Michael Lavis, MA
Michael relocated to Canada in July 2009 to become COR’s founding Executive Director. He has completed a MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding at Royal Roads University, along with Values Based Leadership and Corporate Social Innovation graduate certificate programs. He has further completed the Effective Executive program at the University of Saskatchewan, has received his certified coaching designation, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership.
Michael has over fifteen years of global experience developing opportunities for marginalized individuals; from South America to Africa, and Southeast Asia to Canada, Michael has worked and researched extensively within various international organizations. Michael is passionately committed to strengthening the disability services sector in Saskatchewan and to forge out new beginnings for the province’s most vulnerable citizens. Michael has served as a member of the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy’s Citizen Consultation Team, is Co-Lead of the provincial Person Centered Culture Committee, is a member of the provincial CPP&SP Review Committee and member of the provincial Attraction, Retention and Compensation (ARC) Committee. Additionally, Michael is a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Workplace Health and Wellness and is an active member within the community serving on the Board of Directors of Service Hospitality, Gentle Teaching International (GTI) and the Caledonian Curling Club.