Lisa Kwiatkowski

Chief Executive Officer 
(613) 789-3333 ext. 222





Danielle Vienneau (on leave)

Manager of Development 

(613) 789-3333 ext. 231

After graduating from Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology and working as the Program Director for the Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association, Danielle moved back to Ottawa to work for Motivate Canada in 2005. Now working from the Winnipeg office, Danielle is thankful to work for an organization that promotes the positive effects of sport and physical activity and supports grass-roots development for youth and communities across Canada.

Lindsay Done

Ontario Manager, Motivate Canada   

(613) 789-3333 ext. 230

Lindsay attended Laurentian University where she earned an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education and Health degree while playing for their Women’s Varsity Basketball Program. After attending Teacher’s College and teaching Health and Physical Education for four years at both the secondary and elementary levels, she is pleased to join the Motivate Canada team in the Toronto office. Lindsay has her NCCP coaching certification and has coached various levels of basketball, volleyball, soccer and track and field teams. She is grateful for the opportunity to continue working with youth to promote the benefits of physical activity and sport.

Rebekah Wilson

GEN7 Program Manager 

(613) 789-3333 ext. 228 

Rebekah's passion has always been about the positive growth and empowerment of Aboriginal youth after learning of her own Métis heritage while in high school. Prior to working at Motivate Canada, Rebekah was given the opportunity to be one of 350 Aboriginal dancers featured in the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics where she became inspired by fellow Aboriginal youth leaders and athletes. In her spare time, Rebekah enjoys playing hockey, basketball and practicing yoga.

Dan Dubeau

Program Manager,  ACTIVATE 

(613) 789-3333 ext. 227

After graduating from the University of Ottawa's School of Management, studying in Europe, and teaching English in Japan, Dan found a great opportunity at Ottawa's Catholic Centre for Immigrants to work with diverse cultures and help new immigrants and refugees settle and integrate.  In 2005, he started the Community Cup and has since initiated and supported various other sports and volunteerism focused activities designed to build community, promote sports and integrate newcomers.  Dan believes in the power of sport and volunteerism to make connections and grow. He is the past-chair of the Ottawa Administrators of Volunteer Resources, a practitioner of Martial Arts, a recreational hockey player and all around outdoorsman.

Courtney Stevens

Program Coordinator,  ACTIVATE 

(613) 789-3333 ext. 225

Courtney completed her Bachelor in Child and Youth Studies at Brock University while competing as a Varsity Women's Hockey Player for 4 years. She has been playing sports, hockey in particular for over 20 years. Because of her love of sport and the positive effects she has seen them bring, she has been teaching children, youth and adults sport technique through camps, conditioning workshops and training programs. Upon completion of university she moved to Vancouver where she began working at a high end fitness facility, working with corporate clients, personal training and teaching group classes. Courtney spent a year teaching over seas in Korea where she worked as an English teacher at an elementary school. While in Korea, Courtney ran sports and literacy programs for Korean children, teaching them the importance of activity, sport and education. Courtney has now moved back to Ottawa and is pleased to join the Motivate Canada Team in the role of ACTIVATE Program Coordinator.


Board of Directors

Heidi Weigand - President/Chair
Margie Schuett - Vice-President
Bryna Kopelow - Director
Kevin O'Brien - Director
Tania Archer - Director


Karen Taraska-Alcock
Lisa Ling
Pawan Patil
Chris Wilson
Ian Bird




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