Board of Directors

The current members of the Board of Directors, approved at the Annual General Meeting held June 17, 2015 are:

Organizational affiliations are for identification purposes only.

  • Owen Charters

    Chair, Board of Directors
    President & CEO
    Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
    Toronto, Ontario

    Owen Charters is the president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.  Through ninety-five clubs across the country, Boys...

  • Marlene Deboisbriand

    Vice President of Member Services
    Boys and Girls Club of Canada
    Gatineau, Québec

    Marlene has been Vice-President, Member Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada since April 2007. In her current position, she leads a team of 12 staff. Her...

  • Derek Gent

    Executive Director
    Vancity Community Foundation
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Derek Gent proudly leads Vancity Community Foundation, an arms-length public charity including 110 + donor advised funds and a core endowment associated with the members of Vancity Credit Union in...

  • Katherine Hay

    President & CEO
    Women’s College Hospital Foundation
    Toronto, Ontario

    Kathy Hay became president and chief executive officer of Women’s College Hospital Foundation in June 2014. She has spent the past 15 years driving forward partnerships between community and the...

  • Darlene Jamieson

    Civil Litigator
    Merrick Jamieson Sterns Washington & Mahody Barristers
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Darlene Jamieson has served as Chair (1998 to 2001) and Vice Chair of the Insurance law subsection of the CBA. She has been a Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (...

  • Refat Jiwani

    Chief Financial Officer
    Aga Khan Museum
    Toronto, Ontario

    Refat Jiwani is the Chief Financial Officer at the Aga Khan Museum with primary responsibility for developing, supervising, and mentoring the team of professionals in the Finance Department,...

  • Pascal Lépine

    President & Founder
    Montreal, Quebec


  • Margaret Mason

    Partner, Charities and Tax-Exempt Organizations
    Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
    Vancouver, BC

    Margaret Mason provides counsel to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations and charities. She has over 25 years of experience working with the voluntary sector and is a frequent writer and...

  • Allan Northcott

    Vice President
    Max Bell Foundation
    Calgary, Alberta

    Allan Northcott is Vice President of Max Bell Foundation, where he has been employed since 1998. Max Bell Foundation is a private grant-making foundation with a national mandate and assets of 72...

  • Mike Pedersen

    Group Head U.S. Banking
    TD Bank Group
    Toronto, Ontario

    As Group Head U.S. Banking, TD Bank Group and President & CEO, TD...

  • Peter Robinson

    David Suzuki Foundation
    Vancouver, British-Columbia

    Peter Robinson brings a diverse background spanning four decades in business, government and the not-for-profit sectors. He began his career working as a park ranger in wilderness areas throughout...

  • Lee Rose

    Director, Community Knowledge & CKX Sherpa
    Community Foundations of Canada
    Gatineau, Quebec

    Lee leads Community Foundations of Canada’s work in the field of knowledge philanthropy – working across the organization, its network of 191 community foundations, and the broader philanthropic...

  • Lynne Toupin

    Interlocus Group Inc.
    Shediac, New Brunswick

    Lynne Toupin has led and managed a range of national non-profit organizations over a 25-year span, including the National Anti-Poverty Organization, the Canadian Cooperative Association and the...

Our National Partners

  • great west life
  • Lawson Foundation
  • Muttart Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank
  • investors group

Learn more about our National Partners and other supporters.

Charitable Registration Number: 119218790 RR0001