Keynote Speakers


Afdhel Aziz

Speaker, Writer & Award-winning Marketer

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Tarana Burke

Social Activist & Founder of #MeToo Movement

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford University

Dave Evans

Adjunct Lecturer, Product Design Program at Stanford University & Co-founder of Electronic Arts

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David McWilliams

Economist, Broadcaster & Bestselling Author

Steve Pemberton

Chief Human Resources Officer at Globoforce

Mel Robbins

Expert on Defeating Doubt, Award-Winning CNN Commentator & Bestselling Author

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Michael Roberto

Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University

Jade Simmons

Transformative Leadership Expert & Motivational Pianist

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Cy Wakeman

Drama Researcher, Business Consultant & New York Times Bestselling Author

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All Speakers


A.

Hayley Angus

Executive Recruiter
Spencer Stuart

Marie Antaya

Performance Consultant
Eclectic Communications

Sandeep Aujla

Change Strategist and Speaker
Multilevel Leadership Consulting Inc.

Afdhel Aziz

Speaker, Writer & Award-winning Marketer

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B.

Mary Ann Baynton

Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
Program Director

Mara Berger

Associate Registrar
HRPA

Lauren Bernardi

Lawyer and Human Resource Advisor
Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Rahim Bhayani

Vice President, Total Rewards & HR Shared Services
OMERS

Jill Birch

Founder & CEO
BirchGrove Inc.

Jeff Birk

Manager, Speaking and Training
O.C. Tanner

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Frederick Blanchette

Partner
Solertia Consulting Group

Chris Bonnett

Principal Consultant
H3 Consulting

Diane Brochu King

Interpersonal Effectiveness Coach. Trainer. Facilitator
Diane King & Associates, Inc.

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Linda Brogden

Mindful Employer Canada
Manager

Chris Brown

Director of Talent Solutions Canada
LinkedIn

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David Brown

CIBC
Corporate Medical Director

Tarana Burke

Social Activist & Founder of #MeToo Movement

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford University

C.

Deb Calvert

President
People First Productivity Solutions

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Sharon Campbell Rayment

Professional Speaker
Sharon Campbell Rayment

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Ryan Campbell

Employment Lawyer
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Rob Catalano

Chief Engagement Officer
WorkTango

Julian Chapman

President
Forrest & Company Limited

Susan Chase

Consultant
Perry Group Consulting

Dr. Pylin Chuapetcharasopon

Organizational Psychology Consultant
SPB Organizational Psychology

William Gregory Ciupka

Author
4 Day Weekend

Caroline Codsi

Founder
Women in Governance

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David Cohen

Founding Partner & Principal Consultant
DS Cohen & Associates

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Mark Cryer

Management Coach
Capital One

D.

Jeff Dawley

President
Wincrest Management Solutions

Su Diana

Senior Manager, Learning and Talent Development
Foresters Financial

Derek Dobson

CEO & Plan Manager
CAAT Pension Plan

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Craig Dowden

President
Craig Dowden & Associates

Colin Druhan

Pride at Work Canada
Executive Director

Christopher Dsouza

President
Seventh Inc.

Abi Dudley

Global HR Systems Strategy Lead
EY

E.

Patrick Egbunonu

CEO
1001Squared Artificial Intelligence

Ranya El-Farnawani

Practice Lead - Coaching & Talent Agility
The Talent Company

Diana Elder

Executive Director, Human Resources
University Health Network

Dave Evans

Adjunct Lecturer, Product Design Program at Stanford University & Co-founder of Electronic Arts

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F.

Edit Farun

Accredited Mediator/Qualified Mediator
Ontario Association for Family Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario

Carol Faull

Principal
Carol Faull and Associates

Catharine Fennell

CEO
VideoBIO Recruiter

Nancy Fonseca

Great Place to Work® Canada
SVP Business Development

Jennifer Freyd

Professor of Psychology
University of Oregon

G.

Janice Gaboury

VP Client Experience & Executive Engagement
The Talent Company

Carole Gentry

Managing Director of Communications
Maryland Lottery and Gaming

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Steve Gill

HR Systems Talent AI lead
EY

Wendy Glaser

Manager, Human Resources Consulting
Solertia Consulting Group

Lindsay Gluck

Associate
Turnpenney Milne LLP

Charlotte Goldfried

Founder & Lawyer
Goldfried Law

Brian Gottheil

Lawyer & Human Resource Advisor
Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Ruben Goulart

Lawyer & Human Resource Advisor
Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Evan Green

Managing Partner
Green and Spiegel LLP

Alison Grenier

Great Place to Work® Canada
Head of Research and Culture

Jonathan Grode, Esq.

