A proud Montrealer, Chad is the program lead for RECODE at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. RECODE provides social innovation entrepreneurship opportunities for College and University students to become drivers of progress and change (www.re-code.ca, @letsrecode).
Chad also serves as a Mentor for the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation and as a Board Member for l’Abri en Ville, a Montreal-based Mental Health organization.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Chad was the Executive Director of Santropol Roulant; developed leadership and community engagement programs for the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation; worked as an Assignment Editor for NBC news in San Francisco; managed global Internet Rights advocacy for the South African based Association for Progressive Communications; and was a Founding Trustee of the Montreal Awesome Foundation.
Chad holds a BA in Communications, Master Degrees in Communication and Leadership and is excited to be at his first EWB conference!