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Board of Directors

Victoria Grant, Chair (Temagami and Stouffville, ON)

Victoria is of the Loon Clan, Teme-Augama Anishnabai, and a member of the Temagami First Nation. Victoria Grant, President and owner of Moving Red Canoe, operates a unique professional services firm focused on Aboriginal affairs.

She is an avid volunteer and a passionate voice for a more robust Aboriginal presence within the foundation and philanthropic world. Victoria is founding Chair of the Temagami Community Foundation, Chair of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.

Rahul K. Bhardwaj, Past Chair (Toronto, ON)

Rahul Bhardwaj is the President and CEO of the Toronto Foundation. Formerly a corporate lawyer with a leading Canadian law firm, Rahul served as Vice President of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid and more recently as CEO of United Way of York Region.

Rahul has a long history of community service, including sitting as a member on many of Ontario’s premier not-for-profit boards.

Rahul is a popular presenter and speaker, particularly on issues relating to the city, community and leadership as well as Toronto's Vital Signs.

Jessica Bolduc (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)

Jessica Bolduc is the Executive Director of the 4Rs Youth Movement, a collaboration of fourteen national organizations who are working with youth to create capacities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people to come together to cultivate understanding and action in support of a better future.

Jessica is an Anishinaabe kwe from Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Batchewana First Nation, and she is the National Youth Representative for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. In her community, Jessica is working with other young leaders to foster arts-based economies, social infrastructure and hub spaces for change makers in Northern Ontario and in the future is hoping these initiatives will be a catalyst in the development of a Community Foundation in Sault Ste. Marie.

Michael Buhr (Selkirk, MB)

Michael Buhr is Past Chair of the Selkirk and District Community Foundation, the third largest community foundation in Manitoba. Michael's involvement has been instrumental in helping the foundation implement an aggressive fund development strategy, doubling the foundation's assets during his tenure.

Throughout Michael's distinguished career, he has raised funds for numerous charitable causes and has been recognized for his significant contributions to community with the Lieutenant Governor's "Make a Difference" Community Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, among other awards.

Terry Cooke (Hamilton, ON)

Terry Cooke is President and CEO of Hamilton Community Foundation and has been serving his community for 25 years.

His experience includes serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth from 1994 to 2000, and as President of Cooke Capital Corporation, a management consulting firm focused on leadership, strategic planning and government relations.

Terry began his career at the Ontario March of Dimes and has served extensively as a community volunteer with several charitable and other organizations. He is Past Chair of the Canadian Urban Institute and serves on the boards of a number of corporate agencies.

Michael E. Doyle (Saint John, NB)

Michael Doyle is a long time volunteer with the Greater Saint John Community Foundation, serving as the Chair of the foundation's Board of Directors and its Treasurer.

Michael recently retired as a partner at Deloitte Touche and served as the President of the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is Governor of the Sir James Dunn Foundation, past president of the United Way of Greater Saint John and has been active in the Boy Scout movement.

Spencer Duncanson (Winnipeg, MB)

Spencer Duncanson joined the Board of The Winnipeg Foundation in 2009 and currently sits on the Grants Committee and Strategic Initiatives Committee.

Until his recent retirement, Spencer was a guidance counselor and Visual and Performing Arts Department Head at Sisler High School.

He also serves as Founder/Artistic Director of the Little Opera Company, Chair of the Manitoba Arts and Cultural Management Program Advisory Council, and as a committee member with the Manitoba Provincial Honour Choir. Spencer has also served as Second Vice-President of the Manitoba Music Educators Association, on the Board or Dance Manitoba, and as Chair of the Winnipeg Arts Council.

Jennifer Guy (St. John’s, NL)

Jennifer Guy is Chair of the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jennifer was with the CBC for 25 years as host, producer and reporter and was the founding producer/host of CBC Newsworld's Medicine File. She also served as executive director of Public Affairs and Communications with the Ontario Medical Association and worked in public relations for Memorial University, St. Clare's Hospital and the General Hospital.

Jennifer plays a key leadership role in the non-profit sector, serving on several boards overseeing municipal, provincial and national philanthropic initiatives. In addition to her commitment to the community foundation movement, she currently chairs the Bannerman Park Foundation, dedicated to rejuvenating one of the oldest Victorian Parks in North America, as well as co-chairing Winterset in Summer Literary Festival.