Practice Director
Green and Spiegel LLC

H.

Kristen Harcourt

Founder | Certified Professional Coach
Kristen Harcourt

Kerry Heaps

Publisher
Pageant Platform Magazine

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Jennifer Heath

Partner
Piccolo Heath LLP

Rebecca Hefter

Founder & Principal
Creative Communication Strategies

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Doug Heidebrecht

Principal
Sun Mountain Self Management

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Mark Henick

Mental Health Advocate & Strategist

Dr. Tomeka Hill-Thomas

Lead Data Scientist & Associate Director, HR Advanced Analytics
EY

Dr. Geoff Ho

Director, Research & Advisory, Organization Development
Rogers Communications

Steve Horvath

President & CEO
Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

J.

Ravi Jain

Managing Senior Lawyer
Green and Spiegel LLP

Gene Jamieson

Managing Director & Principal Consultant
Turtle Clan Management Consulting

Gregor Jeffrey

Founder
Jeffrey Strategic Inc.

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Sarah Jenner

Executive Director
Mindful Employer Canada

Kathleen Jinkerson

Practice Leader, HR & Total Rewards Solutions
The Talent Company

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Vanessa Judelman

President
Mosaic People Development

K.

L.

Michelynn Lafleche

Vice-President of Strategy, Research & Policy
United Way Toronto & York Region

Helen Latimer

Principal
925 Resources Inc.

Carol Leaman

Axonify, Inc.
President & CEO

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Linda Leclerc

Founder, Master Trainer
Canadian School of Laughter Yoga and HAHA Sisterhood

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Chris Lee

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Accompass

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Philip LeNir

President
CoachingOurselves

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Kelly Leonard

Executive Director of Insights and Applied Improvisation
Second City Works

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Jamelle Lindo

EQ Trainer & Coach
PARADIGM People Development

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Lorenzo Lisi

Practice Group Leader, Workplace Law Group
Aird & Berlis LLP

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Grace Lordan

Associate Professor, Behavioural Science
London School of Economics and Political Science

M.

Michael MacDonald

Manager, Health Services
Jazz Aviation LP

Bruce Mayhew

President
Bruce Mayhew Consulting

Curtis McCone

President, Wealth Management and Employee Benefits
HUB International Ltd.

Dan McGarry

Director of HR
Global Wood Group

Michael McGuire

Talent Management & Senior HRBP Lead
Shopify

Sandra McKenzie

Consultant
Perry Group Consulting

Kathy McLaughlin

Founder and President
McLaughlin & Associates Consulting

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David McWilliams

Economist, Broadcaster & Bestselling Author

Carol Moxam

Lifestyle & Leadership — A New Dimension
Carol Moxam Inc.

N.

Sunjay Nath

Professional Speaker
Spetha Inc.

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Peter Neufeld

Vice President, Leadership
Maple Leaf Foods

Frank Newman

Chief Human Resources Environmentalist
Newman Human Resources Consulting

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Leanne Nicolle

President & CEO
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto

O.

P.

Jessica Palmer

Clinical Psychologist & Owner
Bright Minds Sleep Psychology

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Jay Pariseau

Sr. Consultant, HR Service Delivery
CIBC

Dr. Ashlyn Patterson

Manager, OD Research & Advisory
Rogers Communications

Steve Pemberton

Chief Human Resources Officer at Globoforce

Bryan Peña

SVP, Contingent Workforce Strategies
Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Lukas Pesa

Great Place to Work® Canada
Client & Business Content Specialist

Eduardo Placer

CEO and Founder
Fearless Communicators and Story Doula

Mark Polson

VP, Fast To Action and Design Thinking
Estée Lauder Companies

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Dan Pontefract

Author, Thinker, Chief Envisioner
TELUS

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R.

