Trail Partners

The Trans Canada Trail is represented by provincial and territorial organizations in every region. These organizations work at the regional and local levels to ensure the Trail is planned and built according to the needs and desires of local communities.


Alberta TrailNet

British Columbia

Trails BC


Trails Manitoba

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Trails Council Inc.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland T’Railway Council

Northwest Territories

NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA)

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Trails Federation


Nunavut Parks and Special Places


Trans Canada Trail Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Island Trails


Conseil québécois du sentier Transcanadien


Saskatchewan Vision 2017 Trail Committee


Klondike Snowmobile Association

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Leadership & Governance



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 this national network.

  • Neil Yeates (Chair)
  • Japman Bajaj
  • Jim Bishop
  • Jasmine Brown
  • Graham Green
  • Carolyn MacKay
  • Michele McKenzie
  • Valerie Pringle
  • Patrice Ryan
  • Robyn Seetal
  • Kim Wynn 



  • Deborah Apps



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 undertook an ambitious national campaign to raise the $75-million needed to help connect the Trail by 2017.

  • Valerie Pringle (Co-Chair)
  • Hartley T. Richardson (Co-Chair)
  • David Aisenstat
  • David Cottingham
  • Kirby Gavelin
  • Anthony Graham
  • David M. Hoffman
  • Amanda Lang
  • Pierre Lassonde
  • Ian Pearce
  • Aidan Richardson
  • Bruce Simpson
  • Wendy Southall
  • Edward Steeves
  • Neil Yeates



  • The Hon. J. Judd Buchanan
  • The Hon. Jean Charest
  • Mel Cooper
  • Phillip Crawley
  • The Hon. William G. Davis
  • Gary Doer
  • James K. Gray
  • James K. Irving
  • Murray B. Koffler
  • The Hon. Frank McKenna
  • Peggy McKercher
  • Michael Phelps
  • John A. Rhind
  • Beckie Scott
  • Allan C. Shaw
  • Jonathan Wener
  • Galen Weston
  • Victor L. Young

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Chapter 150 Donors

The TCT recognizes the following individuals and corporations as members of the Chapter 150 leadership circle, a group of benefactors determined to achieve the vision of connecting The Great Trail in 2017. By committing a minimum of $500,000, these modern-day nation builders helped to connect the Trail for all Canadians. 


  • Jack Cockwell, in honour of Daphne Cockwell
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd.
  • The W. Garfield Weston Foundation


  • David and Leslie Bissett
  • HBC
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Richardson Foundation
  • TD Bank Group
  • Teck Resources Limited


  • CIBC
  • BMO Financial Group


  • The Annual Foundation, in honour of Loretta and Ted Rogers
  • The Ross Beaty Family
  • The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation
  • Brookfield Partners Foundation, Tim Price and Jack Cockwell
  • CN
  • Esri Canada Limited (in-kind)
  • The Globe and Mail (in-kind)
  • JDS Founders, Jozef Straus and Gary Duck
  • The Joyce Family Foundation
  • Pierre Lassonde /Lassonde Family Foundation
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Jon and Nancy Love Foundation at Toronto Foundation
  • Rob and Cheryl McEwen
  • PotashCorp
  • Power Corporation of Canada
  • Robert A. Quartermain
  • Scotiabank
  • Shaw Media (in-kind)
  • The Sobey Foundation
  • Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, A Glencore Company
  • TransCanada Corporation

Provincial Government Support

  • Government of Alberta
  • Government of Manitoba
  • Government of Nova Scotia
  • Government of Ontario

Chapter 150 Campaign Cabinet

The Chapter 150 Campaign Cabinet is a circle of devoted volunteers helping the TCT to garner support from across Canada in order to achieve connection in 2017. 

