2013 Speaker's listManager of the Research and Education for the Canadian Co-operative Association
Erin is the Manager of the Research and Education for the Canadian Co-operative Association, a national apex organization promoting, uniting and developing co-operative enterprises of all types across the country. She strongly believes in community economic development and exploring a variety of enterprise models to achieve a balanced and thriving economy.
She has worked as a co-op business developer in New Brunswick (MYDAS Co-op Ltd.), participated as a founding director of the Co-operative Enterprise Council (NB) and has conducted research pertaining to business policy in New Brunswick (UNB). She holds a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies, a Master's in Interdisciplinary Policy Studies and a Diploma in University Teaching (Adult Education).
Erin is passionate about governance and stakeholder engagement and has served on the boards of six co-operative organizations; currently the Ottawa Women's Credit Union, the Canadian Co-operative Research Network and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation. Erin grew up in rural Nova Scotia and now lives in Ontario.