Jeremy Ragsdale

Vice President, Product and Pricing
Foresters Financial

Asha Rampersad

Lawyer & Human Resource Advisor
Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Tom Reader

Associate Professor
London School of Economics

Elizabeth Renzetti

Journalist & Bestselling Canadian Author
The Globe & Mail

Nitika Rewari

Manager, Research, Evaluation & Knowledge Translation, Workplace Mental Health
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Rhonda Rigney

Health and Safety Manager
Belfor (Canada)

Mel Robbins

Expert on Defeating Doubt, Award-Winning CNN Commentator & Bestselling Author

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Michael Roberto

Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University

David Robertson

President
Robertson & Company Ltd.

John Robertson

Founder & President
FORTLOG Services

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Mark Robinson

Managing Director & Author
Ego-Continuum Solutions Group Ltd

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Elana Rosenfeld

CEO
Kicking Horse Coffee

Pam Ross

Chief Rebel
Blue Rebel Works

S.

Saeed Sadooghi

Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

Sari Sairanen

Unifor
National Health and Safety Director

Dr. Joti Samra

Thought Leader on Mental Health & Expert in Psychological Health & Safety

Dr. Bhante Saranapala

Urban Buddhist Monk

Natasha Savoline

Lawyer & Human Resource Advisor
Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Rhonda Scharf

Professional Speaker, Author, and Consultant
On The Right Track

Tracy Schmitt

Keynote Speaker
Unstoppable Tracy

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Rob Schmitter

Solutions Architect
Globoforce.

Aaron Schwartz

Senior Manager, Employer Insights
Indeed.com

Hon. Laurie Scott

Minister of Labour, Member of Provincial Parliament for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

Allan Seckel

CEO
Doctors of BC

Lee-Martin Seymour

CEO and Co-Founder
Xref

Eric Shangle

VP of People & Culture
Figure Eight

Debbie Shawn

Registered Social Worker and Founder
Divorce Matters – Preparing for An Organized Divorce

Justin Shemeley

Global People Analytics Lead
EY

Krista Siedlak

Associate
Turnpenney Milne LLP

Joel Silverstone

Facilitator, Coach
SIlverstone Communications

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Jade Simmons

Transformative Leadership Expert & Motivational Pianist

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Allan Smofsky

Managing Director
Smofsky Strategic Planning

Sarah Snable

Ergonomist / Owner
PROergonomics

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Alexandra Stinson

Certified Ergonomist / Co-Owner
PROergonomics

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Kim Sunderland

Associate
Mental Health Innovations

T.

Dr. Umar Taj

Executive Teaching Fellow
Behavioural Decision Science, London School of Economics and Political Science

Charles Tardif

Director, Data Analytics
Public Service Commission of Canada

Louise Taylor Green

CEO
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

Joyce Thomas

Lawyer
Thomas Litigation

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Christine Thomlinson

Co-founder and Co-managing Partner
Rubin Thomlinson LLP

Kryssie Thomson

Workplace Solution Specialist
Smile Inside Out Consulting

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Timothy Tiryaki

Regional Director
Great Place to Work® Canada

Natasha Toney

Project Manager
Foresters Financial

Julian Toy

Substance Abuse Professional
Addiction Consultants in Recovery

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Sasha Tregebov

Senior Advisor
Behavioural Insights Team

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Dan Trommater

Not Your Ordinary Miracle Worker

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Victor Tsui

Head of IT
Nissan Canada

David Turner

Managing Partner
Turner, A Human Resources Law Firm™

V.

Steven Van Alstine

Vice-President, Education
The Canadian Payroll Association

W.

Ben Waber

Chief Executive Officer
Humanyze

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Cy Wakeman

Drama Researcher, Business Consultant & New York Times Bestselling Author

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Jennifer Waxman

Director, HR Research & Advisory Services
McLean and Company

Dr. David Weiss

President and CEO
Weiss International Ltd.

Elizabeth Williams

President
Candler Chase Inc.

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Laura Williams

Founder, Principal, Lawyer
Williams HR Law & Williams HR Consulting

Sacha Williams

Regulatory Process Specialist
HRPA

Barbara Wilson

Career Development Consultant | Personal Career Coach
B. Wilson Consulting

Dessalen Wood

Vice President, Talent Development
Cineplex Entertainment

Y.

Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy

Director of Education and Community Awareness
Credit Counselling Society

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Z.

Jodi Zigelstein-Yip

Chief HR Innovator/Founder
Enliven HR Consulting Inc.