  • Jack Cockwell, CM, Group Chairman, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Honorary Campaign Chair)
  • Valerie Pringle, CM, LLD (Co-Chair)
  • Hartley T. Richardson, OC, OM, LLD (Co-Chair)
  • Wendy Adams, LLB, MBA
  • David Aisenstat, President and CEO, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
  • Ross J. Beaty, Chairman, Pan American Silver Corp. and Alterra Power Corp.
  • David Cottingham, Founder, Ventoux Investments
  • Russ Girling, President and CEO, TransCanada Corporation
  • Anthony R. Graham, LLD, Vice Chairman, Wittington Investments, Ltd
  • Laureen Harper
  • David M. Hoffman, FCPA, FCA, Co-CEO, Bragg Group of Companies (Chair Atlantic
  • Ken J. Killin, BBM, CPA, CA, Killin Instinct Advisors
  • Paul C. LaBarge, JD, LLM, Founding Partner, LaBarge Weinstein LLP
  • Pierre Lassonde, CM, OQ, Chairman, Franco-Nevada Corp.
  • Don Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources Limited
  • Claude Mongeau
  • Gordon M. Nixon, CM, O Ont 
  • Gail O’Brien, Co-Chair, Council for Canadian American Relations
  • Ian Pearce, Partner, X2 Resources
  • Megan A. Porter
  • Sanford Riley, CM, OM, President and CEO, Richardson Financial Group Ltd.
  • John Risley, OC, President, Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated
  • Michael Shaw, President, AMKCO
  • Bruce Simpson, Director, McKinsey & Company
  • Galen G. Weston, President and Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies
  • Vaughn Wyant, President and CEO, Wyant Group of Companies

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Leadership Donors

The generous donors listed below have made a significant gift of $100,000 or more. The Trans Canada Trail is grateful for their vision and commitment.

  • David Aisenstat

  • AltaLink

  • Anonymous

  • Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation

  • Bell Canada

  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada

  • Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation

  • The late G. Raymond Chang and Family

  • Columbia Basin Trust

  • Barron Cowan

  • Crabtree Foundation

  • The Dattels Family Foundation

  • Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family

  • Fondation Écho / Echo Foundation

  • Gibsons Energy Inc.

  • Anthony and Helen Graham

  • The Grayross Foundation, held at Vancouver Foundation

  • Cecil and Susan Hawkins

  • David and Nina Hoffman

  • IAMGOLD Corporation

  • ISC

  • Richard M. Ivey

  • Haig Kelly

  • Paul LaBarge and Dorothy Speak

  • Margaret McCain

  • The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

  • The McLean Group

  • Jim Meekison and Carolyn Keystone

  • Ross Mitchell

  • National Bank

  • Andrew and Valerie Pringle

  • John Risley, President, Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated

