies in various social sectors. The governance project operates at the intersection of low-end technologies and civic dialogue, civil society advocacy, city service delivery, transparency and accountability in international organizations and public agencies, and data ethics. Anna joins the 2015 EWB conference as a... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Mansilla

Joseph Mansilla

Consultant, World Bank
Joseph Mansilla works in the Open Government practice at the World Bank. He specializes on citizen engagement, exploring the ways that ICT and youth participation can be leveraged to improve governance. Prior to joining the World Bank, Joseph was a journalist who wrote about conflict resolution efforts in his home region in southern Philippines. He was part of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network and the British Council Global Changemakers... Read More →
avatar for Priyanka Pathak

Priyanka Pathak

ICT Innovation Specialist, World Bank, Principal, Little Cloud Collective
Priyanka Pathak is a technologist and designer whose work focuses on co-designing and co-creating technologies for social good around the world, especially for women in health and education. Currently, she works as an ICT Innovation Specialist at the World Bank and as a principal at Little Cloud Collective, in addition to teaching the Design for UNICEF studio course at Parsons the New School for Design. To date, she has worked to design and... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Weissburg

Rebecca Weissburg

VP, Strategic Partnerships, VOTO Mobile
Passionate about connecting the world's 3B poorest people to information and services using their mobile phones.



Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Pointe Aux Trembles 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Designing the Future: Education in a 21st Century Context
Do you have thoughts on how to make learning engaging, effective and empowering? Online tools and other 21st century innovations are transforming education. The Global Engineering Venture seeks to leverage these innovations to create an online community learning platform for anyone who is passionate about global engineering. This workshop is a hands on 'lab' where you will be asked to contribute 100% as we explore how to improve online learning and rapidly prototype your feedback.

Facilitators
avatar for Alex Meikelham

Alex Meikelham

Concordia University, Global Engineering Venture
Alexandra’s passion is empowering engineers to go beyond the technical. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics from McGill University, Alexandra spent two years in Product Development at a major international fashion retail and wholesale company. After realizing that she wanted to understand the technical side of problems she returned to school to study civil engineering. She is currently leveraging her diverse... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Fontaine F 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Engineer-in-Residence Live Innovation Space
How can we fundamentally change the public perception of what it means to be an engineer? The Ontario Engineer-in-Residence program is a flagship program of Professional Engineers Ontario, bringing professional engineers into elementary and high school classrooms -- and it provides great potential and opportunity for the Engineers of Tomorow venture to do just this. Join us and contribute to understanding how we can enhance this program, build on the venture's six months of success in running it, and explore ways to expand their reach into other provinces and initiatives.

Facilitators
avatar for Erica Lee Garcia

Erica Lee Garcia

Venture Lead, Engineers of Tomorrow (EWB Canada)
Venture Lead of Engineers of Tomorrow, a new venture of Engineers Without Borders Canada that inspires the next generation of game-changers and problem-solvers through effective, impactful engineering outreach to youth and the general public. | | Erica is a licensed professional engineer with over 10 years experience in automotive manufacturing, mining and non-profit management.  Six Sigma Black Belt, professional change agent, innovator... Read More →
avatar for Alan Ham

Alan Ham

Venture Strategist, Engineers of Tomorrow
Venture Strategist of Engineers of Tomorrow, a new venture of Engineers Without Borders Canada that inspires the next generation of game-changers and problem-solvers through effective, impactful engineering outreach to youth and the general public.I am a graduate of the Automotive Engineering and Management (Hons) program at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology (UOIT), a program I enrolled in due to a passion for transportation... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Engineering Leadership Co-Creation Forum Part I / Forum de co-création pour le leadership en ingénierie
How can we use co-creation to address some of the most significant and complex challenges in engineering? What are some the most important issues that the big players in engineering are tackling? In this three-hour session, partner organizations will share challenges they are experiencing and delegates will work in cross-sectoral teams to co-create innovative solutions to their problems.

Theme 1: Sustainable Energy Solutions (Partner: Trottier Institute)
Theme 2: Globally Inclusive Value Chains (Partner: Hatch)
Theme 3: Ethics and Professionalism in Engineering (Partners: Engineers Canada & OIQ)

Facilitators
avatar for Audrey Bazerghi

Audrey Bazerghi

GE Team
Audrey has been an active EWB member since Fall 2012. First as an occasional volunteer for the Polytechnique Chapter, then as its Global Engineering Lead, Audrey had the chance to grow within the organization through regional retreats, national conferences and events curated in Montreal by the pro Chapter. At Polytechnique, she had the opportunity as the GE Lead to regularly coordinate presentations to hundreds of students each semester in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kim Allen

Kim Allen

Chief Executive Officer, Engineers Canada
Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., is CEO of Engineers Canada, the national organization of the 12 regulatory associations that license the country's engineers. Engineers Canada promotes and maintains the integrity, honour and interests of the profession. Mr. Allen recognizes Engineers Canada’s unique opportunity to make a difference for both the profession and society through collaboration and development and implementation of innovative policies and... Read More →
avatar for Carla Guerra

Carla Guerra

Project Manager, Trottier Institute for Energy
Carla is an international business executive with more than 10 years’ experience in business development, project management and stakeholder relations. She is currently Project Manager at the Trottier Institute for Energy - an Institute to train a new generation of innovators on energy issues and to develop the technologies to help secure the future of energy. | Carla has excellent relationship management knowledge, with particular... Read More →
avatar for Heather Murdock

Heather Murdock

Junior Infrastructure Engineer, Hatch Mott MacDonald
Heather is an Engineer-In-Training with Hatch Mott MacDonald and Chair of the Hatch/HMM EWB Committee. Currently she is serving a 3 year position on Hatch Mott MacDonald's Diversity Committee as the Chair of the 'Recruit-Retain-Advance' Sub-Committee. Passionate about water issues and engineering outreach she also leads the scholarship Sub-Committee for the Water Environment Association of Ontario Young Professionals. She was previously the... Read More →
avatar for Sid Zerbo

Sid Zerbo

VIce president, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Monsieur l’ingénieur Sid Zerbo est président de Royal System, une entreprise qui met à la disposition de ses clients des solutions innovatrices dans les domaines de l’informatique, de l’électronique, de la sécurité et de l’énergie. | | En parallèle à sa carrière professionnelle, Monsieur Zerbo est engagé au sein de la profession depuis plus de 15... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hampstead 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Inside the House of Commons: A Conversation With Canadian MPs / Dans la Chambre des communes : une discussion avec des députés canadiens
Have you ever wondered how (or if) the perspectives of citizens actually influence what the Canadian government does? What drives someone to be a Member of Parliament? What are the most motivating and most frustrating parts of the job? This is your chance to find out. Join us for a unique, informal discussion with sitting Members of Canada's Parliament where you can ask them to weigh in on these questions and more.

Facilitators
avatar for Ian Froude

Ian Froude

Candidate for the EWB Board of Directors

Speakers
avatar for Dean Allison

Dean Allison

Member of Parliament, Chair of Standing Comittee on Foreign Affairs & International Development
Dean Allison was elected as the first MP for the new riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook on June 28, 2004, and was re-elected with resounding majorities in the 2006 and 2008 general elections. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Economics, Dean established himself in the Hamilton and Niagara area through accumulating businesses and working for a major franchise organization. He served his community as President of the... Read More →
avatar for Marc Garneau

Marc Garneau

Member of Parliament, Westmount--Ville-Marie, Parliament of Canada
Marc Garneau has served his country his entire professional career, beginning with the Canadian Navy and then as an astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency, and now in political life. | | Marc Garneau began his service to Canada as a Navy combat systems engineer on HMCS Algonquin from 1974 to 1976.  He was promoted to Commander in 1982 while at Staff College and was transferred to Ottawa in 1983. In... Read More →
avatar for Hélène Laverdière

Hélène Laverdière

Member of Parliament, NDP
Hélène Laverdière holds a doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of Bath in England. She speaks French, English, Spanish and a bit of Mandarin Chinese. After a brief period of research and teaching at Université Laval's Sociology department, Hélène entered Canada's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992 as a foreign service officer. She was posted to various locations, including Washington... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Exploring Food Systems in Context Part I
There exists a great debate within food systems work concerning the direction that food systems ought to take, and the best process to get us there. Based on the work of Evan Fraser’s research group at the University of Guelph, this session will help to put these opposing views into perspective, and provide a more nuanced context for understanding different visions and methodologies within food systems. Together, we will specifically work to understand how different approaches play out in communities struggling with food insecurity both here in Canada and in areas of Africa and Asia. In doing so, we will highlight key strategies and approaches when working with communities, and where we might find some common ground.

Facilitators
AM

Ashley McInnes

PhD Candidate, University of Guelph
SR

Sarah Rotz

University of Guelph


Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Fontaine E 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Before Financing: Bringing Businesses up to Investment-Readiness
Why does great business potential not translate into investment viability? What does it take to create an environment for investment to flow to entrepreneurs? How do we move beyond our preconceived notions of what businesses need to do to obtain financing?

Speakers
avatar for Annatu Abdulai

Annatu Abdulai

Finance Associate, Growth Mosaic
Annatu Abdulai is a Finance Associate with Growth Mosaic, a firm in Ghana that accelerates Small and Medium Sized Businesses with a social impact to become investment-ready, and match-makes them with appropriate investors.  | | Annatu joined Growth Mosaic as an Analyst involved in Market Intelligence and Marketing. She worked on projects in Clean Water, Sanitation, Recycling, Soya bean and Healthcare and Neem Oil just to... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Roussos

Pamela Roussos

Senior Director, Santa Clara University/GSBI
Pamela Roussos has worked with and for early stage software companies as a business and marketing strategy leader, helping founders create, refine, and execute their business strategy and go-to-market plans. She has over 20 years of experience growing teams and delivering products for both large and start-up software companies, working in various managerial capacities as business unit manager, vice president of marketing, COO and CEO. Some of... Read More →
avatar for Lucia Sanchez

Lucia Sanchez

Director, SME Initiative, Innovations for Poverty Action
Lucia Sanchez is the Director of the Small & Medium Enterprise Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action. She provides strategic leadership to the initiative, coordinates its research network and agenda, and leads the initiative's efforts on project development, fundraising and policy outreach. Prior to joining IPA, she worked on the design and implementation of SME development policies in Vietnam (at the United Nations Industrial... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Jacques-Cartier 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Creating a Climate for B-Corps to Prosper in Canada
What is needed for the B-Corps movement to thrive in Canada? How do we organize the effort to re-define 'success' in business en mass? Design it in real time!

Facilitators
avatar for Aaron Emery

Aaron Emery

Lead, B Corp Canada, B Corp Canada
Aaron H. Emery is a Senior Associate at the MaRS Center For Impact Investing in Toronto, where he acts as “lead” for the Benefit Corporation Movement in Canada. In this position, it is his job–most days–to meet with amazing entrepreneurs using their businesses to bring about fantastic impact in the world around them. B Corps believe that healthy businesses committed to positive social and environmental outcomes can bring about the most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Craig Ryan

Craig Ryan

Director, CSR, BDC
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Craig Ryan has more than twenty years related experience in the public, private and civil society sectors.He has worked in developing countries on poverty reduction and health care projects, as a senior policy advisor to federal ministers responsible for the environment and foreign aid, and as a corporate responsibility advisor to large firms in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors.He is a member of... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Fontaine G 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:15pm

Partnering With the Mining Sector for Development: Opportunities and Risks
Should NGOs work with mining companies? What opportunities exist to collaborate and improve the impacts of mining for all stakeholders? What are the risks? Explore the often controversial topic of civil society organizations working with mining companies with panelists who come from both industry and civil society, including a unique company who has given half of its ownership to an NGO in Uganda.

Speakers
SB

Stephen Burega

CEO, Rakai Resources Ltd.
NC

Normand Champigny

President & CEO, Sphinx Resources Ltd.
avatar for Simon Chorley

Simon Chorley

International Programs Manager, UNICEF Canada
Simon Chorley serves as International Programs Manager for UNICEF Canada. He is responsible for business engagement on children’s rights as part of corporate responsibility, government fundraising, liaison with other UNICEF offices, and advising on child protection issues. Prior to his role at UNICEF Canada, Simon served for six years as UK Coordinator for a leading international anti-human trafficking organization in... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

2:45pm

Break
Saturday January 17, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

21st Century Interventions for Public Services
What new types of interventions (organizations, models, firms, teams, structures) beyond "business-as-usual" ideas are needed to meet public services challenges in the 21st century? What new ideas already exist that show promise but haven't yet picked up traction? What totally new ideas for interventions might we want to develop? We will bring together insights from the diverse group of Adaptive Public Services stakeholders to co-create what will be needed in the future of governance.

Facilitators
MK

Michael Kang

Consultant, Engineers Without Borders (and others)

Speakers
avatar for Ken Gauthier

Ken Gauthier

President, Urban Matters
Ken is a Social Intrapreneur at Urban Systems www.urbansystems.ca , a 40 year old consultancy that specializes in community development across Western Canada. After a decade working as a market based engineering consultant, then another 5 years as a Managing Partner and now as a Co-Leader of both Urban Systems and the Urban Systems Foundation, Ken has more recently been focused on bringing the spirit of social innovation to and through the... Read More →
avatar for Paul Macmillan

Paul Macmillan

Global Leader, Public Sector, Deloitte
Paul Macmillan has been a management consultant and strategic advisor to government leaders for over 25 years. As the Global Public Sector Leader for DTTL, Paul is responsible for the network’s client service innovation to support public purpose organizations around the world. Paul is the co-author of the book The Solution Revolution and frequently writes and speaks on topics of government innovation, public accountability, and advanced... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Fontaine F 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

Designing an Engineering Faculty for Global Impact
What environment is needed in an engineering faculty to promote global engineering thinking? Using tools from Human Centered Design and stories of change from different universities, you will be asked to bridge the link between an engineer's education and one of society's most complex problems. What traits should be embodied in an ideal faculty of engineering? How might we take action to encourage movement towards this goal?

Facilitators
avatar for Behrouz Hariri

Behrouz Hariri

IDEO.org
Behrouz Hariri straddles the intersection between research, strategy, and visual communication, taking things from an abstract mission to a tangible product or solution. | | Most recently, as a systems designer at IDEO.org he has worked on a wide range of projects including financial inclusion, agriculture, reproductive health, and organization design in Ethiopia, Zambia, D.R. Congo, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. | Behrouz is interested in... Read More →

Speakers
JH

Joel Hilchey

Instructor / Speaker, The Beanstalk Project / McMaster University
Leadership expert Joel Hilchey is an author, educator, and founder of the Beanstalk Project. Within education, Joel works to develop caring, vibrant, involved communities; he helps students and teachers fight the rise of “entitlementality.” Known for his hilarious, interactive, and memorable presentations, Joel teaches at McMaster University and speaks at conferences, schools, and events across North America, creating social change by... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Venture Lead / Senior Consultant, Global Engineering Venture / Steer Davies Gleave
Patrick Miller (PhD) is passionate about creating sustainable, resilient, compassionate, and creative communities. As a transportation planner and consultant, Patrick has worked with public, private and non-profit clients across North America and around the world to develop long range transit strategies and to design and implement behaviour change campaigns, all the while pushing his clients to take innovative and holistic approaches to... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Longueuil 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

Engineering Leadership Co-Creation Forum Part II/ Forum de co-création pour le leadership en ingénierie
How can we use co-creation to address some of the most significant and complex challenges in engineering? What are some the most important issues that the big players in engineering are tackling? In this three-hour session, partner organizations will share challenges they are experiencing and delegates will work in cross-sectoral teams to co-create innovative solutions to their problems. 

Theme 1: Sustainable Energy Solutions (Partner: Encana & Trottier Institute)
Theme 2: Globally Inclusive Value Chains (Partner: Hatch)
Theme 3: Ethics and Professionalism in Engineering (Partners: Engineers Canada & OIQ)

Facilitators
avatar for Audrey Bazerghi

Audrey Bazerghi

GE Team
Audrey has been an active EWB member since Fall 2012. First as an occasional volunteer for the Polytechnique Chapter, then as its Global Engineering Lead, Audrey had the chance to grow within the organization through regional retreats, national conferences and events curated in Montreal by the pro Chapter. At Polytechnique, she had the opportunity as the GE Lead to regularly coordinate presentations to hundreds of students each semester in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kim Allen

Kim Allen

Chief Executive Officer, Engineers Canada
Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., is CEO of Engineers Canada, the national organization of the 12 regulatory associations that license the country's engineers. Engineers Canada promotes and maintains the integrity, honour and interests of the profession. Mr. Allen recognizes Engineers Canada’s unique opportunity to make a difference for both the profession and society through collaboration and development and implementation of innovative policies and... Read More →
avatar for Heather Murdock

Heather Murdock

Junior Infrastructure Engineer, Hatch Mott MacDonald
Heather is an Engineer-In-Training with Hatch Mott MacDonald and Chair of the Hatch/HMM EWB Committee. Currently she is serving a 3 year position on Hatch Mott MacDonald's Diversity Committee as the Chair of the 'Recruit-Retain-Advance' Sub-Committee. Passionate about water issues and engineering outreach she also leads the scholarship Sub-Committee for the Water Environment Association of Ontario Young Professionals. She was previously the... Read More →
avatar for Sid Zerbo

Sid Zerbo

VIce president, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Monsieur l’ingénieur Sid Zerbo est président de Royal System, une entreprise qui met à la disposition de ses clients des solutions innovatrices dans les domaines de l’informatique, de l’électronique, de la sécurité et de l’énergie. | | En parallèle à sa carrière professionnelle, Monsieur Zerbo est engagé au sein de la profession depuis plus de 15... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hampstead 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

Pivot Point : Help Take Intrapreneurship to the Next Level
What is social intrapreneurship? How can we drive it in engineering? What are intrapreneurs doing as we speak to change their organization, develop themselves, and make the world a better place? Join the PIvot Fellows of EWB Canada and other keen innovators in helping co-create the next step for intrapreneurship in engineering.

Facilitators
avatar for Matthieu Bister

Matthieu Bister

Animation & traduction | Facilitation & Translation, Freelance
Matthieu catalyse des innovations pour les individus, les organisations et les systèmes. Il a soutenu pendant quelques années les sections d’Ingénieurs sans frontières Canada dans leurs activités et dans leurs stratégies d’action. Il a également démarré en 2014 le programme Pivot, la première formation en intrapreneuriat social au Canada. Avant de travailler au bureau d’ISF, Matthieu a été membre bénévole de la section de... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Benoit Bourque

Benoit Bourque

Project Manager, Golder Associés
Benoit Bourque is an engineer and a sustainability practitioner within Golder. Benoit serves as Global leader for GoldSET, a tool he has contributed to developing since 2008 to embed sustainability considerations within project planning and design. His responsibilities include coordination of the GoldSET community, a global network of engineers, scientists and managers who use the tool within their projects. In recent years, he has been... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Wolfe, P. Eng.

Cindy Wolfe, P. Eng.

Specialist Collaborative Innovation, Cenovus Energy Inc.
Talk to me about ways your international community development experience can translate to a Canadian context. Consider how your learnings can be used to create new ways for Industry, Government and Aboriginal (First Nation - on/off reserve, Metis , Inuit) Communities to work together DIFFERENTLY to address dirty socio-economic issues affecting Aboriginal Peoples in Canada - given the jurisdictional realities and the diversity of... Read More →
avatar for Alexandre L'Heureux

Alexandre L'Heureux

Project Manager, Energy Efficiency, SMi Enerpro
Recently graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a Building Engineering degree, Alexandre has started to work at SMi Enerpro as a junior engineer in energy efficiency. Driven by his passion for sustainable development, making a difference in the way buildings impact the society and the environment is one of his main goals in life. His interests in systemic and global engineering make him think holistically to improve current ways... Read More →
avatar for Matt Roles

Matt Roles

Pipeline & Tank Integrity, Suncor Energy
Matt is a quality assurance engineer with Suncor, working to ensure in-situ pipeline and tank integrity at the Firebag and MacKay River steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facilities. Much of his work focuses on ensuring and going beyond the pipeline safety regulations set-out by the Alberta Energy Regulator, in pursuit of Suncor’s goals of operation excellence. He’s an alumnus of University of Victoria in Mechanical Engineering, a... Read More →
avatar for Alexandre Rousseau

Alexandre Rousseau

Project Manager, Energy Efficiency, SMi Enerpro
Alexandre Rousseau, Jr. Eng. Project Manager, Energy Efficiency, SMi Enerpro   Alexandre works for SMi Enerpro since 2013 as a project manager. Before that, he graduated from ETS in Montreal in 2012 with a Mechanical degree and also has a diploma in Building Mechanicals since 2008. Alex is driven by team working, knowledge sharing, best practices and sustainability. His implication in SMi Enerpro reaches more than engineering as he... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

A Renewed Global Commitment to End Poverty: The 2015 SDGs
The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals: What is the future of global development? How can the successes and failures from the Millenium Development Goals, expiring in 2015, inform the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This panel will provide an insider's look at how the SDGs are coming together, the key 'get rights' for governments, multilaterals, and civil society, and where the major challenges & risks lie.

Facilitators
avatar for Ian Froude

Ian Froude

Candidate for the EWB Board of Directors

Speakers
avatar for Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Social Entrepreneur, Beads of Hope
Nafisa Rafiatu Adams joined Kumvana to grow her skills as a social entrepreneur and community leader. Her business, Beads of Hope, had modest beginnings as a ten-person operation and has since grown to employ nearly fifty women – many of whom were previously her community’s most vulnerable: rescued child brides, teenage mothers, and girls engaged in child prostitution. Nafisa is proud that her beaded jewellery has been able to offer... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Arnold

Jonathan Arnold

Head of Post-2015 Task Force, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)
Jonathan Arnold, is currently the Head of the Post-2015 Task Force within the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).Jonathan is originally from Alberta, joined the federal government in 1996, and has worked for CIDA and now DFATD ever since. He has worked in various positions, but primarily on programming in Africa. He has had two overseas postings, in Ghana from 2001-2004, and most recently in Tanzania from... Read More →
avatar for Denis Côté

Denis Côté

Canadian Council for International Co-operation
Denis Côté has been the coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Working Group of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation since 2009. Denis spent over two years in Southeast Asia and graduated in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Montreal during which he completed a thesis on “Successful Strategies for the Implementation of Land Reform: A Peasants’ Account from the... Read More →
avatar for Nageeb Sumar

Nageeb Sumar

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Nageeb Sumar serves as a Senior Program Officer on the Global Policy & Advocacy team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s engagement with the governments of Canada and Australia to improve policies and resources devoted to global health and development programs. Prior to the foundation, Nageeb worked as an associate at law firms in DC focusing on municipal finance and corporate transactions, and... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

Building a Culture for Failing Forward
How can we effectively build a culture of intelligent failure in our organization? What are the barriers? What tools do we need to develop to draw out meaningful learnings on a systemic level? In this brainstorming session, we’ll be having an honest and critical discussion on how to create an organization that genuinely fails forward.

Facilitators
avatar for Quinn Conlon

Quinn Conlon

2014 Failure Report Coordinator, Engineers Without Borders Canada

Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Jacques-Cartier 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

Exploring Food Systems in Context Part II
There exists a great debate within food systems work concerning the direction that food systems ought to take, and the best process to get us there. Based on the work of Evan Fraser’s research group at the University of Guelph, this session will help to put these opposing views into perspective, and provide a more nuanced context for understanding different visions and methodologies within food systems. Together, we will specifically work to understand how different approaches play out in communities struggling with food insecurity both here in Canada and in areas of Africa and Asia. In doing so, we will highlight key strategies and approaches when working with communities, and where we might find some common ground.

