Our Team

 

Stephanie Robertson - team member
STEPHANIE ROBERTSON, BOARD CHAIR

Founder & CEO, SiMPACT Strategy Group

Stephanie Robertson Founder & CEO of SiMPACT Strategy Group Inc. since December 2004. A niche agency focused on demonstrating the value of investment in community & society, SiMPACT’s clients range across sectors, industries and areas of work.

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She has developed programming and impact measurement models for initiatives that serve women entrepreneurs and rural and remote young entrepreneurs. Joanne has also worked with franchise systems, social enterprises and independent businesses to successfully start up and scale while delivering on a social mission. She has a proven track record of creating viable economic development initiatives for under-represented groups that strategically align with business objectives.

Viola Dessanti - team member
VIOLA DESSANTI, BOARD MEMBER

VP Measurement, Analytics and Evaluation – UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Viola Dessanti is a measurement, evaluation and learning professional with over 15 years of professional experience in philanthropy, not-for-profits.

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Her passion is to help teams and organizations unlock and accelerate their impact by asking and answering the most pressing questions. She leads a major transformation initiative for a charity to become more data-driven and impact-oriented. Prior to that, she held similar roles at the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Croatia and Ecuador. Viola completed a Bachelors in European Social and Political Studies from University College London and a Masters in Public Policy and Governance from the UofT. She is a certified Master in Emergent Learning.

 

JEAN-MICHEL COUTURE - team member
JEAN-MICHEL COUTURE, BOARD MEMBER

Partner, Senior Consultant – Corporate Responsibility, Groupe AGÉCO

Jean-Michel Couture is an agricultural economist and a partner at Groupe AGÉCO since 2013. He is an expert in corporate social responsibility (CRS) applied to the agri-food sector.

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Over the years, Jean-Michel has contributed to the development and implementation of different social assessment methodologies, such as the Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA).

JOANNE NORRIS - team member
JOANNE NORRIS, BOARD MEMBER

Project Manager, ThriveNorth Initiative, Futurpreneur Canada

With a career spanning cultures, disciplines and industries, Joanne is a specialist in leading and measuring impact of innovative collaborations among business, government, Indigenous and civil society organizations.

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She has developed programming and impact measurement models for initiatives that serve women entrepreneurs and rural and remote young entrepreneurs. Joanne has also worked with franchise systems, social enterprises and independent businesses to successfully start up and scale while delivering on a social mission. She has a proven track record of creating viable economic development initiatives for under-represented groups that strategically align with business objectives.

#SocialValueCanada Chair, @SiMPACTSteph at #SVM19 in Taipei. Wonderful 2 day global discussion on how we make #socialimpact and #socialvalue an integral part of decision making! #SVM19

Don't forget to Join Emilien Gruet for a #webinar on @TIESSOLT three year #evaluation and #impact measurement project for the social economy in #Quebec.
approach and how to access these new measurement tools
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Check out even more speakers announced for Social Value Matters: Going Mainstream, taking place in Taipei, Taiwan in just a few weeks! http://svic2019.socialvalue.org.tw/ @socialvalueuk @SIMNA_AU @SiMPACTStrat

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Rejoignez Émilien Gruet et Jean-Michel Couture pour un #webinaire sur le projet triennal d'évaluation et de mesure de l'impact mené par le @TIESSOLT pour le secteur de l'économie sociale au #Quebec
#impact #socialvalue
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