Our Mentors

Since 2005, 414 individuals have been involved as mentors to Loran Scholars. