Welcome Remarks

  • Bob Schickedanz
    Bob Schickedanz President, Ontario Home Builders' Association

    Bob Schickedanz was elected as President of the Ontario Home Builders Association to serve a one-year term from September 2019 to September 2020 and is Immediate Past President of Simcoe County Home Builders Association. However, with the challenging and uncertain times our industry faced, Bob continued to serve a second term as President of OHBA.

    Bob grew up in a family home construction and land development business (2nd generation) and is very proud to have a 3rd generation now working and contributing to the success of FarSight Homes. Bob’s brother Rick, Founder and President of FarSight Homes, works alongside Bob as partner from 2001- present. Responsibilities include land acquisition, development approvals & site servicing.

    Bob previously worked as Land Development Manager for Schickedanz Bros Limited (a family-run business since 1951) from 1982 – 2001 and before that, as a Professional Civil Engineer, with MMM Group from 1980 – 1982.

  • Kim Kopyl
    Kim Kopyl Host, Ontario Home Builders' Association

    Kim Kopyl is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Elite Developments. She is a dedicated sales and marketing management executive with 21 years experience. Kim oversees the land development, investment management, public relations, sales & marketing departments; while providing direction to the construction, design and management teams. She is known throughout the industry for creating and elevating brand awareness within low-rise, mid-rise, high-rise, master planned developments and luxury real estate markets. Kim is instrumental in creating an award-winning, equitable brand with substantial revenue gains, while positioning companies as leaders in the industry. She is accountable for everything required for the launch of a development, from conception to completion. Kim is an effective leader well versed in coaching, managing, consulting, research analysis, budget planning & forecasting, pricing, architectural review, negotiating and is the creative director behind all sales & marketing creative strategies and platforms. Kim’s work has garnered over 70 local, provincial, and national awards including achieving “Best Community in Canada,” by CHBA. She was honored to offer her expertise in the industry by judging the 2020 CHBA, PHBA and OHBA awards, where she has served on the OHBA executive conference advisory committee for the past 3 years. Her work has directly attributed to 10,000 pre-construction sales in Ontario, estimated at $4 Billion in revenue. She has worked with top developers such as the Monarch Group, Minto, Trump Residences, VHL Developments, and Lucchetta Homes. She currently oversees a portfolio of 33 development sites for Elite Developments across Ontario.

DIGITAL SALES TECHNOLOGY

  • Linda O’Conner
    Linda O’Conner Partner and CEO, Ryan Design International

    Linda is a partner and CEO of Ryan Design International, focusing on strategic planning. Having spent over 20 years as a key executive in the international marketing and advertising world, Linda is often asked to speak on topics such as virtual sales, branding, technology and industry trends. Linda has worked with builders of all sizes from startup to established national brands. Linda has assisted with many types of projects including high rise, low rise, multi builder, recreational and retirement. Linda also speaks basic Mandarin.

NATIONAL BUILDING CODE

  • Andrew Oding
    Andrew Oding Vice President, Building Knowledge Canada Inc.

    With an broad background as a builder, building science trainer, HVAC and energy modeling professional for 30+ years , Andrew brings a real-life practicality to building science principles and their in-field applications. An engaging speaker and industry recognized leader, Andrew and the BKC team works with over 350+ builder clients across N. America . As a recognized building science trainer by the government of Canada-Office of Energy Efficiency, Building Science Specialist (University of Toronto), and HVAC designer (HRAI), Andrew is working closely with the development of the new National Building Code of Canada: 2020 Proposed tiered energy code(net zero ready) -Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Housing and Building, the re-development of ASHRAE 90.2 SSPC Energy efficiency standard for low-rise residential buildings. 90.2 and many advanced building programs (i.e. ENERGY STAR®, Net Zero Hometm, LEED for HomesTM V4, etc.) across North America.

