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LISA HELPS

Executive Director, Community Micro Lending
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In addition to being a Victoria City Councillor, Lisa is the Executive Director of Community Micro Lending - an organization that she helped to start in 2009. Community Micro Lending makes small loans and provides mentorship and support to local people who want to start businesses or become self-employed but don't qualify for credit from banks. Her past community experience includes: board member and board Chair of Fernwood NRG, which bought the Cornerstone building, opened the Cornerstone Cafe as social enterprise and built 10 units of affordable housing for families during her involvement; member Leadership Victoria Program Committee in which she helped craft and deliver a nine month community leadership program; Chair, Bread and Roses Collective, which produces the Victoria Street Newz for low-income people to sell.
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MARK HOLLAND

Vice President of Development, New Monaco Enterprise Corporation
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DONNA MORTON

Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur
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IAN MACKENZIE

Film Director, Photographer and Crowdfunding Consultant
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CAROL ANNE HILTON

CEO, Transformation
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DAVID VAN SETERS

President, Sustainability Ventures
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AINJIL HUNT

Principal, Transformation
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ETHAN ROLAND

Permaculturist and Author, Regenerative Enterprise
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SOLARA GOLDWYNN

Designer & Landscaper, Hatchet & Seed Contracting
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STEPHEN WHIPP

Senior Financial Advisor, Manulife Securities Inc.
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NICOLE CHALAND

Program Director, Certificate Program for Community Economic Development
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MARK SILVER

Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Author, Unveiling the Heart of Your Business
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JASON GUILLE

Social Entrepreneur & Project Manager
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SARAH AMYOT

Program Manager, Community Social Planning Council
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MONICA POHLMANN

Principal, Monica K Pohlmann & Associates
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SALLY ROSS

Community Planner & Author; Coordinator, LNE Opportunity Fair
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TAYLER KRAWCZYK

Founder and Principal, Hatchet & Seed Contracting
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RUPERT DOWNING

Executive Director, Community Social Planning Council
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JAMES PRATT

Principal, James Pratt Consulting
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ANDREA DI LUCCA

Community Investment Associate, Vancity
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REBECCA PEARSON

Account Manager, Vancity Community Business
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KIRA GERWING

Manager, Community Investment, Vancity
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GORD BAIRD

Co-founder, Ecosense
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ANN BAIRD

Co-founder, Ecosense
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NICK POETA

Co-creator, Permaculture BC Mapping Project
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BRYCE GILROY-SCOTT

Sustainable construction and energy consultant and educator
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ROBERT JAWL

Chair, Urban Development Institute, Capital Region and Director, Jawl Properties Inc.
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KIM NEWNS

Public Relations, Speedy Gopher
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MIKE ROWE

Co-founder, Designer and COO, ForkJoy
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ERIC DYCK

Founder, Tap for Tap
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JASON FOUND

Executive Director, Victoria Community Food Hub Project
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MEAGHAN CHAMPION

Founder, Tetla alternative currency
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JACQUELINE QUINLESS

Principal and Director of Research, Quintessential Research Group
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ANA MARIA PEREDO

Director, Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy, University of Victoria
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SARAH ROSE ROBERT

Co-Organizer, The Places Project
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LES MOORE

Executive Director, East London Food Access (ELFA) and Common Resource
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SUSAN LOW

Community Developer, Community Social Planning Council
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CRAIG SOROCHAN

Manager, Communications and Community Relations, WestShore Chamber of Commerce
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MICHELLE COLUSSI

Manager, Technical Assistance Division, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal
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ROB WIPOND

Transition Victoria Economy Group and Associate Editor, Focus Magazine
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MANDEEP SIDHU

Specialist, Community Investment, Vancity
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MORGAN BEALL

Microfinance Program Manager, Vancity
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HEATHER GORDON

Microfinance Program Manager, Vancity
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KATE FLEMING

Director of Outreach and Launch! Programming, Community Micro Lending
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BRANDY GALLAGHER

Co-Founder and Executive Director, OUR ECOVILLAGE

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DYLAN SHERLOCK

Research Analyst (Contractor) and Board Member, Community Social Planning Council
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JOSHUA WAGLER

Co-Creator, BC Permaculture Mapping Project
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LAUREN DOBELL

Director of Partnerships, Community Investment, Vancity
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KRISTI MADER

Community Development Consultant
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GRAHAM BOULDING

Small Business Specialist, Vancity
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SAGE BAKER

Executive Director of Economic Development, City of Victoria
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FRANC D'AMBROSIO

Architect
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DWANE MACISAAC

Chef, Passioneat Foods
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DANELLA PARKS

Manager of Business Development, Camosun College
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MICHAEL NYBERG

Farmer
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ELMARIE ROBERTS

Farmer, Mentor, Educator
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GUY DAUNCEY

Speaker, Author and Eco-futurist
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JORDAN BOBER

Founding Director, Pacific Institute for Ecological Economics
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NATHALIE CHAMBERS

Chef, Passioneat Foods
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LINDA GEGGIE

Coordinator, Capital Region - Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR)