Sr. Manager Corporate Responsibility & Environment, Bell Canada
Manager of Sustainability, Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure
Commercial Manager for the Trans-Québec & Maritime Pipeline (TQM), TC Energy
Sr. Sustainability Reporting Specialist
Leaya leads the development of Maple Leaf Foods Annual Sustainability Report, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Index, Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Report and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate and Forests Reports. She also supports the coordination and implementation of sustainability initiatives across Maple Leaf Foods’ operations to move the Company closer to achieving its sustainability goals. More recently, Leaya has taken on responsibility to help Maple Leaf Foods determine the impacts of its supply chain and procurement decisions on climate, nature, deforestation and biodiversity. She aims to better understand the challenges that exist within the organization to identify, measure, monitor and manage these impacts in order to advance the Company’s supply chain visibility, engagement and sustainable procurement plan.
Prior to joining Maple Leaf, Leaya completed her Masters of Sustainability at Brock University and her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Leaya also completed an internship as Sustainability Coordinator of General Motors (GM), where she helped to integrate sustainability into the culture and business.
Chief Sustainability Officer, Kiwetinohk Energy Corp
Janet Annesley is Chief Sustainability Officer at Kiwetinohk Energy Corp. and brings a breadth of communications, stakeholder engagement, policy and sustainability experience to her role.
A former executive at Shell and Husky Energy, and a former chief of staff to Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Janet has developed and implemented corporate and government policies and programs on stakeholder engagement, climate change, Indigenous reconciliation, and diversity and inclusion. Janet worked as part of several leadership teams to deliver major projects.
Janet holds an MBA from Queen’s University. She was named to The Hill Times Top 100 in Power and Influence List in 2017 and is a Public Policy Forum Fellow. An award-winning, accredited business communicator, she sits on the advisory board for Clean Prosperity and Export Development Canada, and on the boards of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and the City of Calgary Green Line LRT Project.
Cade joins the Sustainable Procurement Fellowship from Reeve Consulting, a Vancouver-based firm that helps public and private sector organizations leverage their buying power to drive positive social and environmental change. In his current role, he supports organizations to define their strategic sustainability priorities and then creates procurement tools that deliver on those priorities.
Prior to joining Reeve Cade lived in New Zealand where he worked for the New Zealand Government delivering large-scale indigenous investment programmes and advising on housing and urban development. Through different consulting roles, Cade has worked across a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, hospitality, construction and utilities.
Cade has a science background and is passionate about circularity, a low-carbon economy and new ways of tackling problems with indigenous solutions.
General Organizer, Ironworkers International
Eric Böhne has been a General Organizer with the Ironworkers International since 2011. He represents the Canadian manufacturing sector for Shop Ironworker Local’s across Canada.
With over 10 years’ experience in procurement and supply chain, an incredible passion for environmental sustainability and social capitalism, paired with studies on business and climate change; Natalia is now supporting TELUS’ efforts to evolve the sustainability program within the procurement team.
Director of Sustainability, Panago Pizza
Jason Boyce is the Director of Sustainability at Panago Pizza and works with the leadership team to set the strategic direction and programs that help us achieve our mission to be the most sustainable pizza company in Canada. Jason Boyce has been working as a sustainably professional for over 15 years, working both with non-profit and for-profit companies. With a Bachelor of Science from UBC in ecology, Jason started his career at the Vancouver Aquarium, helping found the Ocean Wise program. After obtaining his MBA in 2008, Jason began working with Nature’s Path Foods, shepherding the zero waste certification of its manufacturing operations and leading the development of the Sustainable Supply Chain program that allowed Nature’s Path to launch North America’s first Fair Trade Toaster Pastry and Granola in 2012. In 2015 Jason obtained a Green Belt in Lean operations. Jason is a previous board member (and former board president) of the Sustainable Food Trade Association, an industry trade group focused on assisting organic food companies be more sustainable across all their operations, and a former board member of the National Zero Waste Council in Canada.
Manager, Sustainability Analytics and Performance Reporting, ATCO
Kyla Cuthbertson is the Manager, Sustainability Analytics and Performance Reporting at ATCO and currently oversees external and compliance reporting, audit, collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, and implementing sustainability strategy including decarbonization. Over the last 15 years, Kyla has worked in a variety of sustainability focused roles within the Canadian energy industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a Minor in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University.
