Michael Lavis


Saskatchewan, Canada

Michael is the founding CEO of Creative Options Regina (COR) — a for-impact, charitable organization that develops personalized support services for people experiencing disability in Regina, Saskatchewan. Under Michael’s leadership, COR has grown to become one of Saskatchewan’s largest support providers. Michael is passionately committed to nurturing a culture of gentleness within the workplace, with a particular focus on employee experience — nurturing a culture of belonging where everyone feels safe and valued is key! COR has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2022-2024), Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2020-2023), one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers (2018-2024), recipient of Canada’s Healthiest Workplaces Award (2019-2022) and recognized by The Canadian Positive Psychology Association with the Canadian Workplace Well-being Award (2022 & 2023).

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