Be Purposeful

Tania Del Matto, GreenHouse Director

Tania head shotTania Del Matto is an experienced sustainability professional, having worked with a variety of private sector industries, public sector institutions, non-profits and social-purpose businesses. She is also an experienced social entrepreneur, having started and operated My Sustainable Canada, an enterprising social venture with a national mandate to help organizations use their purchasing decisions to drive social change. 

As Director of St. Paul's GreenHouse, she now pursues her passion of mentoring and connecting social innovators and entrepreneurs to create, launch and amplify projects and startups that tackle pressing social and environmental problems. Tania ensures that the activities and partnerships that GreenHouse engages in directly align with the University of Waterloo's vision to be recognized as a uniquely entrepreneurial university that applies innovative approaches to technology, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship in ways that create recognizable impact, both in economic growth and improving the human condition.

Brendan Wylie-Toal, Program Manager and Startup Coach

Brendan head shotHaving come from a family of entrepreneurs and artists, Brendan Wylie-Toal feels right at home in his as role Program Manager and Startup Coach at GreenHouse. For the past several years, he has been doing what he loves: Helping environmental organizations and socially minded companies conceive, scope, and implement projects that matter. As a grants officer, he managed a grant portfolio of $3.8 million — mentoring each grantee with the support they needed to grow their business or initiative. Brendan has also served as a project manager for an environmental startup where he worked with academics to investigate and create policy recommendations on a variety of sustainability and social change issues.

Lexi Salt, Program Coordinator

Lexi head shotLexi Salt is a recent International Development grad from the University of Waterloo. Throughout her university career, she was an active member of the St. Paul’s community, holding positions as Peer Leader, Community Assistant and mentor. Lexi was also part of the first cohort of GreenHouse innovators and has three terms of first-hand experience participating in the program. As the UWaterloo Campus Coordinator of the Ontario Campus Food Systems Project, she founded the St. Paul’s Community Garden in 2014. Not only did this social enterprise benefit the local student community, but Lexi’s work created national policy change in the food service corporation Chartwells. Lexi concluded her undergraduate degree with an eight-month volunteer placement in Dakar, Senegal, working with female farmers in a national agricultural association. Lexi is passionate about community-building, food security/sovereignty, anti-rape culture, and water/sanitation issues. 



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