Our Team

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Susan Mide Kiss (Chair)
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives in Community Engagement, University of Calgary
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Emily Amon
Co-ordinator, Water Programs, Green Communities Canada

Lynn Gidluck
Community Director, Community Engagement and Research Centre, University of Regina
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Mary Sweatman
Assistant Professor, Community Development, Acadia University

TCCBE Board Liaison: 
Jim Blake
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ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Michael Classens
Assistant Professor, Trent University
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Lisa Erickson
Continuing Education Consultant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Susan Grossman
Director, Centre for Community Engaged Learning, University of British Columbia

Shady Hafez
Research Advisor, National Association of Friendship Centres 
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Am Johal
Director of Community Engagement, Simon Fraser University Vancity Office of Community Engagement 
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Charmaine Lyn
Director, Changemaker Education, Ashoka Canada

Gaelle Mushyirahamwe
Research Assistant, National Association of Friendship Centres 

STAFF

Magda Goemans
Manager
magda.goemans@ccecanada.ca
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Betty Rice
Communication and Administrative Coordinator
betty.rice@ccecanada.ca

Brendan Anderson
Research Associate



 

Shady Hafez

Shady Hafez is currently the Research Advisor at the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC). He holds an MA in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria and is currently … Continue reading Shady Hafez

Nicole Bedford

Project Manager and Filmmaker Nicole Bedford is the past Project Manager of the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project from which Community Campus Engage Canada was born. She … Continue reading Nicole Bedford

Michael Classens

Assistant Professor, Trent University Michael is an Assistant Professor in the Trent School of the Environment. He is broadly interested in areas of social and environmental (in)justice, with an empirical … Continue reading Michael Classens

Lynn Gidluck

Lynn joined the University of Regina in August 2017. She leads their Community Engagement and Research Centre (CERC). Though the CERC is funded by the Faculty of Arts, it serves the … Continue reading Lynn Gidluck

Am Johal

Director of Community Engagement, Simon Fraser University Vancity Office of Community Engagement Am Johal is Director of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Co-Director of SFU’s Community Engaged Research … Continue reading Am Johal

Susan Mide Kiss

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives in Community Engagement, University of Calgary Susan Mide Kiss is the Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives in Community Engagement within the Vice Provost Teaching and Learning (VPTL) … Continue reading Susan Mide Kiss

Jim Blake

TCCBE Board Liaison Jim resides in Haliburton, Ontario where he works as a facilitator, consultant, project manager, educator and community volunteer. Since 2002 he has worked with the Haliburton County … Continue reading Jim Blake

Magda Goemans

Manager Magda actively supports the growth of knowledge-sharing communities within Community Campus Engage Canada, and oversees operations, research and communications. Prior to joining CCEC, Magda provided extensive research and evaluation … Continue reading Magda Goemans