Andrea Cohen Barrack

CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation
Andrea is recognized for her expertise in making organizations more effective by ensuring that systems are integrated and impact is both measured and assessed.


Carol Bezaire

Senior Vice President, Tax, Estate and Strategic Philanthropy, Mackenzie Investments
In her role, Carol leads a team of Practice Management and Tax and Estate Planning professionals who support and offer opportunities to help financial advisors stay well informed in an ever-changing marketplace.


Mark Blumberg

Lawyer, Blumberg Segal LLP
Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Ontario. He works in the area of non-profit and charity law.


Penelope Burk

President, Cygnus Applied Research
Author and researcher Penelope Burk just published her latest book, Donor-Centered Leadership, in which she explores the costs and causes of premature staff turnover.


Janet Gadeski

Editor, Hilborn Charity eNEWS and President, Hilborn
Hilborn is a company dedicated to independent Canadian news and analysis for charities.


Ryan Leesui

Senior Vice President, Sales, Mackenzie Investments
Ryan Leesui is Senior Vice President of Sales at Mackenzie Investments, working with Financial Planners and Advisors across Western Ontario.


Maggie Leithead

President & CEO,
Maggie Leithead is President & CEO of, Canada’s leading website connecting people with passion to jobs with purpose.


Brad Offman

Brad is a former Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy at Mackenzie Financial Corporation and was Managing Director of the Mackenzie Charitable Giving Fund.


Steven Plunkett

Chair, Employee Committee, Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation
Steven works with a nationwide group of Mackenzie employees responsible for staff volunteerism, fundraising programs, and overall corporate philanthropy and community involvement.


Terry Smith

President & CEO,
Terry is President and CEO of providing advice and support to individuals and family foundations with their philanthropic giving.


Greg Thomson

Director of Research, Charity Intelligence
Charity Intelligence is seeking to find the most effective and efficient charities across Canada to help funders make more effective giving decisions.