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The Canadian Cancer Society’s national office and each of its provincial offices are accountable to a volunteer board of directors. The board’s responsibilities include governance, leadership, public accountability, establishing the Society’s nation-wide and provincial priorities and acting as a trustee on behalf of Canadians.

  • National Board of Directors

    Robert Lawrie, Toronto, ON (Chair)
    Michael Woods, St. John’s, NL (Chair Elect)
    Norm Bellefontaine, Burlington, ON
    Doug Dahl, Prince Albert, SK
    David Huntsman, Vancouver, BC
    Veni Iozzo, Toronto, ON
    Pierre Lafrenière, Montreal, QC
    David Malkin, Toronto, ON
    Bretta Maloff, Calgary, AB
    Wayne McDonald, Riverview, NB
    James Moore, Port Moody, BC
    Patricia North, Toronto, ON
    Susan Payne, Port Williams, NS
    Bruce Rothney, Toronto, ON
    Pierre Richard, Repentigny, QC
    Sharon Smith, St John’s, ON
    Shauna Sullivan Curley, Charlottetown, PE
    Alvin Wasserman, Vancouver, BC

  • Quebec Board of Directors

    Me Pierre B. Lafrenière
    Board Chair

    Pierre Richard
    Incumbent Vice-Chair

    Christine Labelle
    President, Corporate Governance and Human Capital

    Michel Reinhardt
    Chairman of the Performance Assurance Committee

    Dr Richard Lessard
    Scientific Advisor

    Mr Éric Beauchesne
    Member representing the Mauricie/Centre-du-Québec/Estrie administrative unit

    Dr David Fortin
    Member representing the Mauricie/Centre-du-Québec/Estrie administrative unit

    Gilles Marcotte
    Member from the Québec/Chaudière-Appalaches/Bas-Saint-Laurent/Gaspésie/Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative unit

    Madeleine Martins
    Member from the Laval/Lanaudière/Laurentides administrative unit

    Jean-Luc Trahan
    Member representing the Montreal administrative unit

    François de Paul NKombou
    Member representing the Montérégie/Richelieu/Yamaska/Rive-Sud/Sud-Ouest administrative unit

    Marcelle Langelier
    Volunteer member

    Monette Malewski 
    Volunteer member

    Me Jennifer McLean 
    Volunteer member



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