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Welcome to the new members of our Board of Directors

07 April 2017

Welcome to the new members of the Board of Directors of the Canada Council for the Arts. These individuals from across Canada bring with them a wide range of significant experience, knowledge and expertise to help strengthen the influence of the arts. Their arrival only enhances the Board’s already strong and vibrant leadership. Welcome to Ben Nind (NT), Cheryl Hickman (NL), David Binet (ON), Jesse Wente (ON), Yann Martel (SK) and Jennifer Dorner (QC). And I am pleased to welcome back Nathalie Bondil (QC) and Beverley K. Foy (AB), whose terms have been renewed.

Pierre Lassonde, C.M., O.Q., Chair 

Board Mandate

The Canada Council for the Arts is led by a Director/CEO appointed by the Governor in Council, and governed by a Board consisting of a Chair, Vice-Chair and nine other members from across Canada. Members are appointed by the Governor in Council for fixed terms.

The Board meets at least three times a year and is responsible for the oversight of the organization’s policies, programs, budgets and grant decisions. As stewards of the Council, the Board oversees the organization’s governance.

It conducts the Council’s business, directs Management and ensures that all major issues affecting the organization are given proper consideration. The Board is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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