Category Archive for: ‘Member Profiles’

We welcome new Platinum member: Epiroc

Logo: Epiroc“Originating from the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area and the Hydraulic Attachment Tools division of Atlas Copco, Epiroc was formed to be a stronger ally for you. By building on proven expertise and performance with the same people and a bold new drive to make what’s good even better.

Just like our name ‘Epiroc’ says, we want to be on top of things. Epiroc means “at or on rock,” coming from Greek and Latin roots. It reflects our core business, our proximity to customers and the strength of our partnerships.”

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We welcome new member: Stein Monast

Stein Monast at the core of your realities!

“With a tradition of over 60 years in business, Stein Monast guarantees its clients a business legal service in its image of integrity, innovation and excellence.

With an extensive business and legal network on the local, national and international scene, our experienced team consisting of over 60 lawyers and notaries is tailored to your business realities to help you identify a complete, personalized solution to your situation and concerns.”

Mr. Charles G. Gagnon is Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Quebec City and is lawyer and partner of Stein Monast LLP, a law firm located in Quebec City.  He can be contacted directly at: or


We welcome GoAhead Tours as an Affiliate member.

At Go Ahead Tours, creating incredible travel experiences is what we do best. As part of EF Education First, we draw on over 50 years of expertise to continue to grow our portfolio of more than 180 tours to all 7 continents. We’re excited to become an affiliate member of SCCC and look forward making your private and professional travel dreams come true.

Why Go Ahead Tours?

We’re a company of passionate adventurers dedicated to creating the best journey for every traveller.


  • Global expertise: Thanks to the global EF network, we have offices all over the world—your clients can count on expert support everywhere they go.


  • Flexible travel experiences: Our carefully crafted itineraries offer a balance of sightseeing tours led by local experts and free time for travellers to explore on their own.


  • A commitment to quality: Our team considers the details of every itinerary and reads every review we receive to ensure that we’re offering the best possible travel experience.


  • An exceptional value: We’re committed to offering amazing experiences at an excellent value. At you’ll always find pricing in Canadian dollars.


  • Small groups, big connections: Our tour groups are always capped at between 14 to 35 travellers—well below the industry average. A small group of 14 on safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe means better access to remote settings, while up to 28 is the ideal group size for discovering local flavours on a European Food & Wine Tour.


To find out more how we can support your personal and private travel please visit or contact Christopher Gentile, Business Development Manager, Go Ahead Tours Canada, at 416.738.4671 or or our Vice President, Johan Astrom at


Happy Travels!

Welcoming new member: Shadforth Communications

Backed by technical knowledge and experience, Shadforth Communications provides English editing, English as a Second Language (ESL) editing, and technical writing services to clients in Canada and Europe.

As the owner and company principal, Tahirah Shadforth specializes in delivering business and technical documents that enhance the reputation of her clients. This has been her goal throughout her 18-year career as an editor and technical writer in the defence, health, environment, and telecommunication sectors. Over the years, she has produced documentation for some of Canada’s largest organizations, including the Department of National Defence, Bell Canada, and the Canada Revenue Agency, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Science from the University of Ottawa.

ESL editing for business

In the global marketplace, businesses require a competitive edge to achieve success and growth. The stakes are even higher for a business communicating in a language that is not its own. Often it can take just a few spelling mistakes or one misquotation for a potential client to judge a company to be careless and the document—be it an annual report, a business plan or a white paper—to be an unreliable source of information.

If you’re a Swedish company or SCCC member doing business in markets where English is the primary language, Shadforth Communications can help by improving the clarity and readability of your documents. With a focus on logic, grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, and consistency, Tahirah’s review of your documents will ensure that your business will be well positioned to succeed in today’s global economy. To learn more, contact Tahirah directly or visit

Tahirah Shadforth
Shadforth Communications

Member Profile: ITN takes your business personally.


ITN is an independent, Global Logistics Provider, a single source for all of your transportation and logistics requirements.

Mark Marot Vice President Laura Leger, Inside Sales Fredrik Backman Key Account Manager Sopnia Alves,Sales Executive

Mark Marot Vice President,Laura Leger Inside Sales Fredrik Backman Key Account Manager, Sonia Alves Sales Executive


We deliver fast, seamless solutions by building our business on five pillars – commitment, flexibility, trust, reliability, and passion, supported by our belief in taking your business personally. Tailoring solutions that meet your specific needs is what sets us apart, and it’s how we constantly exceed your expectations.

ITN Logistics Group is Canadian based – with worldwide connections. Each component of the Group has a focus on a logistics specialty. We provide our customers with integrated combinations of all elements of the international import & export logistics process. [Read more…]

SCCC welcomes Klaus Koeppen, as a member.

Dear fellow members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce –  Kära kollegor i Svensk-Kanadensiska Handelskammaren,

With more than 20 years experience in wealth management, my team and I specialize in helping families and small business owners in managing their financial affairs and meeting their many challenges.

Klaus Koeppen, MBA Investment Advisor CIBC Worldmarkets Inc.

Klaus Koeppen, MBA
Investment Advisor
CIBC Worldmarkets Inc.

Managing financial affairs would include investment, retirement and estate planning services, as well as working closely together with other professionals like tax accountants and lawyers.

Our focus on delivering strong, risk adjusted results, based on a high skill, experience and commitment level, allows our clients to achieve peace of mind, knowing that their affairs are handled with utmost care, competence and confidentiality.

All members of the SCCC would be welcome to an in depth financial check up and diagnosis without obligation or cost.

