Leadership Encounters

Informal meetings between Fellows and leaders. Leaders are invited from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. These encounters are opportunities to learn from a range of experiences, while being exposed to diverse causes, visions, and strategies.

  • Nina SegalowitzCase Worker, Women’s center of Montreal, Indigenous Community of Montreal
  • Konwatsitsawi MelocheFounder of VISTA Seminars, Indigenous Community of Montreal
  • Stephen PuskasRadio Producer at Nipivut, Indigenous Community of Montreal
  • Kyle MatthewsExecutive Director of MIGS, Human Rights
  • Ahmed UllahRohingyan refugee, Human Rights
  • Paul ClarkeExecutive Director, Action Refugiés Montreal, Refugees and Immigrants
  • Denise OtisLegal Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Refugees and Immigrants
  • Sabrina Sassi, 2015-17 Sauvé Fellow, Radicalization 
  • Marian MisdrahiPrograms Coordinator for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV), Radicalization
  • Richard ZereikHumanitarian Assistance Expert, formerly at Medecins Sans Frontières, Refugees and Immigrants
  • Julien RougerieProgram Officer at Fondation Emergence, LGBTQ
  • Tynan JarrettEmployment Equity Advisor at McGill,  LGBTQ
  • Kimberly Wong, Jeunes Queer Youth Program Manager at ACCM (AIDS Community Care Montreal), LGBTQ
  • Romeo Pham, Owner of Shodan Restaurant and Romeo J., Socio-Economic Mobility
  • Fania Noël, Co-founder of Mwasi Collective, Race Relations
  • Haroun Bouazzi, Co-founder and President of Association of Muslims and Arabs for Securalism, Race Relations
  • May Chu, Co-Founder Progressive Chinese Association, Race Relations
  • Will ProsperDocumentary film-maker, Co-founder of Montreal-Nord Republik/Hoodstock, Race Relations
  • Nandini RamanujamExecutive Director & Program Director at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill, Socio-Economic Inequality & Human Rights
  • Katherine Stephens, Director of Development and Public Relations at Welcome Hall Mission, Socio-Economic Inequality & Human Rights
  • Wassan Manshad, Bill 62 debate
  • Butool Jafri, Bill 62 debate
  • Zahra Al-Mawlawi, Bill 62 debate
  • Tara Husbands, Bill 62 debate
  • NakusetExecutive Director, Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, Mental Health
  • Patricia HewlinAssociate Professor, Organizational Psychology, McGill, Mental Health
  • Diane Chênevert, Founder of Centre Philou, Physical disabilities and Mental Illness
  • Lorraine Palardy, Founder of Les Impatients, Physical disabilities and Mental Illness
  • Jayne EngleProgram Director and Lead, Cities for People, The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, Cities For People
  • John Miller BeauvoirSenior Governance and Democratic Development Consultant, Democracy and Youth Engagement
  • Kimberley ManningAssociate Professor, Political Science, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Feminist University
  • Justin Park, Enactus, McGill University, Innovative Projects
  • Marguerite MendellProfessor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University, Social Finance and Impact Investing
  • Aziz Choudry, Associate Professor, Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Knowledge Creation within Social Movements
  • Richard St-Pierre, President, C2 International
  • Tanya de Mello, Director of Human Rights, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion, Ryserson University
  • Stephen Huddart, President and CEO, J.W. McConnell Foundation

Workshop Series 1:

Training designed to enable Fellows to develop project management skills. This will ensure that they are able to carry out their projects from the original idea through to the final results.

  • Elissa Bernstein, International Trainer of Speakers, Actors and Singers, VOX Method Coach
  • Steven Lecky, Performance Researcher and Voice/Speech/Singing Trainer, VOX Method Coach
  • Kimberley Archibald, Coach and Consultant at Boreala Management, Personal / Group Coach
  • Guillaume Lanctôt-BédardCertified trainer in Non-Violent Communication and Personal Coach, Spiralis, Non-Violent Communication Workshop
  • Marcy SlapcoffSenior Academic Associate, Teaching and Learning Services, McGill, Design Thinking Workshop
  • Lara EvoyManaging Partner at Garrow & Evoy Consultants in Strategic Clarity, Theory of Change Workshop and Social Impact Assessment
  • Stephanie GarrowManaging Partner at Garrow & Evoy Consultants in Strategic Clarity, Theory of Change Workshop
  • Richard DonovanProfessor of Practice, Information Systems, McGill, Pitching and Presentation Workshop
  • Wanda Bedard, Founder of 60 Million Girls, Volunteer Management / Human Resources Workshop
  • Audra RenyiExecutive Director World Wide Hearing, Partnerships & Scaling Workshop
  • Renjie ButalidAssociate Director at McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Business Model Canvas for Social Innovation Workshop
  • Brett HouseDeputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank, Op-Ed Writing Workshop

Workshop Series 2:

Training designed to enable Fellows to share their visions effectively and engage with others through a range of mediums.

  • Aleasha MorrisConsultant – Strength Based Organizational Management, Leadership Vision Consulting, Clifton Strengths Finder Workshop
  • Cristiane Bourbonnais, Founder of Cohésion Strategies Inc., Branding Workshop
  • Guillaume Lavoie, Lecturer École Nationale d’Administration Publique (ÉNAP), Data Analysis Workshop
  • Hani Nagati BoulosCEO, Innovamarks, Passion and Growth Mindset and Appreciative Interviewing Workshop
  • Eddie Jude Hareven, Equity Education Facilitator and Consultant, Conflict De-Escalation Workshop

Presentation Feedback: 

As part of the program, the Fellows are invited to design and implement a Sauvé Social Impact Initiative (SSII) that speaks to their year’s theme, namely The Inclusion Imperative. The Fellows research and reflect upon inclusion through a systems-thinking approach and design a social impact initiative in response to design thinking and theory of change workshops they undertake. They share their ideas/plans with members of the Montreal community who can offer feedback/suggestions/constructive critiques.

  • Hani Nagati BoulosCEO, Innovamarks
  • Domitille Bricatu, Undergraduate (Commerce), McGill
  • Alyssa KuzmarovFounder & Director, Oracle Productions
  • Clélia CothierSocial Innovation Manager, Bureau de la Stratégie et de l’Innovation, Mouvement Desjardins
  • Robert ValdmanisAdjunct Professor, Public Affairs Strategy, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University // President, Robert Valdmanis Consulting
  • Ammar KandilCo-Founder & Director, Yes Theory!
  • Matt DajerCo-Founder & Director, Yes Theory!
  • Sanjana DesaiUndergraduate student (Commerce), McGill // Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Counterpoint Magazine
  • Jennifer LonerganFounder & Executive Director, Artistri Sud
  • Justine McIntyreFormer City Counsellor Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Party Leader, Vrai Changement pour Montreal
  • Dan Ten VeenSpectrum Productions
  • Boris But, Undergraduate student (International Development & English Literature), McGill
  • Christopher LockhartExecutive Director, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre
  • Julian AgyemanProfessor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
  • Chad LubelskyProgram Director, The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • Joanne Photiades, Lead, Diversity & Inclusion, BDC
  • Alex MegelasProgram and Communications Coordinator, Office of Community Engagement, Concordia University
  • Debra ArbecJournalist & Co-anchor, CBC News Montreal