Nadia Theodore is Senior Vice President, Global Government and Industry Relations with Maple Leaf Foods.
In this role, Nadia leads Maple Leaf Foods’ global government relations and public policy functions, collaborating across the organization in developing and implementing the company’s government and industry relations strategy.
The agriculture and agri-food sector is seeing the transformation in the workplace firsthand, and gaining a sense of the skills required for the future. The Future Skills Centre is right at the centre, helping Canadians, employers, industries navigate these changes to ensure a prosperous and equitable future for all of us. I’m very excited to bring my experience in public policy and business to help further drive the organization’s exceptional work.Nadia Theodore
Nadia brings a wealth of experience, a unique perspective, and an understanding that the future of skills needs to include better integration of public policy and business practice. It’s this depth of analysis and thinking that is going to help the Future Skills Centre Advisory Board zero in on the right priorities for our work.Jenny Poulos, FSC Board Chair
Prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods, Nadia spent over 20 years in the Canadian federal public service where she built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders, managing complex, priority trade files and leading multi-disciplinary teams. She has held senior leadership roles on several international trade negotiations and directly prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods, served as Canada’s Consul General to the Southeast USA, based in Atlanta.
Nadia is a proud contributor to organizations committed to empowering people and culture. She has served as a Carleton University Alumni Mentor, as a Global Advisor with G(irls)20 and on the Carter Center Advisory Board.
Kory Wilson is Executive Director of Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She holds the position of National Indigenous Education Chair for Colleges and Institutes Canada and Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Indigenous Affinity Group.
Future Skills Centre’s focus on skills innovation and its commitment to lead with equity are two things that are really important for me. I look forward to contributing to the organization’s work in advancing innovation around education, and to help ensure that all Canadians, including Indigenous and marginalized learners, thrive.Kory Wilson
Kory brings a much-needed perspective around equity, specifically as it relates to advancing Indigenous reconciliation through skills development and education. This is an extremely important area of focus for the Board, with high demand for new insights and innovation.Jenny Poulos, FSC Board Chair
Kory has over 20 years of experience in post-secondary education, community development, and in the legal profession. With a deep commitment to education, she knows innovative and creative solutions are a must to move Reconciliation into ReconciliACTION. She is a strong believer that education and access to knowledge are key to move everyone forward, and that when people know better, they do better.
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