  • R. Howard Webster Foundation

  • SaskTel

  • Willam (Bill) Shurniak

  • Tracy & Bruce, Fraser, Elliott and Adair Simpson

  • Kurt and Marianne Strobele

  • Suncor Energy Foundation

  • TimberWest

  • Giancarlo and Odette Tognetti Legacy Trust Foundation

  • TransAlta

  • Jim and Sandi Treliving

  • The George and Helen Vari Foundation

  • Bill & Wendy Volk Family Foundation

  • David and Anne Ward

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Trail Supporters

$10,000 to $99,999 cumulative giving over the Chapter 150 Campaign

  • Anonymous
  • Deborah and George Apps
  • Robert and Mary Pat Armstrong
  • Doris A. Arnold
  • Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. & Michael, Stephen and Jonathan Paterson
  • ATB Financial
  • Edmund A. Aunger
  • Evelyn Anne and Bob Ballard
  • Karen and Bill Barnett
  • The Barrett Family Foundation
  • Anne and David Beatty
  • Ian Beatty
  • J.P. Bickell Foundation
  • Canadian Western Bank
  • Canfor
  • Clif Bar & Company
  • Johnny and Carolyn Coffin
  • Coril Holdings Ltd.
  • David and Kathryn Cottingham
  • The Sidney Crosby Foundation
  • Norma Croxon
  • Michael B. Cruickshank
  • Mark and Mary Cullen
  • Donner Canadian Foundation
  • Flair Foundation
  • FortisBC
  • The Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowski Foundation
  • Kirby Gavelin and Louise Tymocko
  • Alastair and Diana Gillespie Foundation
  • Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation
  • Jim Hinds and Sue Weedon
  • Estate of Helen Grace Hogan
  • HSBC Bank Canada
  • Hydro One Inc.
  • Investors Group
  • Richard and Donna Ivey
  • Ivey Foundation
  • Jacma Foundation
  • The Jarislowsky Foundation / La Fondation Jarislowsky
  • Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
  • KEEN Canada
  • Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation
  • The Henry White Kenner Foundation
  • W.C. Kitchen Family Foundation
  • Larissa and Mauricio Kuperman
  • Sonia and Arthur Labatt
  • The Langar Foundation
  • Estate of Charlotte Lavigne
  • Robert H. Lee Foundation
  • Maureen and Col. George Logan
  • Estate of Pauline Hilda Longstaff
  • Rod MacLennan
  • The McBurney Family Foundation
  • Michael H. McCain
  • Diane McCurdy
  • Nancy and John McFadyen
  • The McLean Foundation
  • The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
  • T.R. Meighen Family Foundation
  • Janet and Gordon Nixon
  • Gail and David O’Brien
  • Helen O’Brien
  • P. and L. Odette Charitable Foundation
  • Janice L. Pasieka
  • David, Ed & Jerry Patchell, in honour of their mother
  • Otto and Marie Pick Charitable Foundation
  • Sandra and Jim Pitblado
  • Polygon Homes Ltd.
  • Brian & Megan Porter
  • Priority Printing Ltd.
  • Raleigh Canada
  • J. William Ritchie
  • Gordon and Robyn Ritchie
  • Rocky Mountaineer / Armstrong Family Foundation
  • Roots Canada Ltd.
  • The Sabourin Family Foundation
  • Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority Inc.
  • The Shaw Group Limited
  • Joan Snyder
  • Spatz Foundation
  • Maureen and Wayne Squibb
  • Steve and Sally Stavro Family Foundation
  • Cornell Stefaniuk
  • Matthew and Mondy Stevenson
  • Kate Subak
  • Estate of Alan Taylor
  • Michael and Renae Tims and Family
  • VanCity
  • Estate of Mrs. Tina Van Egmond
  • The WB Family Foundation
  • Jodi White C.M.
  • The Wilson Foundation
  • The Winnipeg Foundation

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Strategic Alliances

  • Alberta Bicycle Association
  • Alberta Equestrian Federation
  • Alberta Hiking Association
  • Alberta Snowmobile Association
  • Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations
  • Canadian International Hockey Academy (CIHA)
  • Canadian Recreational Horse and Rider Association
  • Canoe Kayak Ontario
  • Cheval Québec
  • Cross Country Saskatchewan
  • Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba
  • Cross Country Ski New Brunswick/Ski de fond Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Cycling Association of Yukon
  • Cycling Canada
  • Cycling PEI
  • Equine Canada
  • Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec
  • Fédération québécoise de la marche (Rando Québec)
  • Hike Canada en Marche
  • Hike Nova Scotia
  • Hike Ontario
  • Hiking NB
  • Horse Council British Columbia
  • International Mountain Biking Association
  • Manitoba Cycling Association
  • Manitoba Runners’ Association
  • New Brunswick Equestrian Association
  • Rick Hansen Foundation
  • Royal Canadian Geographical Society
  • Saskatchewan Cycling Association
  • Saskatchewan Horse Federation
  • Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association
  • Scouts Canada
  • SNOMAN (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc.
  • Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia
  • Snowshoe Canada
  • Vélo Québec
  • Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club


  • Clif Bar & Company
  • The Globe and Mail
  • Happiness Is Inc.
  • Keen Footwear


  • BC Ferries
  • Great Canadian Trails
  • Naturally Superior Adventures
  • Northumberland Ferries Ltd.
  • Quench Trip Design

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