The 15th Annual Innovators Lunch

Join us and help raise vital funds for JFS’ programs and services

Tuesday May 5, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel – Regency Ballroom
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
11:15am Networking
12pm-1:30pm Luncheon

Keynote Speaker
Karen Malone, Founder and CEO of LitPark


Sustainability expert Karen Malone launched the Toronto-based agency LitPark inspired by the progressive New Hampshire town of Littleton that she visits every summer. Littleton boasts several socially responsible businesses – organic farms, grocery co-ops, craft breweries, sustainable coffee, and interior design – resilient to social, economic, and environmental risk.

Malone’s LitPark agency is committed to making sustainability a priority in every corporate boardroom. She and her network of experts have helped enterprises define their social purpose and create value for their customers that goes beyond their products and services and inspires brand and staff loyalty.

LitPark is the Canadian Associate for the global firm the Centre For Sustainability and Excellence, educating Canadian leaders on enhancing their business models, integrating sustainability, and keeping them relevant. Specific areas of focus are environmental impact, social progress, and financial results.

Whether it’s identifying sustainable supply chains, tracking compliance outcomes, or providing expertise on environment, social and governance programs, LitPark is a Canadian leader in this field.

Gloria Macarenko, CBC

Gloria MacarenkoGloria Macarenko is an award-winning journalist and senior leader on the news team. Host of Metro Vancouver’s afternoon show On The Coast, as well as CBC Televisions’ Our Vancouver, she explores current affairs, the day’s news and local community stories. Gloria is also host of The Story from Here, a national Radio One show that brings Canadians the most lively and intriguing interviews from across the country. We are excited to have her return as our emcee for Innovators 2020.


2020 Sponsors

Double Match Sponsors

Co-Presenting Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Jewish Independent

Video Platinum Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Krell Family

VIP Event Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


Silver Plus Sponsors

ABC Recycling

Acton Ostry Architects

Dilawri Group of Companies

Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP

Candice and Todd Thal

Silver Sponsors

Bulldog Bags

Capital West
Mortgage Inc

Bruce Coleman,
Verico Dreyer Group


Porte Communities

Community Tables

Brian Jessel BMW

Cascadia Partners

Dayhu Investments

JAMCO Capital
Partners Inc.

Jeremiah and
Marni Katz

Daniel E. Steiner