“It’s an honour to have been selected to serve as the inaugural executive director of the Provincial Employment Roundtable. I plan to build PERT’s research capacity and to ensure we maintain strong connections with stakeholders in the community. Together, we will mobilize resources and find policy solutions to increase the employment and employability English-speaking Quebecers.”

Nicholas Salter, Executive Director

Team Members

Executive Director

Nicholas Salter
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Nick is an experienced leader and strategist with expertise in communications, engagement, and public policy. Prior to directing the Provincial Employment Round Table, Nick helped launch and build McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy. Before that, he worked in open government and open data as Director of Policy and Communications at Powered by Data. Nick has also been involved in federal politics — leading the team of a Member of Parliament and advising teams at a regional level. Nick’s involvement in the public, social, and nonprofit sectors dates to 2008. He has worked with foundations, boards, community organizations, the health care system, higher ed, and multiple levels of government. He holds an MSW in International and Community Development, a BA in Psychology, and a Graduate Certificate in PR. Nick is also a past fellow of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy.

Director, Policy and Research

Sta Kuzviwanza
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Sta Kuzviwanza is an expert in policy research and analysis with a background in economics and technology policy. Sta previously worked as the policy lead for Québec at Airbnb Canada and as an independent consultant providing analysis and advice to organizations in the private and public sectors. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the Max Bell School of Public Policy and a Bachelor’s in Economics and African Studies from McGill University.

Director, Engagement & Communications

Chad Walcott
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Chad Walcott is a community engagement expert with 10 years of experience in politics and social development. Throughout his career, he has developed and overseen several successful social impact campaigns focused on social and economic development. Prior to joining PERT’s team, Chad held a position at the City of Montreal, where he was responsible for managing citizen requests and advising local officials on policies related to economic and social development.

Group 3

Executive Director

Nicholas Salter

Nick is an experienced leader and strategist with expertise in communications, engagement, and public policy. Prior to directing the Provincial Employment Round Table, Nick helped launch and build McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy. Before that, he worked in open government and open data as Director of Policy and Communications at Powered by Data. Nick has also been involved in federal politics — leading the team of a Member of Parliament and advising teams at a regional level. Nick’s involvement in the public, social, and nonprofit sectors dates to 2008. He has worked with foundations, boards, community organizations, the health care system, higher ed, and multiple levels of government. He holds an MSW in International and Community Development, a BA in Psychology, and a Graduate Certificate in PR. Nick is also a past fellow of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy.

Group 3

Director, Policy and Research

Sta Kuzviwanza

Sta Kuzviwanza is an expert in policy research and analysis with a background in economics and technology policy. Sta previously worked as the policy lead for Québec at Airbnb Canada and as an independent consultant providing analysis and advice to organizations in the private and public sectors. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the Max Bell School of Public Policy and a Bachelor’s in Economics and African Studies from McGill University.

Group 3

Director, Engagement & Communications

Chad Walcott

Chad Walcott is a community engagement expert with 10 years of experience in politics and social development. Throughout his career, he has developed and overseen several successful social impact campaigns focused on social and economic development. Prior to joining PERT’s team, Chad held a position at the City of Montreal, where he was responsible for managing citizen requests and advising local officials on policies related to economic and social development.

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