Chief Executive Officer
Rossland, British Columbia
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. Lisa comes from a sporty family (her oldest brother Mike is a former ESTEEM Team athlete and Clean Air Champion), and enjoys mountain biking, 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 Lisa feels lucky to have both in her life every day.
Manager, Social Impact – ViaYOUTH Pro & ViaYOUTH Lab
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. Lindsay has her NCCP coaching certification and has coached various levels of basketball, volleyball, soccer and track and field teams. After attending Teacher’s College and teaching Health and Physical Education for four years at both the secondary and elementary levels, she is grateful for the opportunity to continue working with youth to promote the benefits of physical activity and sport at Motivate Canada.
Manager, Social Impact – ViaYOUTH Summit & GEN7
Leland has worked with Motivate Canada as a GEN7 Messenger since 2012 and has visited communities in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. Leland earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology, minoring in Indigenous Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario and has worked in the Canadian Armed Forces reserves since 2002. Leland is an advocate of youth empowerment and is passionate about how we can surpass the limitations of our personal fears and doubts by connecting with others, sharing our experiences and offering mutual support to one another in ongoing partnerships. While residing in Ottawa, Ontario, Leland has strong connections to his family and friends in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
Program Coordinator, ViaYOUTH Summit
Meaghan has been involved with Motivate Canada since the fall of 2014 when she was a participant in the Physical Literacy for Females (PLF) program. With the physical literacy leadership skills she developed, Meaghan designed and implemented a highly successful girl’s boxing program in her home city of Windsor, ON. From there she became a delegate for the ACTIVATE 2015 program and then a volunteer. Meaghan has co-facilitated and planned six of Motivate Canada’s ACTIVATE regional conferences across the province of Ontario as well as three ViaYOUTH events in Halifax, Gatineau and Vancouver. Meaghan has also been the voice of Motivate Canada’s social media since January 2020. Meaghan graduated with an Honours Bachelor degree in Women’s Studies & Psychology from the University of Windsor in 2015 and has pursued various career and volunteer positions since. She is passionate about making the world a better place for humans, animals and our natural world and believes that each day we have the opportunity to ‘be the change’ we want to create. She spends her days spreading love, positivity and adventuring with her rescue dog Sunny!
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Director & Founding Board Member