    • National Building Code Canada (Tiered 2020 Energy Code-NZR) Standing Committee Member Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Homes, SCEE committee- 2018-present
    • Chair, Working Group NBC 2020-21 Tiered Energy Code-NZR- Unintended Consequences WG
    • Chair of the Canadian Homebuilders Association Net Zero Housing Council. 2014-2018
    • CSA 424 Building Energy Systems –Residential Working Group –Executive Committee 2019-current
    • Chair, CSA Part 9 Task Force- on IEQ Indoor environmental quality. 2020-current
    • ASHRAE 90.2 Residential Energy Efficiency Standard committee member 2016-2019
    • Chair of the Canadian Homebuilders Association Technical Research & Code Committee (TRC). 2017-2019
    • Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors: CACEA Board Member 2019-present
    • EEBA Trainer-Building Science 2012-present
    • Past-Chair of the CaGBC LEED for Homes Technical Committee 2008-2011
    • Past-Chair of Ontario Home Builders Association Technical Committee 2010-13
    • Past Chair of Canadian Green Building Council LEED for Homes 2007-2011
    • Energy Star for New Homes Technical Standing Committee member and past-Chair 2008-2010 –

     

  • Andrew Pride
    Andrew Pride Principal, Andrew Pride Consulting

    Andrew is a strategic advisor, facilitator, and technical expert who helps clients create long-term vision with sustainable strategies. With years of pragmatic executive experience in green buildings and energy efficiency, from both the private and public-sector perspectives, he brings a unique qualification to bridge business needs, social responsibility, and brand value. An enthusiastic and engaging facilitator, researcher, and analyst, he develops, and fosters multi-faceted stakeholder-centric solutions with a keen focus on measurable results. In addition to Andrew’s consulting business, he is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency– the group responsible for all national energy codes in Canada – the National Energy Code for Buildings, and the energy section (9.36.) of the National Building Code. Andrew will help foster in a Net-Zero-Energy-Ready building code. Previously, he was the Vice President of Conservation for the Ontario Power Authority, creating the award-winning Save on Energy brand and overseeing a $3 billion energy efficiency budget. Andrew enhanced the Energy Manager program at the OPA, investing in skilled resources for Ontario’s energy consumers. Andrew may be best known for his innovation and drive to transform a large privately held real estate company, the Minto Group, into an internationally recognized green leader. There are firsts and accolades to describe Andrew’s career, including the commercialization of net-zero-energy homes with Minto; the creation of Energy Master Plans; as Vice-Chair of the Canada Green Building Council and as an entrepreneur in the ESCO (Energy Services) Industry.

  • Doug Tarry
    Doug Tarry President, Doug Tarry Homes

    Doug Tarry is President of Doug. Tarry Ltd., an award winning, leading home building company in southwestern Ontario. Having built and labeled more Net Zero / Net Zero Ready homes than any other builder in Canada, Doug is currently developing a book called “From Bleeding Edge to Leading Edge: A Builders’ Guide to Net Zero Homes”. Doug has extensive personal training and experience, being an R2000 Certified Builder, and both an Energy Star and Net Zero Qualified Builder. He has also assisted NRCan as a LEEP training advisor, served as a committee member for Technology Road Map to Net Zero Homes, and wrote the first edition of Solar Ready Guidelines.

  • Michael Lio
    Michael Lio President, BuildAbility

    Michael has been a consumer advocate for over 30 years, representing consumers on boards, councils, and committees. Michael was the Executive Director of the Consumers Council of Canada (2000 to 2008) and the Homeowner Protection Centre (2008 to 2014). He sat on standards committees for the Canadian Standards Association, the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, and the Canadian Gas Association. He is a former director of Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) board and served as a public representative on the ASC’s National Consumer Response Council. He represented the consumer interest on the board of Technical Standards and Safety Authority for 6 years. He was a founding board member of the Electrical Safety Authority, responsible for safety and certification of electrical installations in Ontario. He was a consumer representative on the Building Advisory Council for Ontario’s Minister of Housing. Michael was a Director on the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation (GreenON) from 2017 to 2018. More recently he was on the boards of both Tarion Warranty Corporation and the Home Construction Regulatory Authority.

    Michael has facilitated hundreds of training sessions for audiences across Canada. He brings a deep understanding of housing having worked with builders, product manufacturers, and suppliers from across Canada to improve building practices. He has been an active participant in the development of over 60 corporate strategic plans. He has led and facilitated hundreds of directed sessions where teams have been expected to collaborate in problem-solving, solution-finding, and action planning.