Facilitators
AM

Ashley McInnes

PhD Candidate, University of Guelph
SR

Sarah Rotz

University of Guelph


Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Fontaine E 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

Food Safety, Food Portioning, Food Waste: What Role (and What Dilemmas?) for Packaging?
Maple Leaf Foods is Canada's largest consumer packaged meats company. Packaging is critical for food safety, and helps meet the needs of changing demographics (e.g. smaller sized households requiring). Packaging can help reduce food waste but in itself generates different types of waste. Maple Leaf Foods sees sustainable operations as instrumental to responsible growth. This session enables participants to grapple with a real-life challenge for a leading Canadian food company. 

Facilitators
avatar for Russ Gaskin

Russ Gaskin

Managing Director, CoCreative Consulting
Russ is a consultant and mentor who helps people who don’t know each other and often don’t even like each other solve complex problems together.  He speaks and works around the world on social innovation, human-centered design, and leveraging diversity as a source of strategic innovation.  Russ’ firm, CoCreative, specializes in developing collective impact networks to solve complex problems like revitalizing distressed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne Tennier

Anne Tennier

VP Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, Maple Leaf Foods
Anne has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. Born and educated in Quebec and New Brunswick, Anne is fully bilingual. She is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and Alberta and is one of a handful of Certified Environmental Professionals in the food and beverage industry in Canada. Anne has 30 years’ experience in managing environmental issues. Her career has... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
St-Pierre 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

After Financing: Creating an Environment for Business Success
What happens after landing a financing deal? What are the priorities of entrepreneurs and how can organizations support their continued success? Participants will generate ideas for tackling challenges faced by organizations working with post-investment businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Chan

Gordon Chan

Venture Leader, BDS Africa
Gordon Chan is a Venture Leader with BDSA Ghana, a consultancy providing management and technical advice to enterprises that serve to reduce poverty in West Africa.  He most recently worked with a Ghanaian incubator to design its service offerings, attract over $650,000 USD in investment, and triple its number of program applicants. Prior to joining BDSA Ghana, Gordon was a Farber Fellow at REDF, a venture philanthropy organization devoted to... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Miranda

Wayne Miranda

Growth Mosaic
Wayne’s passion is to grow companies that generate a social and environmental impact in sub-Saharan Africa. He currently leads Growth Mosaic Ltd. which identifies early-stage impact businesses, accelerates them to become investment-ready, and matchmakes with appropriate investors. Growth Mosaic is based in Ghana and works in agribusiness, healthcare, sanitation, renewable energy, clean water, education, manufacturing, and other impact... Read More →
avatar for Lucia Sanchez

Lucia Sanchez

Director, SME Initiative, Innovations for Poverty Action
Lucia Sanchez is the Director of the Small & Medium Enterprise Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action. She provides strategic leadership to the initiative, coordinates its research network and agenda, and leads the initiative's efforts on project development, fundraising and policy outreach. Prior to joining IPA, she worked on the design and implementation of SME development policies in Vietnam (at the United Nations Industrial... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Pointe Aux Trembles 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

Alternatives to Capitalism: Building a New, Inclusive Economy
Capitalism has been a remarkably successful economic system, creating wealth and prosperity for millions. Unfortunately, these benefits haven't been evenly distributed and there have been many negative effects on society and the environment. Clearly, we need to do better, but what are the alternatives to capitalism, are they viable, and how do we test them?

Facilitators
JH

Jonathan Haley

Co-Venture Lead, Business Development Services Africa
avatar for Rasheeda Yehuza

Rasheeda Yehuza

Software Developer, VOTO Mobile Ghana
As a social entrepreneur, Rasheeda co-founded Tech Needs Girls Ghana, an annual workshop for girls in Senior Secondary Schools. The workshop involves a hands-on session where girls learn to develop mobile and web applications, interact with teaching software on the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineer, and Mathematics), and meet female technologists who instruct and mentor them. An instructor and mentor herself, Rasheeda has also spoken... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hamoon Ekhtiari

Hamoon Ekhtiari

Director, Studio Y, MaRS Discovery District
A lover of all things blueberry and/or avocado, Hamoon Ekhtiari is the director of Studio Y at MaRS, a program that supports exceptional young people in driving positive change in their own lives, in our communities and in the systems we live in. He is also the co-founder of CatalystsX, a social enterprise that has raised over $900,000 to date, and a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs-Ontario. Hamoon joined MaRS from Deloitte, where he... Read More →



Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Fontaine G 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

Making Mining Work for Development: An Interactive Role-Play
What opportunities exist for private sector companies to do more for development? How can communities and companies work in truly local partnerships? Join Hatch for this interactive session, where you will represent local government, community leaders, local suppliers and women's groups and work through real-life scenarios to explore the complexity of making mining work for development. 

Facilitators
EC

Elena Clarridge

Structural Engineer, Hatch Ltd.


Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

4:45pm

Keynote: Annie Duflo
Speakers
avatar for Annie Duflo

Annie Duflo

Executive Director, Innovations for Poverty Action
Annie is responsible for leading the strategic directions of IPA, the implementation of its strategic plan and the day to day operations. Previously, Annie served as IPA’s Research Director where she managed IPA’s research network, staff capacity-building, and new project development. She also played a key role in the scaling up of successful programs with particular focus on education. Annie has a wealth of experience implementing... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

5:15pm

Check-out
The Art of Hosting Community in Montreal will facilitate the framing and conclusion of each day. Sometimes it's a moment to greet the people at your table, sometimes it's a moment for reflection, or event a moment to stand up and take action. 

Facilitators
avatar for Jonathan Jubinville

Jonathan Jubinville

Facilitateur co-créatif et fondateur, Matière Brute
Il a fondé Matière Brute avec pour intention de faciliter le changement dans nos sociétés. Il canalise sa passion pour les relations humaines dans la création d’expériences d’apprentissage et de processus co-créatifs. En conjugant les méthodologies du Art of Hosting et de l’improvisation appliquée, il a développé une approche de facilitation unique... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

6:00pm

Dinner with Engineering Change Lab - Creating Spaces for Innovation
Limited Capacity full

Join the participants of the Engineering Change Lab and check-in with the exciting conversations that are happening during this side event running in paralell with the larger conference. More information on the engineering change lab can be found on the conference website with a list of Lab participants here.

Topic of Discussion - Creating spaces for bottom-up systemic innovation and ownership in engineering

This dinner along with the other dinners with the Engineering Change Lab will be hosted at Weinstein and Gavinos at 1434 Crescent Street. A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Weinstein and Gavinos - 1434 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street - 514-288-2231

Facilitators
avatar for Dana Giacobbi

Dana Giacobbi

Business Change Catalyst
Dana is a passionate change leader on a constant quest to enable business to drive human development in a sustainable and globally just world. In 2010-2011, after completing his Master's in Mechanical Engineering, he spent one year in Burkina Faso with EWB Canada, enabling entrepreneurship and leadership with young agricultural professionals before realizing he wanted to focus on creating change in the Canadian engineering profession and the... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Weinstein and Gavinos 1434 Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Engineering Change Lab - Diversity in the Engineering Profession
Limited Capacity full

Join the participants of the Engineering Change Lab and check-in with the exciting conversations that are happening during this side event running in paralell with the larger conference. More information on the engineering change lab can be found on the conference website with a list of Lab participants here.

Topic of Discussion - Achieving Greater Diversity in the Engineering Profession

This dinner along with the other dinners with the Engineering Change Lab will be hosted at Weinstein and Gavinos at 1434 Crescent Street. A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Weinstein and Gavinos - 1434 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street - 514-288-2231

Facilitators
avatar for Erica Lee Garcia

Erica Lee Garcia

Venture Lead, Engineers of Tomorrow (EWB Canada)
Venture Lead of Engineers of Tomorrow, a new venture of Engineers Without Borders Canada that inspires the next generation of game-changers and problem-solvers through effective, impactful engineering outreach to youth and the general public. | | Erica is a licensed professional engineer with over 10 years experience in automotive manufacturing, mining and non-profit management.  Six Sigma Black Belt, professional change agent, innovator... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Weinstein and Gavinos 1434 Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Engineering Change Lab - Embedding Leadership in Engineering
Limited Capacity filling up

Join the participants of the Engineering Change Lab and check-in with the exciting conversations that are happening during this side event running in paralell with the larger conference. More information on the Engineering Change Lab can be found on the conference website with a list of Lab participants here.

Topic of Discussion - Embedding leadership in engineering: Industry-university partnerships for research and professional development

This dinner along with the other dinners with the Engineering Change Lab will be hosted at Weinstein and Gavinos at 1434 Crescent Street. A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk. 

Location - Weinstein and Gavinos - 1434 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street - 514-288-2231 

Facilitators
avatar for Mike Klassen

Mike Klassen

Leadership Programming Consultant, Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead), University of Toronto
Mike brings a wealth of experience working inside the Faculty of Engineering on leadership and curriculum development. As an undergraduate, he helped establish the EngSci and Faculty-Wide working groups of ILead, the Energy Systems major in EngSci, and the Center for Global Engineering (CGEN). Mike brings creative energy and practical experience in engineering leadership for wider social impact. He worked for three years in Ghana, Uganda and... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Weinstein and Gavinos 1434 Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Engineering Change Lab - Engineering Education
Limited Capacity full

Join the participants of the Engineering Change Lab and check-in with the exciting conversations that are happening during this side event running in paralell with the larger conference. More information on the engineering change lab can be found on the conference website with a list of Lab participants here.

Topic of Discussion - To Engineer/To be an Engineer: Educating engineering as a skill set vs. engineering as an identity

This dinner along with the other dinners with the Engineering Change Lab will be hosted at Weinstein and Gavinos at 1434 Crescent Street. A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Weinstein and Gavinos - 1434 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street - 514-288-2231

Facilitators
avatar for Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Venture Lead / Senior Consultant, Global Engineering Venture / Steer Davies Gleave
Patrick Miller (PhD) is passionate about creating sustainable, resilient, compassionate, and creative communities. As a transportation planner and consultant, Patrick has worked with public, private and non-profit clients across North America and around the world to develop long range transit strategies and to design and implement behaviour change campaigns, all the while pushing his clients to take innovative and holistic approaches to... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Weinstein and Gavinos 1434 Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Engineering Change Lab - Social Licence to Operate
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the participants of the Engineering Change Lab and check-in with the exciting conversations that are happening during this side event running in paralell with the larger conference. More information on the engineering change lab can be found on the conference website with a list of Lab participants here.

Topic of Discussion - Engineers Measuring Social Licence to Operate

This dinner along with the other dinners with the Engineering Change Lab will be hosted at Weinstein and Gavinos at 1434 Crescent Street. A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Weinstein and Gavinos - 1434 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street - 514-288-2231

Facilitators
avatar for Pamela Rogalski

Pamela Rogalski

CEO, Engineering Leadership Council
Pamela co-founded and is the CEO of the Engineering Leadership Council. The ELC is a Community of Practice of professionals leveraging the business case for cutting edge socially responsible design. It is a nationally registered not-for-profit organization with Communities of Practice in Vancouver, Calgary, online, and a community emerging in Montreal. Programs include peer reviewed case studies of social responsibility, pre-procurement... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Weinstein and Gavinos 1434 Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Engineering Change Lab - Sustainable Innovation in Organizations
Limited Capacity full

Join the participants of the Engineering Change Lab and check-in with the exciting conversations that are happening during this side event running in paralell with the larger conference. More information on the engineering change lab can be found on the conference website with a list of Lab participants here.

Topic of Discussion - Responding to engineers desire for sustainable innovation in your organizations

This dinner along with the other dinners with the Engineering Change Lab will be hosted at Weinstein and Gavinos at 1434 Crescent Street. A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Weinstein and Gavinos - 1434 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street - 514-288-2231

Facilitators
avatar for Matthieu Bister

Matthieu Bister

Animation & traduction | Facilitation & Translation, Freelance
Matthieu catalyse des innovations pour les individus, les organisations et les systèmes. Il a soutenu pendant quelques années les sections d’Ingénieurs sans frontières Canada dans leurs activités et dans leurs stratégies d’action. Il a également démarré en 2014 le programme Pivot, la première formation en intrapreneuriat social au Canada. Avant de travailler au bureau d’ISF, Matthieu a été membre bénévole de la section de... Read More →
LH

Laura Hetherington

Manager, Professional Engagement, EWB Canada

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Weinstein and Gavinos 1434 Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Engineering Change Lab - The Engineer's Identity
Limited Capacity filling up

Join the participants of the Engineering Change Lab and check-in with the exciting conversations that are happening during this side event running in paralell with the larger conference. More information on the engineering change lab can be found on the conference website with a list of Lab participants here.

