Leaders, Directors and Patrons


Board of directors

The Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is a non-profit registered charity. Our mission is to promote and assist in the development and use of the Trail by supporting success at the local level in the creation of our national network.

  • Paul C. LaBarge, JD, LLM (Chair)
  • Heather Armstrong
  • Jim Bishop
  • Jasmine Brown
  • Cameron Clark
  • Mylène Forget (Secretary)
  • Eric Gionet
  • Graham Green
  • Ken J. Killin
  • Avrim Lazar
  • Alan MacDonald
  • Carolyn MacKay
  • Ruth Marr
  • Valerie Pringle, CM, LLD
  • Robyn Seetal
  • Neil Yeates
  • Ron Hicks (Treasurer)

President & CEO

  • Deborah Apps


TCT Foundation Board of Directors

Incorporated as a non-profit corporation in October 2010, the Trans Canada Trail Foundation (TCTF) is responsible for raising funds to support the advancement of the TCT. Among its activities, the TCTF has undertaken an ambitious national campaign to raise the $75-million needed to help connect the Trail by 2017.

  • Valerie Pringle, CM, LLD (Co-Chair)
  • Hartley T. Richardson, OC, OM, LLD (Co-Chair)
  • David Aisenstat
  • David Cottingham
  • Anthony Graham, LLD
  • David M. Hoffman
  • Paul C. LaBarge, JD, LLM
  • Pierre Lassonde, CM, OQ
  • Bruce Simpson
  • Wendy Southall
  • Ken J. Killin (Treasurer)


Honorary patrons

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, CC, CMM, COM, CD, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, CC

Trail patrons

  • Honourable J. Judd Buchanan, PC, OC, LLD
  • Honourable
    Jean Charest, PC
  • Mel Cooper, CM, OBC
  • Phillip Crawley, CBE
  • Honourable William G. Davis, PC, CC, QC
  • Gary Doer, OM
  • James K. Gray,
    OC, AOE, LLD
  • James K. Irving, OC, ONB, LLD
  • Murray B. Koffler, OC, O.Ont.
  • Honourable Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB
  • Peggy McKercher, CM, SOM
  • Michael Phelps, OC, LLM, LLD
  • Honourable Jim Prentice, PC, QC
  • John A. Rhind
  • Beckie Scott
  • Allan C. Shaw, CM
  • Jonathan Wener, CM
  • W. Galen Weston, OC, O.Ont., LLD
  • Victor L. Young, OC, LLD