    Michael is a professional engineer. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Civil with specialty in building science, both from the University of Toronto. He has recognized expertise in building science and housing technology. He has sat on Building Code development committees at the National and Ontario level. He has an Institute of Corporate Directors Designation.

1VALET – SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY

  • Matthew McGeown
    Matthew McGeown Account Executive, 1Valet

    As an experienced sales professional, Matthew is helping pioneer a new wave of smart technology for the next generation of condominiums and apartments. Currently part of the 1VALET Team, Matthew has worked with many of the GTA’s largest developers and asset managers, helping them implement innovative solutions that have revolutionized the way they manage their properties. His knowledge of the residential multi-family landscape sets him apart, and has allowed Matt to become a leading voice in the industry.

Successfully Navigating Profitable Developments

  • Przemyslaw (Shem) Myszkowski
    Przemyslaw (Shem) Myszkowski President, Architect, KNYMH Inc.

    Prior to attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies (2009) and a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from Carleton University (2011), Przemyslaw (Shem) acquired a Diploma in Architectural Technology
    from Sheridan College (2003). He has had several years of construction experience prior to attaining his designations. Przemyslaw (Shem) is an experienced designer who works on a wide range of building types from office/warehousing in Ottawa and office/retail in Toronto to single family and multi-unit residential projects throughout Ontario. Przemyslaw became the Owner and Principal Architect of the firm in 2016.
    Under his leadership, KNYMH has proven to be a force in the design and
    development industry.

  • Wayne Harrison
    Wayne Harrison Vice President, Project/Opperations Manager, KNYMH Inc.

    Wayne received his Bachelor of Architecture at Carleton University following his earlier education in Mississauga and Great Britain. He has been involved in design and project co-ordination since 1986, producing thousands of complex to medium sized projects. As a front line representative of the firm, he is in demand for his skills at creating successful projects. Wayne leads the design and production team, he is involved with design development, the presentation of ideas and assisting the production team with development details. Wayne has a great wealth of knowledge and his team is highly budget conscious which has created a strong repeat client base.

LUNCH ENTERTAINMENT

  • Mira Solovianenko
    Mira Solovianenko Singer(Soprano), Founder, Music and Creative Director of Nightingale Music Festival, Honored Artist of Ukraine.

    Mira’s vocal career spans over 10 years of performances and appearances across Europe, South and North America. She has headlined and starred in productions at Kyiv’s operatic stages, performed with the National Academic Choirs and Orchestras of Ukraine and has served as a lead vocalist at the prestigious National Organ and Chamber Music Hall of Ukraine. Mrs. Solovianenko took part in performances in Ukraine as well as in over 20 International Festivals and concert tours across the countries of Eastern and Western Europe, as well as concert tours in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. In 2010 Mira was awarded the title of “Honored Artist of Ukraine” a High honor bestowed upon a citizen for contributions to the cultural fabric of the country and for artistic contribution to the society.
    A resident of Toronto since 2015, Miroslava continues to actively perform throughout Canada and has headlined a number of concerts.
    Ms. Solovianenko’s repertoire includes music ranging from baroque to modern, incorporating the music of composers such as Bach, Handel, Caccini, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Puccini, and Sartori.

    Starting in 2018, she has become one of the founders artistic and creative director of the Nightingale Music Festival, a project to increase the presence of classical opera across North America.

DESIGN AND SALES TRENDS FOR PROFITABLE DÉCOR CENTRES

  • Joelle Goodwin
    Joelle Goodwin Vice President, Project Development, My Design Studio

    Joëlle is setting a new standard on how to manage, implement processes to increase décor sales. Her commitment to the residential building industry is changing the way builders handle Décor Centers and the new Homebuyer upgrade and colours selection process. As VP Project Development at My Design Studio, she specializes in scalable and curated décor solutions for homebuilders.