Topic of Discussion - Does 'engineering' matter as an identity in 2015?

This dinner along with the other dinners with the Engineering Change Lab will be hosted at Weinstein and Gavinos at 1434 Crescent Street. A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Weinstein and Gavinos - 1434 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street - 514-288-2231

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Weinstein and Gavinos 1434 Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with EWB Talent Team
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to learn more about opportunities to work at EWB? Come to this dinner and join the Talent Team to find out about another amazing way to contribute to EWB's work.

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Burritoville - 2055 Rue Bishop/Bishop Street - 514-286-2776

 

Facilitators
avatar for Lauren Dodds

Lauren Dodds

Fellowships Director, National Office - Community Team

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Burritoville 2055 Bishop St.

6:00pm

Dinner with EWB's Navigation Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

The Navigation Circle was a governance process piloted this 2014 to help our organization answer a perennial organizational question - what is EWB's relationship to climate change and the environment? Come to this dinner to discuss the pilot process and what's we've learned about answering tough questions within EWB. This dinner is geared towards venture staff, external partners and other stakeholders that are excited to engage with this discussion! 

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Universel - 2055 Rue Peel/Peel Street - (514) 840-7136 

Speakers
avatar for Miriam Hird-Younger

Miriam Hird-Younger

Venture Leader, AgEx Venture
I am the former Venture Leader for EWB's AgEx Venture, I am part of EWB's Navigation Circle and am running for the Board of Directors. | ventures, Africa, Ghana, EWB, agriculture, development, Board of Directors, Navigation Circle


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Universel 2055 Rue Peel/Peel Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Exeko
Limited Capacity seats available

Joignez-vous à Exeko pour contribuer au développement et déploiement à travers le Canada d'un projet inclusif favorisant l'émancipation et la participation intellectuelle et culturelle de tous en combinant bibliothèques citoyennes, soins de la vue, lunettes et ateliers réflexifs et créatifs! 

Join Exeko and take part in the developement and expansion across Canada of an inclusive project fostering intellectual and cultural emancipation and involvement for all citizens by combining libraries, vision care, glasses, in addition to reflective and creative workshops!

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Universel - 2055 Rue Peel/Peel Street - (514) 840-7136 

Speakers
avatar for Émilie Chabot

Émilie Chabot

Development director, Exeko
Émilie Chabot est directrice du développement et des projets spéciaux d'Exeko, un organisme qui vise la transformation sociale par le développement de la réflexion, la pensée critique, la créativité et la participation citoyenne de tous. Pour ce faire, il présume d'abord de l'égalité des intelligences et utilise la médiation intellectuelle et culturelle; deux pratiques inclusives d'innovation sociale.Émilie Chabot is Director of... Read More →
avatar for Agnes Lorgueilleux

Agnes Lorgueilleux

Development and Innovation Manager, Exeko


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Universel 2055 Rue Peel/Peel Street

6:00pm

Dinner with GiveDirectly
Limited Capacity seats available

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Mango Bay - 1202 Rue Bishop/Bishop Street - (514) 875-7082

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Toth

Carolina Toth

Manager for People & Partnerships, GiveDirectly
Carolina is Give Directly's Manager for People & Partnerships. She holds an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University, with a focus on African Development. Her multiple-award-winning thesis focused on children's homes in Nairobi and UNICEF's cash transfer program. She worked at McKinsey & Company prior to joining GiveDirectly as the first Field Director in Kenya, where she built the organization and distributed millions in... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mango Bay 1202 Rue Bishop/Bishop Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Growth Mosaic
Limited Capacity seats available

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Hurley's Irish Pub - 1225 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street - 514-861-4111

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Miranda

Wayne Miranda

Growth Mosaic
Wayne’s passion is to grow companies that generate a social and environmental impact in sub-Saharan Africa. He currently leads Growth Mosaic Ltd. which identifies early-stage impact businesses, accelerates them to become investment-ready, and matchmakes with appropriate investors. Growth Mosaic is based in Ghana and works in agribusiness, healthcare, sanitation, renewable energy, clean water, education, manufacturing, and other impact... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hurley's Irish Pub 1225 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with ideo.org
Limited Capacity full

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - 3 Brasseurs (McGill) - 732 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest/Ste-Catherine Street West -  (514) 788-6333

Speakers
avatar for Behrouz Hariri

Behrouz Hariri

IDEO.org
Behrouz Hariri straddles the intersection between research, strategy, and visual communication, taking things from an abstract mission to a tangible product or solution. | | Most recently, as a systems designer at IDEO.org he has worked on a wide range of projects including financial inclusion, agriculture, reproductive health, and organization design in Ethiopia, Zambia, D.R. Congo, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. | Behrouz is interested in... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
3 Brasseurs (McGill) 732 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest/Ste-Catherine Street West

6:00pm

Dinner with IPA (Innovations for Poverty Action)
Limited Capacity filling up

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Dundees - 2010 Rue Cresent/Crescent Street - 514-985-2625 

Speakers
avatar for Annie Duflo

Annie Duflo

Executive Director, Innovations for Poverty Action
Annie is responsible for leading the strategic directions of IPA, the implementation of its strategic plan and the day to day operations. Previously, Annie served as IPA’s Research Director where she managed IPA’s research network, staff capacity-building, and new project development. She also played a key role in the scaling up of successful programs with particular focus on education. Annie has a wealth of experience implementing... Read More →
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Lucia Sanchez

Director, SME Initiative, Innovations for Poverty Action
Lucia Sanchez is the Director of the Small & Medium Enterprise Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action. She provides strategic leadership to the initiative, coordinates its research network and agenda, and leads the initiative's efforts on project development, fundraising and policy outreach. Prior to joining IPA, she worked on the design and implementation of SME development policies in Vietnam (at the United Nations Industrial... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dundees 2010 Rue Cresent/Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Little Cloud Collective and Reboot
Limited Capacity filling up

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Dundees - 2010 Rue Cresent/Crescent Street - 514-985-2625 

Facilitators
avatar for Panthea Lee

Panthea Lee

Principal & Co-Founder, Reboot
Panthea specializes in the applications of ethnography, design, and technology in advancing inclusive development and accountable governance. She has led initiatives to improve human development outcomes in over 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Libya, and Nigeria. Her experience spans work on public sector reform, democratic transition, civic innovation, human trafficking, education, and financial inclusion. Reboot is a social... Read More →
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Priyanka Pathak

ICT Innovation Specialist, World Bank, Principal, Little Cloud Collective
Priyanka Pathak is a technologist and designer whose work focuses on co-designing and co-creating technologies for social good around the world, especially for women in health and education. Currently, she works as an ICT Innovation Specialist at the World Bank and as a principal at Little Cloud Collective, in addition to teaching the Design for UNICEF studio course at Parsons the New School for Design. To date, she has worked to design and... Read More →
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Adam Talsma

Program Designer, Reboot
Adam Talsma is a design engineer with Reboot, a social impact firm dedicated to inclusive development and accountable governance. He manages the program design and implementation process across the firm’s Nigeria portfolio, prototyping, testing, and refining to deliver effective interventions.  Prior to joining Reboot, Adam designed and led community-driven engineering initiatives for social enterprises in India. He co-founded... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dundees 2010 Rue Cresent/Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with MaRS
Limited Capacity full

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Academie - 2100 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street - 514-664-4455

Speakers
avatar for Hamoon Ekhtiari

Hamoon Ekhtiari

Director, Studio Y, MaRS Discovery District
A lover of all things blueberry and/or avocado, Hamoon Ekhtiari is the director of Studio Y at MaRS, a program that supports exceptional young people in driving positive change in their own lives, in our communities and in the systems we live in. He is also the co-founder of CatalystsX, a social enterprise that has raised over $900,000 to date, and a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs-Ontario. Hamoon joined MaRS from Deloitte, where he... Read More →
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Aaron Emery

Lead, B Corp Canada, B Corp Canada
Aaron H. Emery is a Senior Associate at the MaRS Center For Impact Investing in Toronto, where he acts as “lead” for the Benefit Corporation Movement in Canada. In this position, it is his job–most days–to meet with amazing entrepreneurs using their businesses to bring about fantastic impact in the world around them. B Corps believe that healthy businesses committed to positive social and environmental outcomes can bring about the most... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Academie 2100 Rue Crescent/Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with Meal Exchange
Limited Capacity filling up

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Le vieux dublin - 636 Rue Cathcart/Cathcart Street - (514) 861-4448

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Archibald

Sarah Archibald

Program Manager, Meal Exchange/Food Secure Canada
I love food, ecosystems, people, dance and re-imagining systems to be inclusive, natural and dynamic.
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Dana Lahey

Meal Exchange
Dana has been working to transform food and education on Canada’s campuses since 2007. As an undergraduate student at McGill University he started the McGill Farmers’ Market and the McGill Food Systems Project, spending his degree bringing together his campus community to improve the sustainability of the university’s food supply. Since graduating from McGill, Dana has been helping campuses across the country achieve their... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Le vieux dublin 636 Rue Cathcart/Cathcart Street

6:00pm

Dinner with the World Bank
Limited Capacity full

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Dundees - 2010 Rue Cresent/Crescent Street - 514-985-2625 

Facilitators
avatar for Stephen Davenport

Stephen Davenport

Senior Governance Specialist, World Bank
Stephen Davenport is a Senior Governance Specialist currently leading the Digital Engagement Program at the World Bank. He is an International Development and Technology professional with more than 15 years of management experience including innovation, new product development, fundraising, marketing and communications, client relationship management, strategic product planning, and delivery in e-Government services for... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Mansilla

Joseph Mansilla

Consultant, World Bank
Joseph Mansilla works in the Open Government practice at the World Bank. He specializes on citizen engagement, exploring the ways that ICT and youth participation can be leveraged to improve governance. Prior to joining the World Bank, Joseph was a journalist who wrote about conflict resolution efforts in his home region in southern Philippines. He was part of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network and the British Council Global Changemakers... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dundees 2010 Rue Cresent/Crescent Street

6:00pm

Dinner with VOTO Mobile
Limited Capacity full

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - Garage Beirut - 1238 Rue Mackay/Mackay Street - 514-564-2040

Speakers
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Levi Goertz

Chief Operating Officer, VOTO Mobile
Levi Goertz is VOTO Mobile's COO and oversees all of VOTO's mobile surveys and sensitization projects. VOTO Mobile provides software and services to enable large scale 2-way mobile phone communication anywhere in the world. Common uses are mobile voice or SMS surveys, behaviour change campaigns and call in hotlines. Levi has done significant work in the health and governance/participation sectors in Africa. Levi also acts as the lead consultant... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Weissburg

Rebecca Weissburg

VP, Strategic Partnerships, VOTO Mobile
Passionate about connecting the world's 3B poorest people to information and services using their mobile phones.


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Garage Beirut 1238 Rue Mackay/Mackay Street

6:00pm

Dinner with WASH Governance in Malawi
Limited Capacity full

A volunteer will be leaving from the conference ballroom at 6pm to guide you to the venue, or you can head there yourself with a map from the registration desk.