Founder & CEO, Hyon Software Inc.
Kristy Ehman is three-time business owner, two-time mom and one-time wife. Based in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Kristy launched tech company Hyon Software Inc in 2018 to help advance the circular economy in Canada. Hyon works with large organizations in the public and private sectors.
Kristy currently chairs the Governance and Nominations Committee within Saskatchewan Trade and Export’s Board of Directors and is on the board with the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council. Kristy is an active member in technology hubs such as CoLabs, Cultivator, Communitech, C100, NextFounders and Foresight. Hyon was recently awarded funding through Sustainable Development Technology Canada – a national fund supporting innovative and environmentally sound projects.
When she’s not working, you’ll find Kristy playing board games with the kids or shovelling snow.
Jennifer Ezekiel, P.Eng.
Vice President of ESG & Strategy, CDN Controls Ltd
Jennifer has more than 15 years of expertise in ESG and sustainability leadership, energy and environmental policy, and regulatory frameworks in Canada. She has curated this experience through her work for multinational consulting organizations, energy producers (oil, gas, and renewables), service companies and volunteer opportunities. She has directed sustainability planning and ESG strategic priorities, created robust environmental policy outcomes for energy sector activities, and leveraged a growing knowledge of business development and communications to elevate these successes.
Jennifer is most known for her ability to deliver precedent-setting initiatives and thrives under the challenges of managing never-been-done-before projects. Through her work in the Canadian energy sector, she has demonstrated her aptitude working with diverse groups of clients and stakeholders and identifying areas of mutual benefit and consensus with these stakeholders—all while meeting environmental and social objectives and increasing industry competitiveness.
As Vice President of ESG & Strategy at CDN Controls Ltd, Jennifer has positioned CDN as the dominant leader in the energy services sector for ESG performance, driving forward both internal strategy and external ESG-linked services. Her passion for environmental issues and strong skill set in collaborative problem solving, technical analysis, and relationship building have played an essential role in CDN’s ongoing growth and success.
Director, Sustainability & Reporting, Capital Power
Noreen is Director, Sustainability and Reporting at Capital Power. In her current role, she is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s sustainability strategy and reporting. She supports the integration of sustainability across all aspects of Capital Power’s strategy and business. Providing recommendations on near and long-term initiatives for the company to continue to demonstrate commitment and leadership with respect to sustainability in the development, construction, optimization, and ownership of power generation assets.
Prior to her time working in Sustainability, she held roles in Commercial and Business Development, which provide a strong understanding of the company’s objectives and value drivers.
Sustainability Supervisor, Gibson Energy
Bio coming soon!
Vice President of Enterprise Procurement and Workplace Services, The Co-operators Group Ltd
Shawn Fitzgerald is the Vice President of Enterprise Procurement and Workplace Services at The Co-operators Group Ltd, one of the largest multiline insurance and financial service organizations in Canada. Since his arrival at The Co-operators, he has built the Enterprise Procurement department from the ground up, including the sourcing and selection of highly skilled procurement professionals, and the creation and implementation of all procurement related policies and procedures. Shawn has worked to develop, establish and implement standardized procurement best practices and has implemented a centre led Procurement function between several previously decentralized insurance companies including expense reduction strategies, sourcing and selection, contract management, and vendor risk management. The results for The Co-operators have been significant cost savings, a streamlined procurement and contract review process, integrated risk mitigation, and an ever growing awareness of the value that high level procurement talent can provide to the organizations bottom line. Shawn has also implemented the organizations sustainable procurement strategy, including the integration of sustainability as a factor in vendor selection decisions to increase environmental responsibility in the vendor community.
Shawn is also accountable for the Real Estate and Workplace Services portfolio, including the Workplace Strategy which has resulted in the build of Co-operators headquarters in Guelph, which aims to achieve Leed gold, WELL certification, and Zero Carbon design.
Shawn brings over 20 years of procurement and strategic sourcing leadership experience that spans across manufacturing, retail, distribution, and financial services sectors.
Manager, Procurement Sustainability and Supplier Diversity - North and Central America
Being born and raised in Jamaica, Brian has a strong appreciation for the environment, and an understanding that it is integral to the social and economic wellbeing of all of us who live in it.
