teacher, entrepreneur, and community developer left her blatantly aware of systemicwomen’s issues and determined to work for positive change. In 1995 she began workingwith women in northwestern Ontario to help found and grow PARO. Under herleadership the organization has received significant recognition for its contributions —the Soroptimist of Americas Eastern Canada Award for Advancing the Status of Womenin 2002, and the Chamber of Commerce Awards for Business Excellence: Not-for-Profitin 2004. In 2005 Rosalind was awarded the Influential Women of Northern OntarioAward — Public Sector, which recognized her leadership in building PARO into thedynamic, multifaceted women’s community economic development program that it istoday. Rosalind is also a founding director of the Canadian Women’s CommunityEconomic Development Council, vice-chair of the Canadian CED Network’s policycouncil, and an advisory committee member for the Pan-Canadian CommunityDevelopment Learning Network and the Ontario CED Network.Brendan Reimer is the regional co-ordinator for the Canadian CED Network Prairies andNorthern Territories region, providing staff support for CCEDNet’s National PolicyCouncil as well as supporting the emergence of provincial networks in Alberta,Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. He has been part of CCEDNet’s participatory actionresearch project studying how CED is used as an effective strategy to facilitate socialinclusion in communities. He also serves on the executive of the Manitoba ResearchAlliance as well as the steering committee of the newly formed CED Technical AssistanceService in Winnipeg. Brendan has volunteered for seven years on the board of LITE, afundraising organization that builds awareness of CED and social enterprises while raisingmoney in support of social enterprises and employment development in Winnipeg’s innercity.José Reyes is a member of the Canada Colombia Minga, an international committee ofrepresentatives from Canadian and Colombian social organisations devoted to political,social, economic, and environmental peace and justice in Colombian communities. He hasalso been involved with the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, working with localgovernments, community groups, and individuals to achieve the social, economic, andenvironmental health and well being of community members. And he is a co-founder ofthe Association of Holistic Development (ASOPRICOR) in Colombia, a nonprofitorganisation of six hundred family members involved in community development projectson food sufficiency, self-employment, and democratic rights. José is currently a graduatestudent at Algoma University College.Anne Reynolds is the assistant director of the University of Wisconsin Center forCooperatives. She has led numerous workshops on board leadership, board roles andresponsibilities, and strategic planning. She also works with groups on new co-operativeinitiatives and has participated in research and co-op development projects in the areas ofgovernance, member satisfaction and loyalty, co-operative education, value-addedagriculture, and rural co-operatives. Anne serves on several boards, including TheCooperative Foundation, the Wisconsin Federated Youth Foundation, the SeniorCooperative Foundation, and the Association of Cooperative Educators. Prior to her
position with the Center for Cooperatives, Anne worked at the Credit Union NationalAssociation.Wayne Storozuk has owned and operated his own public accounting practice for the lastsixteen years. He is involved with First Nation Band administration, which includesworking with First Nation governments, band members, tribal councils, communitydevelopment corporations, banks, and various federal and provincial departments. He hasalso been engaged with First Nation economic development projects, including projectmanagement, business plan development, and setting up and overseeing the operations ofgas bar and confectionery stores on reserves. As chief financial officer, he is ultimatelyresponsible for all the financial activities of each store, including the preparation ofoperating and capital budgets, financing plans, loans and grant applications, and day-todayoperating responsibilities including the collection and processing of financialinformation, approval and payment for purchases, and preparation of monthly financialstatements. He is also involved with the Saskatchewan First Nations Co-operative.Len Usiskin is the manager of Quint Development Corporation, a not-for-profitcommunity economic development organization whose mission is to enhance theeconomic and social well being of Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods. Quint’s currentprimary activities are working on affordable housing initiatives, employment and training,and supporting small business and community enterprise development. Len also sits onthe boards of the Community First Development Fund of Saskatoon and co-directs theCED research module of the Community-University Institute for Social Research at theUniversity of Saskatchewan.Kate Waygood is the community co-director of the Community-University Institute forSocial Research in Saskatoon. As a member of Saskatoon City Council from 1979 to2003, Kate consistently advocated for a strong city centre and programs that supportedneighbourhood rejuvenation. As past chair of Heritage Canada, a board member of theSaskatchewan Heritage Foundation, and current chair of Western DevelopmentMuseums, she has national, provincial, and local experience with heritage and cultureissues. She is also employed by the Saskatoon Health Region as a community developer,working with a variety of nonprofit organisations including the YWCA, the Child Hungerand Education Program, and Quint Economic Development Corporation. Kate has writtenon neighbourhood planning and made many presentations on successful housinginitiatives and social planning programs in Saskatoon.