Location - 3 Brasseurs (Crescent) - 1356 rue ste catherine ouest/ste catherine street west - 514-788-9788

Speakers
avatar for Sydney Byrns

Sydney Byrns

WASH Catalysts Malawi
Sydney Byrns was born and raised in Saskatoon, Canada, and has lived and worked in Malawi with water and sanitation ventures of EWB since 2010. Sydney currently leads the WASH Catalysts venture of EWB, which is focused on supporting innovative approaches to service delivery by local government in a low resource environment. Her interests lie in government-led development, de-projectized service delivery approaches, and strengthening weak... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Nilsson

Kristina Nilsson

Program Manager, WASH Coordination Venture
Kristina Nilsson is originally from Cornwall, PEI, and has been working with EWB ventures in Malawi for the past 5 years. She's currently leading the WASH Coordination initiative of EWB, which is working with Malawi's Ministry of Water on strengthening their governance models and improving coordination with the many donors and NGOs working in the country. She's fascinated by collective action problems, doing development differently, and... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
3 Brasseurs (Crescent) 1356 rue ste catherine ouest/ste catherine street west

6:00pm

Home Cooked Dinner with the Art of Hosting
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the Montreal Art of Hosting community for a healthy, participatory meal with lively conversation at Ecto, a Montreal coworking coop. 8 $ contribution and byob

Location - Ecto - 880 Rue Roy Est/Roy Street East -  514 564 8636

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Jubinville

Jonathan Jubinville

Facilitateur co-créatif et fondateur, Matière Brute
Il a fondé Matière Brute avec pour intention de faciliter le changement dans nos sociétés. Il canalise sa passion pour les relations humaines dans la création d’expériences d’apprentissage et de processus co-créatifs. En conjugant les méthodologies du Art of Hosting et de l’improvisation appliquée, il a développé une approche de facilitation unique... Read More →
avatar for Juan Carlos Londono

Juan Carlos Londono

Co-founder, Lupuna
Social entrepreneur, dancer, and co-founder of Lupuna (lupuna.com), a Montreal-based enterprise whose work in the field of collaborative practices enhances people’s capacity to envision, implement and regenerate wiser responses to the challenges we face. | | Juan Carlos was born in Bogota to a Colombian father and a Bosnian mother, and spent a few years in the Middle East before choosing Montreal as his home base. He has an academic... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade

Co-director, process designer, percolab, Art of hosting
Samantha utilise et expérimente depuis plus de vingt ans les méthodes de collaboration, d’innovation ouverte et de navigation du changement dans une variété de projets et de milieux : au Québec avec le Musée canadien des Civilisations, la Conférence Régionale de élus (CRÉ) de Montréal comme à l’international (Commission Européenne... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ecto 880 Rue Roy Est/Roy Street East

7:00pm

Igloofest
Jacques-Cartier Quay in the Old-Port of Montreal
$20.00  (reservation suggested)  
7pm- late
http://www.igloofest.ca/en/events/2015/02

Saturday January 17, 2015 7:00pm - 11:30pm
TBA 900 de la gauchetière ouest

8:00pm

Social Life of a Bus - Film Premiere and Discussion
Buses and bus transport are important aspects of social relations in a city and therefore an important place for transforming the nature of these relations.  This film examines how policy makers in Bengaluru, India are rapidly changing the way people move from one part of the city to the other. As policy priorities favour massive infrastructure investments and influence a rapid rise in private automobility choices of individuals, they are also affecting the social and political dynamics of the city.

Facilitators
avatar for Govind Gopakumar

Govind Gopakumar

Associate Professor, Concordia University
Govind Gopakumar is Associate Professor and Associate Chair at the Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia University, Montreal. He received a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Gopakumar’s research centres on the socio-political aspects of urban infrastructure and the governance of infrastructure change. In addition to a book Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India published by... Read More →

Saturday January 17, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

8:00pm

Ice Skating
Patinoire de L’Atrium - Le 1000 De La Gauchetière
$7.50 for rental of skates
12.30 pm- 9 pm
http://www.le1000.com/en/skate/schedule-and-rates

Old Port
$6.50 for rental of skates
10 am - 10 pm
http://www.oldportofmontreal.com/the-quays-skating-rink.html

Saturday January 17, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA 900 de la gauchetière ouest

9:00pm

Concert - Rayannah
Le Bleury - Bar à Vinyle - 2109 rue de Bleury
$10 CAD
http://rayannah.ca/ 
https://www.facebook.com/events/835218756534673/?ref=br_tf

Saturday January 17, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
TBA 900 de la gauchetière ouest

9:30pm

Party Vieux-Port
À la Queue Leu-Leu Brau Haus
$5 arrive before 10:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/635558663212506/

Saturday January 17, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
TBA 900 de la gauchetière ouest

9:30pm

Kulemela Party
Join the Kulemela team as we thank investors and celebrate the end of the first investment round. Working to create impact for small-scale farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs in Ghana is not easy. We'll share stories about our greatest challenges, failures and cheers to our continued commitment to create impact. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Executive Director, Kulemela Investments
Mark Brown is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Kulemela Investments. He has started working in Agriculture in Zambia in 2008 with Engineers Without Borders, where he consulted for donor funded projects, small farmer-run societies and Ghana's largest processed fruit exporter. He started Kulemela in January 2012. He holds a BSc. From the University of Victoria.
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Mina Shahid

Chairman, Numida Technologies
Mina has spent most of the past seven years working in Zambia, Uganda and Ghana to improve opportunities for smallholder farmers and African agribusinesses. His bottom line that service is love in action has guided him to live a life of service to those whose potential is systemically constrained. Mina is currently an Acumen Global Fellow, and the COO of SiembraViva; an e-commerce company connecting resource-poor Colombian organic farmers with... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 9:30pm - Monday January 19, 2015 12:00am
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest
 
Sunday, January 18
 

8:00am

Women's Caucus
The women’s caucus is a venue for exploration of gender-related issues in international development work, as well as how these issues shape organizational behaviour. It is a space for identifying the underlying issues and sharing personal experience. All levels of familiarity with gender-based issues are welcome! 

However, please note that the caucus is restricted to those who identify as women only, in order to create a safest space for discussion, vulnerability and introspection. This decision is also integral to the support-space nature of the conversation we're intending to create. 

Sunday January 18, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

9:00am

Check-in: Act
The Art of Hosting Community in Montreal will facilitate the framing and conclusion of each day. Sometimes it's a moment to greet the people at your table, sometimes it's a moment for reflection, or event a moment to stand up and take action. 

Facilitators
avatar for Jonathan Jubinville

Jonathan Jubinville

Facilitateur co-créatif et fondateur, Matière Brute
Il a fondé Matière Brute avec pour intention de faciliter le changement dans nos sociétés. Il canalise sa passion pour les relations humaines dans la création d’expériences d’apprentissage et de processus co-créatifs. En conjugant les méthodologies du Art of Hosting et de l’improvisation appliquée, il a développé une approche de facilitation unique... Read More →
avatar for Juan Carlos Londono

Juan Carlos Londono

Co-founder, Lupuna
Social entrepreneur, dancer, and co-founder of Lupuna (lupuna.com), a Montreal-based enterprise whose work in the field of collaborative practices enhances people’s capacity to envision, implement and regenerate wiser responses to the challenges we face. | | Juan Carlos was born in Bogota to a Colombian father and a Bosnian mother, and spent a few years in the Middle East before choosing Montreal as his home base. He has an academic... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade

Co-director, process designer, percolab, Art of hosting
Samantha utilise et expérimente depuis plus de vingt ans les méthodes de collaboration, d’innovation ouverte et de navigation du changement dans une variété de projets et de milieux : au Québec avec le Musée canadien des Civilisations, la Conférence Régionale de élus (CRÉ) de Montréal comme à l’international (Commission Européenne... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 9:00am - 9:15am
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

9:15am

Keynote: Sulley Gariba
Speakers
avatar for Sulley Gariba

Sulley Gariba

Government of Ghana
Dr. Sulley Gariba is a policy analysis, governance and evaluation specialist with over 30 years’ experience in providing governance and strategic advice to Governments, regional and International institutions. He served as a senior advisor on institutional development for governance and peace-building for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja and member states in 2005-2006. He also specializes in the design and... Read More →


Sunday January 18, 2015 9:15am - 9:45am
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Acting in Complexity - Using Improv! / L'impro au service de l'action dans la complexité!
Let's apply the tools of improv to learn how to work together and push ourselves forward. What can improv teach us about collaboration, listening to others, and moving to action?

Facilitators
avatar for Jonathan Jubinville

Jonathan Jubinville

Facilitateur co-créatif et fondateur, Matière Brute
Il a fondé Matière Brute avec pour intention de faciliter le changement dans nos sociétés. Il canalise sa passion pour les relations humaines dans la création d’expériences d’apprentissage et de processus co-créatifs. En conjugant les méthodologies du Art of Hosting et de l’improvisation appliquée, il a développé une approche de facilitation unique... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Blasting the barriers to action! / Faites exploser vos barrières pour passer à l’action!
What do you need to fully own your leadership? What stops you from taking action? Leadership in our complex postindustrial world requires creativity, curiosity, compassion and a huge dose of COURAGE.

De quoi avez-vous besoin pour assumer pleinement votre leadership ? Qu’est-ce qui vous empêche de passer à l’action ?  Notre société complexe et postindustrielle a besoin de leaders qui incarnent créativité, curiosité, cœur et une énorme dose de COURAGE.

Facilitators
avatar for Marco Frediani

Marco Frediani

CEO & Leader-Facilitator, le playground leadership
Marco is a changemaker who thrives on bringing out others’ talents and dreams. Convinced that the greatest risk in life is the status quo, he constantly calls into question the tried and true and relishes new challenges. Marco spent 20 years managing several multinational companies in the food industry, where his “rebel with heart” essence allowed him to challenge certain norms to completely defy situations that seemed... Read More →
avatar for Lourdes Gutierrez

Lourdes Gutierrez

CEO & Leader-Facilitator, le playground leadership
Lourdes has an innate belief in the potential of each human being. Audacious and courageous, she strives to make the world a better place and gives one hundred percent of herself to whatever she undertakes. Lourdes magically touches people’s souls and uses her determination, energy and willingness to risk everything to put them in touch with their Greater Mission. le playground reflects her essence: she has created an open... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Hampstead 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Creative Catalyst II: How Art Defeats Apathy and Promotes Co-Creation
This is an interactive hands-on workshop where you will join Madeleine Co. in the co-creative process of interpreting and communicating social change through art. Art has the proven ability to be emotionally-resonant and connect with people in radical ways. Explore how storytelling and artistic creation can be integrated into the existing social change practises to defeat apathy and get people to care. Although this session takes on a practical application of concepts explored in Creative Catalyst I, you are not required to attend Creative Catalyst I to attend this session.

Facilitators
avatar for Nicole Bazuin

Nicole Bazuin

Co-Director, Madeleine Co.
Nicole Bazuin is a co-founding director of Madeleine Co. She is an artist and a film/theatre director based in Toronto, Ontario. Nicole is a recipient of the Universal Studios Scholarship and the HSBC Filmmaker’s Award. Directing credits include: interactive video installation “Honey, I’m Home!” for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, original stage musical “A Ladylike Murder”, revival of “The Glass Cage” play... Read More →
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Alexandra Hong

Co-Director, Madeleine Co.
Alexandra Hong is a co-founding director of Madeleine Co. She is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and producer who is interested in the intersection between art, communication and social practice. She was formerly the programmer at research-art atelier Mammalian Diving Reflex, where she developed and produced innovative arts programming for youth with the goal of youth capacity building, mentorship, and employment. She is a recipient of the... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Hsu

Cheryl Hsu

Co-Director, Madeleine Co.
Cheryl Hsu is a co-founding director of Madeleine Co., and a design strategist and artist. Cheryl works with the Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation at Ryerson University and was one of the key movers in Ryerson University’s social innovation designation as Canada's first Ashoka Changemaker Campus. Cheryl is a MDes candidate in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University. Her research interests lie in the... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine E 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Defining the 'Exit': What Does it Mean to Exit in a Venture Model?
Exiting is an inherent part of an incubation model. In a systemic change approach, the 'exit' is where a change becomes a sustainable part of the system, but what does it actually look like on the ground in our work in Africa and Canada? Using the case studies of various ventures that have exited from EWB in 2014, we will showcase different types of 'exiting' and will actually define 'exit' based on these examples.

Facilitators
avatar for Miriam Hird-Younger

Miriam Hird-Younger

Venture Leader, AgEx Venture
I am the former Venture Leader for EWB's AgEx Venture, I am part of EWB's Navigation Circle and am running for the Board of Directors. | ventures, Africa, Ghana, EWB, agriculture, development, Board of Directors, Navigation Circle

Speakers
avatar for Bronwyn Oatley

Bronwyn Oatley

Senior Associate, Studio Y, Studio Y, MaRS Discovery District
Bronwyn Oatley is a Senior Associate at the MaRS Discovery District, where she contributes to building Studio Y, a $10M investment by the Province of Ontario that focuses on training young leaders to be the next innovators and leaders in Ontario. In her position, Bronwyn manages Studio Y's alumni network, partnerships, and communications and supports the fulfilment of the program's impact measurement. Presently, Bronwyn is managing a... Read More →


Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine G 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Empathic Action / Action empathique
How do we tap into our innate human power of empathy? Why is empathic action a crucial component of innovation? Join empathy expert Anita Nowak as we explore our stories to harness empathy and push ourselves to action.

Facilitators
avatar for Anita Nowak

Anita Nowak

Director of Operations, McGill's Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC, The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation & McGill University
Anita is passionnate about inspiring widespread empathic action and is committed to scaling social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Canada. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Sauve Foundation and serves McGill’s Teaching & Learning Services team as Director of Operations for the Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). She is also an advisor to the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation on RECODE, an... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Longueuil 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Everyday Monitoring & Evaluation
How to incorporate M&E tools into all aspects of your work right now? What does it look like to do small scale learning, iterate, and streamline your work? What data do you need to make effective decisions?

Facilitators
avatar for Stacie Irwin

Stacie Irwin

Project Manager, MEAS Project Manager (Formerly of AgEx)
Currently managing a MEAS action-research project exploring systems for effective public extension services in the context of decentralized governance in Northern Ghana. Also part-time EWB Talent Coordinator who has been supporting the Kumvana delegates prepare for Canada! Interested in all things food systems and connecting with those across the EWB network I haven't met yet.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Duflo

Annie Duflo

Executive Director, Innovations for Poverty Action
Annie is responsible for leading the strategic directions of IPA, the implementation of its strategic plan and the day to day operations. Previously, Annie served as IPA’s Research Director where she managed IPA’s research network, staff capacity-building, and new project development. She also played a key role in the scaling up of successful programs with particular focus on education. Annie has a wealth of experience implementing... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Emond

Stephanie Emond

Director of Development, FINCA Canada
Stephanie Emond is Director of Development at FINCA Canada. She has been spearheading FINCA’s activities in Canada since 2010, building partnerships with Canadian entities and individuals who wish to support financial inclusion and lend a hand to entrepreneurs in the developing world. Prior to joining FINCA, she worked as a management consultant with Grant Thornton, on business and strategic planning, market analysis and marketing... Read More →
avatar for Alyssa Lindsay

Alyssa Lindsay

Program Manager/Former Program Director Malawi WatSan, Bridges Social Development/EWB
Passionate about enabling learning and listening.


Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Pointe Aux Trembles 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Exploring Diverse Approaches to Action & Activism
From petitions to protests, MP meetings to media interviews, there are many approaches and theories you can use to try to get your issue on centre stage and spark change. But what are all the options out there? And how do you decide which will be more effective? This session will be a live workshop that shares insights, tools and frameworks in helping you take effective action on the issues you believe matter most.

Facilitators
avatar for Liam O'Doherty

Liam O'Doherty

Online Community Organizer, TakingITGlobal
Liam is a digital alchemist from Toronto who leverages technology for social change.

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Feedback Mechanisms For Self-Improvement
What skills do you need in order to act effectively? How do we act in a manner that allows us to critically reflect on what we're doing and constantly improve? This session, led by Leverage Research of the Effective Altruism movement, will focus on developing the feedback mechanisms designed for smarter action.

Facilitators
avatar for Ben Landau-Taylor

Ben Landau-Taylor

Paradigm Academy

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
St-Pierre 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Gamification 101: Using Games to Drive Behaviour Change
How can games be used as a tool for social innovation? Recent advances in the field of behaviour change have shown how games are an effective (and fun!) way to change a system’s behaviour. This session will explore "gamification" - a process for building games (real or virtual) to change behaviour. In this workshop, delegates will explore how they can apply gamification concepts to unlock the potential of organizations, communities, and systems though changing behaviour.

Facilitators
avatar for Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Venture Lead / Senior Consultant, Global Engineering Venture / Steer Davies Gleave
Patrick Miller (PhD) is passionate about creating sustainable, resilient, compassionate, and creative communities. As a transportation planner and consultant, Patrick has worked with public, private and non-profit clients across North America and around the world to develop long range transit strategies and to design and implement behaviour change campaigns, all the while pushing his clients to take innovative and holistic approaches to... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

Telling a Great Story Begins With a Great Brand
In a world of constant communication, being able to connect with your audience and tell your story is more important, but more difficult, than ever. But telling that story begins with establishing who the storyteller is, first and foremost – and that’s where branding makes a huge difference. Whether it’s a personal brand that is just about you, or a bigger organizational brand that needs to introduce a larger story, In this fun interactive session, we will explore why branding matters and how lessons from some of the country’s – and the world’s – biggest brands can be applied to social justice and personal branding.

Facilitators
avatar for Max Valiquette

Max Valiquette

Managing Director, Strategy, Bensimon Byrne
Innovation and trends expert Max Valiquette is one of our country's most prominent speakers on emerging trends, new media, innovation, and the youth market. He founded Youthography, a ground-breaking North American youth market research firm, and is now the Managing Director of Strategy at Bensimon Byrne, Canada's largest independent ad agency. Named "one of Canada's most influential marketers" by Marketing Magazine, Valiquette has created... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Jacques-Cartier 900 de la gauchetière ouest

10:00am

What's Gender Got To Do With It?
What does gender have to do with international development work? This workshop provides an interactive, experiential engagement where participants will work through tangible examples of the many ways in which women are impacted differently by development interventions- whether we recognize it or not! Delegates will also leave this session armed with some tools and tactics for thinking about cross-cutting issues of power and injustice.

Facilitators
avatar for Erin Aylward

Erin Aylward

former Gender Advisor, EWB Canada
Erin Aylward is an international development practitioner & researcher who specializes in gender and sexuality. Drawing on her experiences in working with and learning from women's rights organizations in Nicaragua and Panama, she created, funded, and filled the position of “Gender Advisor” within EWB from 2012-2013. She also worked as Oxfam Canada’s Youth and Campus Outreach Officer, connecting 28 campus groups across... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Fontaine F 900 de la gauchetière ouest

11:30am

Lunch
Sunday January 18, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

11:30am

LGBTQIA Caucus
Participants identifying as LGBTQIA are welcome to attend this caucus to come find support among their peers, share their experience working in social change and international development, and discuss how being part of often marginalized groups impacts their work either positively or negatively. This caucus is primarily intended to be a support space, although allies are welcome.

Sunday January 18, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

11:30am

People of Colour Caucus
This is an open caucus for those of multinational backgrounds and allies - visible minorities & those from 'developing' countries particularly - to discuss what it means to be a person coming from another country to be involved in poverty-reduction. Our organizations encompass individuals from a broad set of nationalities, with rich histories and backgrounds; we want to bring out a diversity of opinion that may not usually be heard with respect to working in international development. We hope this discussion will continue beyond conference and will be used to spark deeper questions and conversations throughout the network.

Sunday January 18, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

12:45pm

Advocacy Mobilization Activity
The primary focus of EWB's advocacy work is to engage Canadians in international issues, and provide young people with the skills and opportunities to become active citizens and social change leaders. In just 30 minutes you will hear from the N.O. advocacy staff on how you can get involved; meet our friends from Fair Trade Montreal, and have the opportunity to take part in a massive mobilization activity that will provide the EWB community with stunning visuals for future campaign materials!

We are excited to see you (and all your friends) there!

Sunday January 18, 2015 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Public Infrastructure Service Delivery - World Action Cafe
What can we learn from exploring local public infrastructure service delivery challenges in diverse contexts? Join practitioners from around the world in sharing experiences and contribute to solving current problems being tackled by local governments.

Speakers
avatar for Sydney Byrns

Sydney Byrns

WASH Catalysts Malawi
Sydney Byrns was born and raised in Saskatoon, Canada, and has lived and worked in Malawi with water and sanitation ventures of EWB since 2010. Sydney currently leads the WASH Catalysts venture of EWB, which is focused on supporting innovative approaches to service delivery by local government in a low resource environment. Her interests lie in government-led development, de-projectized service delivery approaches, and strengthening weak... Read More →
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Govind Gopakumar

Associate Professor, Concordia University
Govind Gopakumar is Associate Professor and Associate Chair at the Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia University, Montreal. He received a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Gopakumar’s research centres on the socio-political aspects of urban infrastructure and the governance of infrastructure change. In addition to a book Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India published by... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Timms

Bruce Timms

Councilor, Niagara Region, Ont.



Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Towards Citizen-Centric Development: From Aid Data to Beneficiary Engagement
How are we building the capacity of grassroots actors to utilize aid data and ensure the maximum efficiency of development interventions? How can the World Bank Group and other international donors help enhance citizen engagement and the monitoring of aid flows for improved development impact?

Facilitators
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Joseph Mansilla

Consultant, World Bank
Joseph Mansilla works in the Open Government practice at the World Bank. He specializes on citizen engagement, exploring the ways that ICT and youth participation can be leveraged to improve governance. Prior to joining the World Bank, Joseph was a journalist who wrote about conflict resolution efforts in his home region in southern Philippines. He was part of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network and the British Council Global Changemakers... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rob Baker

Rob Baker

Operations Officer, World Bank
Program lead for Open Aid Partnership; more information @ openaidmap.org. On Twitter at @rrbaker.
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Elizabeth Dodds

Consultant, World Bank
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Levi Goertz

Chief Operating Officer, VOTO Mobile
Levi Goertz is VOTO Mobile's COO and oversees all of VOTO's mobile surveys and sensitization projects. VOTO Mobile provides software and services to enable large scale 2-way mobile phone communication anywhere in the world. Common uses are mobile voice or SMS surveys, behaviour change campaigns and call in hotlines. Levi has done significant work in the health and governance/participation sectors in Africa. Levi also acts as the lead consultant... Read More →
avatar for Anna Levy

Anna Levy

Governance Project Director, SimLab
Anna is the Governance Project Director at Social Impact Lab, a DC- and Nairobi-based non-profit focused on inclusive technologies in various social sectors. The governance project operates at the intersection of low-end technologies and civic dialogue, civil society advocacy, city service delivery, transparency and accountability in international organizations and public agencies, and data ethics. Anna joins the 2015 EWB conference as a... Read More →
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Carolina Toth

Manager for People & Partnerships, GiveDirectly
Carolina is Give Directly's Manager for People & Partnerships. She holds an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University, with a focus on African Development. Her multiple-award-winning thesis focused on children's homes in Nairobi and UNICEF's cash transfer program. She worked at McKinsey & Company prior to joining GiveDirectly as the first Field Director in Kenya, where she built the organization and distributed millions in... Read More →



Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Jacques-Cartier 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Applying Sustainability: Life Cycle Analysis as a Tool / L'analyse du cycle de vie comme outil de développement durable
How do you apply sustainability in industry? Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a technique for assessing potential environmental and social impacts of a product or process over its entire life cycle. Join us for a dynamic introduction to Life Cycle Assessment in its environmental and social aspects, delivered by representatives of CIRAIG. You will take part in an interactive workshop which includes an LCA case study.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Russo Garrido

Sara Russo Garrido

Coordinator, Social Analysis, CIRAIG
Sara Russo Garrido travaille à titre de coordonatrice de l’analyse sociale au centre international de référence sur le cycle de vie des produits, procédés et services (CIRAIG). Elle est titulaire de deux maîtrises en développement international et en politique environnementale (U. de Oxford, Royaume-Uni, 2002 et 2003). Au cours des dernières années, elle a travaillé sur... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Francois Menard

Jean-Francois Menard

Analyst, CIRAIG
Graduated in 2001 from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in chemical engineering, Jean-François Ménard has immediately joined the start-up team of the International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG). He has since participated in numerous life cycle assessment studies (LCA) in various sectors. Since 2005, he gives several times a year, continuing education sessions to professionals... Read More →


Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Longueuil 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Global Engineering Intrapreneurship Challenge / Le Défi d'intrapreneuriat en ingénierie globale
What would you like to improve in your company or in your industry? How can it drive triple-bottom line impact? What is good, but could be great? Coached by experienced change agents, teams will rapid-prototype and then pitch an intrapreneurial innovation for their organization or their sector in an intense, highly interactive challenge. Could you innovation be the game changer?

