Business Uniting For A Thriving Mississauga
What is MERG?
The Mississauga Economic Resiliency Group (MERG) is the vehicle through which senior-level leaders from the corporate, academic, and not-for-profit sectors connect, collaborate, and develop practical solutions aimed at driving business success and economic prosperity in Mississauga.
Why did MBOT create MERG?
MERG was launched in September 2020 with a vision of “Business Uniting For A Thriving Mississauga”. Initially created in response to the many challenges associated with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has since evolved into a trusted forum for CEOs from across Mississauga’s diverse economy to share ideas, explore partnerships, and collectively build our economic capacity.
Who is involved?
MERG is currently engaging 57 senior-level leaders from Mississauga’s most prominent and influential private-sector employers, not-for-profits, academic institutions, and others who firmly believe in the potential of Mississauga to lead Ontario and Canada’s economic recovery by leveraging our unique assets and developing innovative, scalable, and results-driven solutions to meet today’s most pressing challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Lucie Shaw came from a background in customer experience and leadership and after 25+ years, was looking to make a change towards a more rewarding career. Having experienced firsthand the challenges of caring for aging parents, she was excited to be able to bring seniors and their families the peace of mind they need through focused, personalized home care services. Along with her husband, David, the married couple of 35+ years has worked hard to establish the Nurse Next Door brand and proudly serve Mississauga.
MBOT President and CEO
Trevor is a not-for-profit senior executive with extensive experience in economic development, and driving domestic and international business growth. He is well versed in government relations, stakeholder engagement and consensus building, having held numerous positions at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce over the past 15 years, most recently as Vice President, Member Services. One of Trevor’s most significant accomplishments is the Ontario Economic Summit, a high-profile forum that engages leaders from business, government, labour, academia and the NGO community in a collaborative effort to determine ways to grow Ontario’s economy.
CEO & President - Microbix Biosystems Inc
Cameron is the President and CEO of Microbix and also serves on its Board of Directors. Cameron has over 30 years’ experience as a leader, director, executive, equity research analyst, investment banker, and corporate advisor. He is also a Board Director and Audit Committee Chair of TSX-listed iFabric Corp., serves as Life Sciences and Healthcare Sector Leader for the Mississauga Board of Trade, and is a Board Director of Naegis Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Before Microbix, Cameron held senior leadership roles at TSX and TSX-venture listed life-sciences companies. Prior to his operational work, he headed the life-sciences activities of two national investment dealers after a decade as a top-ranked equity research analyst. He has also been an advisor to Global Affairs Canada, and a director of other public and private companies.