Board Members and Directors

The national organization, March of Dimes Canada (MODC), was granted in May 2013, reflecting our growth and expansion from the original Ontario March of Dimes.
The Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled Persons Canada (RFDP)  is now March of Dimes Canada Foundation. Ontario March of Dimes Non-Profit Housing Corporation (NPHC) was approved for continuance as March of Dimes Canada Non-Profit Housing Corporation. 

2018-2019 Board of Directors

March of Dimes Canada
Peter Rumyee, Chair
Catherine Sherrard, Vice Chair
Alan Lipszyc, Treasurer 
Michael Cole, Secretary *
Dr. Blair Roblin, Past Chair
Allister Byrne
Elizabeth Greville
Elizabeth Lounsbury
Alan Barkin
Dr. Luis Barreto  
Tony Barros
Catherine Bell *
Charan Kumar Bommireddipalli
Janet Candido
Adam Cieply
Lauri Brunner
Patricia Peel
Cameron Whale *
Dr. Faisel Saeed *
Graham Todd
Lynn Wagner
Trent Pringle
Michael Claener
Wendy Kauffman

March of Dimes Canada Foundation
Peter Rumyee, Chair
Catherine Sherrard, Vice Chair
Alan Lipzyc, Treasurer
Michael Cole, Secretary *
Blair Roblin, Past Chair
Elizabeth Lounsbury
Adam Cieply
Janet Candido 

March of Dimes Canada Non-Profit Housing Corporation
Patricia Peel, Chair
Catherine Bell, Vice Chair * 
Darryl Humphries, Secretary /Treasurer *
Cameron Whale, Past Chair
Adam Marcovitch
Steve Mahler
Elizabeth Lounsbury

* While no Board Members are financially compensated for their volunteer service, the above noted members are employed with companies that are suppliers to March of Dimes Canada.​ 

In Tribute

David Mackenzie Logan

David Mackenzie Logan, Ph. D.
1937 - January 17, 2017

David Mackenzie Logan, Ph. D., former Board Chair of March of Dimes Canada, and of March of Dimes Canada Non Profit Housing Corporation, passed away very suddenly on January 17th, 2017 in his 80th year. The news was a shock to friends and family, and the family of March of Dimes extends sincerest condolences to his beloved wife Susan (and companion for over 60 years) and his three children, Richard, Michael, and Heather and their families. David was a remarkable man, a true polymath, “a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas,” and he continued to learn and expand his knowledge throughout his life. 

For over 35 years David served on the board of directors of March of Dimes (originally the Ontario March of Dimes) and was voted a lifetime seat on the board and then made Director Emeritus, assuring that he would continue to contribute to the vision and service of this agency. He was a champion for the rights of people with disabilities and one of the greatest supports to management and staff, serving on many committees, chairing Research, Community Development, Fund raising, Finance and more, and always bringing his unique humour, dedication, loving perspective and incredible intellect to the situation.

The Honourable George S. P. Ferguson, Q.C. - Who Am I to Judge

The Honourable George S. P. Ferguson, Q.C.
1923 - June 15, 2011

Polio left Justice Ferguson with permanent physical disabilities, but his spirit was unharmed. Ferguson went on to have a lengthy and distinguished career in law, a long and happy marriage and an involvement with the charity he helped create - March of Dimes, a relationship that spanned over 55 years.
Read his full profile.

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David Arthur Boyle, Ph.D.
July 24, 1942 -  May 7, 2011

For more than 14 years, Mr. Boyle was an ardent supporter of March of Dimes serving on many committees and as the Chair, Board of Directors.  He was an advocate for people with disabilities and played a key role in developing a stronger relationship between Ontario March of Dimes and the Easter Seals Society Ontario. His contributions were greatly valued and long-lasting.
Read his full profile.

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David Balfour Meynell, Q.C.
September 24, 1931 -  October 5, 2008

Mr. Meynell was a long time volunteer for our Board of Directors. He was particularly dedicated to promoting inclusive and affordable housing for people with disabilities. In his honour, the NPHC Toronto building was renamed in his honour as the Meynell House.
Read his full profile.

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Robert Henry Canning
March 21, 1926  -  January 28, 2009

In 1953 Robert contracted polio, and for the rest of his life he demonstrated the resourcefulness and skill of one who has an indomitable spirit and a "can do" attitude. Robert served on the board of Ontario March of Dimes in the mid-80’s, and stayed active on the President’s Advisory Council.
Read his full profile.

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