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Sept events update, plus new panelist added

An update from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Sept 16th: Helping small biz with online sales NEW PANELIST added!
Sept 24th: Consulate/DML Community Q&A
Sept 15th: Canadian Studies lecture with expert on race and ethnic politics

Pre-register for this free Zoom webinar
Wednesday, September 16th, 3:30 p.m.
In recent months, the DML has been reaching out to Canadian-owned, affiliated and themed small businesses in the Bay Area, to support them in today’s challenging economy. We’ve heard how the pandemic has impacted businesses, and forced our favourite shops, restaurants, artisans, and service providers to find new ways of reaching customers.

Join experts from our Canadian tech community as they discuss tips and strategies on how to make the most of tech tools and grow sales online, and answer your questions during Q&A.

Please invite any small business or entrepreneur who you think might be interested,

Jason Sanio (NEW panelist) is the Head of Marketing for Google Domains in Seattle, WA. He also spent the previous 7 years in product marketing roles at Google in the Bay Area. Jason is from a family of small business owners in Ontario, Canada, growing up in Aurora and Bracebridge. Jason graduated from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2010 with honors.

Brian Hale (panelist) is originally from Calgary, and is currently serving as the VP of Product Growth at Facebook, helping oversee Facebook’s small business platform.

Brian began his career in growth and performance marketing in 1999 at the start-up ACDSee, where he first started “figuring out that search engine thing”, growing e-commerce, and providing analytics. He has since gone on to lead demand generation and e-commerce for DivX, the digital video technology company, and then led SEO and Growth functions for the travel start-up “Uptake”, which later sold to Groupon. Since 2010 he has been at Facebook, where he is Vice President of the Product Growth team, which partners with engineering teams across Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger using data and experimentation to drive growth of app adoption and engagement.

Amy Thibodeau (panelist) is from Saskatchewan, and moved from Silicon Valley back to Canada a few years ago to lead UX for Store Management at Shopify. In her role as Director, Amy leads design, research, content strategy, and UX development for the Store Management team.

In earlier iterations of her life she was one of the first members of Facebook’s now gigantic content strategy team, she renovated an old house in the south of France, worked in art museums, and traveled around the world for a year. Amy lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband Dan and two small dogs, Augustus and Eleanor.

David Stewart (co-moderator) is the Digital Moose Lounge’s Past Chair, or “Pastured Moose”, and the Advisory Board Chair at UC Berkeley’s Canadian Studies Program. Since 2013, he has consulted on a range of Canada-US education and innovation projects for clients such as the University of Saskatchewan, Expansion Quebec, the Association of University Research Parks Canada, and UBC. From 2007 – 2012, he was the Academic Relations Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Palo Alto. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of International House, a nonprofit in Charlotte, North Carolina. David began his career as a commercial and immigration lawyer in Toronto, Boston, and Charlotte, and is a member of the Bar in Ontario and Massachusetts.

Wendy Kam Marcy (co-moderator) is the Digital Moose Lounge’s inhouse Marketer. She is the co-founder of Adfluent, a Google Partners Agency specializing in growth marketing for startups. In 2018, she moved to the SF Bay Area from Toronto. #DoneWithWinter

More information>>

Please RSVP to wade.wallerstein@international.gc.ca.

Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley Lecture
Tuesday, September 15th
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Return: On Blackness and Belonging in North America

McGill University professor Debra Thompson, an expert on race and ethnic politics, will explore the complex experience of Black people in North America, juxtaposing her deep, ancestral links to the United States with a parallel but at times competing national affinity with the land to which many enslaved Black Americans once fled: Canada. Through the analytical insights of black political thought, Prof. Thompson uses personal narrative to explore the boundaries of racial belonging and identify key facets of Canadian ideas about race and racism; to analyze the transnational nuances and contours of the African diaspora in North America; and ultimately, to think through what it means to be in a place, but not be of that place.

Please RSVP at canada@berkeley.edu to receive a webcast link.

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DML small biz webinar Sept 16th + new panelist added

An update on this up-coming event from our Canadian colleagues in the Bay Area.


Our talented all-Canadian expert panel work for tech leaders Facebook, Shopify, and Google (new panelist just announced). Our DML moderators – David Stewart and Wendy Kam Marcy – have been prepping with the panel and promise an engaging and informative discussion on best practices for small businesses looking for growth via their online sales.
In addition to the panelists announced below, we are thrilled to add Jason Sanio of Google to the chat. If you work with anyone or have a network that would be interested in this (free) webinar, please encourage them to attend.
Jason Sanio (panelist) is the Head of Marketing for Google Domains in Seattle, WA, and spent the previous 7 in product marketing roles at Google in the Bay Area. Jason is from a family of small business owners in Ontario, Canada, growing up in Aurora and Bracebridge. Jason graduated from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2010, with honors.
The Digital Moose Lounge is committed to supporting local small businesses during the pandemic and beyond, while still growing connections within our vibrant Bay Area Canadian community. And, with all of our content being virtual these days, we have also been connecting with the Canadian community in other parts of the US.
Thanks for supporting our Digital Moose Lounge community!
Erika & Gris
Co-chairs, DML

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In recent months, the DML has been reaching out to Canadian-owned, affiliated and themed small businesses in the Bay Area, to support them in today’s challenging economy. We’ve heard how the pandemic has impacted businesses, and forced our favourite shops, restaurants, artisans, and service providers to find new ways of reaching customers.

In this panel, we will gather experts from our Canadian tech community to discuss tips and strategies on how to make the most of tech tools and grow sales online.

Please join our webinar, and share the details with any small business or entrepreneur who you think might find this information helpful. We will make time for Q&A at the end.

Meet our panelists, below, and don’t forget to pre-register for this Zoom webinar scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th!

