Board of Directors

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.

Officers


Raymond D. Crossley
Chair of the Board
Chartered Accountant and Corporate Director
Calgary, AB

Colleen Collins
Interim President and CEO
Canada West Foundation
Calgary, AB

 

 

 

Nancy Hopkins, Q.C.
Vice-Chair, SK
Partner, McDougall Gauley LLP
Saskatoon, SK

Charles N. Loewen
Vice-Chair, MB
Chair, Loewen Windows
Winnipeg, MB

 

Honorary Chair

James K. Gray, O.C.
Co-Founder, Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd.
Calgary, AB

 

Chair Emeritus

James (Jim) Dinning, C.M.
Chairman of the Board, Western Financial Group
Calgary, AB

Geoff Plant, Q.C.
Partner, Gall Legge Grant Zwack LLP
Vancouver, BC

Directors


Suzanne Anton, QC
Former Attorney-General BC
Vancouver, BC

Larry Blain
Corporate Director
Vancouver, BC

Riel Bellegarde
President & CEO, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
Saskatoon, SK

R.W. (Dick) Carter
Corporate Director and retired President & CEO of Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan
Regina, SK

Raymond D. Crossley
Chartered Accountant and Corporate Director
Calgary, AB

Kevin Doherty
Managing Director, Saskatchewan
Prairie Sky Consulting
Regina, SK

Dan Doyle
Corporate Director
Vancouver, BC

Carolyn Graham
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
CWB Financial Group
Edmonton, AB

Diane Gray
President & CEO, CentrePort Canada Inc.
Winnipeg, MB

Nancy Hopkins, Q.C.
Partner, McDougall Gauley LLP
Saskatoon, SK

Edward S. Kennedy
President & CEO
The North West Company

 

 

Brenda Kenny
Board Chair, Alberta Innovates
Calgary, AB

Blair Lekstrom
Former MLA
Dawson Creek, BC

Charles N. Loewen
Vice-Chair, MB
Chair, Loewen Windows
Winnipeg, MB

Steve MacDonald
CEO, Emissions Reduction Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Jack Mintz
President’s Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Doug Moen
Interim Executive Director, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Regina, SK

Mariette Mulaire
President and CEO / Présidente-directrice Générale, World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB

Robin Silvester
President & CEO, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Vancouver, BC

Paul Vogt
President & CEO, Red River College
Winnipeg, MB

Ron Wallace
Member, Environmental Impact Screening Committee (Inuvialuit Settlement Region)
Calgary, AB

James Wilson
Vice President Corporate Development, Arctic Gateway Group
Opaskwayak Cree Nation, MB

Deborah Yedlin
Chancellor, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

 

 

Directors Emeritus


Theresa Arsenault, Q.C.
Pushor Mitchell LLP
Kelowna, BC

Brenda Eaton, Former Vice Chair, BC
Corporate Director
Victoria, BC

Jim Eldridge
Special Advisor, Intergovernmental Relations, Government of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB

David Elton
President, Max Bell Foundation
Calgary, AB

Brian Felesky
Founding Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP
Calgary, AB

Jock Finlayson
Executive Vice-President, Business Council of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Charlie Fischer
Retired President & CEO, Nexen Inc.
Calgary, AB

Ida Goodreau
Retired President & CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, BC

Thomas Huffaker
Vice-President of Public and Government Affairs, Imperial Oil Ltd.
Calgary, AB

Charles Jago, C.M.
Board Chair, BC, Academic Health Science Network
Prince George, BC

Oryssia Lennie,  C.M.
Former Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada
Edmonton, AB

 

 

A.R. (Bob) Linner
Retired City Manager, City of Regina
Regina, SK

Charles N. Loewen
Vice-Chair, MB
Chair, Loewen Windows
Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Janice MacKinnon
Professor of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK

Gary Merasty
President and COO, Des Nedhe Developments LP
Saskatoon, SK

James A. Richardson
President & Director, Westmead Limited
Winnipeg, MB

H. Sanford Riley
President & CEO, Richardson Financial Group Ltd.
Winnipeg, MB

Rt. Hon. Edward Schreyer
Winnipeg,MB

Gail Surkan
Former Mayor, City of Red Deer
Red Deer, AB

Dr. Robert Westbury
Chief Advisor, Relations and Innovation, TELUS
Edmonton, AB

Patricia Youzwa
Vice-Chair, SK
Retired President & CEO, SaskPower

 

 

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