B Local Ontario Committee

The B Local Ontario Committee consists of B Corp leaders, who are interested in helping the B Corp community work together for a greater good. This includes planning monthly meetings virtually, or in person. We are always looking for ways that we can help B Corps work together better and ultimately be more effective at being a force for good. If you have any ideas, or would like to help out, fill out the form below.

Samera Ali
Samera Ali

Communications

The Raw Office
Works in: Toronto

Favourite drinks: Tea! Lots of Tea!

What is special about working for a B Corp? B Corps in general?
As a woman of colour it is important to me to create environments that allow healthy growth in ones career as well as society as a whole. Working for a B Corp allows me to do that.

Arni Mikelsons
Arni Mikelsons

Communications

Northern Village
Works in: Guelph

Favourite drinks: Coffee, Islay Single Malt Scotch, Chamomile-Mint Tea

What is special about working for a B Corp? B Corps in general?
I have always been an entrepreneur, who wants to do good in the world, so it is awesome to be certified as doing that. I love the sense of community, and really appreciate working with other B Corps to strive to do even more.

Igli Panariti
Igli Panariti

Membership

Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
Works in: Toronto

Favourite drinks: High Park Brewery's Under the Sakura Lager!

What is special about working for a B Corp? B Corps in general?
Working with Ontario's B Corps and B Leaders is fulfilling. It's afforded me the privilege to un-learn the platitudes of commerce, minimize my cognitive dissonance as a consumer (we all fall prey to it!), and lead life with clear intentions & values.

Michael Smith
Michael Smith

Partnerships

IMPACT BRIDGE
Works in: Toronto

Favourite drinks: Beers from Beau's or High Park Brewery (both ON B Corps!)

What is special about working for a B Corp? B Corps in general?
I am continually inspired by the many amazing, purpose-driven people who work for B Corps companies + seek to use business a force for good! I love that B Corp leaders are growing high-impact brands + building a community where we thrive together!

Crystal Wilson
Crystal Wilson

B Local Ontario Chair

FLOW Office Wisdom
Works in: Guelph

Favourite drinks: Good black coffee, whiskey in the winter, and gin for summer

What is special about working for a B Corp? B Corps in general?
B Corp businesses have to "put their money where their mouth is" so to speak - there's no faking B Corpness (pretend that's a word) and I love that. Also this is a community full of awesome folks I'm glad to learn with and from.

Pete Whish
Pete Whish

Intrepid Travel
Works in: Toronto

Favourite drinks: Coffee, or High Park Brewery’s Seeds of Change Australian Sparkling Ale

What is special about working for a B Corp? B Corps in general?
Initially, working for a B Corp was about education - gaining a greater understanding of my own and company’s impact. Since joining the B Corp community, connecting with a network of forward-thinking stakeholders has been inspiring. The mindset of not just minimizing the negative, but growing the positive, is a truly special approach to business.