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The EdCan Network Announces its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Advisory Council

This pan-Canadian network of leaders from the K-12, post-secondary, not-for-profit and corporate sectors share a commitment to heighten educators’ capacity to explore and respond to public education’s emerging systemic opportunities and challenges.

TORONTO – October 25, 2021 – As the leading independent national voice in Canadian K-12 education, the EdCan Network is pleased to announce that the following leaders were elected to serve on the EdCan Network’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors:

2021-2022 EdCan Network Board of Directors
Anne MacPhee, Chair
National Director, Finance & Operations Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto, ON
Claire Guy, Vice-Chair
Education Consultant, Rothesay, NB
Rob Adley, Treasurer
Director of Global Sales and HPE Global Account Management, AMD, Mississauga, ON
Denise Andre, Past Chair
Executive Director, Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network, Ottawa, ON
Jacques Cool
Education Consultant, Montreal, QC
Kathryn Goddard
Fundraising Consultant, Milton, ON
Normand Lessard
Secretary General – Association des directions générales scolaires du Québec (ADGSQ), Beauce, QC
Christian Michalik
Superintendent, Louis Riel School Division, Winnipeg, MB
Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Full Professor and Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Eric M. Roher
National Leader, Education Law Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Toronto, ON
Dean Shareski
Educational Consultant, Advanced Learning Partnerships, Moose Jaw, SK
Julie Wright
Director, Partners for Action, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

 2021-2022 represents an exciting transition year for EdCan as we implement our Well at Work K-12 Staff Wellbeing initiative, leverage the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to empower students to lead societal change, and continue to equip educators with the evidence-based content that they need to navigate rapidly emerging issues,” says EdCan Chair Anne MacPhee. “Our impressive Advisory Council leadership network will continue to seize opportunities to heighten K-12 workplace wellbeing and increase the capacity of educators to lead relevant, timely, and action-oriented professional learning while strengthening our shared vision and action towards influencing key policy issues that will heighten every students’ well-being and opportunities for meaningful learning to help them discover their purpose and path in life.”

Please download our 2020-2021 Impact Report for more details on how EdCan is implementing its key priorities and strategies

The EdCan Network Advisory Council provides a forum for expression of countrywide issues and trends in education and advises the Board on the direction and priorities for the Network. Council members provide visibility and act as advocates for EdCan within their respective professional communities. They are drawn from all regions of the country and serve a three-year term, which may be renewable for a second three-year term.

The following individuals will serve on the EdCan Network’s 2021-2022 Advisory Council:

*Indicates EdCan Network Director 

2021-2022 EdCan Network Advisory Council
Rob Adley*, Treasurer
Director of Global Sales and HPE Global Account Management, AMD, Mississauga, ON
David Allnutt
Consultant, Montreal, QC
Denise Andre*, Past Chair
Executive Director, Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network, Ottawa, ON
Mary Ann Baynton
Principal, Mary Ann Baynton & Associates, Waterdown, ON
Jean-Pierre Bédard
Director General, Centre de services scolaire de Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
Dr. Lyne-Chantal Boudreau
Professor of Educational Administration and Researcher, Université de Moncton (campus de Moncton), Moncton, N.B.
Dr. Curtis Brown
Superintendent, South Slave Divisional Education Council, Fort Smith, NWT
Rob Buttars
Director General, New Frontiers School Board, Châteauguay, QC
Eugénie Congi
Director of Education, Conseil de district catholique de l’Est ontarien
l’Orignal, ON
Jacques Cool*
Education Consultant, Montreal, QC
Paul Corrigan
Assistant Superintendent, Elk Island Catholic Schools, Sherwood Park, AB
Tom D’Amico
Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Ottawa, ON 
George Daley
Deputy Minister, New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Anglophone Sector), Fredericton, NB
Dr. Sharon Friesen
Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Kathryn Goddard*
Fundraising Consultant, Milton, ON
Claire Guy*, Vice-Chair
Education Consultant, Rothesay, NB
Charlie Guy
Senior Career & Leadership Coach, CareerJoy, Toronto, ON
Vani Jain
Executive Director, Daymark Foundation, Toronto, ON
Kevin Kaardal
Superintendent of Schools/CEO, Central Okanagan Public Schools, Kelowna, BC
Dr. Heather Kanuka
Full Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Gwen Keith
Director of Education, Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division, Weyburn, SK
Marcel Lavoie
Deputy Minister, New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Francophone sector), Fredericton, NB
Georges Lemieux
Interim Assistant Deputy Ministry (Anglophone, Indigenous and cultural diversity sectors), Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec, Montréal, QC
Normand Lessard*
Secretary General, Association des directions générales scolaires du Québec (ADGSQ), Beauce, QC
Anne MacPhee*, Chair
National Director, Finance & Operations Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto, ON
Christian Michalik*
Superintendent, Louis Riel School Division, Winnipeg, MB
Stuart Miller
Retired Director of Education, Halton District School Board, Burlington, ON
Donna Miller Fry
Superintendent (Area 2), Yukon Department of Education, Whitehorse, YK
Cathy Montreuil
Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Halifax, NS
Valérie Morand
Executive Director,Fédération Nationale des Conseils Scolaires Francophones (FNCSF), Ottawa, ON
Arlene Morell
President, Canadian Home and School Federation, Strathroy, ON
Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook*
Full Professor and Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Nancy Pynch-Worthylake
Executive Director, Canadian School Boards Association, Wolfville, NS
Eric M. Roher*
National Leader, Education Law Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Toronto, ON
Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew
Research Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Dean Shareski*
Educational Consultant, Advanced Learning Partnerships, Moose Jaw, SK
Doug Sheppard
Superintendent/CEO, Delta School District, Delta, BC
Renee St. Germain
Director of Languages and Learning, Assembly of First Nations, Ottawa, ON
Anthony Stack
CEO/Director of Education, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, St. John’s, NL
Mary Lynne Stewart
National Director of Leadership Giving and Corporate Partnership , March of Dimes Canada, Toronto, ON
Dr. Erica van Roosmalen
Director, Strategic Policy & Planning Division, Ontario Ministry of Education, Toronto, ON
Camille Williams-Taylor
Director of Education, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ottawa, ON
Julie Wright*
Director, Partners for Action, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

 
For more information about these Advisory Council Members, please visit: www.edcan.ca/council

 About the EdCan Network

The EdCan Network’s mission is to ensure that ALL students thrive in our schools and has maintained its 130-year tradition as the only national, nonpartisan, bilingual organization representing 110,000 educators across Canada. Our role as an intermediary connects K-12 education systems across the country by producing and disseminating authoritative and evidence-based content that is trusted by educators, parents, and policymakers alike to bridge the research-implementation gap. EdCan’s signature initiative, Well at Work, is increasing knowledge about the need to make teacher and staff wellbeing a top policy and investment priority and a set of solutions aimed at further building the capacity of education leaders to improve staff wellbeing through a range of professional learning opportunities.

Learn more at www.edcan.ca or @EdCanNet.

 

Contact: Max Cooke, EdCan CEO (bilingual)

Tel: 416-591-6300 ext. 225   E-mail: mcooke@edcan.ca 

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