Since moving to Canada 15 years ago, Brian has further developed his skills and interest in the field through the completion of a BSc in Biology, MASc in Applied Environmental Science, and a post graduate certificate in Sustainable Business Management.
With this he went for a career in procurement, as he believes that being in a position close to money is one of the most meaningful ways to drive positive environmental and social change.
Brian’s career so far has provided him with meaningful experience in direct and indirect sourcing, having worked at Hellofresh, Goodfood, Walmart, and now Accor where he can have an impact not only in Canada, but across North and Central America as it relates to our Sustainability and Supplier Diversity Initiatives.
When not working, you can find Brian cooking new recipes, biking, and doing photography.
Procurement Manager, Lafarge Canada Inc.
Rod Hoffelder is a Procurement Manager at Lafarge Canada Inc., responsible for the Manitoba and Saskatchewan markets. With over 14 years of experience, he has worked towards sustainable procurement in different countries, across various sectors of economy, such as manufacturing, energy and construction (both public and private sectors) and translating best practices into results. He has a MBA in People Management, which has enhanced his capabilities as a leader. Rod has a strong background in providing excellent service for large corporations that encounter detailed and ever fluctuating purchasing needs. Extremely detail oriented, with a positive, upbeat personality, he is looking to share and learn from other fellow members about their challenges and opportunities.
Director of Sustainability, Canadian Pacific Railway
David Huck, MNRM, currently serves as the Director of Sustainability for Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Based in Calgary, Alberta, David oversees a team of sustainability professionals in the delivery of the railway’s ESG programs, strategy development and sustainability disclosure practices. David has a background in environmental sciences and sustainability, including a Master of Natural Resources Management from the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba. With over 20 years of industry experience, David has worked in various environmental management and sustainability roles across the agribusiness, mining, transportation and watershed management sectors. When not learning about innovative ways to address complex social and environmental challenges, David enjoys spending time with his family exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountains near his home.
Manager for Indigenous & ESG Procurement, Canada Post Corporation
David is Manager for Indigenous & ESG Procurement at Canada Post Corporation. He has many years’ experience in procurement as a consultant and practitioner, spanning industries including public sector, arts & media, vehicle manufacturing, technology, charities and the military. He has worked with and for public-sector, private-sector and third-sector organizations in North America, Australia/NZ, Africa, Europe, and Asia. He currently lives in Ottawa, on unceded Anishinaabeg Algonquin territory.
America's Head of Supply Chain Sustainability and Diversity, HSBC
Ruth Legg is the Americas Head of Supply Chain Sustainability and Diversity at HSBC. She works to advance HSBC’s net zero ambition in its supply chain, as well as increase procurement opportunities for diverse-owned businesses. Ruth has 15 years of experience in leading Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) programs and currently serves as Board Chair of Modo, a climate change-focused car-sharing cooperative in British Columbia. Ruth is based in Vancouver, where she enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and two daughters.
Manager, Sustainable Procurement, Air Canada
As Manager, Sustainable Procurement at Air Canada, Clare Li (she/her) is responsible for leading, developing and implementing various initiatives including policies, process and programs to promote and drive Sustainable Procurement best practices across all procurement categories at Air Canada. This includes furthering the company’s commitment to sustainable corporate objectives through awareness initiatives and ensuring procurement mandates are viewed through a sustainable lens.
Prior to joining Air Canada, Clare was the Communication Director for ILL-Abilities, an International Breakdance Crew comprised of professional dancers with different disabilities providing motivational entertainment worldwide. Clare lives with stage 4 breast cancer and identifies as a person with invisible autoimmune disabilities.
Clare believes that in order to make meaningful change, you must seek out or create opportunities for learning. Cancer gave her the ability to pause and hone her powers of introspection to affirm her goal to affect change in the community by committing to lift others up and helping them grow. She spends her time outside of work advocating for breast cancer awareness, disability (Disability Without Poverty), volunteering in a patient partnership program (MUHC), continuing to support ILL-Abilities’ initiatives, and maintaining an active lifestyle through sports.
