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Max Cooke


Max has served in a leadership capacity with the CEA/EdCan Network since 2007, and is currently CEO. He manages a strategy to strengthen this pan-Canadian network’s visibility among broader public audiences so as to positively influence the education policy and practice narratives.


Mia San Jose

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.

Sophie H.-Bienvenue

Digital Marketing Manager

Sophie develops knowledge mobilization strategies using digital and traditional communications to engage Canadians into a conversation about transforming public education.

André Rebeiz

André Rebeiz

Research Manager 

André makes research fun and exciting through creating knowledge and awareness-building tools including infographics, fact sheets, videos, podcasts, and marketing campaigns that advance evidence-informed and anecdotal good practices in Canadian K-12 public education. He collaborates with parents, educators, and researchers to breakdown complex information so that it can be easily understood and generate concrete impact. André and his team are currently mobilizing knowledge on workplace well-being in K-12 education as part of the EdCan Network’s ‘Well at Work’ initiative.

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Sarah Ranby

Research Analyst

Sarah leads the planning, communications, coordination, and conducting of research and knowledge mobilization outputs. Her research interests broadly include social-emotional development of children,  program evaluation and, in particular, analyzing school-based supports that promote positive mental health in both children and educators.

Karl Wieler

Development Manager

Karl brings an open, creative mind and unique, dynamic ideas to each nonprofit partner he works with.

With a wide, rich variety of hands-on fundraising and nonprofit management experience, Karl honed his skills in working in multi-disciplinary teams that led to the emergence of Pathways to Education, the Ontario Council of Articulation and Transfer, Ottawa’s Aberdeen Pavilion and Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to name just a few.

Serving as our Development Manager, Karl has brought the organization through a development rebirth by establishing a solid donor base, annual fund, major donor relationships and special events.

With personalized, proven strategies, effective training, and dynamic programs, Karl has helped the organization and its leaders address development concerns with new eyes, new focus, and new enthusiasm.

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.

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Jérôme St-Amand

French Editor of Education Canada Magazine

JEROME ST-AMAND is professor of Educational Psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and the assistant editor for the McGill Journal of Education. He completed his PhD and his MA at the Université de Montréal (in Canada) in Educational Psychology, a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) at Concordia University (Canada), and a Psychology Degree at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR); and between 2001 and 2014 he spent 12 years teaching high school in the public system in Quebec (Canada). His main research activities explore a variety of issues related to classroom management and diversity, quality learning environments, improving education in underdeveloped countries, school motivation, and students’ basic needs. He teaches in the areas of classroom management, quantitative methods, and research methods.