The members of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors come from all walks of life and from all corners of this country, yet they all have one thing in common: they are custodians of the game who want nothing more than for this game to prosper. These Canadians are elected by the Hockey Canada membership to help develop a comprehensive plan to grow the game on a local and national level.
The Hockey Canada Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who graciously devote their time and energy to the betterment of the game of hockey from coast to coast to coast.
Chair: Hon. Hugh L. Fraser, O.C., FCIArb, FCCA (Ottawa, Ont.)
The Honourable Hugh L. Fraser is a retired Judge with nearly three decades of experience as a Justice in the Ontario Court of Justice. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Justice Fraser worked as a lawyer in private practice and served on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for seven years. As a former Olympian, Justice Fraser took particular interest in sports law, holding a place on the Court of Arbitration for Sport since 1995 and served on the first ad hoc Court at the Olympic Games in 1996.
Justice Fraser currently serves as an independent Arbitrator with the United States Olympics and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council, the United States Anti-Doping Agency and is a Commissioner with Athletics Canada as well as one of 15 adjudicators on the NCAA Independent Resolution Panel for Complex Cases.
Outside of the legal space, Justice Fraser is a former Olympian and a recognized international expert in sports law. He has held several administrative positions in sport including President of the Sports Federation of Canada, President of the Commonwealth Games Foundation of Canada, and on the board of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.
On December 29, 2021, Justice Fraser was appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada for his contribution to Canadian sport.
He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, grew up in Kingston, Ontario and currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario.
Director: Grant Borbridge (Calgary, Alta.)
Grant Borbridge is an experienced executive who is currently Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary at Trimac Transportation where he oversees Trimac’s governance and corporate structures, and its legal, environmental compliance, risk management and ESG reporting departments across Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Trimac, Borbridge served as Senior Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at MEG Energy Corporation where he was responsible for all legal matters and its board and corporate governance compliance.
Borbridge has served on a number of boards, many of which belong in the Canadian sport and legal space. Currently, he sits on the board of the Calgary Royals Athletic Association.
Previously, Borbridge served on the board of the Girls Hockey Calgary Association, the Glenlake Minor Hockey Club, the Association of General Counsel of Alberta, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and the Canadian Bar Association.
Borbridge was born and also resides in Calgary, Alberta, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University Law School and a Master of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University. Borbridge also holds a Directors Education Program (ICD.D) Certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Certified Inhouse Counsel (CIC.C) Certification from the Rotman School of Management and was awarded the Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) designation in 2011.
Director: Cassie Campbell-Pascall (Calgary, Alta.)
Cassie Campbell-Pascall is a three-time Olympic champion, an eight-time world champion and the only captain to lead Team Canada to two Olympic gold medals. Campbell was also the first female hockey player inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and is an Order of Canada recipient. Campbell made strides as the first woman to provide colour commentary on Hockey Night in Canada and has continued her career as a sports broadcaster for both Sportsnet and ESPN.
As a long-time advocate for professional women’s hockey, Campbell is actively involved in the community. She established the Scotiabank Girls Hockey Fest and the Chevrolet Safe and Fun Hockey Program. For 12 years, Campbell ran the Annual Cassie Campbell Street Hockey Festival in Calgary in support of Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta which raised $3.5 million.
Campbell currently sits on the Hockey Canada Foundation Board. She has extensive board experience, having previously served as a board member of the Calgary Olympic Development Association, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Calgary Police Foundation Board. She was formerly a Canadian Olympic Committee Executive Member of the Athlete Council.
Director: Julie Duranceau (Saint-Bruno de Montarville, Que.)
Julie Duranceau is an experienced lawyer and an accredited mediator in civil, commercial, labour and family matters. Duranceau began her career as a civil and commercial litigator at law firm Stikeman Elliott. Duranceau then pursued her interest in sport and mediation by joining the Sport Dispute Resolution Center of Canada as a settlement facilitator. Since 2006, she has acted as an investigator following complaints of harassment in the workplace, and in the sport industry.
Using her interest in workplace and sport-related harassment, Duranceau developed a practice focused exclusively on conflict resolution. Since she started her career, Duranceau has led more than 400 mediation meetings, appeal committees, investigations and conflict management processes. Duranceau has also obtained numerous certifications and participated in several training courses in the areas of mediation, negotiation and workplace harassment.
Julie was born in Montreal, Quebec, currently lives in Saint-Bruno de Montarville, Quebec and is fluently bilingual.
Director: David Evans (London, Ont.)
David Evans is an experienced executive having worked over two decades within the consulting, advisory and real estate industry. He has national and international experience helping organizations work though complex strategies, significant business transformations and fundamental change.
Prior to transitioning to become a full-time real estate developer, David was the Global Head of Innovation and Technology for a large International Advisory firm. In this capacity he was responsible for providing strategic direction and global coordination of investments in client innovation as well as digital offerings, services and alliances to clients. David also served as Partner and National Management Consulting Leader for the same firm where, in addition to running business operations, he provided executive leadership and oversight to the practice’s most complex, high risk and transformational client mandates. He has successfully led large national teams across Canada to help clients through some of their most significant challenges and initiatives.
David has served on several non-for-profit the boards including the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (now Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre).
