Keynote Speaker: Dave Howard

David is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Homes For Heroes Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to helping Veterans experiencing homelessness.  David owns several businesses and has been supporting those that have stood on guard for Canada through various charitable endeavors he has spearheaded for the last 25 years. In 2016 David was shocked to learn about the increasing number of Canadian Veterans experiencing homeless and was determined to do something about it. David hired a researcher and together they met with over 200 Veterans to better understand what a homeless program dedicated to Veterans needed to include to be successful.


Introducing Dave Howard: Sandra Perron
Sandra Perron is the founder and CEO of The Pepper Pod, a
retreat center for women veterans. She is the bestselling
author of "Out Standing in the Field" a memoir (soon-to-be
movie) about her career in the Canadian military and her
experience as Canada’s first female infantry officer. Sandra
served in the Royal 22e Régiment, the famous “Vandoos.” She
deployed for two United Nations peacekeeping tours in
Bosnia and Croatia as an anti-tank platoon commander
during the war in former Yugoslavia. She left the military in