  • Margaret Macdonald
    Margaret Macdonald Preeminent Kitchen Design and Product Expert, Preeminent Kitchen

    Preeminent Kitchen Design and Product Expert, Margaret Macdonald has been proudly connecting builders & designers with luxury kitchen and bath products, including Sub Zero and Wolf, Cambria and Canadian crafted cabinetry for the last decade.
    Her background as Senior Corporate Designer for some of Canada’s leading cabinet manufacturers, along with her keen ability as an industry connector and influencer, has been the basis of many successful strategic partnerships – bringing innovation, leading design trends and profitability to the residential construction industry

  • Yasmine Goodwin
    Yasmine Goodwin Principal, My Design Studio

    Over the course of Yasmine’s 20-year career, she founded and developed My Design Studio to fundamentally change the approach of multi-residential décor management programs. Applying her background in design and business to create innovative décor sales practices that have become the gold standard in our industry, driving efficiency, profitability and the best customer experience.

DRAWING IN ONTARIO’S JOB READY WORKFORCE

  • Monica Curtis
    Monica Curtis President & CEO, EnerQuality

    Monica Curtis builds energy efficiency and workforce development programs, product lines and organizations from vision and strategy through to execution. She leverages +20 years’ experience helping governments, institutions, businesses, and utilities build the case for improved energy use through the adoption of energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean technology and efficiency financing in a range of regulatory jurisdictions across North America, delivering emission reductions, saved energy and social benefits. Currently President & CEO of EnerQuality, Canada’s #1 certifier of energy efficient housing, Ms. Curtis is leading expansion of residential green building training, certification and demonstration programs. She joins EQ following leadership roles in both Canada, as the founding CEO of Energy Efficiency Alberta, and in the US where she led delivery of efficiency financing, energy efficiency and building science programs and services on behalf of +100 utilities and government agencies in up to 17 US states.

BABY NEEDS A NEW HOME

  • Mike Moffatt
    Mike Moffatt Senior Director, Policy and Innovation, Smart Prosperity Institute

    Mike Moffatt is the Senior Director of Policy at the Smart Prosperity Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics, and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School, Western University. In 2017, Mike was the Chief Innovation Fellow for the Government of Canada, advising Deputy Ministers on innovation policy and emerging trends. He has also previously held the titles of Director (Interim) of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management and Chief Economist for the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto. Mike has worked with politicians and policymakers of all political stripes in several countries to craft more effective public policy. From 2013-2015 Mike served as an economic advisor to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

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  • Andrew Oding
    Andrew Oding Vice President, Building Knowledge Canada Inc.

    With an broad background as a builder, building science trainer, HVAC and energy modeling professional for 30+ years , Andrew brings a real-life practicality to building science principles and their in-field applications. An engaging speaker and industry recognized leader, Andrew and the BKC team works with over 350+ builder clients across N. America . As a recognized building science trainer by the government of Canada-Office of Energy Efficiency, Building Science Specialist (University of Toronto), and HVAC designer (HRAI), Andrew is working closely with the development of the new National Building Code of Canada: 2020 Proposed tiered energy code(net zero ready) -Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Housing and Building, the re-development of ASHRAE 90.2 SSPC Energy efficiency standard for low-rise residential buildings. 90.2 and many advanced building programs (i.e. ENERGY STAR®, Net Zero Hometm, LEED for HomesTM V4, etc.) across North America.

    • National Building Code Canada (Tiered 2020 Energy Code-NZR) Standing Committee Member Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Homes, SCEE committee- 2018-present
    • Chair, Working Group NBC 2020-21 Tiered Energy Code-NZR- Unintended Consequences WG
    • Chair of the Canadian Homebuilders Association Net Zero Housing Council. 2014-2018
    • CSA 424 Building Energy Systems –Residential Working Group –Executive Committee 2019-current
    • Chair, CSA Part 9 Task Force- on IEQ Indoor environmental quality. 2020-current
    • ASHRAE 90.2 Residential Energy Efficiency Standard committee member 2016-2019
    • Chair of the Canadian Homebuilders Association Technical Research & Code Committee (TRC). 2017-2019
    • Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors: CACEA Board Member 2019-present
    • EEBA Trainer-Building Science 2012-present
    • Past-Chair of the CaGBC LEED for Homes Technical Committee 2008-2011
    • Past-Chair of Ontario Home Builders Association Technical Committee 2010-13
    • Past Chair of Canadian Green Building Council LEED for Homes 2007-2011
    • Energy Star for New Homes Technical Standing Committee member and past-Chair 2008-2010 –

