Message from the President & CEO
Taking Leadership into the Community.  

"...that ultimate success in community leadership will only be achieved if it stimulates participation by others who are also to be seen as in their own way leaders and not merely helpers.” – Sir James Gobbo, author, Supreme Court Judge, Victoria, Australia

Start them young.

My first foray into volunteerism happened the year my aunt was in the hospital over Christmas. I was saddened by the thought that she and her “roommates” would not be able to take part in the season’s festivities. I decided to dress up as Santa and distribute candy treats to everyone on the ward. I was 12 years old.

At 14, I became a candy striper. In my pink and white uniform, I cheerily handed out beverages and snacks to patients at St. Joe’s hospital in Hamilton. After that, I spent a few of my summers, volunteering with the Children’s Aid Society taking less fortunate kids to nearby parks to play.

Volunteerism is in my blood but as Sir James Gobbo said, ultimate success is only achieved in a community if what we do stimulates positive action in others. I believe it is my role as a leader, a mother, an aunt, a friend to encourage others to participate. So, I do.

My MCE team and I have participated in “Walk a Mile in her Shoes’, cooked dinner for families at Ronald MacDonald House, and, once Covid is under control we will do more.

My granddaughter and I spent many hours baking for and with the residents at AMICA – Stoney Creek. The recipes did not always turn out quite right but we all had a good laugh.

My nieces started walking in the CIBC Run for the Cure when the youngest was still in a stroller. The picture below is of us getting ready to walk in the rain this year.

Leadership – it is not just about being in the office or workplace. It is about helping others find their place in the community. It is about developing skills through volunteering. It’s about being a role model.

And it's good for corporations too. The Canadian Corporate Council on Volunteering asserts that “through corporate community involvement, companies improve brand reputation, recruit and retain talented employees, increase social capital and invest in professional development—all while making a positive impact in the communities in which they work and live.”

What are the initiatives you have taken on, either personally or professionally? I’d love to hear about them.

Audie McCarthy | President & CEO
New Faces, New Leaders:
Future Ready Leadership Essentials
Running the FRLE program is great as it introduces us to new faces (especially over Zoom) and enables us to positively guide the leaders of tomorrow.

Essentials was designed for emerging leaders to learn and develop different leadership competencies in a virtual setting. FRLE is a specialized course designed to support Supervisory Level Leaders, bringing them from co-worker to team leader.

This is the starting point for Leadership training in our Signature Series.

Because the content is purposely designed for new leaders, FRLE tends to draw in new faces. Some participants come from a variety of organizations that have identified 1 or a few people to enroll into an 'Open Seat' program, learning alongside others they wouldn't ordinarily have a chance to network with. Other larger organizations tend to organize their own custom cohort. Most recently, we've welcomed cohorts from Organizational Solutions, Bercon Rentals, PHRI, and launched just last week, Birla Carbon.

Organizations continuously see the value of identifying in-house talent as the leaders of tomorrow to grow within their structure. FRLE makes it easy to get these participants learning and thinking as a leader. Inquire about your own FRLE cohort today or enroll a few participants in our next cohort February 2022.
Southwestern Ontario
Brantford to Windsor
Hamilton - Halton
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Northern Ontario
Resumes Now Being Accepted!

We are now currently accepting resumes and interviewing candidates for Inside Sales and Marketing support.

The Inside Sales and Marketing Representative is accountable for creating lists, making introductory calls and qualifying leads, specifically for Open Seat programs. 

They will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Specialist to conduct market research and contribute to strategic plans for expanding the business.

Interested parties are to forward all resumes to
Putting the 'C' in CEO & Community

MCE President & CEO, Audie McCarthy has been procured by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, specifically their Cortree Learning division, to be a Special Advisor. Cortree provides expert guidance on how to live a full and rewarding life with a disability.

On October 3rd, Audie braved the elements within the drizzling rain to walk 5K alongside her CIBC Run for the Cure crew (check out the bright pink feather scarf).

Participating for the 4th straight year, Audie and her team raised close to 2K in donations. October is #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, so keep up-to-date on awareness initiatives on Twitter all month long.
For more information about our programs, contact:
Lorraine MacDonald
Mohawk College Enterprise | 905-575-2534 | |