Senior Analyst of Corporate and ESG Reporting, Waterfront Toronto
Ella is passionate about the intersection of finance and sustainability. As a CPA, she brings experience from financial planning, analysis, and reporting to the world of ESG strategy and reporting. Ella joined Waterfront Toronto in 2021 as the Senior Analyst of Corporate and ESG Reporting, where she is currently building out a Climate Action Plan that covers greenhouse gas emissions reduction and sustainable procurement.
Carla Mae Mamangun
Sustainability Manager, Canadian National Railway
Carla Mae Mamangun is Manager, Sustainability Innovation and Capacity Building at CN. In this role, she collaborates with key functions in identifying opportunities and solutions, provides support in implementing and advancing sustainability initiatives, and facilitates internal and external stakeholder awareness. In the last year, she has worked hand in hand with the Procurement and Supply Management function to launch CN’s sustainable procurement program. She also oversees EcoConnexions, CN’s employee engagement program, and EcoFund, its capital program to fund energy efficiency, waste reduction, and housekeeping projects.
Outside of sustainability, Carla is experienced in accounting, financial planning, and investor relations, and is currently the Treasurer of Action Réfugiés Montréal.
Senior Manager, Sustainability, EPCOR
Trina Manning is the Senior Manager, Sustainability at EPCOR. She is accountable for the performance, implementation, execution, monitoring and reporting of EPCOR’s sustainability strategy. This includes the integration of sustainability practices across EPCOR’s operations and creating, leading and participating in the cross-functional teams planning, executing and achieving the company’s ESG targets.
Trina has had numerous roles with EPCOR since joining the company in 2002, including 13 years in project management at various locations within Alberta. Most recently she has led projects at Edmonton’s water and wastewater treatment plants, and she is on the project team for the kīsikāw pīsim solar farm now in operation.
Trina earned a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2002 from the University of Alberta and a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering in 2007 from the Hamburg-Harburg University of Technology in Germany. She is registered as a professional engineer in Alberta.
Hydro One Supply Chain
Katie has been with Hydro One Supply Chain for the past 5 years and has had the opportunity to plan and execute multiple procurement events ranging from sourcing steel to site inspection services. This past year Katie has been leading the Governance Team, where Hydro One’s Sustainability portfolio resides. Management at all levels within Supply Chain is ready to support efforts from within the team to push Hydro One into a leadership position on sustainable procurement. Katie also has experience in Asset Management, Environmental, and Project Delivery departments, which provides her with higher level knowledge of planning and execution processes that will be vital to the successful implementation of the Sustainability Procurement Plan at Hydro One. She completed her BAH in Economics and Environmental Studies at Queen’s University in 2008, and earned a PMP designation in 2013. In Katie’s spare time she enjoy the outdoors, and editing photos and videos of her family.
Vice President, Sustainability and Strategy, 4VI
Calum Matthews is the VP of Sustainability and Strategy at 4VI. In his role, he leads a team responsible for the organization’s sustainable development programs and supports a range of clients with strategic planning and engagement. He grew up in Victoria, British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from Quest University Canada and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. Matthews joined the tourism industry more than 10 years ago in a front-line service role. What started as a great summer job quickly grew into a passion and an exceptional career. He worked for the Island Coastal Economic Trust supporting communities with a range of projects relating to corporate communications, as well as tech sector and tourism development. Tourism projects were always his area of interest, and it was one of these projects that led him to joining Tourism Vancouver Island. Matthews loves working with the business owners and community members to help them grow a vibrant and sustainable tourism industry across the region. During his personal time, Matthews enjoys surfing and visiting Vancouver Island’s many hidden gems with his family and his hyperactive golden retriever, Murphy.
Senior Specialist: Social Purpose and Sustainable Procurement, BCLC
Jenny Miles is a supply chain management professional with over 15 years of procurement experience in both private and public sector organizations. Jenny is passionate about helping organizations integrated social and sustainable practices into their value chains. She is currently working with the BC lottery corporation in social purpose and sustainable procurement.
AVP, Enterprise Procurement, The Co-operators Group Limited
Tori-Rae Park holds a diverse tenured career in procurement and supply chain transitioning between manufacturing and service-based industries. Throughout that time, she has continued to learn and adapt to new industries and requirements. Sustainability has been a growing focus and interest of Tori-Rae as the supply chain can strongly influence and shift industries towards sustainable practices and structures. As a mother of two young children, her goal is to positively impact the people and space that surround her so that future generations can experience the magnificence of our planet.