David is a Chartered Public Accountant (Ontario, Canada) and a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois, USA). He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Certificate from the Executive Leadership Program from Yale University.
David was born in Hamilton, Ontario and currently lives in London, Ontario.
Director: Marni Fullerton (Ottawa, Ont.)
Marni Fullerton is an experienced executive with three decades of leadership experience as a senior advisor and chief executive officer, having served as CEO of SFF Inc., CEO of Kingsmere Films, Strategic Advisor for the Millenix Group, Regional Ontario Producer for CBC Radio, Alberta Bureau Chief and Network Current Affairs Producer and Reporter for CBC Television.
Fullerton’s recent ESG cross sector advisory work has covered a range of challenges including addressing Indigenous Food Insecurity in partnership with United Way Eastern Canada, serving as an Advisor for the United Nation’s new global ethical governance standards regarding the use of Artificial Intelligence as well as Strategic Advisor for the Canadian Red Cross for policiesand training aimed at reducing violence on Indigenous reserves. Fullerton also founded Digital Mi’kmaq, an initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide and supporting reconciliation.
For government Fullerton has led rigorous due diligence risk for the CRA, Heritage, Global Affairs, BC Film and the EDC on files upwards of a billion dollars and held numerous board positions including sitting on the board of the Canada Nigeria Foundation, the Vancouver Board of Trade for the Olympics, the Ottawa Senators Community Coalition and the Western Quebec School Board.
Skilled in sponsorship, marketing and community engagement Fullerton has worked with a vast array of corporations and organizations across Canada and around the world including UNESCO, the Hockey Hall of Fame, FUJI, Panasonic, Apple, NASA and Tourism Canada. Fullerton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Acadia University, as well as Master of Arts graduate work in Political Science and journalism from the University of Calgary and Western University.
Marni was born in Brandon, Manitoba and currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario.
Director: Jonathan F. Goldbloom (Montreal, Que.)
Jonathan Goldbloom is a communications specialist with experience in both the public and private sectors, who lives in Montreal, Quebec. As a Founding Partner of Avenue Strategic Communications Inc., Goldbloom secured several mandates within the Canadian sporting landscape including the Royal Montreal Golf Club’s successful bid to host the President’s Cup as well as assisting Equestrian Canada with crisis management.
Prior to founding Avenue Strategic Communications Inc., Goldbloom served as Vice President and General Manager of Optimum Public Relations, Senior Partner of Columbia Communications Inc., an executive at Provigo Inc. and Senior Advisor to the President of Canada Post Corporation.
Goldbloom currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of VIA Rail. Throughout his career, Goldbloom had held several board positions, including serving on the boards of the Canada Israel Jewish Advocacy Group, Canadian Accredited Independent Schools and the Stratford Festival.
Fluent in English and French, Goldbloom holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, a Master of Arts from Carleton University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Director: Marian Jacko (Wiikwemkoong First Nation, Ont.)
Marian Jacko, Anishinaabe from Wiikwemkoong First Nation, is the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Indigenous Justice Division of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. Prior to this role, she was appointed by Order-in-council as The Children’s Lawyer for Ontario. Marian has made significant contributions to the legal profession including being the first Indigenous person appointed as The Children’s Lawyer for Ontario, where she spent nearly 20 years representing and advocating for the personal and property rights of children and youth.
Marian has spent her entire 24-year legal career tirelessly working on behalf of children and Indigenous peoples.
Marian raised her eldest child as a single parent while earning three University degrees, including a Master’s degree in Social Work and a law degree from the University of Toronto. While working full-time as a lawyer and raising three children, Marian obtained her Master of Law degree from York University in 2005.
Marian strongly believes in community service, serving on many non-profit organizations’ boards and advisory committees over the years. Currently, Marian is the President of the Little Native Hockey League ("Little NHL") and President of Anishnawbe Health of Toronto. She also joins a volunteer Board of Mentors with the Future of Hockey Lab whose work is committed to values-based social innovation and culture change while growing the game of ice hockey.
Marian has over a decade of coaching experience having coached at the Little NHL over many years, at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships and the Ontario Summer Games. She is currently the head coach of the U18A team in North York. Marian is passionate about the sport of ice hockey and believes it has the potential to change the narrative for Indigenous children and youth to one of resilience.
Director: Andrea Poole (Ottawa, Ont.)
Andrea Poole has two and half decades of private and public sector leadership experience in finance, accounting, auditing, compliance and business recovery. Poole is the founder and CEO of the accounting firm Numeris CPA Professional Corporation and provides Fractional Chief Financial Officer services to an Indigenous-led multi-million-dollar First Nation women and children focused charity.
Prior to founding her own accounting firm, Poole was an Audit Professional at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
Poole has also served on numerous boards, including sitting as the Director of Ottawa East Minor Hockey Association and a Director of the Manor Park Community Council. Currently, Poole serves as Sub-Committee Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee of CPA Ontario and is a member of Bishop University Foundation’s Audit Committee.
Poole holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bishop’s University, received her CPA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the CDI.D designation from Corporate Directors International.
Poole was born in Hamilton, Ontario and currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
The Hon. Hanson T. Dowell Q.C.
Dr. W.G. Hardy
The Hon. Justice J.J. Kryczka
Capt. Jas T. Sutherland