Mac Voisin

Founder M&M Meats

Mac Voisin graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. "I couldn't get a job, and even Hallmark Cards in Toronto turned me down. Thank goodness!" Mac decided to try his hand as a real estate salesperson, obtaining his broker's license. In 1976 he and his brother, Greg, built over 100 homes in the Waterloo Region.

In 1980 Mac and his brother-in-law, Mark Nowak, embarked on a ground-breaking venture launching the first M&M Meat Shop in Kitchener, Ontario. Their vision revolutionized the retail sector by offering consumers high quality restaurant-style food products, setting the stage for a culinary shift in the industry. In a mere nine months following the inaugural store's success, the brothers launched the first M&M Meat Shops franchise in Cambridge, Ontario. By 1985, the reins of the company transitioned solely into Mac's capable hands when his brother Mark pursued his law practice. Under Mac's steady hand, the company grew over the next 30 years to more than 400 franchises, and over 100 Head Office employees before he sold the company in 2014.

Mac's innovative approach to business, and dedication to hard work earned him numerous accolades from both the business community and charitable organizations. His notable recognitions include being honored among "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies" and receiving the prestigious "Man of the Year" accolade from the Canadian Food Industries. His efforts in fundraising for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) garnered widespread acclaim, further emphasized by his receipt of the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award in the Retail category for Ontario.

Mac along with his partner Marcela have become powerful Ambassadors for World Housing -- they are a couple committed to building community wherever they go and see so many opportunities in life, and love sharing their creations and ideas with others. Their latest venture is now as World Housing Ambassadors leading the charge on solving the plight of homelessness.

Mac's journey stands as a testament to visionary leadership, business acumen, and a heartfelt commitment to making a tangible difference in both the business landscape and the lives of those who are less fortunate. World Housing is honoured to have Mac as part of the leadership advisory team, and group of impact investors who passionately help to steer the growth of World Housing in our mission to combat global homelessness.

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