The Board of Directors provides direction on research and community engagement activities of the Foundation. It meets four times a year, and is comprised of prominent western Canadians who are committed to the social and economic well-being of Western Canada.
Oryssia Lennie, C.M.
Former Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada
Martha Hall Findlay
President and CEO
Canada West Foundation
Charles Jago, C.M.
Board Chair, BC (AHSN)
Academic Health Science Network
Theresa Arsenault, Q.C.
Pushor Mitchell LLP
R.W. (Dick) Carter
Corporate Director and retired President & CEO of Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan
Raymond D. Crossley
Chartered Accountant and Corporate Director
Managing Director, Saskatchewan
Prairie Sky Consulting
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
CWB Financial Group
President & CEO, CentrePort Canada Inc.
Nancy Hopkins, Q.C.
Partner, McDougall Gauley LLP
Edward S. Kennedy
President & CEO
The North West Company
Board Chair, Alberta Innovates
Susan Lewis, C.M.
Retired CEO, United Way Winnipeg
CEO, Emissions Reduction Alberta
Interim Executive Director, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
President & CEO, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
President & CEO, Red River College
Chancellor, University of Calgary
Retired President & CEO, SaskPower
Brenda Eaton, Former Vice Chair, BC
Special Advisor, Intergovernmental Relations, Government of Manitoba
President, Max Bell Foundation
Founding Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP
Executive Vice-President, Business Council of British Columbia
Retired President & CEO, Nexen Inc.
Retired President & CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health
Vice-President of Public and Government Affairs, Imperial Oil Ltd.
A.R. (Bob) Linner
Retired City Manager, City of Regina
Dr. Janice MacKinnon
Professor of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
President and COO, Des Nedhe Developments LP
James A. Richardson
President & Director, Westmead Limited
H. Sanford Riley
President & CEO, Richardson Financial Group Ltd.
Rt. Hon. Edward Schreyer
Former Mayor, City of Red Deer
Red Deer, AB
Dr. Robert Westbury
Chief Advisor, Relations and Innovation, TELUS