Janice Barton is the founder of Radical Simplicity Inc. Over three decades, Janice has built a stellar track record for innovation and performance excellence as a senior human resources executive with global food powerhouse McCain Foods, retail icon Canadian Tire, and resource leader Suncor Energy.
Her work in developing organizational systems and leadership capability has produced significant operational, cultural and reputational improvements, and she has been recognized by her peers as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Janice was among those named by Canadian Business magazine as Most Innovative Executive and Best Managers in Canada.
Janice believes that, in today’s fast-paced, information-rich, global marketplace, the key to gaining competitive advantage is radically simple: Identify the untapped potential in the organization through a process of creative inquiry with people who work there and build on the insights to drive higher levels of performance and enjoyment in work.
A great believer in life-long learning, Janice has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for Learning and was instrumental in the creation of Canadian Tire University and the award-winning McCain Learning Centre.
Janice is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Salvation Army and leads the Human Resources task team. She has spoken at numerous industry forums, is a past member of the Conference Board of Canada, and the Human Resources Professional Association. She has served on the Board of Family and Children’s Services Niagara and volunteered with Junior Achievement and the United Way.
Janice holds a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio (with international studies at KU Leuven in Belgium), and graduated from the University of Calgary’s Personnel Management Program.