Board of Directors2018-08-01T08:23:46+00:00

Board of Directors

Kelly J. Lendsay
Chair

Kelly J. Lendsay joined the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors in 2013, where he currently serves as Board Chair. A proud Indigenous leader of Canadian Cree, Métis and European ancestry, Kelly is a social entrepreneur who is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s foremost innovators of Indigenous workplace inclusion, diversity and partnership building. more


Rina Arseneault, CM
Vice Chair

Rina Arseneault joined the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors in June 2016, where she currently serves as Vice Chair. Rina is widely recognized as a social worker, researcher, organizer, author and educator. Rina has been the Associate Director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) since November 1993. She has extensive regional and national experience working with community organizations, individual researchers, government agencies, the media and survivors of violence. more


Susan Aglukark, OC, PhD
Director

Susan Aglukark joined the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors in June 2018. Susan is one of Canada’s most unique and most honoured artists, and the first Juno Award-winning Inuk singer–songwriter. Raised in Arviat, Nunavut, she has had a remarkable career, through which she has shared her perspective and stories across Canada and around the world. more


Victor M. Duret, CPA, CA, IFA
Past Chair

Victor M. Duret joined the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors in 2012, where he served as Treasurer until his election as Board Chair in 2015. As of June 2018, Victor serves as Past Chair. more


Mackenzie Martin
Director

Mackenzie Martin joined the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors in October 2017. Mackenzie is a researcher working with the AGE-WELL NCE program, where she examines the role of technology in the lives of caregivers and seniors. She has worked with the World Health Organization’s Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan, where she studied aging in the global context. more


Glenn O’Farrell
Director

Glenn O’Farrell joined the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors in August 2015. A native of Saint-Malachie, Québec, Glenn is actively involved in the Canadian media industry. more


Mark Schaan
Finance Committee

Mark Schaan joined the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors in October 2017. Mark is Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Throughout his career, Mark has served as an advisor to a variety of public institutions such as Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Industry Canada. more


Hélène Chalifour Scherrer
Director

Hélène Chalifour Scherrer joined the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors in June 2016. Hélène was born and grew up in Québec City, where she has remained virtually all her entire adult life. She is a former Member of Parliament who represented the riding of Louis-Hébert, Quebec (2000–2004). She also served as Minister of Canadian Heritage, appointed by Prime Minister Paul Martin in 2003. more


Norma Tombari
Director

Norma Tombari is Senior Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion at RBC and has global responsibility for Diversity and Inclusion strategies and programs that impact talent, marketplace and community. Norma is recognized as a subject matter expert and is often sought out for best practices sharing on diversity, employee engagement and work–life related topics. more