Future of Work Champions Council

CivicAction’s Future of Work Champions Council is comprised of over 20 senior and rising leaders from across the GTHA who are committed to working with us to better prepare our people, especially those that are the most vulnerable, to thrive in the changing nature of work. Members represent a wide variety of perspectives and interests across private, public, not-for-profit, labour and academic sectors. The Champions Council will help design, launch, and champion new work to drive measurable action and impact.


  • Stephen Gardiner, Managing Director, Accenture Digital in Canada, Accenture
  • Zabeen Hirji, Chair of CivicAction and Executive Advisor, Future of Work at Deloitte

Council Members

  • Andy Manahan, Executive Director, RCCAO
  • Anita Carroll, VP, Corporate Engagement and Resource Development, ACCES Employment
  • Anna Iacobelli, Senior VP, Metro West Region, TD Canada Trust
  • Carolyn Hamer, Senior Manager, Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte
  • Chioma Ifeanyi-Okoro, Founder, My African Corner
  • Chris Brown, Director of Talent Solutions, LinkedIn Canada
  • Crystal Hunt, Diversity and Belonging Specialist, Shopify
  • Jarret Leaman, Founder, Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology
  • Jennifer Posthumus, Manager, Employer & Workforce Development Stakeholder Engagement, City of Toronto Employment & Social Services
  • Joe Belfontaine, VP, National Partnerships, Mitacs
  • Keanin Loomis, President & CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
  • Kelly Kwan, Senior Counsel, Uber
  • Manish Puri, Head of Customer Success, Google Canada
  • Mark Beckles, Senior Director, Youth Strategy & Innovation, RBC
  • Mark Wilson, SVP, Human Resources and Labour Relations, Loblaw
  • McGregor Faulkner, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Michelle Snedden, Chief of Staff to VP of Human Resources, IBM
  • Nadine Spencer, President, Black Business Professionals Association
  • Pedro Barata, Executive Director, Future Skills Centre
  • Peter King, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Rogers Communication Inc.
  • Peter Sweers, Chief Technology & Operations Officer, Interac
  • Shalini da Cunha, Executive Director, Peel Halton Workforce Development Group
  • Robyn Connelly, Director Community Relations, Toronto Pearson
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