Max Cooke


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

Operations Manager

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.

Shanice Tadeo

Shanice Tadeo

Marketing Manager

Shanice is the Marketing Manager at EdCan Network and is responsible for the marketing strategies and communications content. She has a background in Marketing and Project Management in the private and international development sector, where she worked with a member-centric non-profit organization and coalitions. Her interests lie in sustainable development, global citizenship education, public engagement, and knowledge mobilization to foster inclusive, accessible and quality education.

Kathleen Lane

Program Director of Well at Work

Kathleen is the Program Director for Well at Work, supporting school districts and provinces to make K-12 workplace wellbeing a top policy and investment priority. She leads the product development, business development and operations for the program. Kathleen studied population health before earning her Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. Her background includes leading a research study on how instructional practices support the wellbeing of university students and developing leadership and management training programs for the not-for-profit sector.

Renuka Jacquette

Development and Partnerships Manager

Renuka is the Development and Partnerships Manager at EdCan, supporting its business development and revenue diversification strategy. Her experience varies around resource mobilisation, collaborative program development, monitoring and evaluation as well as organisational development for non-profit making organisations. She holds a MSc (Hons) in Poverty Reduction and Development Management from the University of Birmingham, UK. Renuka is passionate about the power of education in bringing positive changes at individual, organisational, societal and country level.

Nour Naffaa

Administrative and Project Coordinator

Nour is the Administrative and Project Coordinator at EdCan and is responsible for administrative team support, project coordination of knowledge mobilization content, and event logistics. Her field of study and work experience lie in Business Administration, Customer Support, Content Creation, and Digital Content Management. Her passion for the education space prompted her to shape her career around it, whether it’s through external support or internal contribution. She feels at home within the educational sector and advocates for continuous knowledge acquisition as the path for positive change and self-growth.

Holly Bennett

Holly Bennett

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.

Gilberte Godin

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.