Cam lives in rural Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. He coaches boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, and is a Scout leader. He is a trail runner and PADI certified Rescue Diver.
Jeff has an Honours Bachelor degree from Queen’s University and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.
Between 1995 and 2005, Mr. Bilous worked in Quebec, Tunisia and China on a number of projects with Canada World Youth, a volunteer youth program focusing on international development.
After graduating from the University of Alberta with an education degree in 2001, he taught and mentored students at Edmonton’s Inner City High School, where he learned to see potential where others might see hardship. He also began working in neighbourhood and community development.
The voters of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview first elected him as their Member of the Legislative Assembly on April 23, 2012, and again on May 5, 2015.
A dedicated champion for Alberta workers and Alberta business, Deron Bilous was sworn in as Minister of Economic Development and Trade on October 22, 2015. Prior to this, he served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and as Minister of Service Alberta.
As the President and CEO of Spirit Leaf, we rely on Darren’s determination, strategic planning and creativity - not just for thinking outside the box, but for creating a whole new box! With an uncanny knack for surrounding himself with the best and the brightest, Darren has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years experience driving sales growth in both the retail chain and franchise industries. Prior to Spirit Leaf, Darren founded his first retail store that quickly ballooned across Canada and employed over 200 team members nation-wide, in addition to 30 locations. Ever the business innovator, Darren launched the first Canadian E-commerce site for watches. The company’s success has been recognized with multiple industry awards, including The Canadian Franchise Association Award of Excellence. He is now enthusiastic to work with his team and apply those skills to the cannabis industry which he has always had a passion for.
I also work as the recruitment coordinator for Cannabis At Work. We are Canada’s only recruiting agency focused on the cannabis and hemp industry and we build strongand sustainable relationships with our clients and candidates.
We work coast to coast with LPs, applicants, ancillary businesses and soon to be legal dispensaries.
The group also has experience in the import and export of products to and from many regulatory jurisdictions. Specialties include Quality Management (Quality Assurance), Product Review and Release, CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls), Validation (Process, Equipment, Methods, Facilities), NDS (New Drug Submissions), IND/CTA, Process Mapping, Quality Control, Manufacturing, Product License Application, Facility Design, Site License Application, GMP, GCP, GLP, Investigations, Root Cause analysis and initiation and effectiveness monitoring of Corrective and Preventive Actions. The principals have significant experience in all stages from conception and design, to creation, implementation and ongoing management of these types of programs.
Andrew has led operations for a number of high-profile retail dispensaries as their General Manager and Community Integration Director; and has worked with a diverse array of patients and local partners to build accountable, community-responsive and financially sustainable dispensation models.
Galvanized by the prospect of cannabis legalization in Canada, Andrew is passionate about working with community stakeholders across the country to help reduce social stigma for consumers, and abate pharmaceutical drug dependence within communities.
He advises employers regarding the drafting, implementation, and application of executive contracts, employment agreements, non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions, change of control agreements, drug and alcohol testing programs, harassment policies, and general employment policies and practices.
• Created a definition and use class for Cannabis Retail Sales to separate cannabis stores from other retail stores Clarified which existing definitions in the Zoning Bylaw do not include the production, sale or consumption of cannabis
His prior challenges included that of a corporate leader to the Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia to improve healthcare and quality outcomes. This has been accomplished by developing strategic initiatives and stakeholder engagement. His broad experience in medical fields of both Canada and the United States gives him a unique ability to realize opportunities and pitfalls in both systems. A prior role was that of Corporate Medical Director of Saturn Corp., Springhill TN where his leadership responsibilities encompassed health care initiatives, disability, workers compensation, health and safety, and work related injuries and illnesses. Dr. Cox has been successful in developing strategies for containment in health care costs in industry and the general population while also improving outcomes for injuries and illnesses.
Over the last two years he has offered consultative services for primary care and specialists in the medical cannabis arena seeing over 2200 patients. He has successfully improved quality of life outcomes while instituting dramatic decreases in pharmaceutical utilization inclusive of narcotics.
Her practice includes: occupational health and safety risk and incident management; defence of occupational health and safety prosecutions; health and safety related negligence litigation and public inquiries; defence of professional discipline; and a wide range of employment matters.
Jennifer represents industry leaders in energy, medicine, utilities, construction, road building, transportation, and manufacturing and appears before all levels of courts in Alberta, as well as courts in other jurisdictions on provincially and federally regulated matters.
Jennifer speaks and writes on health and safety issues for educational organizations, corporations, and professional associations, including the Alberta Medical Association, the Canadian Bar Association, Printers and Graphics Industry Association of Alberta, Alberta Gas and Oil Pipeline Operators Safety Council, Alberta Petrochemical Safety Council, Plant and Engineering Maintenance Association of Canada, Alberta Sand and Gravel Association, and Gas Processing Association of Canada.
She has contributed to international, national, and local publications on medical-legal issues, including the Health Law Review, the Health Law Journal, and Mental Disability and the Law in Canada.
Jennifer is a former chair of the labour and employment law subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, a former executive for the Edmonton Medical Legal Society and a former associate of the University of Alberta Health Law Institute.
She is an honorary member of the Ophthalmologic Society of Alberta and a keen supporter of the arts community.
Paul founded Cultivated Solutions to help introduce the public to the cannabis industry and provide educational resources to individuals looking to enter the industry. Cultivated Solutions offers customizable e-learning solutions for potential retailers, processors, and growers. They will also conduct seminars across the country to educate the public on the benefits and harms of cannabis, its uses, effects, history, and other relevant information and misconceptions.
Lindsay has spent the last 18 months working, in a consulting capacity with various companies and organizations in the cannabis industry in the areas of finance, technology and public policy.
Janet has devoted her volunteer time to senior
roles on the boards of many organizations. She is the current Board Chair of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, was Board Chair of Compassion House Foundation, Campaign Chair for the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, Board Chair of both MacEwan University and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Urban Development Institute Alberta. She has served as a Director on the Boards of Canadian Policy Research Networks, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, and Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Edmonton. She sits on advisory committees for the MacEwan School of Business, Edmonton Airports, and the Edmonton Community Foundation.
Janet’s community service has brought her much recognition. She was honoured with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, has twice been named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine (1996 and 2016), was named to the Edmonton Journal’s Power 30 list in 2015, and was a Global TV Woman of Vision. Janet has received the Urban Development Institute’s Merit Award, the City of Edmonton’s Outstanding Service Award,
and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (Edmonton) Master Member Award. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Janet is a lifelong Edmontonian with two children and four amazing grandchildren