Founder of Temagami Community Foundation appointed Chair of Community Foundations of Canada

The Board of Directors of Community Foundations of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Victoria Grant, co-founder and inaugural Chair of the Temagami Community Foundation and a sought-after speaker and consultant on Aboriginal affairs, as Chair of its Board of Directors.

“Vicki Grant has provided leadership and counsel as a member of CFC’s Board of Directors for the past six years. Vicki’s commitment to community in Temagami and beyond make her the perfect person to take the helm of the Board as Community Foundations of Canada continues to champion what matters most to Canadians and our country’s future success,” said Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President and CEO of Toronto Foundation and CFC’s outgoing Board Chair.

Four new members will be joining CFC’s Board following its Annual General Meeting, held at the CFC 2015 Conference in Calgary.

“As our country approaches the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we have an opportunity to make this moment matter for our communities – to leave a ‘smart and caring’ legacy that brings us closer together, fosters greater connections and belonging within, and between, communities. Under Vicki’s new leadership, our sesquicentennial Board of Directors will be tasked with forging the path towards 2017 and the future we want to build,” said Ian Bird, President of Community Foundations of Canada.

CFC’s new Chair and Board members are:

Victoria Grant (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 philanthropic world. Victoria is 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.

Jessica Bolduc (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
Jessica Bolduc is the Executive Director of the 4Rs Youth Movement, a collaboration of national organizations working with youth to create opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people to come together. Jessica is an Anishinaabe kwe from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Batchewana First Nation, and is working with young leaders in her community to foster arts-based economies and establish a Community Foundation in Sault Ste. Marie.

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 and a Chartered Business Valuator.

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. Through her leadership role at Planet Hatch, Sally has been engaged with the civic engagement programming of the Fredericton Community Foundation.

Brian Toller (Ottawa, ON)
Brian Toller is President of Tolcor Investments Ltd., a private investment firm and 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 was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for his work in the community.
“Canada’s 150th means many different things to many different Canadians. The past can divide us, but the future is a place where we can come together. I’m looking forward to the role that I, and the CFC Board, can play during this exciting time for our communities and our country,” said Grant.

Grant steps into the role of Chair on the heels of Rahul K. Bhardwaj, a member of CFC’s Board since 2008.

“Rahul presided over CFC’s Board during a period of unprecedented vision and growth,” said Bird. “His steady hand brought many significant firsts to fruition, such as CFC’s inaugural Community Knowledge Exchange Summit, our incubation of the Rideau Hall Foundation and the launch of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Fund; we thank him for his insight, hard work and contribution to the entire movement.”

A list and biographies of CFC’s entire Board can be found at http://www.cfc-fcc.ca/about-cfc/board-of-directors.html.

About Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations from coast to coast to coast. Together, we help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work and play, contributing more than $189 million to local organizations in 2014. To find out more visit www.communityfoundations.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

David Venn
Communications Manager
P: 613.236.2664 x 302
E: dvenn@communityfoundations.ca

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