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Joelle (Joey) Adler, is an innovative entrepreneur and passionate humanitarian seeking to reinvent the business of philanthropy through ground breaking sustainable models. Mrs. Adler retired (2014) as President and CEO of Diesel Canada now works as a consultant, focused on new technologies of Blockchain & AI as well as branding, marketing and business development. Since 2015 Joey has been in Venice California and has been principle investor and founder of Dept. of GOOD an innovative platform using technology to bring niche community brands together with non-profits and local community retailers to help strengthen small business and shore up community. In 2005 Joey Founded ONEXONE dedicated to the welfare and wellbeing of children worldwide with programs encompassing the fundamental pillars: food, nutrition, health, water, education, play. With important initiatives operating in South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Haiti and in North America, ONEXONE’s reach has been wide. For the last few years it has concentrated on a breakfast program for the First Nations of Canada’s children. The founders of ONEXONE which include Roger Rai and the Rogers Family can take pride that they were a leader in helping to build a state-of-the-art hospital in Mirebalais Haiti established by the Partners in Health Organization of Boston.
Amongst her numerous accomplishments:
Joey was elected to the city council of a small city north of Montreal, Esterel. She served 4 mandates and was instrumental in setting up fiscal planning and going from a deficit to surplus in the first 3 years. She was also involved in new urbanism laws as well as environmental challenges.
Joey was the main benefactor of Lou’s House an initiative under Hope & Cope, Lou’s house is a comprehensive support program where cancer patients can have a multitude of services including support groups, exercise, mediation, nutrition and art. Joey was a past board member and honoree of Hope and Cope.
ONEXONE was a main benefactor of the Mirebalais hospital in Haiti and helped build the Pediatric ward. As well as instrumental in water projects, in Africa, and food insecurity in North America.
Joey was an original member of the Clinton Task force in Haiti. Partnered with Air Canada to be the first non-military flight into Haiti running 8 missions in 8 weeks and delivering over 12m in aid to PIH who was managing 13 hospitals, post-earth-quake.
Joey has been blessed to be honored and to be asked to sit on a variety of boards.
Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women , Top 40 over 40, Mary J Blige honor of women in NYC, has sat on the boards of PIH, Dress for Success, Hope and Cope. Minister Kelly Leitch’s Canadian initiative for empowerment of women, consulted with Minister Flaherty on the Canadian Budget of 2013.
Joey has been TEDx, has received the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee award for community service, has been bestowed with 2 Honorary Doctorates; one in Laws from Concordia University the other from St. Mary’s in business. Published Author “The Goddess Shift & Optimism”EDT