Max has served in a leadership role with the Canadian Education Association/EdCan Network since 2007, and as its CEO since 2017. With the support of the Board of Directors and Advisory Council, Max propels EdCan’s strategic areas of action, which are focused on the research, knowledge mobilization, convening and professional learning required to enhance educators’ capacity to explore and respond to public education’s emerging systemic opportunities and challenges. In doing so, Max is responsible for the effective management of EdCan’s operations, revenue diversification, partnerships and communications to achieve the ultimate impact of heightening every students’ well-being and opportunities for meaningful learning to help them discover their purpose and path in life.
Mia San Jose
The Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day financial, operational, human resource and office administration. This includes providing overall financial oversight, monitoring and reporting, managing membership recruitment and retention and publication advertising, and managing event logistics while liaising with a network of suppliers to ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness and facilitating data-driven decision-making in all aspects of the organization’s affairs.
André is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (Institut d’études politiques de Paris) holding a Master’s degree in International Public Management from the Paris School of International Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences. He is responsible for designing, leading, and collaborating to implement a variety of research projects, knowledge tools, events, and awareness campaigns to effect system-wide policy and practice evolutions in Canadian K-12 public education in line with EdCan’s strategic priorities. André is Project Lead for EdCan’s Well at Work initiative, which supports school districts and provinces to make teacher and staff well-being a top policy and investment priority. In his youth, André was a Student Trustee for the York Catholic District School Board and Executive Council member for the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association.
Sarah leads the planning, communications, coordination, and conducting of research and knowledge mobilization outputs for EdCan. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Family Relations and Human Development and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Guelph. Sarah’s research interests broadly include social-emotional development of K-12 students, knowledge mobilization, and program evaluation, in particular, analyzing school-based supports that promote positive mental health in both children and educators.
Bineta holds an MBA in Event Marketing and Cultural Communication from INSEEC – Sup de Pub, School of Communication in Paris, France. She is responsible for the planning, coordination, communications and execution of activities pre- and post-events for EdCan (Pan-Canadian Summit on K-12 Workplace Well-Being, Pat Clifford Award, Annual General Meetings, etc.). Bineta also manages the logistics of K-12 Workplace Wellbeing webinars and provides French-language communications support for the organization.
English Editor of Education Canada Magazine
Holly Bennett became the English language editor of Education Canada in 2012. In addition to two decades of experience as a magazine editor and writer, she has a background in adult education (MEd, OISE/UT), with experience working with urban Indigenous organizations and in social research. Before coming to EdCan, Holly worked as Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Parent magazine’s Special Editions. She enjoys the opportunity to work with the many innovative, accomplished and enthusiastic educators who contribute to Education Canada magazine.
Francophone Editor of Education Canada Magazine
Gilberte Godin has spent most of her career in a Francophone minority context in New Brunswick, either as a high school teacher, school principal or manager of educational and community projects. During her doctoral studies, she travelled the country and contributed to training teaching staff through initial and continuing education programs. Her thesis helped her to better understand the influence of the linguistic and cultural experience of teaching staff on their teaching practices and on the linguistic and cultural development of French-speaking students in Canada.