Kathy Manners

Vice-Chair (ON)

Kathy is a results-oriented, values-based community leader and entrepreneur with a passion for innovation.

She has worked in both the private sector at 3M Canada and public sector with the Ontario Public Service, along with contributing extensively in the non-profit environment. Kathy has experience in Strategic Planning, Organizational Development and Marketing/Communications and is one of a handful of Canadians who have completed graduate work in Social Innovation.  

Kathy has volunteered on many boards, including chair of the board of the The Sharing Place Food Bank, Community impact chair and board member for the United Way, chair of the Patient Advisory Council for Soldiers Memorial Hospital and board member for two international boards that support social impact in Guatemala and Burma, in addition to consulting with CESO..

 In 2018, Kathy and her cycling pals rode for 82 days and 4802kms from Victoria BC to St. John’s NFLD to experience all that is Canadian. When she returned, she created Pedal People (www.pedalpeople.ca) , an urban cycling fashion and accessory line with the vision to bring beauty to the bike.

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