November 6, 2018: Join Our Team! Check out our posting for a Program Manager - GEN7 Indigenous Youth Role Model Program. Contact  if you're interested in the role - resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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  Lisa Kwiatkowski

Chief Executive Officer 
(613) 789-3333 ext. 600

Lisa has a long history with Motivate Canada, having served as a volunteer on the Board of Directors for more than 12 years since her days as a Human Kinetics student at the University of British Columbia. After graduating from UBC, and putting a few dozen stamps in her passport, Lisa pursued a career with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, working for the Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Organizing Committees. She returned to Vancouver in 2014, and has recently made the transition from volunteer to staff as our new CEO. Lisa comes from a sporty family (her oldest brother Mike is a former Esteem Team athlete and Clean Air Champion), and enjoys cycling, swimming, skiing, ice hockey and any other sport someone invites her to try. Her passion for Motivate Canada is only matched by her love for the mountains and ocean, and Lisa feels lucky to have all three in her life every day.   

Courtney Stevens

Program Coordinator

(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.



Lindsay Done

Program Manager

(613) 789-3333 ext. 601

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.



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Dan Dubeau

Program Manager
(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.




Board of Directors

Heidi Weigand - President/Chair
Margie Schuett - Vice-President
Bryna Kopelow - Director
Rob Schuett - Director
Jessica MacDonald - Director

Advisors & Founders

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





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