Oustanding Chapter Volunteer Awards

Oustanding Chapter Volunteer Awards

From all of us at the Institute, thank you!

We are excited to launch the new 2016 Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award as part of our National Volunteer Week Campaign. We are surrounded by outstanding volunteers and want to recognize their dedication, passion, and commitment!

What is an Outstanding Volunteer?

Someone who goes above and beyond. He/she does more than they are asked, staying late and working diligently to achieve goals. An outstanding volunteer makes volunteering a priority; it is clear this person is passionate and truly cares about the work he/she are doing.

Congratulations to our 2016 winners!

Marc Lalande has been leading the Montreal chapter since 2010, and in this role has helped build membership and keep a steady flow of interesting activities to offer its members! He joined the Institute in 2004 and has been the beacon for multiple editions of the Montreal chapter’s executive group.  He is always available to provide support to chapter leaders, volunteers and members alike. He has incredible resilience and never gives up.  Recognized as a connector and networker, he regularly recruits new members and new volunteers.  He aims to make the chapter valuable to its members by offering interesting resources, activities and ideas. He is a valuable member of the chapter and the Institute.


marie antaya

Marie Antaya is the Manitoba chapter Chair. She goes above and beyond not only for the Manitoba Chapter, but for The Institute for Performance and Learning as a whole – she is currently co-leading the Chapter Mobilization Committee. Marie is committed to the success of the Institute and shows it at every meeting and every event the chapter hosts. She keeps the chapter organized, enthused, and on track! Marie is outstanding and the chapter’s success is a reflection of her dedication and commitment.



joanne brown

As Chair, Joanne Reid has been responsible for guiding and leading every action of the Vancouver chapter. She tirelessly encourages and supports the rest of the executive team and is the primary reason our membership engagement has been growing. Without her efforts and dedication to the local industry, the Vancouver chapter would not be where it is today.




carolynne fletcher

Carolynne Fletcher Wintrip has brought so much to the Toronto chapter. She leads their Networking Committee: helping drive member engagement and bringing so many wonderful new ideas and programs to the chapter. She’s also instrumental at the Executive Committee level – helping shape the Toronto Chapter vision, aligning the networking team to support it, and helping other chapter committees bring tremendous value, too. In addition to her enormous contributions outlined above, Carolynne has a wonderfully positive, can-do attitude, and is quick to put her hand up to spearhead new programs and ideas. She’s organized and committed, and keeps the networking committee on track to deliver excellent events, and come up with new and innovative ideas. She is very deserving of this recognition!


Jenn Reid leads the Toronto chapter, which is a huge undertaking. Jenn is constantly going above and beyond to support not only her chapter but the Institute at large. She has been very involved in the growth of The Institute for Performance and Learning (co-leading the Chapter Mobilization Committees and being actively involved as a judge for the awards program) and, on a local, level initiated the Professional Development Events committee. Jenn is always very upbeat and enthusiastic, she’s a real champion of learning and development and models this in everything she does. Jenn is inclusive and supportive, a great role model and consultant, and deserves to be recognized for her contributions to the Institute.


A special mention to nominees Anita Gouveia (Peel Halton), Darlene Johnson (Durham), Kate Jones (London & Area), Dan MacDonald (Edmonton), Lydia Meiring & Michelle Chan (Toronto) and Heather Metcalfe (Durham).

Thank you to all of our volunteers for your dedication!

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