Board of Directors
Brett O’Grady is a finance professional with 15 years of experience working in both the public and private sector. He holds both a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation. Currently, Brett is the Treasurer at Shopify where he oversees cash management, investments, foreign exchange, insurance and capital markets. Brett is a strong advocate for both entrepreneurship and small business in the local community.
As a former AirBnB host, Brett has hosted international visitors from around the globe. His firm belief is that Ottawa should be an inclusive city in which all immigrants feel welcome.
Jocelyn Stoate has a legal background. She has 21 years of experience with the public service, including working as Legal Counsel with the Federal Department of Justice, on issues related to Aboriginal land claims, Public Health and Health Law.
Jocelyn has worked in management and project management for not-for-profits and non-governmental organizations, including Canada World Youth, United Way and Red Cross.
She has also served as a Board member with the Canadian Red Cross and the Ontario Council for International Cooperation.