The Velocity Conference is hosted by Volunteer Sudbury / Bénévolat Sudbury, and aims to advance and innovate practices for organizations who utilize and rely on volunteers. This conference is a fantastic professional development opportunity, and will provide chances to network with over 20 other organizations in the Greater Sudbury Area.
Catherine Poulton is the Wellness Coordinator at Cambrian College. Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Laurentian University, and a Master’s Degree in Education. She is also a Certified Resilience Trainer, and certified in Applied Positive Psychology. Under Catherine’s leadership as Wellness Coordinator, Cambrian has created a culture of wellness on campus.
Alanna LaHay is the former Executive Director of Volunteer Sudbury / Bénévolat Sudbury. A 40 Under Forty Sudbury recipient, she strives for excellence in the volunteer management sector through providing opportunities for both volunteers, and volunteer management professionals to grow. As the previous manager of the Valuable Volunteer Program, she takes a person first approach to meaningful volunteer recruitment, and selection, to increase impact.
Lily Viggiano is a passionate, people-first Youth Asset Builder who believes in the limitless potential of young people! During her career she has specialized in youth engagement and volunteerism, working at the Volunteer Action Centre in Waterloo Region as well as with Volunteer Canada on the Canada Service Corps project. She currently works with Our Kids Network in Halton Region building strengths in young volunteers through community involvement and meaningful adult relationships.
Over the last 10 years, Joanne McKiernan has inspired community, corporate and government partners to rally in support of volunteer-driven social change. As Acting Executive Director of Volunteer Toronto, Joanne develops programs to help non-profits build capacity through volunteer involvement and creates innovative strategies to break down barriers for individuals ready to embark on their volunteer journey.