Associate Director of Strategic Procurement, Memorial University
Deanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Cooperative) Degree from Memorial University and is a Supply Chain Management Professional. She has over 20 years of experience in supply chain in both public and private sectors. Her supply chain experience includes, food service, manufacturing, health care, core government and post-secondary education sections. She is currently the Associate Director of Strategic Procurement with Memorial University. During her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband Jim, son Luke and family dog Dusty.
Sourcing Manager, Canfor
Carrissa is currently a Sourcing Manager at Canfor and has a wide range of both employment and education within procurement and supply chain. Carrissa has worked at Canfor for 6 years in numerous roles within the Sourcing & Supply Chain team and she is currently apart of Canfor’s Sustainability working group where she is supporting with the development of Canfor’s sustainability strategy. In addition, she has experience working in public sector procurement within post-secondary and completed her Public Sector Procurement designation.
Carrissa has Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas.
Colleen Steele holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and is currently working as the Sustainability Manager with Federated Co-operatives Limited in Saskatoon. Colleen has experience in the private and public sectors in the areas of sustainability, government relations, contaminant transport modelling, remediation and impacted sites management, and environmental policy and regulatory frameworks. Colleen loves doing anything and everything outside, adventuring and laughing with her family, reading, and the oxford comma.
Associate Vice President Product Stewardship, Canadian Tire
A trusted, transformative leader who advances Circular Economy at Canadian Tire through collaboration, innovation and systemic change with both internal and external partners.
With over 25 years in retail finance, strategy, technology and product quality, Kimi is currently the Associate Vice President Product Stewardship for Canadian Tire’s family of companies. She enables her team to ensure product safety and environmental compliance, to drive continued improvements in worker fairness, respect and safety in the factories manufacturing Canadian Tire’s Owned branded products and to reduce CTC’s environmental impact through development of circular capabilities.
Kimi actively participates as in a number of not-for-profit Boards. She is the Chair of the Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association Board of Directors, a Board Member of the Trade Facilitation Office, and Treasurer of Nirapon, an organization to drive a culture of worker safety in Bangladesh.
Kimi has a MBA in International Business from McMaster University and a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Maud is a sustainability professional with 15 years of experience addressing environmental, social and governance challenges across industries. As a Senior Manager in TELUS’ Sustainability & Environment team, Maud is responsible for integrating sustainability considerations across the company’s value chain, including managing the environmental performance of suppliers, reducing Scope 3 GHG emissions to meet our science-based targets, and supporting broader circular economy and climate change strategies.
Before joining TELUS, Maud was a leader within Deloitte’s Sustainability & Climate Change practice, advising companies on their decarbonization and ESG strategies. She has a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BSc in Cell Biology from McGill University. Maud is based in Vancouver, where she can usually be found enjoying the outdoors, cooking, reading, and trying to keep up with her two young kids.
Sr. Manager Corporate Responsibility & Environment, Bell Canada
Serita, an environment and sustainability professional with over 15 years experience in the private sector, is the Sr. Manager Corporate Responsibility & Environment at Bell Canada. Her portfolio includes overseeing Bell’s Climate Change, Circular Economy and Responsible Procurement strategies.She specializes in developing and executing strategies and programs that require wide scale internal stakeholder engagement on all levels of an organization. A skillset that’s essential for her current role at Bell.
Manager of Sustainability, Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure
Gabriela Wilson is a professional engineer and Certified Sustainability Practitioner that has worked in the Energy Industry for over 18 years. She spent most of her career as an Exploitation Engineer working on economic evaluations, corporate reserves management, corporate lending and investor relations. She is currently the Manager of Sustainability at Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure.
Commercial Manager for the Trans-Québec & Maritime Pipeline (TQM), TC Energy
Mélanie Wiseman is a trilingual sustainability professional with 15 years’ experience in the North American energy and non-profit sectors. She is the Commercial Manager for the Trans-Québec & Maritime Pipeline (TQM) with TC Energy, and has previous experience leading initiatives in sustainability, ESG, communications, supply chain, supplier diversity and board of director governance. Mélanie is focused in her career on enabling good governance and developing corporate strategies that link ESG performance with bottom line results.