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Latest updates 07/25/2018


Community Food Centres Canada is delighted to welcome Joyce Carter and Ana Lopes to our Board of Directors. Both women bring invaluable experience and dedication, and we’re excited to work with them to advance our mission of building health, belonging, and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food. 

Joyce-Carter-web.jpgJoyce Carter is President and Chief Executive Officer of Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). Joyce joined HIAA in 1999, and since then she has been integral in HIAA’s growth and development, becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2006, Chief Strategy Officer in 2008, and President & CEO in 2014.

Joyce is a board member of the Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board and is Vice Chair of the Canadian Airports Council, and currently serves as Board member and past President of the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Canada Airports Association. She also proudly serves as a member of Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd.

She is past Chairwoman of the Halifax Gateway Council, a public/private group formed to pursue multi-modal transportation opportunities in the region, and served as a Board Member of the Board of Trustees of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia for nine years.  

Ms. Carter has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University and is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.  In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA).  She obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation in 2015, and was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO’s by Atlantic Business Magazine in 2017 and 2018.  

Ana-Lopes-web.jpgAna Lopes was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and is a Toronto-based social innovator and entrepreneur who has led numerous not-for-profit transformations with a focus on corporate governance and philanthropic strategy. She has worked for 25 years in senior positions in both the private and public sector and is Director of the Tapscott Group – a privately held think tank focusing on the digital revolution in business and society.

She is Director of numerous organizations including the World Wide Web Foundation, the Writers’ Trust of Canada, and the Toronto Symphony Foundation. She is a Member and Canada’s representative to the International Portuguese Diaspora Council, a Member of the Advisors Group of the Fraser Mustard Institute at the University of Toronto, and Director and Past Chair of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation. She is a Governor Emeritus of Trent University, former Chair of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, and a past Director of many organizations including Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Business for the Arts and a former member of the Partnership Forum, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration for Ontario.

Ana is the recipient of numerous awards including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Greater Toronto Fundraising Volunteer of the Year in 2009 and was listed as one of WXN 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in December 2013. In 2014 the President of Portugal awarded Ms. Lopes Portugal’s Order of Merit. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2011.

Thank you to Bill Saul
We are also saying farewell and thank you to board member Bill Saul, who has served on our Board of Directors since we started out in 2012, and who has been a huge part of CFCC’s first six years. His indomitable drive and desire to create change has been huge catalyst for our organization. We’ll miss him on the Board. Bill, thank you.
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