BlackNorth Initiative

Meet our Board Directors

Wes Hall

Executive Chairman & Founder

WeShall Investments Inc.

Prem Watsa

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Dr. Upton Allen

Professor of Paediatrics & Chief of Infectious Diseases SickKids, U OF T

Walied Soliman

Norton Rose Fulbright​

Donette Chin-Loy Chang

Communications Strategist & Philanthropist

Paul Desmarais III

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Sagard Holdings

Newton Glassman

Founder & Managing Partner Catalyst Capital Group Inc.

Right Honourable David Johnston

Former Governor General of Canada

Jamie Anderson

Senior Advisor

RBC Capital Market

Claudette McGowan

Chief Executive Officer


Jennifer Bernard

Jennifer Bernard

Chief Executive Officer

SickKids Foundation

Michael Medline

President & Chief Executive Officer Empire Company Limited

Mark Mulroney

Vice Chairman & Head, Financial Sponsors, Corporate & Investment Banking

The Honourable Donald Oliver

Retired Senator

Dominique Hussey

Chief Executive Officer

Bennett Jones​

Damon Murchison​​

President & Chief Executive Officer IG Wealth Management​

Jad Shimaly

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Ernst & Young

Jaqui Parchment​