Brian Hale (panelist) is originally from Calgary, and is currently serving as the VP of Product Growth at Facebook, helping oversee Facebook’s small business platform.

Brian began his career in growth and performance marketing in 1999 at the start-up ACDSee, where he first started “figuring out that search engine thing”, growing e-commerce, and providing analytics. He has since gone on to lead demand generation and e-commerce for DivX, the digital video technology company, and then led SEO and Growth functions for the travel start-up “Uptake”, which later sold to Groupon. Since 2010 he has been at Facebook, where he is Vice President of the Product Growth team, which partners with engineering teams across Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger using data and experimentation to drive growth of app adoption and engagement.

Amy Thibodeau (panelist) is from Saskatchewan, and moved from Silicon Valley back to Canada a few years ago to lead UX for Store Management at Shopify. In her role as Director, Amy leads design, research, content strategy, and UX development for the Store Management team.

In earlier iterations of her life she was one of the first members of Facebook’s now gigantic content strategy team, she renovated an old house in the south of France, worked in art museums, and traveled around the world for a year. Amy lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband Dan and two small dogs, Augustus and Eleanor.

David Stewart (moderator) is the Digital Moose Lounge’s Past Chair, or “Pastured Moose”, and the Advisory Board Chair at UC Berkeley’s Canadian Studies Program. Since 2013, he has consulted on a range of Canada-US education and innovation projects for clients such as the University of Saskatchewan, Expansion Quebec, the Association of University Research Parks Canada, and UBC. From 2007 – 2012, he was the Academic Relations Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Palo Alto. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of International House, a nonprofit in Charlotte, North Carolina. David began his career as a commercial and immigration lawyer in Toronto, Boston, and Charlotte, and is a member of the Bar in Ontario and Massachusetts.

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September Chesterfield Chat: helping small businesses grow, online

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


In recent months, the DML has been reaching out to Canadian-owned, affiliated and themed small businesses in the Bay Area, to support them in today’s challenging economy. We’ve heard how the pandemic has impacted businesses, and forced our favourite shops, restaurants, artisans, and service providers to find new ways of reaching customers.

In this panel, we will gather experts from our Canadian tech community to discuss tips and strategies on how to make the most of tech tools and grow sales online.

Please join our webinar, and share the details with any small business or entrepreneur who you think might find this information helpful. We will make time for Q&A at the end.

Meet our panelists, below, and don’t forget to pre-register for this Zoom webinar scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th!

Brian Hale (panelist) is originally from Calgary, and is currently serving as the VP of Product Growth at Facebook, helping oversee Facebook’s small business platform.

Brian began his career in growth and performance marketing in 1999 at the start-up ACDSee, where he first started “figuring out that search engine thing”, growing e-commerce, and providing analytics. He has since gone on to lead demand generation and e-commerce for DivX, the digital video technology company, and then led SEO and Growth functions for the travel start-up “Uptake”, which later sold to Groupon. Since 2010 he has been at Facebook, where he is Vice President of the Product Growth team, which partners with engineering teams across Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger using data and experimentation to drive growth of app adoption and engagement.

Amy Thibodeau (panelist) is from Saskatchewan, and moved from Silicon Valley back to Canada a few years ago to lead UX for Store Management at Shopify. In her role as Director, Amy leads design, research, content strategy, and UX development for the Store Management team.

In earlier iterations of her life she was one of the first members of Facebook’s now gigantic content strategy team, she renovated an old house in the south of France, worked in art museums, and traveled around the world for a year. Amy lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband Dan and two small dogs, Augustus and Eleanor.

David Stewart (moderator) is the Digital Moose Lounge’s Past Chair, or “Pastured Moose”, and the Advisory Board Chair at UC Berkeley’s Canadian Studies Program. Since 2013, he has consulted on a range of Canada-US education and innovation projects for clients such as the University of Saskatchewan, Expansion Quebec, the Association of University Research Parks Canada, and UBC. From 2007 – 2012, he was the Academic Relations Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Palo Alto. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of International House, a nonprofit in Charlotte, North Carolina. David began his career as a commercial and immigration lawyer in Toronto, Boston, and Charlotte, and is a member of the Bar in Ontario and Massachusetts.

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Summer update for the Bay Area Canadian community

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Announcing the Moose Colouring Contest winners! 
Thank you to all the amazing entrants in our Moose Colouring Contest this summer. Our judges, Charlie and Scott, really enjoyed the multitude of creative entries and observed everything from “cute” to “complex” and lots of Canadian love!

You can check out out the winning entries from all three categories below, along with reactions and commentary on Facebook.

We would like to give a warm shout-out to our esteemed judging team:

Scott Boms is a cross-disciplinary design generalist, author, educator and speaker. Scott also designed our DML pins that many of you are lucky to own!

Charlie Pachter is one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists – a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. As a painter, he is known for his Queen, Moose and Maple Leaf icons.

Moose event – SAVE THE DATE!

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Wed, Sept 16th @ 3:30 p.m. DML panel: Tech Tools for Small Business Online Sales Success. More information will be made available soon.

Plus, read on below for more events of interest to the community.

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Contest Winners

UC Berkeley
Canadian Studies
September Events

Tuesday, September 1st – 12:30 p.m.
No Safe Country for Refugess? The Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement Before the Canadian Courts

Tuesday, September 15th – 12:30 p.m.
On Blackness and Belonging in North America

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Community Q & A: Facing Border Closure Together

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With the border closure extended to August 21st, and talk of yet another extension to the border closure coming, Canadian expats continue to have questions about their ability to travel. Join the Canadian Consulate and the Digital Moose Lounge for a virtual Community Q&A: Facing Border Closure Together.
To join in, please RSVP to Wade.Wallerstein@international.gc.ca for the Zoom link.
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