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Resource Tags: Speakers 2019

Paulette Senior

President and CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation

Paulette has devoted her career to empowering women and girls to overcome barriers and reach their full potential. She started her career on the front lines of social service organizations in some of Toronto’s most economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods, seeing first-hand how social resources and systemic change could transform women’s lives. Through her work and advocacy […]

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Janet Goulding

Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment and Social Development Canada

Janet brings over 25 years of public policy, program, and operational experience to her current role and is responsible for income security and social development. She provides leadership at the federal level on homelessness policy, volunteering, social innovation and social finance, community development and the Canada Pension Plan Disability program. Her portfolio is responsible for […]

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Chris Clubb

Managing Director, Convergence Blended Finance

Chris has more than 25 years’ experience financing projects in more than 80 countries worth over $30 billion — ranging from large infrastructure projects to small financial inclusion programs. In the past 20 years, Chris has focused on investing in projects with dual financial and development objectives in developing projects (since 2015, known as United […]

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Marc Foran

Chief Investment Officer, Rally Assets

Marc is responsible for leading Rally Assets’ multi-asset portfolio strategies and investments. He started his career in investment banking at RBC Capital Markets, and has spent the past 15 years in financial services. Marc has a diverse background managing global portfolios consisting of public stocks, fixed income, alternative assets and private equity investments. Previously, Marc […]

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Brian Smith

Co-founder and CEO, Rhiza Capital

Brian is an accomplished entrepreneur, investor and creative organizer for sustainable business and economic development. He has led and helped deploy private equity placements and institutional investments that have brought impressive returns and demonstrable impact. Having founded and led successful non-profits, for-profits, and co-ops, Brian is uniquely skillful in a variety of models. Brian holds […]

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Carol Anne Hilton

Founder and CEO, Indigenomics Institute

Carol Anne is a recognized national Indigenous business leader and senior advisor. She is one of the founding minds behind #indigenomics, a growing movement that builds and strengthens Indigenous economies, as well as the author of Indigenomics by Design: A Seat at the Economic Table. Among her many distinguished roles, Carol Anne also serves as […]

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Kate Ruff

Assistant Professor, Accounting, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Kate believes accounting can change the world and save the planet. And she’s spearheading one of the largest projects ever to create a social impact measurement standard: the Common Approach Project. Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, the project involves an all-star team of academics, data geeks, impact investors, philanthropists, charities, businesses and social […]

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Susanne Courtney

2019 Global Journalism Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Passionate about social justice and women’s equality, Susanne began her career with Canada’s Foreign Service, and for the past decade, has focused on international development and development finance. As a global journalism fellow with the Munk School at the University of Toronto, Susanne’s published articles cover topics such as investigating the leadership crisis at UNAIDS, […]

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