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Board of Directors

The current members of the Board of Directors, approved at the Annual General Meeting held June 14, 2017 are:

Organizational affiliations are for identification purposes only.

  • Owen Charters

    Past 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...

  • Kathy Hay

    President & CEO
    Kids Help Phone
    Toronto, Ontario

    As President and CEO of Kids Help Phone, Katherine Hay provides strategic leadership in the implementation of the organization’s five-year strategic plan to be the most...

  • 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

    In another life, Pascal studied French literature and planned to become a poet, but that was before he started his own business at the tender age of 22 and founded the International Gay and...

  • 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

    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

    Independent Director
    Former President & CEO
    TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank
    Toronto, Ontario

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

  • Ronan Ryan

    Chief Development Officer
    Canadian Red Cross
    Toronto, Ontario

    Ronan Ryan is Chief Development Officer of the Canadian Red Cross.  Ronan is a fundraising and marketing professional with 17 years in the not-for-profit sector and has served as a C-level...

  • Lynne Skromeda

    Executive Director
    Winnipeg Folk Festival
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Lynne Skromeda is the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival where she oversees both the four-day summer festival and its year-round initiatives. She is a graduate of the Asper School of...

  • Lynne Toupin

    Chair, Board of Directors
    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...

  • Nicolina Farella

    Program Director
    The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
    Montreal, Quebec

    Nicolina is the Program Director for the Energy and Economy and Social Innovation in Quebec initiatives at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. She is involved in a...

  • Shachi Kurl

    Executive Director
    Angus Reid Institute
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    As Executive Director of the Angus Reid Institute, Shachi Kurl can be found offering analysis on CBC’s “At Issue,” Canada’s most-watched political panel, as well as in...

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