Ben Brodeur, Economic Development Officer for the Municipality of Roblin

Education:

  • Business Management
  • Human Resources
  • EDAC Economic Development Year 1 and 2 – University of Waterloo

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“I see this as a better education for myself and my ability to execute and promote better Economic Development practices to other EDOs, Councillors and industry peers / practitioners.”

Lana Cowling-Mason, General Manager for Community Futures West Interlake

Education:

  • Rural Development Diploma – Assiniboine Community College
  • EDAC Economic Development Certificate – University of Waterloo

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“I can draw on local / municipal and regional experience within the field. I have a strong network and awareness of economic development practices / projects from across Manitoba along with significant facilitation experience.”

Marilyn Crewe, Economic Development Officer for the Town of Neepawa

Education:

  • EDAC EcD Certification and Fellowship – University of Waterloo
  • FDI Level 1 and 2
  • Community Futures Pan West Leadership Institute – CED Certification

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“This training series will raise the economic development bar across the province and I want to do my part for my region. I look forward to working with and learning from EDOs and their communities. As president of EDAM, I want to lead by example to see Manitoba prosper.”

Becky Cianflone, General Manager of Community Futures Greenstone

Education:

  • Management Degree – Athabasca University
  • Business Administration Diploma – Red River College
  • Book Publishing Intensive – Simon Fraser University
  • Financial & Lending Leadership – CF Leadership Institute
  • Business Analyst Certification – CF Leadership Institute

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“Many communities in Manitoba are falling behind as they do not have access to the knowledge and resources to build strategic plans to serve their needs. These EDAM modules are a huge step in the right direction to support communities and organizations. There are unique challenges in Northern Manitoba, where I can be a resource for communities looking to plan, diversify, invest, build, and grow.”

Tammy Dziadek, General Manager of Community Futures East Interlake

Education:

  • Business Administration Diploma
  • EDAC Economic Development Year 1 and 2 – University of Waterloo
  • Certification through CF Pan West as a General Manager, CED Coordinator and Business Analyst

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“I look forward to delivering training in the Interlake region. There is a need for CED training in our region and Manitoba.”

Daniel Fontaine, Business Development Specialist for Economic Development Brandon

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Bus Admin) – Brandon University
  • Certificate in Applied Land Use Planning – University of Alberta
  • EDAC Economic Development Year 1 – University of Waterloo

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“I see the benefit of working with Manitoba practitioners to raise the level of education and understanding or Community Economic Development across the Province of Manitoba, helping to elevating the profession of Economic Development Officers in Manitoba. As well as networking with more Manitoba EDOs and being an integrated player in regional and provincial Economic Development Strategies.”

Lesley Gaudry, B.A. (Hons), M.A.E.S, Manager of EDAM

Education:

  • Masters of Applied Environmental Studies – Local Economic Development, Tourism Policy and Planning – University of Waterloo
  • Year 1 and Year 2 – EDAC – University of Waterloo
  • SEDA Module Courses
  • Certification from the Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“This is a great opportunity to build my facilitation skills as well as teach the basic principles of CED and community planning to those that need a basic understanding of it. I think it will also be beneficial, as repetition of the basic principles is always good as a refresher, especially for those that are in the ‘thick of it’.”

Tyler King, Economic Development Officer for the Town of Carman & RM of Dufferin

Education:

  • Business Administration Diploma – Assiniboine Community College
  • Multiple seminars and training sessions in Economic Development

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“I think the benefits are being able to share knowledge with other economic development professionals and create knowledge for economic development partners. Being able to share this will help EDO’s to do their job better and with greater understanding and tools. This will also allow me to learn from participants.”

Joel Lemoine, Financial Business Advisor for CDEM Economic Development Council for Bilingual Municipalities of Manitoba

Education:

  • B.Commerce (Honours)
  • EDAC Ec.D. Designation – University of Waterloo

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“I want to provide the necessary tools and resources to EDO within our seventeen bilingual municipalities of Manitoba.”

Breann Maxwell, Community Development Coordinator for Community Futures Parkland

Education:

  • Master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies – University of Manitoba & University of Winnipeg

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“Opportunities to share this knowledge with community members and leaders in the Parkland region to create stronger CED opportunities. To learn from other CED professionals to bring new expertise to the Parkland and strengthen our region. A network of EDAM trainers would provide strength and resources to one another, helping all of us and our communities / regions / province grow together.”

Anna Mondor, Marketing Director for Beausejour Brokenhead Development Corporation (BBDC)

Education:

  • Msc Eng in Management and Economics – University of Technology, Gdansk Poland
  • Master of Business Administration – Asper School of Business, Winnipeg, MB
  • Master Diploma in Project Management – Schulich Business School of Toronto, ON
  • Immigration Consultant Practitioner at Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC)
  • Foreign Direct Investment – Diploma Level 1 and 2 plus individual FDI training

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“To share knowledge, experience and success with other Economic Development Practitioners to help them grow and succeed. To help and support EDAM to standardize and certify economic development practitioners to help rural Manitoba grow.”

Sharalyn Reitlo, Executive Director of CF Winnipeg River

Education:

  • Bachelor of Recreation Studies
  • Numerous CED short courses / workshops including SEDA modules, FDI, Business Investment Attraction
    and Rural Diversification
  • Certification in group facilitation

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“The North Eastman Regional Economic Development Strategy has a main and foundational goal to increase the human capacity for economic development which includes knowledge, skills, understanding of importance, and number of people / agencies addressing CED. Ensuring that a trainer is available to deliver CED education in our region will provide us with a key resource to help achieve this important goal. The timing is great as more and more our local governments are becoming interested in developing CDC’s, hiring EDO’s and putting more financial resources towards CED.”

Oswald Sawh, CEO for Communities Economic Development Fund

Education:

  • B.Comm (Hons)
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • CGA / CPA
  • Municipal Administrator’s Certificate
  • EDAC Certificate – University of Waterloo
  • CANDO Certificate

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“I have been an economic development practitioner for the last 25 years, mostly in Northern Development. I have many years’ experience with working with communities. My work experience includes being a community consultant, working with them on their economic development strategic plans, developmental lending, micro enterprise development, and business planning.”

Penny Schoonbaert, Community Economic Development Coordinator for Community Futures Heartland & White Horse Plains

Education:

  • Interpersonal Communications – Athabasca University
  • Municipal Law – University of Regina
  • EDAC – Economic Development Year 1 – University of Waterloo
  • Business Retention & Expansion Business Investment & Attraction – University of Calgary
  • Training in Economic Development for Practitioners

Why do you want to be a Trainer for CommunityEdge?

“The region I am employed by covers a huge portion of Central Manitoba where training like this is needed for Community Economic Developers. I have a passion that I want to share with other like-minded individuals —, passion is one of the biggest ingredients for success in this field!”