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 Current Members

Christopher Kitzan, Director General

Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM)

Non Government

Located on a former military air base just five kilometers from the Prime Minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum focuses on aviation in Canada within an international context – from its beginnings in 1909 to today. As Canada’s contribution to aviation expanded to include aerospace technology, the museum’s collection and mandate grew to include space flight. The collection itself consists of more than 130 aircraft and artifacts (propellers, engines) from both civil and military service. It gives particular, but not exclusive, reference to Canadian achievements. The most extensive aviation collection in Canada, it is also considered one of the finest aviation museums in the world. Among the museum’s highlights are the largest surviving pieces of the famous Avro Arrow (its nose section and two wing tips), the Canadarm used on the Endeavour space shuttle, the Lancaster bomber from the Second World War, and Life in Orbit: The International Space Station exhibition.

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Chris Howe, Lead Operating Officer

Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM)

Officer Non Government Agency

CAAM is a federal not for profit consortium of organizations looking to create the future of flight in Canada, comprising industry, academia and government at all three levels. Our mission is to create a unified national strategy for zero emission aviation, with regional implementation. Our goal is to create 1 in 5 aircraft running with zero emissions aviation by 2040. Sectors/Activities: Aerospace, Clean Energy Products/Services: We act as the catalyst to create this industry. Differentiators: We operate on the Triple Bottom Line framework and have 6 differentiating pillars of how to implement AAM within a country. AAM must be Equitable, Inclusive, Resilient, Intermodal, Accessible and Zero Emissions.”

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Kate O'Neil
Vice President of Partnerships

Skills Council of Canada

Diverse Organization

 Skills Council of Canada (SCC) is an Ottawa-based education technology company that partners with other organizations to provide comprehensive skills development solutions to Canadians. Our solutions are designed to support individuals and organizations across all industries, from skills assessments and training to career development.

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Anna Pangrazzi, Vice President

Northern Lights Aero Foundation (NLAF)

Diverse Organization

Northern Lights Aero Foundation is the premier organization in Canada that inspires, supports and promotes women in the field of Aviation and Aerospace.

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Judi Smith, Vice President

Marsh Canada

Service: Insurance

Marsh McLennan group of companies offers risk management expertise to businesses. The largest insurance brokerage in the world, we help firms identify & manage their risk. We have aligned our insurance products and services with our industry experts and typically use proprietary coverages to ensure our clients’ needs are truly being met. Jurisdictional risks, government regulations, payroll risks & making sure our clients get paid are part of our role. Every firm has something to protect. From owners’ personal assets to their hard assets & IP. We create competition to drive costs reductions and use data, analytics and new technologies like block chain to help improve our clients line of site on their property while reducing their total cost of risk.

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Nurdan Tokoz, President

Nurdanpinar Solutions for Human Performance

Service - Change catalyst - practitioner

At Nurdanpinar Solutions for Human Performance, we come alongside our clients in their quest to remove the barriers that are hindering their people’s performance.

 

As we review the performance results, we identify the root cause(s) of poor performance – the heart of the matter. From here, we can start developing sustainable systems to eliminate the recurring challenges. Following a successful change management process, implementation and collecting insights for long-term results, performance outcomes will improve, people’s satisfaction will increase, and new possibilities will be opened. The organization will be a place where fulfilled leaders and teams achieve their full potential and own their brilliance.

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Brian Logue, Marketing Manager

Duke Marine

Industry

Technical recruitment firm who coaches and teaches candidates the best practises to get their next job. From civilians to veterans our team is well equipped to help. Sectors/Activities: Shipbuilding, Aerospace & Defence Products/Services: Recruitment, Resume & Skill building. Veterans Career Transition Services Differentiators: Our approach.

Coming Soon

Loren Hendrickson, Principal

Hendrickson Aerospace Consulting

Service - Aerospace Consultant

Engineering professional with over thirty years of Aerospace research & development, design, analysis, testing, manufacturing and management experience with expertise in advanced composite materials. Uniquely experienced in all phases of technology and product development through certification to advanced manufacturing implementation. Sectors/Activities: Aerospace, Engineering, Research & Development, Composite Materials Products/Services: Consulting.

