Departing Board members saluted at AGM

GCC Board member Shaun Loney employs creative entrepreneurship to promote social enterprise.

GCC Board member Shaun Loney employs creative entrepreneurship to promote social enterprise.

GCC Board Member Joy Kennedy brought warmth and enthusiasm to Board deliberations.

GCC Board Member Joy Kennedy brought warmth and enthusiasm to Board deliberations.

Departing Board members Shaun Loney and Joy Kennedy were thanked for their years of service and dedication at GCC’s 2015 AGM. Both brought unique skills and expertise to the Board.

Shaun, formerly Executive Director of BUILD Inc. (aka Warm Up Winnipeg), joined the GCC Board in 2012. Passionate about social and economic justice, Shaun is the co-founder and mentor to nine different social enterprises in Manitoba, and is currently Director of Development at Aki Energy. Shaun has been recognized for employing an innovative approach along with creative entrepreneurship to promote social enterprise as a no-cost way to cut poverty.

During his tenure with GCC, Shaun served on the Board’s Personnel Committee.

Shaun was named EY (formerly Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the Year for the Prairie Region in 2014. He is an Ashoka Fellow.

Learn more about Shaun’s work by watching his Ted Talk.

Joy Kennedy has a long history, nationally and internationally, of working on social, women’s and peace issues, and she is active in policy development and campaigns on climate change, water, energy and biotechnology.

Joy brought her big picture understanding of the issues, warmth, and enthusiasm to Board deliberations.

Joy joined the GCC Board in 2009 and has served for two terms. She chaired the Board’s Nominating Committee.

In addition to her work with GCC, Joy is a consultant working with the Canadian Council of Churches and is on the Communities of Interest Panel of the Mining Association of Canada.

Past activities include advisor to the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network, serving on the Executive of the Climate Action Network, chairing the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches and helping develop Bench Marks for Global Corporate Responsibility with the former Task Force on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility.

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