Formerly she has worked with Manulife Financial’s Canadian Division to refocus their branding, communications and philanthropy programs and she was the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Culture, Francophone Affairs and Community and Social Services in Ontario. Prior to this, she led the Marketing and Development department of Canada’s National Ballet School and was a key strategist and fundraiser in the successful 90M campaign to build their award winning facilities in Toronto. Carole is a graduate of Laurentian University and holds a graduate management diploma from les Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal.
Mr. Obonsawin worked for 25 years in the federal and provincial public services, including as deputy minister in seven Ontario ministries over the course of 15 years, from 1987 to 2002. He was also a high ranking public servant in Ottawa for the federal government from 1984 to 1987. From 2003 to 2007, he was President and CEO of Jonview Canada, the largest receptive travel company in Canada, with operations in 50 countries. Over the years, he has been part of many national, provincial and local boards of directors. He spent nine years as a board member at S-VOX, Vision TV’s holding trust, ONE Channel and NOW. He continues to be keenly interested in public administration and business. He is currently an associate of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and of the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (Schulich School of Business). In 1975, while he was working at Laurentian University, he joined a group of students and professors to design the Franco-Ontarian flag. Mr. Obonsawin has been a member of the Board of the Ontario French-Language Educational Communications Authority since December 2013.
A school board which has distinguished itself on many occasions for the best test results of the Education Quality and Accountability Office of Ontario (EQAO) as well as for the growth of its student body and its innovations. Mr. Roy's mission as an educator has been the quest for the success and well-being of each student. He believes that the learning experience of the students has to be transformed to engage them and to develop the skills necessary to live and work in today's digital world. School must emphasize new teaching approaches and integrate the new technologies to allow each student to reach his or her full potential in a rich learning environment. Over the years he has developed superior skills in school management. He is a distinguished manager in the fields of managing high-performance organizations, governance, strategic planning and strategic solicitation and positioning. His management style is inspired by an approach based on professional collaboration and personal leadership in order to reach the set goals. He has a Bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Moncton and a Masters in Education in School Administration from the University of Ottawa. Since his retirement in 2015, he is still active as a consultant in the educational field. He has good experience as a member of several boards of directors in education and in the community sector. He has been the president and member of several organizations and committees at the local, provincial and national levels. He grew up in the Ontarian Francophony, studied in the Ontario educational network and pursued a career in the Franco-Ontarian education milieu.
She was the Artistic Director and Director for the 25th anniversary gala of the Centre of Artistic Excellence at École secondaire De La Salle. She directed the L’esprit du trille et du lys extravaganza during the celebrations marking 400 years of French presence in Ontario. In 2003, she founded the Artistic Preconcentration program at École secondaire De La Salle, which she has coordinated since then. Trained as a drama teacher, she won a Trille d’or in 2005 for directing the musical show Jojo à la ferme. She founded Productions Nénuph’Arts in 2006, for the 20th anniversary of the Association des auteures et des auteurs de l’Ontario français. Ms. Myre has been a member of the Board of the Ontario French-Language Educational Communications Authority since May 2012.
In the educational field, she held the position of Recruitment Director with both York University as well as the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. For several years, as an expert in the field of marketing research, she developed and carried out market studies and strategic research projects in the public and private sectors, both nationally and internationally. Active in her community, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Club of Toronto, of which she is also a past president. She has also been a member of the board of directors of the Alliance française de Toronto.
With 20 years of experience in communications and public relations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, she has gained expertise in leadership and building trust between organizations. Successful results in issues management, government relations, strategic communications and media relations, and extensive management experience with a variety of stakeholder interests, sponsorship and event management, clearly demonstrate her leadership qualities in team management and planning.