     

  • Andrew Pride
    Andrew Pride Principal, Andrew Pride Consulting

    Andrew is a strategic advisor, facilitator, and technical expert who helps clients create long-term vision with sustainable strategies. With years of pragmatic executive experience in green buildings and energy efficiency, from both the private and public-sector perspectives, he brings a unique qualification to bridge business needs, social responsibility, and brand value. An enthusiastic and engaging facilitator, researcher, and analyst, he develops, and fosters multi-faceted stakeholder-centric solutions with a keen focus on measurable results. In addition to Andrew’s consulting business, he is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency– the group responsible for all national energy codes in Canada – the National Energy Code for Buildings, and the energy section (9.36.) of the National Building Code. Andrew will help foster in a Net-Zero-Energy-Ready building code. Previously, he was the Vice President of Conservation for the Ontario Power Authority, creating the award-winning Save on Energy brand and overseeing a $3 billion energy efficiency budget. Andrew enhanced the Energy Manager program at the OPA, investing in skilled resources for Ontario’s energy consumers. Andrew may be best known for his innovation and drive to transform a large privately held real estate company, the Minto Group, into an internationally recognized green leader. There are firsts and accolades to describe Andrew’s career, including the commercialization of net-zero-energy homes with Minto; the creation of Energy Master Plans; as Vice-Chair of the Canada Green Building Council and as an entrepreneur in the ESCO (Energy Services) Industry.

  • Bob Schickedanz
    Bob Schickedanz President, Ontario Home Builders' Association

    Bob Schickedanz was elected as President of the Ontario Home Builders Association to serve a one-year term from September 2019 to September 2020 and is Immediate Past President of Simcoe County Home Builders Association. However, with the challenging and uncertain times our industry faced, Bob continued to serve a second term as President of OHBA.

    Bob grew up in a family home construction and land development business (2nd generation) and is very proud to have a 3rd generation now working and contributing to the success of FarSight Homes. Bob’s brother Rick, Founder and President of FarSight Homes, works alongside Bob as partner from 2001- present. Responsibilities include land acquisition, development approvals & site servicing.

    Bob previously worked as Land Development Manager for Schickedanz Bros Limited (a family-run business since 1951) from 1982 – 2001 and before that, as a Professional Civil Engineer, with MMM Group from 1980 – 1982.

  • Doug Tarry
    Doug Tarry President, Doug Tarry Homes

    Doug Tarry is President of Doug. Tarry Ltd., an award winning, leading home building company in southwestern Ontario. Having built and labeled more Net Zero / Net Zero Ready homes than any other builder in Canada, Doug is currently developing a book called “From Bleeding Edge to Leading Edge: A Builders’ Guide to Net Zero Homes”. Doug has extensive personal training and experience, being an R2000 Certified Builder, and both an Energy Star and Net Zero Qualified Builder. He has also assisted NRCan as a LEEP training advisor, served as a committee member for Technology Road Map to Net Zero Homes, and wrote the first edition of Solar Ready Guidelines.

  • Joelle Goodwin
    Joelle Goodwin Vice President, Project Development, My Design Studio

    Joëlle is setting a new standard on how to manage, implement processes to increase décor sales. Her commitment to the residential building industry is changing the way builders handle Décor Centers and the new Homebuyer upgrade and colours selection process. As VP Project Development at My Design Studio, she specializes in scalable and curated décor solutions for homebuilders.