Facilitators
avatar for Audrey Bazerghi

Audrey Bazerghi

GE Team
Audrey has been an active EWB member since Fall 2012. First as an occasional volunteer for the Polytechnique Chapter, then as its Global Engineering Lead, Audrey had the chance to grow within the organization through regional retreats, national conferences and events curated in Montreal by the pro Chapter. At Polytechnique, she had the opportunity as the GE Lead to regularly coordinate presentations to hundreds of students each semester in... Read More →
avatar for Matthieu Bister

Matthieu Bister

Animation & traduction | Facilitation & Translation, Freelance
Matthieu catalyse des innovations pour les individus, les organisations et les systèmes. Il a soutenu pendant quelques années les sections d’Ingénieurs sans frontières Canada dans leurs activités et dans leurs stratégies d’action. Il a également démarré en 2014 le programme Pivot, la première formation en intrapreneuriat social au Canada. Avant de travailler au bureau d’ISF, Matthieu a été membre bénévole de la section de... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marjorie Brans

Marjorie Brans

Managing Director, School for Social Entrepreneurs
Marjorie Brans leads the team at the School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario. Prior to SSE, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NESsT, a social venture capital fund active in ten emerging economies. She also worked with international aid agency Oxfam as a Senior Policy Advisor in the area of business and global poverty. In that role, she specialized in the areas of banking, investment, and insurance, and also advised some of the world's... Read More →



Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hampstead 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Leveraging Sustainability Norms for Engineering and Mining / L'application des normes de développement durable au génie et au minier
Les organisations d’aujourd’hui ont des responsabilités élargies pour un développement durable. Quelles sont-elles et à qui elles s’adressent? Comment sont-elles gérées? Comment s’y retrouver devant le choix des normes internationales telles qu’ISO 26000, le Pacte Mondial, le BNQ 21000, la Global Reporting Initiative sur la reddition de compte et toutes les normes sectorielles comme le « VDMD » de l’Association minière du Canada? Deux experts vous présenteront quelques cas de changement de culture des organisations et animeront des discussions sur les enjeux, le rôle et les responsabilités des dirigeants et des gestionnaires.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Lemieux

Michel Lemieux

Président, MIM.INC.
Titulaire d’un certificat en gestion d’entreprise et d’un baccalauréat en relations industrielles, il possède plus de 17 ans d’expérience à titre de conseiller en développement organisationnel avec une solide expérience dans le développement durable, la gestion du changement, le développement du potentiel humain et dans l’implantation de stratégies de... Read More →
avatar for Lorraine Simard

Lorraine Simard

Consultant, Founder President, CBleue inc., Québec, Canada
Lorraine Simard est reconnue au Québec et à l’international pour son expertise en responsabilité sociétale dans les secteurs de la grande industrie métallurgique, des mines et des services. Elle conseille et forme les membres de direction et les gestionnaires sur la gestion des risques et les meilleurs standards, évalue les écarts des pratiques et implante les actions appropriées... Read More →



Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fontaine E 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Connecting Around Common Passions
Have you ever wondered why passion is the driving force for powerful social change? Take your passion and connect to like-hearted people for some massive co-creation! An integrative approach to discover your higher purpose and create an opportunity to further realize your passion into reality.

Facilitators
avatar for Duncan So

Duncan So

Founder & Chief Catalyst, Phinklife
Duncan So is a visionary leader with a focus on helping people realize and resonate their passions to live life to the fullest.  He is an expert on passion and human achievement, and the founder of Phinklife, a social enterprise that addresses systemic social challenges.  Supporting his work, he has launched several social businesses in the fields of technology and human development that creates living solutions and thriving... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fundy 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Open Space for Action
This open space is an opportunity to act on ideas that have emerged throughout the conference. Do you want to build on a new idea, or move an existing idea to action? Have you connected with people who share your vision and enthusiasm during the conference? Post an idea or topic you're passionate about on the action board in the collision space. Mobilize a group of people around this topic and use the room how you wish!

Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Inclusion and Your Organization
How can your organization become more inclusive and diverse? Exeko is an organization which specifically promotes inclusion of the most marginalized populations by creating accessible arts, culture and educational opportunities. How can we partner to create inclusive spaces? Come and build out a practical model of how this could look within your organization or EWB Chapter.

Facilitators
avatar for Nadia Duguay

Nadia Duguay

Cofounder and Codirector, Exeko
Social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow, Nadia  co-founded Exeko, an organisation that she co-directs today and whose mission is "social inclusion through innovation in culture and education." She has created more than 110 projects and is striving to define an approach based on the hybridization of practices of cultural and intellectual mediation as a force for social transformation approach. Nadia created a series of creative... Read More →
avatar for Agnes Lorgueilleux

Agnes Lorgueilleux

Development and Innovation Manager, Exeko

Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
St-Pierre 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Building More Transparent Food Chains
What do food labels tell us and what do they leave out? Why does this matter? The panelists will make the case for increased information and closer ties with those producing our food; it's better for consumers and producers alike.

Facilitators
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Carlo Primiani

Santropol Roulant

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Archibald

Sarah Archibald

Program Manager, Meal Exchange/Food Secure Canada
I love food, ecosystems, people, dance and re-imagining systems to be inclusive, natural and dynamic.
avatar for Clémence Briand-Racine

Clémence Briand-Racine

Conseillère en production horticole, CETAB+
Clémence is an agronome and consultant in organic production at the Centre d'expertise et de Tranfert Biologique et de Proximité (CETAB+) where she is responsible for developing services for market garden producers. She also has experience in farming and has worked to launch a number of projects pertaining to education and agriculture. Clémence believes that developing shorter food chains and promoting local agriculture are... Read More →
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Sean McHugh

Executive Director, Canadian Fair Trade Network



Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Pointe Aux Trembles 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Seeding Change on Campus: The Role of Students in Local Food Systems
How are students engaging with their local food systems? How can we innovate to building sustainable and resilient food systems on campus? This session will bring together students driving change in their local communities, and will spark collaboration to plan future actions.


Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fontaine F 900 de la gauchetière ouest

1:30pm

Harnessing the Citizen-Entrepreneur: Aligning Personal and Business Values
Why should you be involved in a social enterprise? What are the opportunities and challenges of founding or working for a social enterprise?  What do young entrepreneurs need to do to better harness opportunities and be successful? Why is this an exciting time for social entrepreneurs: will they eventually outperform traditional businesses?

Facilitators
avatar for Jory Cohen

Jory Cohen

Managing Director, Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund
Jory Cohen is passionate about applying market-based solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. He is the Managing Director of Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI for short), an early stage impact fund. YSI invests in young entrepreneurs that drive the creation of sustainable financial, social. and environmental impact. In 2011, Jory lived in East Africa and developed a sustainable business model based on the fair-market-value... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Social Entrepreneur, Beads of Hope
Nafisa Rafiatu Adams joined Kumvana to grow her skills as a social entrepreneur and community leader. Her business, Beads of Hope, had modest beginnings as a ten-person operation and has since grown to employ nearly fifty women – many of whom were previously her community’s most vulnerable: rescued child brides, teenage mothers, and girls engaged in child prostitution. Nafisa is proud that her beaded jewellery has been able to offer... Read More →
avatar for Miles Adongo

Miles Adongo

Operations Manager, SilverRose Company Limited
Miles Adongo is an imaginative business leader with big goals – he wants to change both the agricultural and development sectors in Ghana. He is already leveraging the resources of his mechanized family farm to help small-scale farmers improve their livelihoods and he sees more potential for stronger public-private sector partnerships. Miles sees the Kumvana program as an opportunity to explore ways of making positive change for vulnerable... Read More →
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Cécile Branco-Côté

Centre Magnétique
avatar for Anita Nowak

Anita Nowak

Director of Operations, McGill's Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC, The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation & McGill University
Anita is passionnate about inspiring widespread empathic action and is committed to scaling social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Canada. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Sauve Foundation and serves McGill’s Teaching & Learning Services team as Director of Operations for the Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). She is also an advisor to the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation on RECODE, an... Read More →
avatar for Mina Shahid

Mina Shahid

Chairman, Numida Technologies
Mina has spent most of the past seven years working in Zambia, Uganda and Ghana to improve opportunities for smallholder farmers and African agribusinesses. His bottom line that service is love in action has guided him to live a life of service to those whose potential is systemically constrained. Mina is currently an Acumen Global Fellow, and the COO of SiembraViva; an e-commerce company connecting resource-poor Colombian organic farmers with... Read More →
avatar for Heather Tay

Heather Tay

Interim Executive Director, Imagination Catalyst
Heather Tay is the Interim Executive Director of the Imagination Catalyst at OCAD University, an entrepreneurship hub for the university and the Greater Toronto Area with a focus on creative and social enterprise entrepreneurs.



Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:00pm

Break
Sunday January 18, 2015 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Supporting Governance from Your Own Backyard
How can individuals in Canada best engage with adaptive public services at home and abroad? Drawing on ideas from EWB members, themes that have emerged through the conference, and the experiences of others who have bridged the gap between Canada and Africa - come take the first steps of action in doing the same.

Facilitators
avatar for Rebecca Kresta

Rebecca Kresta

President, University of Alberta
President | WatSan | JF

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lenczner

Michael Lenczner

CEO, Ajah
Michael Lenczner is the CEO and founder of Ajah (www.ajah.ca), a Canadian-based company which offers an online funder research to the non-profit sector. Its service, Fundtracker, merges dozens of government and public data sets with its own proprietary research so that users can track grant-making by foundations, corporations and governments. Their award-winning non-profit initiative, PoweredByData (www.poweredbydata.org) leverages their... Read More →



Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fontaine G 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Visioning and Planning for Complexity, Adaptability, and Resilience
The planning process is rapidly changing. How do you develop a visioning and planning process for public services that enables efficiency, resilience, and adaptability? In this workshop, case studies and frameworks will be explored to discuss how the planning and visioning process can evolve to meet the rapid changes of the 21st century. Try out techniques and tools that could be used for planning a new 3 billion dollar transit system, implementing a behaviour change campaign, or even… planning a conference or workshop!

Facilitators
avatar for Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Venture Lead / Senior Consultant, Global Engineering Venture / Steer Davies Gleave
Patrick Miller (PhD) is passionate about creating sustainable, resilient, compassionate, and creative communities. As a transportation planner and consultant, Patrick has worked with public, private and non-profit clients across North America and around the world to develop long range transit strategies and to design and implement behaviour change campaigns, all the while pushing his clients to take innovative and holistic approaches to... Read More →


Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fontaine F 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Engineering Outreach Booth Design Challenge
As an engineer or engineering student, how would you describe to strangers what it is you do/will do for a living? The engineering profession has an image problem. Public opinion views engineering as a career knee-deep in calculations and technical jargon, instead of our reason for being: helping people live better lives. In this session, you will design and prototype an Outreach Booth for members of the general public that delivers this message. The best ideas will be funded and scaled across the EWB network!

Facilitators
avatar for Erica Lee Garcia

Erica Lee Garcia

Venture Lead, Engineers of Tomorrow (EWB Canada)
Venture Lead of Engineers of Tomorrow, a new venture of Engineers Without Borders Canada that inspires the next generation of game-changers and problem-solvers through effective, impactful engineering outreach to youth and the general public. | | Erica is a licensed professional engineer with over 10 years experience in automotive manufacturing, mining and non-profit management.  Six Sigma Black Belt, professional change agent, innovator... Read More →
avatar for Alan Ham

Alan Ham

Venture Strategist, Engineers of Tomorrow
Venture Strategist of Engineers of Tomorrow, a new venture of Engineers Without Borders Canada that inspires the next generation of game-changers and problem-solvers through effective, impactful engineering outreach to youth and the general public.I am a graduate of the Automotive Engineering and Management (Hons) program at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology (UOIT), a program I enrolled in due to a passion for transportation... Read More →


Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Jacques-Cartier 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Global Engineering Intrapreneurship Challenge (cont'd) / Le Défi d'intrapreneuriat en ingénierie globale (suite)
What would you like to improve in your company or in your industry? How can it drive triple-bottom line impact? What is good, but could be great? Coached by experienced change agents, teams will rapid-prototype and then pitch an intrapreneurial innovation for their organization or their sector in an intense, highly interactive challenge. Could you innovation be the game changer?

