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Board of Directors

Co-operative and Mutuals Canada is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 15 members.

As a national organization, it is important for CMC that everyone has a seat at the table.

 You would like to become a member of CMC’s Board of Directors? Check out the nomination toolkit and fill out the online form!  

A social entrepreneur and organizational builder, John Kay has over two decades of experience building and growing successful organizations that combine purpose and profitability.

John Kay

President
Realize Strategies

Long involved in the cooperative movement, Karen Miner has focused her career on governance, strategy, business management and sustainability.
Stéphane Forget has been Senior Vice-president Public Affairs, Cooperation and Corporate responsibility at Sollio Groupe Coopératif since 2019.

Stéphane Forget

Vice-president
Sollio Co-operative Group

A second-generation agricultural producer and farm owner in southern Alberta, James Bettcher is passionate about agriculture and the co-op community.

James (Jim) Bettcher

Board Member
United Farmers of Alberta
Co-operative Limited

Very involved in the cooperative movement, Pascal had the opportunity to participate in the creation of many cooperatives, mainly in the agricultural and agri-food sector.

Pascal Billard

Board Member
Coopzone

Jim Laverick had a 38-year career with The Co-operators and has been on its Board since April 2011, and brings finance and risk management expertise to CMC.

Jim Laverick

Board Member
Co-operators

Director General of the Cooperation Council of Ontario, Julien Geremie supports various cooperatives and social enterprises.

Julien Geremie

Board Member
Cooperation Council of Ontario

Mary is the Corporate Secretary and Vice President of the Corporate Services Division of Arctic Co-operatives Limited, the service federation of 33 co-operatives in the Arctic.

Mary Nirlungayuk

Board Member
Arctic Co-operatives Limited

Managing director at the Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Co-operatives, Dave Walsh is the chief staff person, managing the day-to-day operations, on behalf of its members.
Owner of a family dairy farm and co-owner of a wild blueberry farm, Jeannie van Dyk is deeply involved in the agricultural community.

Jeannie van Dyk

Board Member
Agropur Dairy Co-operative

Reba Plummer is a co-op champion and cycling enthusiast living in Toronto. Over the past two decades as co-CEO of the worker co-operative Urbane Cyclist, Reba has worked hard to create good governance practices in her own co-operative.

Reba Plummer

Board Member
Canadian Worker Co-op Federation

Vice-President and lead Director of Desjardins Group's Board, Johanne Charbonneau brings expertise in governance, accounting and finance.

Johanne Charbonneau

Board Member
Mouvement Desjardins

Mansib Rahman is the co-founder of the Radish cooperative, an ethical delivery alternative on the Island of Montreal, and technology enthusiast.

Mansib Rahman 

Board Member
Radish Co-operative, supported by CQCM

Martin McInnis is the executive director of the Co-operative Superannuation Society (CSS) Pension Plan, one of Canada’s largest and oldest defined contribution pension plans.
Chris Johnson is a second-generation dairy farmer and 10-year representative on the Gay Lea Foods board of directors.

Chris Johnson

Board Member
Gay Lea

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