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Rocky Singh, Project Manager

Third Rock Consulting

Industry - Consulting

Third Rock Consulting excels in aerospace, defense, and space solutions, prioritizing DE&I initiatives, sustainable practices, and transparent workplaces. With expertise in Operational Excellence, Strategic Growth & Compliance, and Sustainability Grants, we ensure clear communication and real-time updates, driving sustained success from shop floors to boardrooms.

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Nesmith Chingcuanco
CEO/Founder

Devhaus Technologies Inc.

E-learning Solutions

Devhaus Technologies Inc. imagines and builds e-learning products, solutions and platforms, powered by our proprietary learning model that personalizes the learning experience at scale, in order to foster human flourishment, one learner, and one moment of growth at a time. Our products and solutions are currently used by customers in Canada, Singapore, France, and the USA. Our iblüm learning engine uses data, AI/machine learning and a competency-based approach to provide personalized learning recommendations and insights.

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Jonathan Friedman
President

The Journal That Talks Back!

Coaching

FOM Inc., the parent company of The Journal That Talks Back™, has been providing executive-level coaching to the highly driven population for the past 16+ years under the Frame of Mind Coaching™ brand. We have a proven track record of helping individuals shift their thinking so they can live a life of ease, peace, exhilaration and joy through our unique process of combining journaling with coaching. Recently we noticed a coaching gap that desperately needs to be filled: coaching for young professionals. Even before Covid-19, young adults have struggled to manage their mental health and the challenges in their personal and professional lives, as well as feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, panic, etc. Luckily we are both well-positioned and well-equipped to help them. With that in mind, we developed an accessible coaching and journaling service for young professionals. They journal privately with their coach, and their coach gives feedback, support and guidance. It’s literally a journal that talks back!

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Tibor Turi, Executive Director

SOSCIP

Industry-Academic Computing Consortium

Launched in 2012, the SOSCIP consortium is a ground-breaking collaboration between Ontario’s research-intensive post-secondary institutions and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the province. Working together with our partners, SOSCIP is driving the uptake of AI and data science solutions and enabling the development of a knowledge-based and innovative economy in Ontario by supporting technical skill development and delivering high-quality outcomes. SOSCIP supports industrial-academic collaborative research projects through partnership-building services and access to leading-edge advanced computing platforms, fueling innovation across every sector of Ontario’s economy.

Learn about SOSCIP's commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion below!

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Kara Hobson,
CEO/Founder

Hobson Marketing Inc.

Marketing and Advertising

Hobson Marketing Inc. is a marketing, advertising, and project management organization focused on offering personalized solutions for your business. We offer many services such as website design/management, video editing, social media management, media design, advertisements, photo manipulation and more! Every business is unique, as are their marketing needs. With this in mind, we personalize each package and price to fit each client's budget and needs. CEO Kara Hobson personally ensures each project is completed to the highest quality possible, so you can rest assured your project is in good hands. Free no-pressure consultations are available.*The DDNC website was created by Hobson Marketing Inc. 

kara@hobsonmarketinginc.com

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Marlene Conway Diels, President

Envision Technology & DDNC

Diverse Organization

Envision Technologies (2003) provides critical strategic, technical, research & technology development (R&TD), supply chain & human resources development, sourcing funding resources and collaborative development, implementation and project management services spanning Aerospace & Aviation, Defence & Space, Automotive, Rail and Marine and Advanced & Digital Manufacturing industries. Significant expertise in Industrial Technological Benefits (ITB) programs. Principal Marlene Conway Diels established the Diversity Development Network of Canada as a Canadian non-profit corporation in 2020.

