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June 26, 2017

Amanda Jeffs began her three-year term representing Zone 5 in April

Amanda Jeffs is a dairy farmer from Stirling, a small town located in Hastings County in Eastern Ontario. 

The young woman farms full-time with her parents and brother, while also running a separate 100-...

June 29, 2016

Christina (Couture) FitzGibbon is a member of the Ag Women’s Network leadership team. She found a fantastic professional fit in agriculture, and she’s embraced new opportunities to expand her network and contribute to the industry. She shares with us some advice that s...

April 14, 2016

- Happy National Volunteer Week!

12.7 million Canadians volunteer every year in Canada

This week in Canada we are celebrating national volunteer week! What an awesome thing to celebrate! According to Volunteer Canada, 12.7 million Canadians volunteer every year, giving 2...

March 4, 2016

Marie McNabb is a dairy farmer in Waterloo County who shares her expertise on the Gay Lea Foods Co-Operative Limited Board of Directors. She is also a leader in her community, stepping up to help in leadership roles in various organizations. As part of #AWNGetOnBoard w...

March 3, 2016

In Ontario, it is clear that we have the interest to achieve gender equality on boards, and while many people feel that implementing gender quotas on boards, many women have identified that they do not want to be selected for a board that has a gender quotas. Women wan...

March 2, 2016

Things to consider before committing to a board

“I am thinking about joining a board…what do you think?”

An immediate reaction to this question could be, “go for it! What do you have to lose?” And although this might be true in some cases, it is important do some researc...

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