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.

André Rebeiz

Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives

André is Program Manager for Well at Work, supporting school districts and provinces to make K-12 workplace wellbeing a top policy and investment priority.

André serves as Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives for EdCan and is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (Institut d’études politiques de Paris) holding a Master’s degree in Public Management from the Paris School of International Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences, including year-long study at HEC Lausanne (The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne) in Switzerland. He is responsible for designing, leading, and collaborating to implement a variety of 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. 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 Ranby

Sarah Ranby

Knowledge Mobilization and Evaluation Lead

Sarah leads the planning, communications, coordination, and evaluation of 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. She has previously conducted evaluations of SEL school-based supports in both the not-for-profit sector and school districts.

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.

Brigitte Michaud

Communications and Project Coordinator

Brigitte is the Communications and Project Coordinator at EdCan Network. She is responsible for administering EdCan’s awards, as well as coordinating the logistical aspects of convening events and webinars. Brigitte has a background in events, having planned both in-person and virtual meetings and conferences for professional associations and in the legal sector. 

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.