Facilitators
avatar for Audrey Bazerghi

Audrey Bazerghi

GE Team
Audrey has been an active EWB member since Fall 2012. First as an occasional volunteer for the Polytechnique Chapter, then as its Global Engineering Lead, Audrey had the chance to grow within the organization through regional retreats, national conferences and events curated in Montreal by the pro Chapter. At Polytechnique, she had the opportunity as the GE Lead to regularly coordinate presentations to hundreds of students each semester in... Read More →
avatar for Matthieu Bister

Matthieu Bister

Animation & traduction | Facilitation & Translation, Freelance
Matthieu catalyse des innovations pour les individus, les organisations et les systèmes. Il a soutenu pendant quelques années les sections d’Ingénieurs sans frontières Canada dans leurs activités et dans leurs stratégies d’action. Il a également démarré en 2014 le programme Pivot, la première formation en intrapreneuriat social au Canada. Avant de travailler au bureau d’ISF, Matthieu a été membre bénévole de la section de... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marjorie Brans

Marjorie Brans

Managing Director, School for Social Entrepreneurs
Marjorie Brans leads the team at the School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario. Prior to SSE, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NESsT, a social venture capital fund active in ten emerging economies. She also worked with international aid agency Oxfam as a Senior Policy Advisor in the area of business and global poverty. In that role, she specialized in the areas of banking, investment, and insurance, and also advised some of the world's... Read More →



Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hampstead 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Social Impact in Engineering : Building Thriving Communities
Engineers well versed in ethical design want to find more ways to include environmental and social benefits in their work; however, their ideas are often lost in financial evaluation methods used in project procurement. What do individuals and organizations that successfully implement social impact best practices have in common? This session will be a case study based workshop focusing on infrastructure and resource extraction. You will leave with the tools to identify and overcome barriers to building thriving communities.


Speakers
avatar for Pamela Rogalski

Pamela Rogalski

CEO, Engineering Leadership Council
Pamela co-founded and is the CEO of the Engineering Leadership Council. The ELC is a Community of Practice of professionals leveraging the business case for cutting edge socially responsible design. It is a nationally registered not-for-profit organization with Communities of Practice in Vancouver, Calgary, online, and a community emerging in Montreal. Programs include peer reviewed case studies of social responsibility, pre-procurement... Read More →



Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fontaine E 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Connecting Around Common Passions
Have you ever wondered why passion is the driving force for powerful social change? Take your passion and connect to like-hearted people for some massive co-creation! An integrative approach to discover your higher purpose and create an opportunity to further realize your passion into reality.

Facilitators
avatar for Duncan So

Duncan So

Founder & Chief Catalyst, Phinklife
Duncan So is a visionary leader with a focus on helping people realize and resonate their passions to live life to the fullest.  He is an expert on passion and human achievement, and the founder of Phinklife, a social enterprise that addresses systemic social challenges.  Supporting his work, he has launched several social businesses in the fields of technology and human development that creates living solutions and thriving... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fundy 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Illicit Financial Flows
Did you know that developing, transition, and emerging markets are losing approximately $1 trillion dollars annually due to illicit financial flows? Furthermore, developed countries are facing similar problems as major transnational corporations are engaging in tax avoidance.
This session will explore why so much money continues to slip under the table, and the subsequent impact this is having on global development. Discussion will follow about what (and who) needs to do something about it.

Facilitators
avatar for Sasha Caldera

Sasha Caldera

Constituency Mobilization Coordinator, EWB Canada
Sasha Caldera is the Constituency Mobilization Coordinator with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB). In 2009, Sasha co-founded Fair Trade Vancouver, and in 2011, he led a research team as part of the Canadian Earth Summit Coalition in reforming Canada’s Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). That following year, he attended the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil in hopes of expanding sustainable... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Bowden

Kelly Bowden

National Public Engagement Officer, Oxfam Canada
Kelly Bowden is a public campaigner with Oxfam Canada. Her team works to build public support for pro-poor policies including closing tax loopholes and investing in public services to help reduce extreme inequality. Prior to Oxfam, Kelly worked at the national and international level building human rights campaigns on issues of fair trade, peace and security and environmental sustainability.
avatar for Allison Christians

Allison Christians

Professor, McGill University Faculty of Law
avatar for Alain Deneault

Alain Deneault

Chercheur, Réseau justice fiscale
I am researcher at the Réseau Justice fiscale and lecturer in Political Science at the Université de Montréal. Some of the books I wrote on Tax Havens and industrial criminality were or will be translated into English: Offshore: Tax Havens and the Rules of Global Crimes (New York: Talonbooks) ; Canada: A New tax Haven (Vancouver: Talonbooks) ; Imperial Canada Inc.: The Legal Haven of Choice for the... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Howlett

Dennis Howlett

Executive Director, Canadians for Tax Fairness
Dennis Howlett is currently the Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness.Prior to assuming this position in October of 2011 he was the National Coordinator of Make Poverty History. While there he provided leadership on sucessful campaigns for a Better Aid Bill, a Maternal and Child Health Initiative at the Muskoka G8 Summit and poverty reduction plans at the provincial and federal levels.From 2003 to 2006 he was the Executive... Read More →


Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Open Space for Action
This open space is an opportunity to act on ideas that have emerged throughout the conference. Do you want to build on a new idea, or move an existing idea to action? Have you connected with people who share your vision and enthusiasm during the conference? Post an idea or topic you're passionate about on the action board in the collision space. Mobilize a group of people around this topic and use the room how you wish!

Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Getting to Know a Greater Diversity of People
Outside of the social labs, office, and facilitated spaces, how do we build community in each moment of our private and public lives? What have you done to step outside of your comfort zone to help others, and what holds you back? In this session we will actively build belonging, and have a conversation around how to bring this to our interactions.

Facilitators
avatar for Suzanne Fish

Suzanne Fish

Suzanne is absolutely devoted to a life long journey of bringing together a diversity of people to disrupt systems of oppression and re-create a new kind of community. She began her journey of social change as a development worker, studying African Political Economies at the University of Toronto and working for various development organizations in Southern Africa. However, she was turned off the charity model of change that is so abundant in... Read More →

Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Longueuil 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

Business Building Blocks / Les briques de votre entreprise
Bring your business, bring your model; bring your business model iteration! In this session you will build it up in legos and then take it all apart to learn what matters most to you, to your business, and for your impact. Stephanie Baron, co-founder of Amuza, will bring in her decades of experience developing businesses to help you in your journey as an entrepreneur.

Facilitators
avatar for Stephanie Baron

Stephanie Baron

Edupreneur, Amuza


Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
St-Pierre 900 de la gauchetière ouest

3:15pm

What Role does Social Business Play in Spurring Global Development? / Quel rôle pour les entreprises sociales dans la stimulation d'un développement mondial?
Business and free markets usually bring forth thoughts of growth, even "sustainable" growth. What is the role of business in a world that arguably needs no more growth (more things to more people), but development (greater equality, better quality)?

Facilitators
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Russ Gaskin

Managing Director, CoCreative Consulting
Russ is a consultant and mentor who helps people who don’t know each other and often don’t even like each other solve complex problems together.  He speaks and works around the world on social innovation, human-centered design, and leveraging diversity as a source of strategic innovation.  Russ’ firm, CoCreative, specializes in developing collective impact networks to solve complex problems like revitalizing distressed... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Brown

Executive Director, Kulemela Investments
Mark Brown is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Kulemela Investments. He has started working in Agriculture in Zambia in 2008 with Engineers Without Borders, where he consulted for donor funded projects, small farmer-run societies and Ghana's largest processed fruit exporter. He started Kulemela in January 2012. He holds a BSc. From the University of Victoria.
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Hamoon Ekhtiari

Director, Studio Y, MaRS Discovery District
A lover of all things blueberry and/or avocado, Hamoon Ekhtiari is the director of Studio Y at MaRS, a program that supports exceptional young people in driving positive change in their own lives, in our communities and in the systems we live in. He is also the co-founder of CatalystsX, a social enterprise that has raised over $900,000 to date, and a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs-Ontario. Hamoon joined MaRS from Deloitte, where he... Read More →
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Jonathan Glencross

Partnerships, Purpose Capital
Leading the firm’s office in Montreal, Jonathan’s work has focused on revolutionizing post-secondary education through funds, MOOCs and industry consortiums; on developing a global platform to leverage the potential of emerging technologies to improve access to education for the 99%; and on assisting leading social enterprises and co-working spaces to secure investments. Jonathan is working the J.W. McConnell Foundation... Read More →
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Diana Menzies

Venture Leader, BDSA Zambia
Diana is the venture leader of BDSA Zambia; a social enterprise that works with medium to large agribusinesses to improve business practices that concern smallholder farmers and reduce rural poverty. Medium-to-Large African agricultural businesses purchase 80% of their crop from smallholder farmers and as such are poised for impact within that market. BDSA wants to build the capacity of these enterprises such that they can test and iterate on... Read More →
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Pamela Roussos

Senior Director, Santa Clara University/GSBI
Pamela Roussos has worked with and for early stage software companies as a business and marketing strategy leader, helping founders create, refine, and execute their business strategy and go-to-market plans. She has over 20 years of experience growing teams and delivering products for both large and start-up software companies, working in various managerial capacities as business unit manager, vice president of marketing, COO and CEO. Some of... Read More →



Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

4:45pm

Final Check-out & Closing
Sunday January 18, 2015 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest

5:30pm

Sunday Night Break for Dinner
Hors d'oevres will be served at the Gala, so you'll want to grab dinner beforehand. Here's a list of our favourite restaurants within a 15-minute walk of the venue. Please call ahead to make a group reservation (for your chapter, or new friends you've met!). Details to make a reservation online or by phone are below. You can also mention that you're with the EWB conference. If you need help, stop by the registration desk!

Weinstein and Gavinos (italian) - 1434 Crescent St. - 514-288-2231 - wgmtl.com
3 Brasseurs (pub) - 732 Sainte-Catherine St. West - 514-788-6333 - les3brasseurs.ca
3 Brasseurs (pub) - 1356 Sainte-Catherine St. West - 514-788-9788 - les3brasseurs.ca
St Hubert Rotisserie (chicken) - 1180 Avenue Des Canadiens - 514-866-0500 - st-hubert.com
BierMarkt (pub) - 1221, René-Lévesque Blvd. - 514-864-7575 - thebiermarkt.com
Universel (variety) - 2055 Peel St. - 514-840-7136 - peel.resto-universel.com
Dundees (pub) - 2010 Cresent St. - 514-985-2625 - dundees-barandgrill.com
Mango Bay (carribean) - 1202 Bishop St. - 514-875-7082 - mangobay.ca
Garage Beirut (Lebanese) - 1238 Mackay St. - 514-564-2040 - garagebeirut

There are also a variety of other restaurants and bars on Crescent Street between Rene-Levesque Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street.  Other interesting suggestions include:

Resto Vego (vegetarian and vegan buffet) - 1204, avenue McGill College - 514-871-1480 - restovego.ca
Green Panther (vegan, specializing in fallafels) - NOTE only open until 19h Sundays - 2153 McKay Street - 514-903-4744 - thegreenpanther.com

If you have any questions about the location of these or other restaurants, there are tourist guidebooks with maps available at the Registration Desk. 

If you don't have a group, you will likely meet other conference delegates if you show up at one of the restaurants above.


Sunday January 18, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
External TBD

8:00pm

Gala
Sunday January 18, 2015 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Ballroom 900 de la gauchetière ouest