We're adding to the team! Check out our new posting for a Manager, Engagement and Events as well as exciting volunteer positions on the ViaYOUTH Pro Summit 2020 team!

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  Lisa Kwiatkowski

Chief Executive Officer 

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.   



 Lindsay Done

Program Manager

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.



Leland MacLeod

GEN7 Program Manager

Bio coming soon!



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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