Marlene@envision-tech.ca

Marlene@ddnc.ca

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Barbara Bowen, Director of Special Programs

Manitoba Aerospace Inc. (MAI)

Industry Organization

Manitoba Aerospace is an industry-led sector association that represents a “network of excellence” for the delivery of manufactured aerospace and defence products, as well as value added services.  A supportive business environment, award-winning educational and applied research collaborations, and a cluster of technology organizations support a culture of innovation and the development of a first-rate workforce in Manitoba`s aerospace, aviation and defence industries. The sector exports a diverse range of products and components as well as provides in-service-supports; maintenance-repair-overall; innovation; R&D; and educational services. Manitoba is also home to OEM-led, state-of-the-art engine testing, and environmental certification facilities. Funding provided by: The Government of Canada and The Manitoba government.

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Mallory Maynard,Founder

Gibbyly

STEM Education

 

Mallory Maynard is the Founder of Gibbly (www.gibbly.co), an online educational platform that leverages generative AI to help teachers quickly create engaging and relevant review material for their students.

As a STEM advocate, Mallory is on a mission to inspire young women to pursue leadership and technical roles. Prior to Gibbly, Mallory co-founded Ripple Studios, where she developed educational games and workshops to educate young girls on STEM careers. In her spare time, Mallory loves to mentor, volunteer, and speak at events to encourage more women to pursue careers in STEM.

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Cassandra Bowkett, Postdoctoral Research

HEC Montreal

Academia

Cassandra Bowkett is a postdoctoral researcher at HEC Montréal, affiliated with the CRIMT research network and associated research centre. She was employed full time on the project funded by the Future Skills Centre, which focused on the impact of Industry 4.0 technologies on the future skill needs of the aerospace sector in Canada. She completed her PhD research at Cardiff University, exploring the role of aerospace multinationals in the UK and Australia in shaping future skills for engineers. Her research interests focus on future skills and talent management, including in the context of emerging technologies.

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Erinn van Wynsberghe, President

VanWyn Inc.

Industry

VanWyn is an engineering firm developing game-changing new capabilities such as indefinite flight and removing all fossil fuel use from the skies to directly address global inequality issues including climate change. VanWyn holds patents and pending patents on disruptive innovations in wireless power transfer, perpetual aerial station-keeping and payload positioning, and undetectable wireless communication, and has served customers including the Canadian Department of National Defence. VanWyn is proud to celebrate and promote diversity in Canadian hiring, having provided opportunities for over 100 early-career professionals and visible minorities.

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Stefan McGarvey, Business Manager

Shadowbox Learning Services Inc.

Learning Management Systems and custom program developer

Shadowbox Learning Services has been helping organizations large and small to successfully navigate the complexities of learning for almost twenty years. At Shadowbox, we believe in building customer loyalty through reputation and a consistently high standard of quality. We apply our principles to everything we do, whether building you custom courseware, creating a personalized product distribution, providing training or traditional customer service. We recognize that every organization is unique and has its own specialized culture. We make it our goal to understand those nuances in order to offer you the best tailored approach to your learning needs.
We specialize in creating exemplary regulatory, technical, managerial and college level training. We Turn Knowledge Into Action!

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AJ Khan, Chief Executive Officer

CyberStrategiez

Cyber Security

CyberStrategiez is focused on enabling cybersecurity through its various subsidiaries including CloudGRC, Vehiqilla, Cyber Innovation Leadership Solution, CyTaara and CyberXLTR. CyberStrategiez is focused on enabling cyber in all sectors but specifically Mobility sectors such as Aerospace, Automotive, SmartCities and eVTOLs. We provide Cyber Consultancy, Vehicle SOC, Cyber Innovation, Security Software Development and Cyber Incubator / Accelerator as examples. We are differentiated through our Industry specific focus to meet specific cyber challenges rather than a one size fits all approach towards cyber.We specialize in creating exemplary regulatory, technical, managerial and college level training. We Turn Knowledge Into Action!

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Igor Chigrin, Director

Fair Grant Writing

Financial Services

Fair Grant Writing has been helping established Canadian small-to-medium family-owned and independent businesses thrive by unlocking their access to government funding since 2013. We specialize in Government grants, government loans, tax credits, business plans, immigration business plans, business funding, and government funding.

