Co-Founder & CEO, Nurse Next Door
John DeHart is a speaker who is fully engaged in leadership, entrepreneurship and culture every day in his own business. His message is for everyone helping their organization, business and employees to get to a higher level of engagement in the enterprise. As the Co-Founder and CEO of Nurse Next Door Home Care Services John has built the company into one of Canada’s most successful health care brands, with over 85 locations in Canada and the United States.
Ann Dowsett Johnston
CEO of the Pine River Foundation, Expert on Public Policy & Addiction
An award-winning journalist, Ann Dowsett Johnston is well respected for her expertise in higher education, alcohol addiction and public policy relating to both. For 14 years, she oversaw two bestselling projects: the Maclean’s university rankings and the Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities. Dowsett Johnston spent time researching the issue of Women and Alcohol as part of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. Provocative and dynamic, she engages audiences at a deeply personal level, exploring subjects that challenge many Canadian families. Her bestselling book and speaking topic is a brave and informed look at Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol.
Chief Platform Officer at Canada's Smartest Company: Shopify.
Harley’s charm, wit and youthful entrepreneurial spirit brings a great energy to conferences and events across the country. His personal philosophy is about ‘the hustle’. Go hard, go fast, build the best and execute.
Man in Motion, Spinal Cord Research & Accessibility Advocate
Internationally revered and respected Rick Hansen showed the world that there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome.
Kidnap Survivor, Bestselling Author and Humanitarian.
As Founder and Executive Director of The Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF), Amanda Lindhout has gained international acclaim for her work supporting development and aid in Somalia – the country where she once spent 460 days as a hostage. Her award-winning humanitarian work has provided aid and education to over 300,000 people living in the war-torn country. Amanda’s story of survival in the face of lost hope illustrates the remarkable strength of the human spirit.
Musician, Great Big Sea & Mental Health Advocate
Séan McCann, widely known as a member of internationally renowned band, Great Big Sea, has spent the last 20 years sailing around the world enamouring audiences from Copenhagen to California. Today his mantra is ‘help your self’, breaking the silence on his past addiction, mental health and changing his life for the better.