Moderator & Panelists

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Eden Osmar

Digital Marketing Coordinator, Free & Easy Traveler

Eden Osmar is the Ottawa-based Digital Marketing Coordinator for Canadian backpacking company Free & Easy Traveler, and, like most millenials, she has a side hustle as a content writer for local jewellery store True Bijoux. A new graduate with a love of travel, Eden is no stranger to financial woes and the post-student-life savings game.


We're thrilled to have her dive into the ins and outs of debt management and savings as our moderator for this panel.

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Judith Cane

Canada's Money Coach

Judith Cane is Canada’s Money Coach and has worked in the financial services industry for 27 years. As a result, she has worked with hundreds of clients to create a clear picture of their financial situation. Judith is a high-energy straight talker. She encourages participants at her many workshops to face their financial reality head-on and take control of their cash flow. Most of all, she encourages you to look at money differently to see the powerful role that money management brings to define and realize your dreams.

Quoted in The Wall Street JournalThe Globe and MailCanadian Living and Chatelaine Judith Cane is routinely sought out for her expert advice. She appears monthly on CTV Morning Live and CBC’s Maritime Noon, and every #MoneyMonday on the Rick Gibbons show on 1310NEWS.

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Desirae Odjick

Blogger, Half Banked

Desirae Odjick is a personal finance writer who's all about helping people use the money they have to live a life they love—and still doing the responsible stuff, like saving, along the way. Her advice has appeared in FLARE, Vice, the Globe and Mail, Metro, LifeHacker, and more, and you can always find her on her blog, Half Banked.

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Gary Rusyn

Financial Educator, Credit Counselling Society

Gary is the Credit Counselling Society’s Financial Educator for Ottawa. A Certified Educator in Personal Finance, he has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry, and has also taught high school in Montreal.