Paula Haapanen (Facilitator)

Paula is the Senior Director of Innovation with the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario | Co-operation Council of Ontario, a social enterprise that is helping to build a better Ontario through the social economy. A native of Thunder Bay, Paula received her HBA from Lakehead University, majoring in languages and studying political science. Having worked internationally, particularly in France and Finland, and across Canada, Paula strives to bring new perspectives and approaches to her work. Previously, she was very involved in Francophone immigration, and she continues to support several community economic development projects that aim to improve Francophone immigration pathways and encourage immigration to northwestern Ontario.