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Carl Cadogan, Director, Fund Development

Emanuel Da Costa

Carl Cadogan brings almost thirty years of experience in the Not-for-Profit sector, working with youth in counselling, training, and employment in ‘underserved communities’ in Ottawa, Edmonton, and Toronto. He has lent his expertise to being part of important community and government initiatives, such as the Premiers’ Council on the Voluntary Sector, the Provincial Work Group on Gaming, and the creation and development of Pillar Non-Profit Network and Eva’s Place Youth Shelter.

In his professional life, Carl has been the Executive Director and CEO of small and medium-sized organizations and has worked with Indigenous communities in Ontario and BC. Carl believes in the axiom, ‘if you want something done, ask a busy person.’ He is the volunteer Treasurer of the Aya Afrika Foundation, which provides support to children and youth in Ghana, and is the Chair and Treasurer of the London Black History Coordinating Committee.

In his spare time, Carl loves to travel and has been to every province and one territory and to thirty US states. He is an avid biker and kite flier. Carl has been a mentor and has assisted others to transition to find their career fit. He is excited at being part of the Iron + Earth team, and shares in its principles and core values.

Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.