Meet The Team

Ontario Provincial HQ: Board of Directors & Policy Analysts

The Ontario Headquarters team supports economic development projects that impact regions across Ontario.

Jordan Dedier

Founder & Chairman
Jordan graduated from his Bachelor of Arts Combined Honours in Law & Human Rights with a concentration in Business Law and a minor in Political Science at Carleton university in June 2016. His entrepreneurial experience, aside from founding OEDS in 2012, includes the successful acceptance and completion of the Ontario Government Summer Company Program, administered through Invest Ottawa in 2014 where he ran a marketing firm. Further, Jordan has worked extensively as an independent contractor in the event marketing industry since 2012 and has represented clients such as Lego, Telus, Air Canada, Toyota, Samsung, Magenta Studio Photo, Ottawa RedBlacks-MBNA, the Canadian Cancer Society, Tilray, the Royal Bank of Canada, Samsung and many others. From April 2012 until February 2014 with breaks in-between, Jordan volunteered and worked at the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce (OCC), mainly within the OCC Economic Development Committee in a policy and stakeholder communications role while also assisting the Senior Communication Manager. In the months prior to the summer of 2015 Jordan volunteered in a communications role at the Office of Justin Trudeau. Jordan’s preferred hobbies are Mixed Martial Arts and chess, he holds over 10 years of experience in both recreational activities and has achieved a 2008 chess championship as well as a black-belt in Taekwondo. Jordan currently aims to apply to a J.D. and/or M.A in Economics for 2017 or 2018 after working for a year or two on a variety of legal and business contracts.

Kyle Stolys

Board Member | Strategic Advisor
Kyle stumbled into OEDS in November 2012 as a policy analyst. In February 2013, Kyle led the expansion of the team acting as the Chief Research Officer adding ten hand-picked policy analysts to the program increasing the research capabilities of OEDS as well as allowing fellow university students to apply their knowledge in the real world and gain actual experience in their field of study. Entering his third year of Commerce at the Sprott School of Business Kyle is concentrating on his two passions: Finance & Entrepreneurship. On the finance side Kyle is currently an equity analyst for The Fund @ Sprott a student run investment club with over $650,000 under management. In April Kyle was also awarded with the Analyst of the year award for the top stock recommendation. On the entrepreneurship side, Kyle is extremely excited to be partnering with Jordan for the launch of the Conscious Care program which will increase the social impact of OntarioEDS to Ontario’s healthcare sector, as well as deal with a growing provincial concern of minimum wage for Personal Support Workers. Currently Kyle sits on the Board of Directors.

Katharine Wyslocky

Board Member
As of April 2016, Katie graduated from Public Affairs and Policy Management, minoring in Economics, at Carleton University. Katie has also just completed a 6 month international exchange at the University of Nottingham in England. She’s been grateful for the change in scenery and pace, and gained a greater appreciation for various European cultures, created wonderful memories, and a slight temporary British accent. Katie has been a part of the Ontario Economic Development Society since May 2013 and has worked on several research projects covering topics such as crowdfunding, the Light Rail Project in Ottawa, and the economic scorecard for various cities across Ontario. She also spearheaded the research that was done on the Ottawa Building Code Reserve Fund last summer. Katie enjoys working on projects with the other policy analysts and hopes to see OEDS grow to have branches in every major city in Ontario. She believes that the OEDS provides a great opportunity for students to learn more about economic issues on the local, provincial, and federal level. In addition to OEDS, Katie has been a research assistant for Professor Martin Geiger, a Banting fellow and a Political Science professor at Carleton University. She’s also worked at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police headquarters in Ottawa as a Compensation Clerk. Katie enjoys learning about world issues and current affairs, which is why she is heavily involved in the Carleton International Relations Society and has served as the society’s Vice President of Communications as well as President. Katie enjoys giving back to the community in any way she can by working closely with the local Kiwanis club in Ottawa and by running the Eastern Canada district of Circle K International, a student-led service leadership organization.

Andre Stoica

Board Member
Andrei Stoica holds a Law Degree (LL.B.) in Civil Law from the University of Quebec in Montreal and has recently graduated with a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He currently works at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in Ottawa. Andrei has enjoyed tremendously conducting research and formulating policy analysis on behalf of the Ontario Economic Development Society and has participated in various projects, including the study of different policy options for enabling equity crowd-funding in Canada and the preparation of economic scorecards for various cities in Ontario. His passion and long-term goal is working in international development and using his knowledge and skills to develop large-scale projects for enhancing economic development, access to justice, democratic governance and poverty reduction. He is currently working on an Aboriginal Policy Research Project in Ottawa, in partnership with the OEDS, which aims at improving community economic development outcomes for the urban Aboriginal population in Ontario and Canada by addressing policy and jurisdictional issues between different levels of government and drawing out how this affects Aboriginal organizations and communities, while also developing policy options for the benefit of communities and government.

Jordan Davidson

Board Member
Jordan Davidson works at Statistics Canada, where he has a program evaluation role, designing research instruments to gather data that is used to inform institutional best practices. With a passion for government policy and legislative analysis, he joined the OEDS in Sept 2013 and worked towards the development of a rural economic development scorecard. Jordan Davidson graduated with a Master’s degree in Political Science–Public Policy from Brock University and an Honours BA from Guelph University. He has sat on the board of directors for the Guelph Campus Co-operative and evaluated international development project proposals, hoping to create positive social change.

Nicole Dedier

Board Member
Full bio coming soon. Nicole has graduated from a Combined Honours in Law and Linguistics at Carleton University in 2016. She currently works as a Recruiter at S.I Systems in Ottawa ON. She’s been with OEDS since 2013 and supported a variety of initiatives.

Evangeline Yin

Founder/Partner
Evangeline Yin is the President of the University of Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Economic Development Society. She is also the Co-founder of Millennial X Marketing (MXM). After completing her Honours, Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing ​from the University of Ottawa, she has set her sights on aggressively growing MXM. She is a driven entrepreneur and professional brand activation manager with an authentic passion for experiential marketing & fashion. She has executed a variety of experiential marketing brand activations and represented major clients, including Air Canada and Calvin Klein. Evangeline fell in love with entrepreneurship focusing on the event marketing industry while managing a multiplicity of experiential marketing activations while completing her degree.

Daniel Twijuke

Incoming CEO
Bio and Picture coming soon!

Fa’Ttima Omran

Board Member
(Bio and Picture coming soon).

New Policy Team

Daniel Twijuke will be managing a team of 4 policy analysts who will be covering policy matters related to specific cities within Ontario as well as those policy issues that are of provincial concern.

Recruiting (4) Policy Analysts

Founder/Partner
Recruiting (4) Policy Analysts to start volunteering as of September 15, 2016.

Must be enrolled in, or recently completed a university program.

Must have above a 70% grade point average at minimum.

Please apply by sending an email to “Jordan.Dedier@OntarioEDS.org” with your resume as well as a short note on why you’re interested in the position.