Every year, CCEDNet members are invited to submit nominations for CCEDNet's Board of Directors. This year, there were four vacancies to be filled.
Six eligible nominations were received by the deadline, and online elections were held from May 5 to May 19, using OpenSTV for a ranked choice vote according to the Scottish single transferable vote model.
After reviewing the results, our Elections Officer declared the following candidates elected:
The results were ratified at CCEDNet's Annual General Meeting of the members on June 7.
Congratulations to these amazing CED leaders from across Canada, who will be part of CCEDNet's dedicated Board of Directors.
Wendy Keats is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick, a leading CED agency in the province. Prior to this, she spent 18 years as a private CED consultant and trainer working with nearly 200 community groups in organizational development, strategic planning, governance, project management, and many other development areas. Wendy is a certified mediator and served as a senior faculty member of UPEI’s Centre for Conflict Studies for more than a decade. She provides training and mediation services to all levels of government, business and the community. Wendy sits on numerous boards and committees related to CED and has a special passion for youth engagement and renewable energy. She lives completely off-the-grid in the woods of Salisbury, tending her gardens and relaxing on the river whenever the hectic world of CED allows it.
Diana Jedig has been the Executive Director for the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations (OACFDC) since 1994. Her previous experience as General Manager of the Brant CFDC has been a key strength in ensuring the OACFDC responds to the needs of its members. Diana also volunteers on the board of the Community Futures Network of Canada and is a founding member of The Ontario Rural Council (now the Rural Ontario Institute). Diana has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Masters in Business Administration. She is also a Certified Association Executive through the Canadian Society of Association Executives.
Carol Madsen has been on the Canadian CED Network board since 2005. She has been teaching in Simon Fraser University's Centre for Sustainable Community Development for nine years and has taught at Concordia's School of Community Public Affairs and UBC's School of Social Work. Previously she was the Manager of Pathways Information Centre, a CED project of Tradeworks Training Society located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, the regional representative for the Canadian CED Technical Assistance Program for British Columbia and the Director of Bridging the Divides, a participatory action research CED project that took place in two rural communities in BC. She has been involved in CED, social justice and international development work for more than 25 years and it passionate about creating a more equitable Canadian society for all.
Based in Winnipeg, Kaye is the key Consultant with Reconnaissance Management Consulting Group Inc. Kaye is also the Communications Manager for the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF), a national, bilingual grassroots membership organization that supports the growth and development of worker co-operatives. Kaye has worked for over 20 years within the non-profit/social enterprise sector in a number of roles. Kaye’s experience in working with the non-profit sector and local community groups enables her to maintain working relationships within the community. Kaye sits on the Bike Winnipeg Board as Co-chair and the Manitoba Co-op Association Board as the CWCF representative. Kaye has been an active member of CCEDNet in Manitoba for nine years and has regularly presented at The Gathering event in Manitoba. Kaye has a passion towards poverty alleviation and has focused her work with organizations that contribute to this mandate.