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Mark Rodgers

 

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President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Canada

Mark Rodgers has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for almost 14 years in various capacities - first working as the director of development at Habitat for Humanity Waterloo and then as executive director for Habitat for Humanity Brant, prior to embracing his role as vice president of affiliate services at the National Office in 2006 and assuming the role of chief operating officer in 2014.

Rodgers has been responsible for creating and implementing a national strategy for directing and supporting Habitat for Humanity's 56 affiliates in Canada. His work in the non-profit sector also includes staffing or consulting roles with several of Canada's top non-profit organizations including World Vision Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the Mendelssohn Choir. Most recently he was named one of the social sector's top 25 leaders in Canada. He was recently presented the Communication and Leadership Award by Toastmasters International.

His educational background encompasses sociology, psychology and management. In 2005 he earned a PhD in organizational development and since then has taught and lectured at a number of universities and colleges in North America. Rodgers is also the recipient of numerous academic awards, as well as numerous community awards related to his volunteer work in community development and supporting food banks in Ontario.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and on the Advisory Council of Imagine Canada.

His personal life motto is captured in the simple statement: Live to make a difference.