Mark Venning founded Change Rangers in 1996. Working primarily with non-profit and business leaders, he offers insights and direction on the Business & Social Aspects of Aging Demographics and helps organizations adapt their thinking to meet the challenges of “recoding a longevity society”. On this website, he writes a weekly blog to advance this conversation.
Mark has a vast knowledge of aging, longevity & work and career issues. He delivers research & advisory services, blogs and speaks on topics such as marketing to segments of a 50+ audience, trends and changing concepts of aging demographics and age-inclusive community design.
Mark is a member on the marketing committee of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Business of Aging Global Network at the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research. He is co-founder (2014) of Planet Longevity a thought leadership panel, and Director of Corporate Development to a Brain Imaging Research company, Cognimetrix Inc. He joined Futurpreneur Canada in 2014 as a mentor for young entrepreneurs 18-39.
Mark’s expertise in career & talent development as a facilitator and advisor has found him working in both the corporate and not for profit sectors. He held an industry leadership role (2004-2007), as Global President for the Association of Career Professionals International (ACP International). Mark is Past Board Chair for the Canadian Education & Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) (2014-2016).
As of June 2016, Mark joined the Board of the Oakville Galleries, a contemporary art museum. He is a volunteer member of the Halton Poverty Round Table working advisory group focused on promoting a regional strategy for Community Benefits & Social Procurement.