Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee appoints individuals of integrity and ability to serve on the Community Foundation’s Board of Governors. With the Governor of the Bank of Canada as Chair, the members of this committee serve by virtue of their positions of responsibility and authority in the community.

  • Chair: Steven Poloz, Governor, Bank of Canada
  • Jean-Pierre Boisclair, Chair, Local Health Integration Network
  • Bruce Lazenby, President and CEO, Invest Ottawa
  • The Honourable James E. McNamara, Regional Senior Justice, East Region, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Anne-Marie Robinson, President, Public Service Commission of Canada
  • The Honourable Allan Rock, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ottawa
  • Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University
  • His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa

Standing Committees

The Chair of the Board of Governors and CEO are ex officio members of all standing committees of the Board.

Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee ensures that the Community Foundation has the appropriate systems of internal financial control to comply with legal, ethical and regulatory requirements, as well as with policies approved by the Board.

  • Chair: Robin Madigan
  • Guy Bélanger
  • David Mason
  • Paul Sibué

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee ensures that there is a regular review of the bylaws, governance policies and practices, and is responsible for recruitment, development and evaluation of Board members and the Board as a whole.

  • Chair: Tim Redpath
  • Past Chair: Brian Toller
  • Secretary: Susan St. Amand

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee assists the Board in developing the grantmaking strategy, establishing priorities, reviewing applications and awarding grants.

  • Chair: Margaret Bloodworth
  • Deputy Chair: Karen Green
  • Fahd Alhattab
  • Naini Cloutier
  • Kristina Inrig
  • Judith MacBride-King
  • Janice Payne
  • Harvey Slack (Fall 2015)

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee makes recommendations to the Board regarding investment policy and strategy, including asset allocation and performance objectives.

  • Chair: Gordon Thiessen
  • Treasurer: Robin Madigan
  • Debra Alves
  • Dan Dixon
  • Tessa Hebb
  • Brian Toller
  • Tom Valks
  • Investment Advisor: P.J. Doherty & Associates Ltd.
  • Investment Counsel: Mercer Canada Ltd.

Board Alumni Committee

The Board Alumni Committee is made up of former Board members who continue to serve as ambassadors and advocates for the Community Foundation.

  • Chair: Grete (Marguerite) Hale
  • Dr. Horace Alexis
  • Manjit Basi
  • Cynthia Baxter
  • Michel Bilodeau
  • André Bussière
  • Vince Calzonetti
  • Denis Desautels
  • Tamba Dhar
  • Peter Doherty
  • Allison A. Fisher
  • Nishith Goel
  • Nancy Graham
  • E. Suzanne Halpenny
  • Jim Hamilton
  • Christopher Henderson
  • Donna Holtom
  • Jacquelin Holzman
  • John B. Kelly
  • Coralie Lalonde
  • Robert J. Laughton
  • Frank Ling
  • Patricia MacCallum-Lord
  • Judith Maxwell
  • Gordon J. McCay
  • Barbara McInnes
  • Caroline Midgley
  • Russell Mills
  • Maureen A. Molot
  • Mary Ellen Morris
  • Alex Munter
  • Wesley Nicol
  • James R. Nininger
  • Roberta P. Pollock
  • Peter Reid
  • Ronald W. Robertson
  • Msgr. Peter Schonenbach
  • John Scott
  • Abla Sherif
  • David Simmonds
  • Gordon Smith
  • Dick Stewart
  • Tony van Straubenzee
  • Joanne Villemaire
  • Scott A. Wilson

Development Committee

  • Chair: Susan St. Amand
  • Paul Hindo
  • Marc Jolicoeur

Impact Investing Committee

  • Chair: Brian Toller
  • Tracey Clark
  • Eli Fathi
  • Tessa Hebb
  • Christopher Henderson
  • Robin Madigan
  • Eme Onuoha