Candidate Profile: Erika Ritchie

Erika Ritchie, candidate for Saskatoon Co-op Board

On May 13, 2019, Co-op Members for Fairness endorsed Erika Ritchie as a candidate for the Saskatoon Co-op Board. (See more profiles of Co-op Members for Fairness candidates here.)

At the June 20 AGM, Erika Ritchie was elected to the Saskatoon Co-op Board. Thank you Saskatoon Co-op members and workers for putting your trust in Erika.

Erika Ritchie has been a proud supporter and patron of the Saskatoon Co-operative Association for more than 25 years because she believes in cooperatively-run enterprises where all members and actors work together collaboratively to achieve their collective needs and interests. She is a professional engineer and organizational leader with a career that has spanned both the public and private sectors in Saskatchewan. Known for her progressive thought leadership in the areas of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, Erika offers a broad array of board governance and executive level experience.

Erika has been actively involved in a number of local, provincial and national level advisory boards, committees and service-based organizations. She served on the board of RoadMap 2020 – a locally-based sustainability enterprise, as board member and vice-president for the Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon, and as chair of the Environment Committee for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. She has been a volunteer advisor to the Saskatoon Community Foundation, the City of Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee, the Canadian Chemical Producers Association, and the SES Solar Cooperative. In support of her children’s activities, Erika has been an active member of Sask Athletics and Scouts Canada.

Erika is grateful for the opportunity for her children to participate in the Saskatchewan Youth Cooperative Program as camp participants and staff over the past several years. She believes that the cooperative model is uniquely aligned with the tenets of corporate social responsibility and is one of its key business strengths.

Erika is highly skilled in accountability-based leadership, fostering healthy group processes, strategic planning and achieving mutually beneficial and consensus-based solutions that support leading organizations. She looks forward to bringing these assets and attributes to bear and with the support of its members serving as a board director for the Saskatoon Cooperative Association.

Erika Ritchie may be reached via email at esr987@gmail.com if you have more Co-op related questions for her.

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