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Yes, we can build it better! And we want to build it with you. Join us in one of seven cities as we host our first series of in-person events since 2019.

Are you ready to build a prosperous and sustainable future?

The building and construction industry is uniquely positioned to reduce carbon emissions, support Indigenous reconciliation, adopt social procurement, and much more. If you believe change is possible, join a network of local leaders working in the built environment as we explore our role in shaping our possible future.


Join us in a city near you!

Calgary | May 17

Location: The Calgary Zoo - Safari Room

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Red Deer | May 18

Location: Radisson Hotel

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Edmonton | May 19

Location: Roxy Theatre

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Ottawa | May 31

Location: Bayview Yards

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Toronto | June 2

Location: Fairmont Royal York 

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Vancouver | May 3

Location: Fairmont Pacific Rim

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Kelowna | May 5

Location: Coast Capri Hotel

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Our Speakers

Andrew Winston | Net positive strategy

Named by Thinkers50 as one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world, best-selling author Andrew Winston will explore global megatrends that are permanently changing how business is done. Drawing on his best-selling book, Net Positive, Andrew will help you discover how to profit and grow as a business by creating a positive impact on society and unleash innovation, attract talent, earn trust, make customers happy, and create lasting partnerships to build a thriving world.

Keynote Speakers

Andrew and Tim will open and close every stop on our tour. You'll be inspired by their talks and compelled with stories of net positive strategies and examples that you can bring back to your organizations. 

Tim Coldwell | Driving purposeful change

Named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, Tim is a husband, dad and Mohawk entrepreneur focused on leading by serving, creating culture, and the monetization of ideas. Tim is president of Chandos, a  national technical builder leading change in the Canadian construction industry. Chandos is the largest B-Corp Certified contractor in the world and is proud to be one hundred percent employee owned. 

Peter Halsall | Purpose Building

Peter helps teams deliver high performance solutions for communities and buildings. In 2013, Peter assumed the Executive Director role at the Canadian Urban Institute, an urban policy non-profit, where he led the development of Solutions for a Low Carbon Future as a core area of work. In 2018, he co-founded Purpose Building.

David Constable | Principal, KPMB Architects

Since joining KPMB in 2006, David has led a series of complex projects in Canada and the US focused on combining low carbon solutions with high standards of design excellence and functionality. He has advanced KPMB's expertise in net zero design helping to reduce the building industry's impact on climate change.

Jen Hancock | Collaborative Construction

With a passion for innovation and sustainability, Jen has worked over the past decade to influence change within the industry. Working on some of the very first IPD projects in Canada she has become a key champion for industry change. 

Tim Blair | Kindred Works

Tim is the CEO of Kindred Works – a new collective in Canada’s housing landscape, providing obtainable places for people to live and gather across the country. With 20 years of real estate, investment banking and private equity experience  Tim has completed over $8 billion in transactions.

Hailey Hechtman | Community engagement | Ottawa

Hailey Hechtman is a creative and purpose-driven social impact leader with a passion for  team development, strength-based program implementation, and collective impact. As the Executive Director for Causeway Work Centre she supports meaningful community engagement, partnerships and person-centered planning.

Don Iveson | Cities and ESG | Edmonton

Former Edmonton Mayor, Don Iveson is a recognized champion of long-term economic development initiatives across the city. His focus remains on building a sustainable, vibrant city by supporting public policies around climate, housing, regional governance and civic innovation projects with like-minded clients.

Luke Stack | Public and non-profit leader | Kelowna

Luke is a leader in the non-profit housing sector in the Central Okanagan. Luke and his wife Anne’s motivation to assist single parents in need of affordable housing was the catalyst for a housing society called the Society of Hope. Luke also serves the City of Kelowna as a Councillor, elected in 2018 for a fourth term. 

Jamie Gray-Donald | Sustainable development | Vancouver

Jamie Gray-Donald is the Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety at QuadReal. From development through to asset management, Jamie finds ways that sustainability practices can enhance prudent growth and sustainable returns.  

