Committees & Forums

MBOT brings together business minds of like and differing skill sets to provide insight on the many critical issues facing business today. From human resources and education to government affairs and international trade, MBOT continues to provide avenue for members to collaborate on ideas and shape the Mississauga business landscape.

Policy & Government Affairs

Contributes to developing MBOT’s policy positions and advocacy strategies. 

Chair: Jan Nevins, Innovative Management Consultants

Staff Liaison: Brad Butt at (905) 273-6151 ext. 380 or E-mail

Awards of Excellence

Plans and organizes the annual business awards programming, including the nomination and judging in the set categories.

Chair: Jared Bourn, MNP

Staff Liaison: Sufya Hayat at (905) 273-6151 ext. 220  or E-mail

Women’s Leadership Committee

Encourage advancement of leadership skills, knowledge, and the personal confidence of women with careers in both the private and public sectors.

Chair: Cristina Barillari, MNP

Staff Liaison: Sonia Ojha at (905) 273-6151 ext. 310 or  E-mail

Next Generation (NGen)

Networking and education series for young professionals & entrepreneurs.

Chair: Stephen Currado, Telus

Staff Liaison: Bahaar Sachdeva at (905) 273-6151 ext. 230 or E-mail

Golf Classic

Dedicated to the planning and organizing the 9-hole signature event.

Chair: Irving Fox, Speigel Nichols Fox LLP

Staff Liaison: Sufya Hayat at (905) 273-6151 ext. 220  or E-mail


Welcome new members, plan and execute networking events and new member orientation.

Chair: David Shaw, Nurse Next Door

Staff Liaison: Sonia Ojha at (905) 273-6151 ext. 310 or E-mail

Business Learning

Develop and deliver business workshops and learning opportunities to business leaders and professionals.

Chair: Linda Kern, The Kern Group

Staff Liaison: Sufya Hayat (905) 273-6151 ext. 220 or E-mail

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Collaborative force in support of education/awareness and solutions for members related to IT.

Chair: Sue Borden, Microsoft

Staff Liaison: David Wojcik,  (905) 273-6151 ext. 270 or  E-mail

Health and Wellness Forum

Uncovers opportunities to work together and inform on best practices in the Health & Wellness industry.

Chair: Mandi Buckner, Sheridan College

Staff Liaison: Brad Butt,  (905) 273-6151 ext. 380 or  E-mail

Human Resources

Dedicated to uncovering and informing members on the best HR policies and practices.

Chair: Liza Provenzano, Spark HR

Staff Liaison: Brad Butt,  (905) 273-6151 ext. 380 or  E-mail

International Trade

Support and resources for business community involved in trade or trade-related services.

Chair: Syd Martin, Affimex Customs and Trade Services (ACTS) Inc.

Staff Liaison: Brad Butt,  (905) 273-6151 ext. 380 or  E-mail

Environment & Sustainability

Education and support for business community in areas of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Chair: Ted Creighton, Focul Point Coaching

Staff Liaison: Brad Butt at (905) 273-6151 ext. 380 or  E-mail




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