Hon. Filomena Tassi

Hon. Filomena Tassi

FedDev Ontario, Government of Canada

The Honourable Filomena Tassi was first elected as Member of Parliament for the riding of Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas in 2015. She has previously served as Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Minister of Labour, and Minister of Seniors. Born and raised in Hamilton, Minister Tassi has been the voice of change for families in the city through a lifetime of commitment to her community. Driven by her profound sense of civic duty, Minister Tassi has been highly involved in her community. She is a past board member of both St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Catholic Youth Organization, and has volunteered her time with other local initiatives and organizations. Minister Tassi served as a Catholic school board trustee, and was the recipient of the 2010 Brian J. Halferty Award, presented by the Catholic School Chaplains of Ontario for exemplary service.

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Opening Remarks

Join Emcee Devon Girard as she kicks off StrikeUP 2023, joined by opening speaker Algonquin Elder and Knowledge Keeper Claudette Commanda.

Presented by The Scotiabank Women Initiative®

As part of the opening ceremonies, you will:

  • Learn about the goals and partners involved in StrikeUP 2023.
  • Acknowledge Canada's Indigenous land and the promise women entrepreneurs hold for economic recovery and a more sustainable and equitable future.
  • Gain an overview of the day, how to navigate the digital conference environment and how to optimize StrikeUP 2023 to grow your business.