Lana Cuthbertson | Gender equality and technology | Edmonton

Lana Cuthbertson is the CEO and Founder of Areto Labs, a B2B SaaS startup that builds machine learning technology to make digital communities more positive and inclusive. She created an A.I. based Twitter bot to encourage women in politics called ParityBOT and co-founded ParityYEG, a nonprofit dedicated to achieving gender equality in politics

Jenn McCabe | Transforming supply chains | Ottawa

Jennifer McCabe is a Business Analyst in Supply Services at the City of Ottawa. She leads the City’s sustainable procurement and recently authored the report: “Economic Recovery Efforts: Social Procurement” on the City of Ottawa’s social procurement efforts. 

Chris Kallal | Nature-based climate action | Edmonton

Chris is a professional forester and social entrepreneur, founding Wild + Pine in 2011 in his second year of study at the University of Alberta. His work in restoring industrial landscapes across western Canada is the foundation of his work using Canada's natural and social sciences to advance nature-based climate action. 

Rodney Wilts | Real estate with a conscience | Ottawa

Rodney Wilts is developing a number of projects in the National Capital Region with Theia Partners, including actively working on the world-class Zibi project. Zibi is Canada’s first One Planet Community, transforming a formerly contaminated industrial site into a showpiece mixed-use community, powered by a zero-carbon district energy system.

Aaron Mogerman | Building the future of education | Kelowna

Aaron’s experience includes large-scale institutional, industrial, commercial and residential projects throughout British Columbia. He holds a Masters of Applied Science from UBC where his research focused on project delivery and contract strategy selection for district energy projects. 

Garth David | Impact investments | Vancouver

Garth is managing partner of New Market Funds, a B Corp Certified multi-fund manager with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. The company has been selected as an Impact Assets 50 - 2022 Fund Manager and focuses on investing in affordable housing, non-profit development, social enterprises and co-operative enterprises. 

Dennis Thomas | Tsleil-Waututh Nation | Vancouver

Just named to Business In Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40, Dennis Thomas “Whonoak” is a Tsleil-Waututh Nation member and elected councillor, currently serving as Sr. Business Development Manager. He has worked for the Nation for 15 years, his first role supporting the 2010 Olympic Games. 

Darryl Hood | Principal, CSV Architects | Ottawa

Darryl is recognized as an expert in in sustainable design and energy efficiency. In his work at CSV Architects, he encourages all clients to incorporate sustainable design features into their projects to reduce environmental impact, increase durability, and improve user comfort and wellbeing.

Zahra Ebrahim | Co-founder, Monumental | Toronto

Zahra is a public interest designer and strategist, focused on shifting power to people who are typically underrepresented in institutions and systems. Her work has focused on deep, community-led approaches to policy, infrastructure, and service design.

Chris Brown | Economic Development | Calgary

Chris Brown, P.Eng, MSc., is a business development manager with Calgary Economic Development working in the energy and environment sector, which includes oil and gas, renewables, clean-tech, electrification, and sustainability. In 2022 he was accepted as a fellow at the Energy Futures Lab.

Jerri Taylor | Executive Director | Red Deer

An experienced healthcare consultant, Jerri leads the Red Deer Hospice Society combining her expertise in team building and coaching with her passion for independent seniors care, housing and support. 


We can make a difference


It may be overwhelming to think about the rate at which the planet is warming. We all wonder ‘what can I do?’ Those of us who work in the built environment can make a big impact. By setting carbon reduction and net zero standard specifications for our building and renovation projects we can significantly reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. So, what’s stopping us? 


Indigenous communities in Canada are facing some of the greatest infrastructure deficiencies, and in some cases still lack basic human-needs infrastructure. At the same time, traditional building methods with a combative culture, hidden profits, and opportunistic firms exclude Indigenous people from the construction process. Collaborative construction can help the AEC industry include Indigenous people in the process, embrace their principles, and promote reconciliation. 


85 percent of worlds wealth is concentrated in 10 percent of the global population. That’s staggering and incredible exclusive. This unequitable distribution of wealth can be linked to the world’s most critical challenges including gender and race inequalities, poverty, addictions, mental illness, climate change, and so much more. Join us to talk about the ways in which purpose driven businesses are addressing economic disparities and creating stronger communities as a result. 

This is an in-person event

If you have questions about the health and safety precautions we are taking at this event please contact us: hello@chandos.com.