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2017 Sessions & Speakers

2017 Sessions & Speakers

Under the central theme of sustainable co-operative development, our guest speakers will explore a variety of topics using a range of presentation formats, including: a keynote address, a moderated panel discussion, plenary presentations and faciliated breakout sessions, where delegates will participate and share their ideas and best practices.

We will post information and bios for all our moderators, facilitators and guest speakers in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, please check out the CONFERENCE AGENDA, available in the "Downloads" section of the right-hand toolbar, which includes information on the individual sessions and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Confirmed Speakers of the 2017 Provincial Co-op Conference (confirmed as of July 5, 2017):

  • Michael Barrett, President & CEO, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative
  • Peter Hough, Board Chair, Sustainable Solutions Group
  • Rob Wesseling, President & CEO, The Co-operators
  • Korinne Collins, VP, Professional Development & Education, CCUA/Cusource
  • David Cork, Managing Director, The Renewable Energy Co-operative
  • Jennifer Springett, President, Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op
  • Joel Lalonde, President & CEO, Your Credit Union
  • Kerr Smith, Co-operative Community Engagement Manager, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative
  • Simone Swail, Manager, Government Relations, CHF Canada, Ontario Region
  • Curt Hammond, Chief Listening Officer, Pearl Street Communications
  • Alisdair Smith, Consultant, Dare Communications


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