Our inaugural ONYL Emerge Conference is in the books and what a day it was! We SOLD OUT the room with over 100 Young Leaders participating in interactive and engaging sessions to give them the skills and knowledge to grow in their leadership journeys. A huge thank you to all of our partners, participants, and speakers— it simply would not have been possible without you. We are now beginning planning for ONYL Emerge 2024.

If you are interested in being involved in next year’s conference as a sponsor or speaker, please drop us a line at: OntarioYL@gmail.com.

Check out some of the awesome pictures from the day below.

Our Speakers

Karen Kelloway
Karen KellowayFounder/CEO, Career Story Project
As the founder/CEO of the Career Story Project, Karen Kelloway offers keynotes, consulting and workshops for individuals and organizations from a variety of professions
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Michelle Christmann
Michelle ChristmannEducation Manager, Ontario Co-operative Association
Michelle Christmann has a contagious passion for education and co-operatives, which she brings to her role as Education Manager with the OCA.
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Neil Thornton
Neil ThorntonPresident, The Thornton Group
Since starting The Thornton Group, Neil has made a commitment to share the ideas, insights, and trends that he has learned in over two decades of consulting, business development, entrepreneurship, and coaching business leaders.
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Shawn Good
Shawn GoodPresident & CEO, Libro Credit Union
Shawn Good is an inspirational leader with more than 25 years of credit union and financial services experience.
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Wanita Fonseka
Wanita FonsekaSVP, Retail & Operations, Meridian Credit Union
Wanita Fonseka is Meridian’s Senior Vice President Retail and Operations with a focus on enhancing our retail member service experience.
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Julie Breuer
Julie BreuerChief Client Experience Officer, Central 1
Julie is a masterful connector. She is responsible for all member/owner-related aspects of relationships with Class A members of Central 1.
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Rhonda Taylor
Rhonda TaylorVP, Retail Delivery, Windsor Family Credit Union
Rhonda Taylor is a 34+ year veteran of the Credit Union industry. She currently serves as WFCU’s VP of Retail Delivery, including retail, wealth and delivery channels.

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To aid your travel plans, we have included a high-level schedule below.  If there is enough interest, we will launch the conference with a welcome networking event from 7:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, October 26. Conference sessions will start on the morning of Friday, October 27.

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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