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Resource Tags: Speakers 2018

Gavin Armstrong

CEO, Lucky Iron Fish

Dr. Gavin Armstrong is committed impact entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise®, a social enterprise attempting to alleviate iron deficiency around the world using a simple health innovation. Through this role he was a Fulbright scholar at Auburn University and was awarded the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 in […]

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Jacqueline Hansen

Senior Business Reporter, CBC News

Jacqueline Hansen is a Senior Business Reporter for CBC News. Based in Toronto, Jacqueline has covered business news since 2010. She regularly files stories for CBC’s national TV and radio programs, including The National, World Report, and World at Six, and appears live on CBC News Network. She also writes for and hosts interactive […]

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Marcelle Gerard


Marie-Marcelle Saint-Gilles GERARD, Executive Director of FINCA Haiti S.A., has extensive experience working in the Haitian financial sector (Commercial Bank, Microfinance Institution, Cooperative). Before joining FINCA in 2012, she held several management positions. Her main areas of expertise are team management, organizational strengthening , risk management and loan management for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises […]

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Andrea Nemtin

Partner,Purpose Capital

Andrea Nemtin is a creative, committed and passionate leader with an accomplished career working strategic philanthropy, social finance and social innovation. She recently stepped aside as founding President and CEO of Inspirit Foundation. Ms. Nemtin built Inspirit into a true force in Canadian philanthropy and a leader on impact investing, innovation and Inclusion including reconciliation […]

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Andrew Chunilall

CEO, Community Foundations of Canada

Andrew joined Community Foundations Canada in 2013 and became CEO in 2017, following a six-year tenure as Vice-President of Finance for the London Community Foundation and his long-standing service as a finance and regulatory expert for Canada’s philanthropic milieu. Now at the head of the community foundation movement, Andrew is working closely with the Community […]

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Ilse Treurnicht

Scientist, Finance and Innovation Executive

Ilse Treurnicht’s career spans scientific research, commercialization of academic discoveries, growing technology firms, venture capital and social finance, as well as innovation policy development. She served as CEO of MaRS ( in Toronto for 12+ years, overseeing the development of the organization into a leading urban innovation hub. She holds a doctorate in chemistry from […]

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Genevieve Morin

Chief Investment Officer, Fondaction

Geneviève Morin is Chief Investment Officer at Fondaction, a Québec labour-sponsored fund with $1.97 billion in assets. A leader in sustainable development, Fondaction collects retirement savings and invests them into Québec SMEs to create and maintain quality jobs while contributing to a stronger, fairer and greener economy. After having held various positions at Mouvement Desjardins, […]

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Cheryl L. Dorsey

President, Echoing Green

Cheryl is President of Echoing Green, a global organization seeding and unleashing next-generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. Previously, Cheryl was a social entrepreneur who launched The Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit in Boston. An accomplished leader and entrepreneur, she has served in two presidential administrations as a White House Fellow […]

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Jay-Ann Gilfoy

CEO, Vancity Community Investment Bank

Jay-Ann is CEO of Vancity Community Investment Bank. She is leading the development and implementation of a new core banking system, the first milestone on Vancity’s technology road map and a foundational element in the organization’s transformation to serve members better. She is passionate about developing people and fostering a work environment that encourages employees […]

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