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Sharon Rossmark and Dawn Zoldi
Global Partners

 

Description coming soon!

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Phil Baker
President and Chief Underwriter

Boxx Insurance

Cyber Insurance and Protection

BOXX Insurance Inc. is a specialist cyber insurance and protection company, helping businesses, individuals and families insure and defend against cyber threats. Our purpose is to make the world a digitally safer place. BOXX Insurance Inc. is privately-held with headquarters in Toronto, Canada. BOXX's vision is to help businesses, individuals and families stay ahead of, respond to and recover from cyber threats, putting their digital safety first.

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Michael Bakiac
Co-founder

Iceberg Cyber

Cyber Security

Iceberg Cyber is on a mission to simplify the world of cybersecurity for Micro and Small Businesses. Our Cyber Brief service delivers monthly cyber risk reports for business owners to get the brass tacks on their risks. All facts, no fluff. Cyber Briefs track breached data on the Dark Web, monitor websites for critical vulnerabilities, secure network perimeters from intruders, and fortify office network assets from ransomware and exploit. Iceberg Cyber makes cyber vulnerability monitoring a zero-effort point-and-click experience for MSPs and their Micro & Small Business clients.

 

Michael is the co-founder of Iceberg Cyber and Fibos Inc. Since 2016, Michael has led the technical development of Fibos, a global leader in industrial fiber optic sensing. In 2021, Michael led the formation of Fibos' new cybersecurity division named Iceberg Cyber out of a call to action to support the needs of Canadian small businesses. Michael’s journey with Fibos and Iceberg has yielded six years of experience from within the arena where lessons are as valuable as outcomes. Ever in search of a challenge, Michael is an outspoken evangelist for the STEM diversity startup, Ripple Studios (ripplestudiosinc.com), and volunteers for several international Formula Student competitions (formulabharat.com).
-- Do today what others will not so you can do tomorrow what others can not -- ’

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Michael

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Jason Dudek
Chairman and Co-Founder

Sky Canoe

Aircraft Production

Sky Canoe produces one of the world's most advanced autonomous, zero-emissions, long range cargo aircraft. We believe in leveraging
the power of our patented technology to solve urgent human problems.We are dedicated to creating connectivity, economic development, and a sustainable cargo solution for the low carbon economy. Sky Canoe has assembled a global team of experts with experience in business,finance, aviation, and regulatory compliance to build an aircraft unrivaled in its efficiency and safety
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Jan van der Hoop
President

Fit First Technology

Technology

We’re on a mission to change the world of work. 

Aptitude is evenly distributed, opportunity is not. At Fit First® Technologies, we believe that hiring practices and career discovery should be human, simple and cost effective. That hidden talent is everywhere. That opportunities should be open to all.

Historically, access to high-powered data analytics and screening tools were limited to Fortune 500 companies with big budgets. We’ve leveled the playing field with platforms that are scalable to companies of any size, in any industry. We’re proud to be making a difference across multiple fields, helping people from every corner of the workforce discover how Job Fit can transform careers, organizations and the world. 

Fit First® brings the future of work to a single integrated marketplace. Employers can find candidates who have the required skills and experience, along with the right behavioral attributes. Jobseekers can find where they fit in today’s workforce and get matched with the right opportunities, connecting them directly to the right employers, and bringing greater job satisfaction to their lives.

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Stephanie Howlett
Ceo

DiversityNL

Diversity and Inclusion

DiversityNL represents the 5 historically excluded groups  which includes, females, indigenous, persons with disabilities, racialized minorities and 2SLGBTQ+. 

DiversityNL provides 1:1 training with Human Resources and people whose primary function is to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 

DiversityNL provides benchmarking, strategic planning, policy development and review, documentation reviews for inclusive language, workplace training and much more.

Stephanie provides training for diversity professionals. She organizes and provides Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Panels for organizations representing the historically excluded groups: women, indigenous, racial minorities, persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+. 

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