  • Kim Kopyl
    Kim Kopyl Host, Ontario Home Builders' Association

    Kim Kopyl is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Elite Developments. She is a dedicated sales and marketing management executive with 21 years experience. Kim oversees the land development, investment management, public relations, sales & marketing departments; while providing direction to the construction, design and management teams. She is known throughout the industry for creating and elevating brand awareness within low-rise, mid-rise, high-rise, master planned developments and luxury real estate markets. Kim is instrumental in creating an award-winning, equitable brand with substantial revenue gains, while positioning companies as leaders in the industry. She is accountable for everything required for the launch of a development, from conception to completion. Kim is an effective leader well versed in coaching, managing, consulting, research analysis, budget planning & forecasting, pricing, architectural review, negotiating and is the creative director behind all sales & marketing creative strategies and platforms. Kim’s work has garnered over 70 local, provincial, and national awards including achieving “Best Community in Canada,” by CHBA. She was honored to offer her expertise in the industry by judging the 2020 CHBA, PHBA and OHBA awards, where she has served on the OHBA executive conference advisory committee for the past 3 years. Her work has directly attributed to 10,000 pre-construction sales in Ontario, estimated at $4 Billion in revenue. She has worked with top developers such as the Monarch Group, Minto, Trump Residences, VHL Developments, and Lucchetta Homes. She currently oversees a portfolio of 33 development sites for Elite Developments across Ontario.

  • Linda O’Conner
    Linda O’Conner Partner and CEO, Ryan Design International

    Linda is a partner and CEO of Ryan Design International, focusing on strategic planning. Having spent over 20 years as a key executive in the international marketing and advertising world, Linda is often asked to speak on topics such as virtual sales, branding, technology and industry trends. Linda has worked with builders of all sizes from startup to established national brands. Linda has assisted with many types of projects including high rise, low rise, multi builder, recreational and retirement. Linda also speaks basic Mandarin.

  • Margaret Macdonald
    Margaret Macdonald Preeminent Kitchen Design and Product Expert, Preeminent Kitchen

    Preeminent Kitchen Design and Product Expert, Margaret Macdonald has been proudly connecting builders & designers with luxury kitchen and bath products, including Sub Zero and Wolf, Cambria and Canadian crafted cabinetry for the last decade.
    Her background as Senior Corporate Designer for some of Canada’s leading cabinet manufacturers, along with her keen ability as an industry connector and influencer, has been the basis of many successful strategic partnerships – bringing innovation, leading design trends and profitability to the residential construction industry

  • Matthew McGeown
    Matthew McGeown Account Executive, 1Valet

    As an experienced sales professional, Matthew is helping pioneer a new wave of smart technology for the next generation of condominiums and apartments. Currently part of the 1VALET Team, Matthew has worked with many of the GTA’s largest developers and asset managers, helping them implement innovative solutions that have revolutionized the way they manage their properties. His knowledge of the residential multi-family landscape sets him apart, and has allowed Matt to become a leading voice in the industry.

  • Michael Lio
    Michael Lio President, BuildAbility

    Michael has been a consumer advocate for over 30 years, representing consumers on boards, councils, and committees. Michael was the Executive Director of the Consumers Council of Canada (2000 to 2008) and the Homeowner Protection Centre (2008 to 2014). He sat on standards committees for the Canadian Standards Association, the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, and the Canadian Gas Association. He is a former director of Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) board and served as a public representative on the ASC’s National Consumer Response Council. He represented the consumer interest on the board of Technical Standards and Safety Authority for 6 years. He was a founding board member of the Electrical Safety Authority, responsible for safety and certification of electrical installations in Ontario. He was a consumer representative on the Building Advisory Council for Ontario’s Minister of Housing. Michael was a Director on the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation (GreenON) from 2017 to 2018. More recently he was on the boards of both Tarion Warranty Corporation and the Home Construction Regulatory Authority.

    Michael has facilitated hundreds of training sessions for audiences across Canada. He brings a deep understanding of housing having worked with builders, product manufacturers, and suppliers from across Canada to improve building practices. He has been an active participant in the development of over 60 corporate strategic plans. He has led and facilitated hundreds of directed sessions where teams have been expected to collaborate in problem-solving, solution-finding, and action planning.

    Michael is a professional engineer. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Civil with specialty in building science, both from the University of Toronto. He has recognized expertise in building science and housing technology. He has sat on Building Code development committees at the National and Ontario level. He has an Institute of Corporate Directors Designation.

