Shawna Peddle

Shawna Peddle

Managing Director at Partners for Action

A social innovator focused on the execution and evaluation of corporate partnerships for shared value towards the goals of sustainability and social responsibility. Developed and executed a three-year signature initiative supporting employability for marginalized populations under the Co-operators Community Funds, a pan-Canadian program in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for the country’s largest non-profit, and a successful university-based research and engagement network nationally towards understanding and communicating disaster risk, strengthening effective risk governance, enhancing preparedness, and fostering community resilience.

An accomplished strategic leader and engagement specialist, building and leading large, diverse teams by creating a compelling vision and convening around an issue. Respected subject matter expert in community impact and partnerships, the social sector in Canada, DRR, climate change impacts, and mitigation and adaptation opportunities, with extensive experience in public speaking, communications and media relations, strategic planning, and program development and evaluation.

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