If this would be of interest, please contact me at 416 492 5555
or at
Klaus Koeppen, MBA
Investment Advisor
CIBC Worldmarkets Inc.
300 – 150 Caroline Street South
Waterloo, ON, N2L 0A5
416 492 5555

Member News: Parker Prins Lebano, Chartered Accountants



Giles Osborne, CPA, CA

Giles manages the Toronto office of Parker Prins Lebano. He has a general auditing, accounting, and taxation focus, with a particular interest in the software industry and the not-for-profit sector.

With a background in general practice, including audit, accounting, and taxation work, Giles’ experience has included involvement in the audit of financial institutions, municipalities, and retail organizations. He also has a broad base of experience in personal and corporate return preparation and financial statement review.

Giles also has eight years’ operational experience in the software industry, where he was the Director of Professional Services, Americas for Systems Union (now Infor), a mid-market financial accounting system author and vendor. His responsibilities in this role included the management of consulting activities for the Americas, the operation of the US- based integration development group, sales of software and services, and financial planning and monitoring. His clients while at Systems Union ranged from small not-for-profit entities to large Fortune 500 companies, and he had extensive involvement in international projects.

Giles received his Chartered Accountancy Designation in 1994. After articling with BDO Dunwoody in Ottawa, Giles moved to Deloitte & Touche for four years before joining Systems Union. He joined Parker Prins Lebano in 2007.

Giles is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and holds a Public Accounting License.

Giles Osborn
40 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 806, Toronto, ON M4P 3A2

We welcome Ballet Jörgen back as a member of the SCCC



Logo: Ballet JörgenBallet Jörgen Canada is recognized for the innovation, warmth, humor and beauty in its works. For 25 years, the organization has sought to advance the art and appreciation of ballet and Canadian choreography through performance, educational experiences and outreach.

Bengt Jörgen and Susan Bodie founded Ballet Jörgen Canada in 1987 out of a desire to give choreographers the opportunity to develop original works. The organization takes responsibility for these new works and ensures each piece has an audience.

Ballet Jörgen Canada has grown into the 5th largest dance organization in the country and is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire of exclusively new works.

Ballet Jörgen Canadais “Canada’s Local Ballet Company” and is recognized for its dedication to the communities in which it performs.  Click here for more information.

George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus
160 Kendal Avenue
Building C, Room 126
Toronto ON M5R 1M3
416 961 4725

Welcome New Member: Dan Currie, RE/MAX Commercial


We’d like to welcome our newest member Daniel Currie, Associate Vice President, RE/MAX Commercial. Daniel specializes in Leasing (retail, office, industrial), Sales (retail, multifamily, office, industrial), Sale of Business, and Development Land.

Dan says:

As your RE/MAX Commercial realtor, I am on top of the beat of the market. I have a commercial focused business platform. I subscribe to many different commercial databases which allows me to cross reference information and bring you more current information to evaluate your investment or leasing requirement.

Furthermore, I am tied in with Builders, Landlords and local owners to bring you up to date advice on where the market is. You will quickly find out that I am looking out for my clients best interests whether it be in the form of Tenant or Landlord Representation. Take a look at my satisfied clients on my website… I will bring value to your company on a project by project basis but also on an overall long term basis.

Contact him at 647-283-1571 (fax 416-769-1524)
Visit his website at to search for all types of commercial properties for free.

SCCC members tell their stories: Aktive Motors Inc




This is the story about Christian Skovbjerg and his company Aktive Motors.

My exiting career in automotive training started many years ago in Sweden and I have gained an immense amount of knowledge and experience by working with companies such as SAAB and other European manufacturers in three continents. The experiences gained stem for a number of opportunities and journeys whilst for working for SAAB in Trollhättan, Sweden, as well as for General Motors of Canada and joining the team at SAAB & Porsche Import Division at the SAAB Regional Far East Office in Singapore. With the business knowledge and values gained and expanded by my global work experiences, Aktive Motors was started in 2007 with a dream and a pledge of being an honest automotive service and sales organization that would reflect a true Scandinavian philosophy. The mission statement highlights the importance of delivering genuine and the upmost level of customer service to all Aktive Motor clients.

The company offers a high level of dedication to the SAAB Organization; it is a bit of Sweden away from home. Aktive Motors arranged the GTA SAAB Rally when the CEO of Spyker Cars, Mr. Muller, purchased SAAB Automobile AB from GM. A demonstration was held at the GM head office in Oshawa to encourage the company to sell SAAB to Spyker Cars. The rally was broadcasted in the local Toronto news media as well as online on YouTube and other SAAB web media for the world to see. Aktive Motors also hosted an awareness meeting in Toronto concerning the survival of the SAAB brand. Over 120 supporters as far as Ottawa dedicated their time and commitment to the meeting. This showed their support for the SAAB brand and what Aktive Motors stands for. A video was published on YouTube, which was ranked the second most globally viewed SAAB awareness meeting video.

Looking back we have accomplished many things that bring us to our business status today. Our clients come from as far as Victoria in the West to St John’s in the East, as well as from south of the border. My goal of making Aktive Motors the biggest name for SAAB in Canada is reaching its potential. We strive to be the best and it is with great pleasure that I can offer a complete platform that will embrace all of our patrons’ service and sales needs. I want to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of our clients, for their support and trust in not only myself but also in the staff at Aktive Motor, we could not have done this without you. I welcome you to call Aktive Motors and our staff will be ready to assist in any of your driving needs.

Thank you for your interest in my story.

Christian Skovbjerg

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