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2017 Sessions & Speakers

2017 Sessions & Speakers

Under the central theme of sustainable co-operative development, our guest speakers explored a variety of topics using a range of presentation formats. 

We'd like to thank all the speakers and moderators of the 2017 Provincial Co-op Conference, who helped make this conference a great success!

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


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