Our Team

Committees

A special thank you to our outgoing board and committee members:
  • Patti Pon – Board
  • Greg Lohnes – Board
  • Catherine Best – Board
  • Catherine Best – Audit
  • Greg Lohnes – Governance
  • Blake Walker – Investment
  • Lesley Myles – Children, Youth and Families
  • George Damian – Education & Lifelong Learning
  • Rod Ruff – Environment
  • Seyi Smith – Environment
  • Zaheed Damani – Health & Wellness co-chair also was on Grants Committee
  • Dinu Maligaspe – Health & Wellness
  • Lisa Demers – Neighbour Grants

Note: The Chair of the Board and CEO are ex officio members of all committees.

2020 - 2021

Audit
  • Catherine Best
  • Denise Bright
  • Robert (Bob) Gibson
  • Blaine Lennox
  • Ivor Ruste
  • Phil Scherman, Chair
  • Garth Wong
Governance
  • Ali Bhojani
  • Murray Laverty
  • Hugh Williamson
  • Melanie McDonald
  • Wes Peters, Chair
  • Patti Pon
Granting
  • Catherine Cochrane
  • Sherry Ferronato
  • John Fischer
  • Amanda Koyama
  • Murray Laverty, Chair
  • Ken Lima-Coelho
  • Lisa Moore
  • Kirby Redwood
  • Anne-Marie Syslak
  • Donald Thurston
  • Hugh Williamson
Investment
  • Jim Brownlee
  • John Fischer
  • Robert (Bob) Gibson
  • Elizabeth Peters
  • Blaine Lennox, Chair
  • Carl Landry
  • Mike Mezei
  • Paul Moynihan
  • Geeta Sankappanavar
  • Phil Sherman
  • Julianna Spiropoulos
Impact Investing
  • Sunny Delaney-Clark
  • John Fischer, Chair
  • Marco Fok
  • Robert (Bob) Gibson
  • Chris Lohnes
  • David Phillips
  • Phil Scherman
  • Narmin Ismail-Teja
Major & Signature Grants
  • Cathy Cochrane
  • Dale Ens
  • Sherry Ferronato, Chair
  • Beverley Foy
  • Murray Laverty
  • Chima Nkemdirim
  • Patti Pon
  • Betty Schultz
Advisor Engagement Committee
  • Jim Brownlee, Chair
  • Hyder Hassan
  • Blaine Lennox
  • Melanie McDonald
  • Susan O’Brien
Arts & Heritage
  • Sybil Choles
  • Alexi Davis
  • Nicole Dawe
  • Kajsa Erickson
  • Anne Green
  • Murray Laverty
  • Ken Lima-Coelho, Chair
  • Patricia McLeod
  • Christy Morgan
  • Emiko Muraki
  • Dean Paddock
  • Dale Turri
  • Bob van Wegen
  • Anila Lee Yuen
Children Youth & Families
  • Russ Baker
  • Leanne Courchesne
  • Jennifer Craddock
  • Henri Giroux
  • Munir Jivraj
  • Kike Koya
  • Murray Laverty
  • Raidah Noshin
  • Jaspreet Sandhu
  • Jessica Schneider
  • Ron Smith
  • Buffy St-Amand
  • Leslie Tamagi
  • Hugh Williamson, Chair
  • Ariam Wolde-Giorgis
Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund
  • Tim Bjornson
  • Patricia Calvert-Seaman
  • Cassie Campbell-Pascall
  • Craig Conroy
  • Jon Cornish
  • Murray Laverty
  • Rilee Manybears
  • Katy Murdoch
  • Beckie Scott
  • Sue Scott
  • Donald Thurston, Chair
Education & Lifelong Learning
  • Noureddine Bouissoukrane
  • Charles Buchanan
  • Johanna Clark
  • Dianne Goodman
  • George Damian
  • Amanda Koyama, Chair
  • Murray Laverty
  • Megan Marshall
  • Lorraine Pelletier
  • David Plouffe
  • Justin Reti
  • Nilima Sonpal-Valias
  • Zain Velji
Environment
  • Julia-Maria Becker
  • Tian Everest
  • Guy Innes
  • Hamish Kerfoot
  • Murray Laverty
  • Milton Ortega
  • Patty Richards
  • Simon Ross
  • Alexandra Stante
  • Roxanne Steen
  • Anne-Marie Syslak, Chair
Health & Wellness
  • Wegahta Berhane
  • Debbie Goulard
  • Katherine Harmsworth
  • Alice Lam
  • Murray Laverty
  • Jamie Leong-Huxley
  • Greg McMeekin
  • Ravi Natt
  • Robert Paré
  • Patti Pon
  • Kirby Redwood, Chair
  • Joanne Shaver
  • Tazeem Weljie
Neighbour Grants
  • William Dickson
  • Jeff Dyer
  • Dwight Farahat
  • Mark Hopkins
  • Farah Kaleem
  • Eileen Kwan
  • Murray Laverty
  • Janet Lavoie
  • Judy Lawrence
  • Lisa Moore, Chair
  • Diyana Woldegebrael
Strategic Opportunity Grants
  • Jamie Leong-Huxley
  • Jessica Schneider
Accounting
  • Madison Banks
  • Tracy Beairsto
  • Jen Craddock
  • Greg Ford
  • Katie Kemp
  • George Liritzis
  • Jeff Lutzak
  • Janelle Steele
  • Irene Wong
  • Aamna Amer
  • Aydin Bhojani
  • Gaea Buenaventura
  • Natalie Gerov
  • Devin Graddon
  • Ben Green
  • Jen Guo
  • Kevin Guan
  • Treeva Hakim
  • Ava MacKay
  • Hiba Mahmood
  • Aleena Matharu
  • Martina Min
  • Ysa Montemayor
  • Vipasna Nangal
  • Mohamad Abdel Rida
  • Saiwara Saadat
  • Alex Stratmoen

John C. Armstrong, QC
Edward M. Bredin, QC (deceased)
Matt Brownlee (deceased)
Dr. Bill Dickson
Donald T. Hatch, QC
V.L. Doug Hawkes (deceased)
Ross Kobayashi (deceased)
Stan B. Laing (deceased)
George Cullis Lancaster (deceased)
Louis W. MacEachern
Dr. Grant W. MacEwan, OC (deceased)
Carl O. Nickle (deceased)
Ross F. Phillips, FCA
Hayden E. Smith CLU (deceased)
Don Thurston

Thank you to AltoPartners / Bluestone Leadership Services Inc. for their support in reviewing and evaluating our board and committee member recruitment process.

 

 

 

If you have questions about our committees, please contact our Grants & Volunteer Program Associate, Brigitte von Rothemburg.