  • Mike Moffatt
    Mike Moffatt Senior Director, Policy and Innovation, Smart Prosperity Institute

    Mike Moffatt is the Senior Director of Policy at the Smart Prosperity Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics, and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School, Western University. In 2017, Mike was the Chief Innovation Fellow for the Government of Canada, advising Deputy Ministers on innovation policy and emerging trends. He has also previously held the titles of Director (Interim) of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management and Chief Economist for the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto. Mike has worked with politicians and policymakers of all political stripes in several countries to craft more effective public policy. From 2013-2015 Mike served as an economic advisor to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

  • Mira Solovianenko
    Mira Solovianenko Singer(Soprano), Founder, Music and Creative Director of Nightingale Music Festival, Honored Artist of Ukraine.

    Mira’s vocal career spans over 10 years of performances and appearances across Europe, South and North America. She has headlined and starred in productions at Kyiv’s operatic stages, performed with the National Academic Choirs and Orchestras of Ukraine and has served as a lead vocalist at the prestigious National Organ and Chamber Music Hall of Ukraine. Mrs. Solovianenko took part in performances in Ukraine as well as in over 20 International Festivals and concert tours across the countries of Eastern and Western Europe, as well as concert tours in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. In 2010 Mira was awarded the title of “Honored Artist of Ukraine” a High honor bestowed upon a citizen for contributions to the cultural fabric of the country and for artistic contribution to the society.
    A resident of Toronto since 2015, Miroslava continues to actively perform throughout Canada and has headlined a number of concerts.
    Ms. Solovianenko’s repertoire includes music ranging from baroque to modern, incorporating the music of composers such as Bach, Handel, Caccini, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Puccini, and Sartori.

    Starting in 2018, she has become one of the founders artistic and creative director of the Nightingale Music Festival, a project to increase the presence of classical opera across North America.

  • Monica Curtis
    Monica Curtis President & CEO, EnerQuality

    Monica Curtis builds energy efficiency and workforce development programs, product lines and organizations from vision and strategy through to execution. She leverages +20 years’ experience helping governments, institutions, businesses, and utilities build the case for improved energy use through the adoption of energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean technology and efficiency financing in a range of regulatory jurisdictions across North America, delivering emission reductions, saved energy and social benefits. Currently President & CEO of EnerQuality, Canada’s #1 certifier of energy efficient housing, Ms. Curtis is leading expansion of residential green building training, certification and demonstration programs. She joins EQ following leadership roles in both Canada, as the founding CEO of Energy Efficiency Alberta, and in the US where she led delivery of efficiency financing, energy efficiency and building science programs and services on behalf of +100 utilities and government agencies in up to 17 US states.

  • Przemyslaw (Shem) Myszkowski
    Przemyslaw (Shem) Myszkowski President, Architect, KNYMH Inc.

    Prior to attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies (2009) and a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from Carleton University (2011), Przemyslaw (Shem) acquired a Diploma in Architectural Technology
    from Sheridan College (2003). He has had several years of construction experience prior to attaining his designations. Przemyslaw (Shem) is an experienced designer who works on a wide range of building types from office/warehousing in Ottawa and office/retail in Toronto to single family and multi-unit residential projects throughout Ontario. Przemyslaw became the Owner and Principal Architect of the firm in 2016.
    Under his leadership, KNYMH has proven to be a force in the design and
    development industry.

  • Wayne Harrison
    Wayne Harrison Vice President, Project/Opperations Manager, KNYMH Inc.

    Wayne received his Bachelor of Architecture at Carleton University following his earlier education in Mississauga and Great Britain. He has been involved in design and project co-ordination since 1986, producing thousands of complex to medium sized projects. As a front line representative of the firm, he is in demand for his skills at creating successful projects. Wayne leads the design and production team, he is involved with design development, the presentation of ideas and assisting the production team with development details. Wayne has a great wealth of knowledge and his team is highly budget conscious which has created a strong repeat client base.

  • Yasmine Goodwin
    Yasmine Goodwin Principal, My Design Studio

    Over the course of Yasmine’s 20-year career, she founded and developed My Design Studio to fundamentally change the approach of multi-residential décor management programs. Applying her background in design and business to create innovative décor sales practices that have become the gold standard in our industry, driving efficiency, profitability and the best customer experience.

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