Terry A. Jackson, Past Chair (Oakville, ON)

Terry A. Jackson is a past Chair of the Oakville Community Foundation Board.

Terry is former Vice-Chair, Nesbitt Burns and Executive Vice-President of BMO Financial Group.

His strong leadership and management skills have been key to his ability to successfully engage others in his community in various initiatives. He successfully chaired the CFO Endowment Building Committee and is a member of the Foundation's Finance and Investment committee. He is involved in the McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management Advisory Board and active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Halton Peel Wellspring and Oakville Trafalgar Hospital.

Bill Lockington (Peterborough, ON)

Bill Lockington is Founding and Current Chair of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, and has also served on the Boards of the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster, Cottage Dreams Recovery Initiative, Inc., and as Director of Jr. Lakers Lacrosse.

A Partner and Business Lawyer with LLF Lawyers, Bill serves with the firm’s Corporate/Commercial and Estate Planning/Administration practice areas.

John MacIntyre (Toronto, ON)

John MacIntyre is founding partner with Birch Hill Equity Partners, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms. He also is a director of a number of private and public companies in Canada, a director and past chair of Toronto Foundation and past chair of Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation.

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, a Chartered Business Valuator and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University.

Sally Ng (Fredericton, NB)

Sally is Executive Director of Planet Hatch, a collaborative entrepreneurship centre and support centre that serves the innovation and entrepreneurial community in Atlantic Canada.

A young community leader, Sally has also been a Up Global/Start-Up Weekend Global Facilitator for nearly two years, a TEDx programming manager, 21Inc Leaders Alumni, and a Lieutenant in the Canadian Forces. Through her leadership role at Planet Hatch, Sally has been engaged with the civic engagement programming of the Fredericton Community Foundation.

Jessica Price (Banff, AB)

Jessica Price is a Board Member with Banff Community Foundation and a volunteer with a range of organizations and events. She was a semi-finalist for the 2011 Alberta Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award.

In her late 20s, Jessica works as Children & Youth Program Coordinator for the Town of Banff , but volunteering is part of her daily schedule. She has cheered on runners at community road races, countered tickets for Taste of Banff, greeted newcomers during Back to Banff Day, and been a Girl Guide Leader.

She joined BCF’s Grants Advisory Committee six years ago, an experience she describes as hugely rewarding.

Nataly Rae (Quebec City, QC)

Nataly Rae is the Executive Director of the Fondation Québec Philanthrope, a position she has held for nearly a decade. Nataly brings more than 15 years of business development experience from the private sector, and a deep understanding of philanthropy, planned giving and charitable tax incentives to her Board role.

Nataly has worked as a coordinator for the province of Quebec to develop community foundations in the region and provide support to existing organizations. She holds a bachelor degree in management from Laval University in Quebec City a master's degree in Philanthropic Management from New York University.

Don Thurston (Calgary, AB)

Social change enterprises have been part of Don’s career for many years. He was a founding director of the Canadian Association for Family Enterprise in Calgary, Advisory Board member for the Schools’ of Business at the University of Calgary and Queen’s University, Member of Calgary’s Economic Development Authority, Director and Chair of Engineers Without Borders, a Director of Honens International Piano Competition, and a Director of The Calgary Foundation. Don is also a past Chair of Momentum and currently a Board Member. He is a Board member of Engage North and the Community Foundations of Canada.

Don is an Engineering graduate from the University of Alberta and received an MBA from Queen’s University. He is a Fellow of Engineers Canada, a Fellow of Geoscientists Canada (Hon.) an Associate Member of the CFA Institute and a Professional Engineer. Don is an Honoured Alumni of the University of Alberta. Don's career includes engineering, business, and finance. He is currently President of Unbiased Portfolio Management Inc.

Brian Toller (Ottawa, ON)

Brian Toller is President of Tolcor Investments Ltd., a private investment firm. He is also Founding Partner of Cognitive Workshops, which provides cognitive therapy training for mental health professionals across Canada and in the UK. Brian has been on the Board of the Community Foundation of Ottawa for nine years and is currently Past Chair.

He is an active supporter of the Ottawa arts community, currently on the Board of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. He was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for his work in the community.

Ian Bird, Secretary (President, Community Foundations of Canada)

Laurel Carlton (Manager, Office of the President)

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Ian Bird, President (Ontario)