A graduate of St Mary’s University MMCCU, I have worked in multi-stakeholder, consumer and worker co-operatives in food and banking industries.
As a consultant, I have continued to provide strategic services to cooperatives and their apex groups since 2014. Over the last two years I have worked with the New York City Worker Cooperative Coalition, to launch new cooperatives, develop a business ecosystem and draft / sponsor supportive policy at the city and state level. I have lead the development of first tier cooperatives and the creation of scaling opportunities and business lines for second tier cooperative networks both in Canada and the United States. This includes the development of a social franchising model and a platform cooperative for worker cooperatives. My work enters members and communities, with a strong focus on inclusion, equity and empowerment.
I am also spokesperson for Quebec’s Caisse d’économie solidaire’s Placements à rendement social, a unique line of socially responsible investment products.