MAKERS Canada

MAKERS Canada celebrates trailblazing Canadian women, providing a unique voice as the first female-focused platform of its kind in the country.

 

By highlighting Canadian women, MAKERS continues its global expansion which began with the launch of MAKERS China in April 2014 in partnership with Yang Lan, co-founder and chairperson of Sun Media Group, one of China's leading private media companies.

 

MAKERS Canada documents the stories of influential Canadian women including Arlene Dickinson, CEO Venture Communications, Entrepreneur; Yael Cohen Braun, Co-Founder, Fuck Cancer; Lalita Malhotra, Obstetrician, Health Advocate; Brenda Butterworth-Carr, Commanding Officer, Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Julie Payette, Astronaut, VP Canada Lands Company, COO Montreal Science Centre; Musician Sarah McLachlan; YouTube Sensation Lilly Singh; Lawyer and First Nations activist Roberta Jamieson, Actor, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist Shay Mitchell, and more.

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Brenda Butterworth Carr

Commanding Officer, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Brenda Butterworth Carr
Brenda Butterworth-Carr's career in law enforcement began in 1987 when she joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a Native Special Constable. After she completed training, the Yukon-born Butterworth-Carr was posted to the Whitehorse Detachment. In...
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Yael Cohen Braun

Co-Founder, Fuck Cancer

Yael Cohen Braun
After her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Yael Cohen Braun founded Fuck Cancer, a cancer education organization that activates millennials to engage with their parents about early detection and communication around cancer. She wanted to bu...
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Arlene Dickinson

CEO, Venture Communications

Arlene Dickinson
As CEO of Venture Communications, Arlene Dickinson has made a name for herself as one of Canada’s most renowned marketing communications entrepreneurs. She grew up in poverty in Calgary, but is now a self-made multimillionaire.    In 2012, Dickinson fo...
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Roberta Jamieson

Indigenous Activist

Roberta Jamieson
Roberta Jamieson is known as one of Canada's important visionaries and leaders. A Mohawk woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario — where she still resides today — Jamieson hails from a close-knit f...
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Lalita Malhotra

Obstetrician, Health Advocate

Lalita Malhotra
Family practitioner, obstetrician and gynecologist Lalita Malhotra was born in New Delhi, India. After completing her medical studies in India and post-graduate work in the UK, she moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1975. She became the first independ...
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Sarah McLachlan

Musician

Sarah McLachlan
Known for her noteworthy soprano voice and sentimental ballads, Canadian Sarah McLachlan is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter and pianist.   A native of Nova Scotia, McLachlan began taking lessons for voice, classical piano and guitar as a young...
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Shay Mitchell

Actor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell is an actor, model, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author with nearly 20 million followers on social media. Mitchell invites her fans behind the scenes of her daily life with an average of 2 million views per clip on Snapchat.   Mitchell i...
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Julie Payette

Astronaut, VP, Canada Lands Company & COO, Montreal Science Centre

Julie Payette
Julie Payette was born in Montreal, Quebec, on October 20, 1963. She graduated cum laude from McGill University with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1986, and received her Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto four years later. Payett...
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Lilly Singh

YouTube Sensation

Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh is a YouTube sensation, vlogger, comedian, rapper, actress and motivational speaker. Better known by her YouTube name "Superwoman," she has more than 7 million video subscribers and over 1 billion video views. In October 2015, Singh was ranked...
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Hayley Wickenheiser

Olympic Gold Medalist, Women's Hockey

Hayley Wickenheiser
Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world. The five-time Olympic medalist from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, began her career as a professional athlete at age 15 when she was chosen for the Canadian Women's Nation...
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