Later this year, after almost a decade as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation, and 17 years total working with the organization, Stephen Huddart will retire. He’ll pass the torch to Lili-Anna Peresa, who currently leads Centraide du Grand Montréal.
It’s an extraordinary time to be retiring and reflecting on a decades-long career in the sector, with so much social change, so many inequities being brought to light, and so much potential for reimagining. In one of the final interviews of his career, Future of Good Publisher Vinod Rajasekaran sat down with Huddart for an in-depth candid conversation about what he’s learned and unlearned throughout his career — about power, privilege, innovation, experimentation, and what it all means in a post-pandemic Canada.
The following conversation has been edited for clarity and length.
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