Talent Canada
Talent Canada

Virtual Event
Back to Work Summit
May 27, 2020 at 9:00am EST

9 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Todd Humber | Emcee: Kyle Shay
Opening Remarks: The Honourable Filomena Tassi

Todd Humber is a group publisher with Annex Business Media. An award-winning journalist, he has spent more than two decades covering the workplace and has a keen interest in human resources issues that drive profitability and improve the culture of organizations.


Kyle Shay is Director of Digital Media with Annex Business Media. Kyle hails from the creative side of town. Years of lessons learned and successes earned in dot-coms, boutique ad agencies and Canada’s largest B2B media company has shaped his innovative approach to building effective digital strategies. Known for his unique and actionable insights, Kyle aims to ultimately hone an effective product or message and serve it, in context, to a willing audience, any way they want to see it.

As Director of Digital Media, and with the help of a tremendous team, Kyle has combined digital content, web, email marketing, video, podcasts, social media and educational webinars to facilitate well thought out, engaging products for a variety of industries and audiences that Annex serves with its 65+ B2B brands.

Not bad for majoring in Pen & Ink illustration at Sheridan.


The Honourable Filomena Tassi was first elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas in 2015.

Born and raised in Hamilton, Minister Tassi has been the voice of change for families in the city through a lifetime of commitment to her community.

Minister Tassi obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Western University in 1986, and also has a Master of Religious Education.

Minister Tassi practiced law for six years before leaving to raise her family. She later became a high school chaplain for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. As chaplaincy leader, she helped establish the D.R.E.A.M.S. (Dominican Republic Education and Medical Support) program, which has enabled thousands of students to live and work with the materially poor in the Dominican Republic.

Driven by her profound sense of civic duty, Minister Tassi has been highly involved in her community. She is a past board member of both St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Catholic Youth Organization, and has volunteered her time with other local initiatives and organizations. Minister Tassi served as a Catholic school board trustee, and was the recipient of the 2010 Brian J. Halferty Award, presented by the Catholic School Chaplains of Ontario for exemplary service.

Minister Tassi, her husband, and two children live in the Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas riding.




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