The Foundation is overseen by a volunteer board of directors, currently comprised of six experienced business people and community leaders.
The board’s primary responsibility is the stewardship of the Foundation’s endowment fund. As fiduciaries, the board and its directors are required to act honestly, in good faith, and in the best interests of the Foundation and its stakeholders.
Jim Murray, O.Ont., SIOR President
Mr. Murray is Senior Vice President & Director of Business Development for Cushman & Wakefield Ltd. a national commercial real estate firm. A tireless community volunteer, Jim has served on the boards Peel Children’s Aid Foundation, the Mississauga Living Arts Centre; Credit Valley Hospital and Sheridan College; and as a member and vice chair of the Peel Police Services Board. In 1996, he was awarded Mississauga Citizen of the Year and recently had a community park named after him by the City of Mississauga. Jim is the recipient of both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and, in 2015 he was awarded the Order of Ontario.
Douglas Fowles, Secretary Treasurer
Mr. Fowles is President and CEO of Ochiltree Management Inc., a real estate consulting and development company. He previously held the position of President and CEO of Mascan Corporation, developer of the Mississauga City Core and builder of the Square One Shopping Centre. An active community volunteer Doug is a former director of the Mississauga Living Arts Centre and the Mississauga Board of Trade. He serves on the Community Living Mississauga Dinner Committee, was a member of the Trillium Health Centre, Building and Facilities Committee and a long serving member of both the Mayor’s Gala committee and the Mayor’s Annual Golf Tournament. In 2013, Mr. Fowles was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award from The Rotary Club for his community service. He is currently the Treasurer of Legends Row, Mississauga’s Walk of Fame
Mrs. Anderson is the President of Westaire A/C & Htg. Ltd., H.V.A.C. Service & Installation company. Pat is the founding Chair of the Mississauga Waterfront Festival since its inception 22 years ago. For her volunteer community work over the years, she has been awarded the Sam McCallion Small Business Community Involvement Award, Civic Award of Recognition (City of Mississauga), Leading Women Building Communities Award (Province of Ontario), Ontario Medal of Citizenship, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, the Stars of Mississauga South Award and the 2016 Mississauga Citizen of the Year.
Mr. Cancilla is Vice President of Heath & Sherwood, a Canadian manufacturer of mineral processing equipment with worldwide distribution. The company has locations in Kirkland Lake & Mississauga.
His community experiences include a member of the ‘Thanks Hazel’ Retirement Gala – Organizing Committee. A long-time volunteer & supporter of amateur hockey in Mississauga has served as President of the Erindale Hockey Association and nine years as President of the Mississauga Chiefs.
Mr. Loberg is a retired senior executive of Enbridge Consumers Gas and currently Chair of Quadra Bay Inc., a business services company. He is also the former President of BrandActive International Inc. a global corporate branding implementation firm. Mr. Loberg’s community interests include Chair Mississauga’s Legends Row, Past Chair and Director, Credit Valley Hospital and former Vice Chair of the Community Access Centre of Peel. He is currently Chair of Alectra Inc. and former Chair of Enersource Inc., Past Chair and Director of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Toronto Tourism, Consumers Utilities Inc., the Ontario Natural Gas Association, the American Gas Marketing Section and the Canadian Automated Building Association.
Ms. Maghera, a Toronto resident, is Chief of Staff to Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change. She has contributed to numerous community associations and events including the Network of Indian Professionals, DesiFest National South Asian Music Festival and the Sikh Cultural and Senior’s Centre. Ms Maghera has held a variety of positions, provincially and federally, in support of federal and provincial cabinet ministers.
Mr. O’Brien is the retired President & CEO of Toronto Hydro. Formerly he was Deputy Minister of Energy, Province of Ontario; President & CEO, Enersource Corporation; and City Manager, Mississauga. Most recently Dave was the Global Head of the KPMG Cities Centre of Excellence and retired from that position in May of 2014.
Mr. O’Brien is currently on the Boards of Abbey Gardens Community Trust (Haliburton), The Haliburton County Development Corporation and the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust.
In 2014, he was awarded the Sam McCallion Volunteer of the Year Award.Myles Robinson, President of Mississauga based Centura Brands Inc., was one of three partners who in 1989 founded Centura Brands which has grown into one of the largest Canadian owned distributors of personal care products and today markets such brands as La Coupe hair care, Dippity Do Styling, Tame hair care. Centura Brands has also grown into the leading national marketer of children’s bath products licensed under such names as Disney, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and Marvel Brands. In addition to leading Centura, Myles has been an active participant in the beauty industry serving on the Boards of Directors of both the industry's trade association, the Canadian Cosmetic Toiletry Fragrance Association (CCTFA), and its Foundation since 1994, as well as serving several terms as Chair of both organizations. Myles and Centura Brands have also been strong supporters over the years of the CCTFA Foundation and its signature programs, Look Good Feel Better and Facingcancer.ca, which have assisted well over 250,000 Canadian women address the physical and emotional effects of cancer and its treatment.
A life-long and proud resident of Streetsville, Myles is active in his community including serving on the Boards of both the Streetsville Vic Johnston Community Centre and Cheshire House Streetsville, a group home assisting handicapped people in the community.
With nearly 25 years in the software industry, Mr. Steane brings extensive experience in sales, marketing and operations working with both start-up companies and global organizations including Microsoft, AOL, and SAP. Mr. Steane has consistently demonstrated an ability to identify opportunities for organizational improvement and delivered execution plans to meet that opportunity on a local, regional and global scale across multi-functional teams including sales, operations, partner recruitment, legal, and human resources. He sits on the advisory board of a public company and acts as a business advisor through SAP's tech incubator program.
Mr. Steane and his wife grew up in Mississauga and today his children are competitive athletes that train and go to school in Mississauga.
Mr. Watson is Director, Corporate Development, National Operations, for PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Shelley White is one of Canada’s foremost visionary leaders who has dedicated her life and career to empowering organizations that create better futures for thousands of people in their communities. In 2017, she became the new CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) which is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention.Over the last 30 years, Shelley has also held a variety of executive positions also in the non-profit sector for the country’s most recognized and trusted national institutions, including United Way, Kidney Foundation of Canada and the YMCA. Earning a reputation as a champion of social change, Shelley has received United Way Worldwide’s Common Good Award, the Queen’s Jubilee Award for outstanding achievement in voluntary service, Ontario’s Leading Women Building Communities Award, The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) Champion Award, Volunteer MBC’s 2017 Bonnie Yagar Award for Community Engagement Leadership and has been named one of Mississauga’s Top 10 Most Influential Leaders.