Our Leadership:

The Cabinet

Our cabinet secretaries carry out the daily operations of Rotaract Canada, leading the committees within their offices and supporting the MDIO in its mission to serve our member districts and support them in becoming the most impactful leaders in their communities

Yvone Joubert
Secretary of Internal Operations
PHF, district young professionals chair, past district committee chair, past Rotaract club president, Interact and RYLA alumni

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Yvone came to Canada with her family a young age and found in Rotary the opportunity to give back to her new community. After being selected to represent her university at the European Innovation Academy in Cascais, Portugal, Yvone was introduced to her passions: entrepreneurship and breaking the status quo. For the past decade, Yvone has been an active and passionate member of Rotary. She has been a strong voice for young professionals, serving as the first Rotaractor on the District 5370 Board. Yvone is excited to bring her experience to her new role and help establish the foundations for Rotaract Canada’s success.

Denisa Pais
Secretary of Communications
Rotaract club director, dual member

Denisa joined Rotary and Rotaract determined to continue her involvement and give back to the community. She has a keen interest in consumer behaviour fuelled by her passion and understanding of communicating the essence of a brand’s identity to a diverse  audiences. She used her NGO marketing expertise within various sectors, from foreign policy, sustainable development of rural areas, all the way to cancer research and mental health. Within the Rotaract Canada MDIO team, Denisa thrives to efficiently communicate opportunities for young leaders to get involved, connect and do good together, while improving and enriching transferable skillsets. The aim is to create an inclusive environment, where good deeds can contribute to the greater good. Her hobbies include learning foreign languages and discovering other cultures.

Hope Tuff-Berg
Secretary of Community and International Service
PHF, past-Rotaract club president, Ryla alumni 

Passionate about youth civic engagement and inclusivity, Hope is driven to empower youth to make a positive difference in their local and global communities. With a background in political science, she brings a  analytical problem-solving to advocacy, fundraising and addressing challenges in thecommunity. Her education and experience as a Rotaract club president inspired her to start Civiconnect, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilize youth and businesses to become civically engaged while working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hope looks forward to empowering Rotaractors to become leaders on the global stage through Rotaract Canada through their exceptional service, compassion and leadership.

Amy Gill
Secretary of Leadership Development
Rotaract club director, Interact alumni 

Amy is a second generation Canadian who is proud of her roots that stem from Punjab, India. Amy was drawn to Rotary because of how the ideal of  “service above self” related to teachings that were taught to her by her elders. She feels that it is very impactful to bring together a group of like-minded individuals who are passionate about creating change in the community, and this is exactly the platform that Rotaract and Rotary provide. She has recently graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in biomedical physiology and she is pursuing a career in medicine. 

Ryan Harrison
Secretary of Membership Engagement
Past club president, past district Rotaract representative, Rotary Youth Exchange Alumni

Ryan found his passion for Rotary in 2010 while on his year abroad in Thailand through the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Since then, he has been active in the organization, helping where he can and working to inspire people to join Rotaract so they can make positive change in themselves and their communities. Through Rotaract Ryan has been able to grow himself and overcome personal traits holding him back from succeeding in his career and now wishes to pass that experience and excitement onto others. 


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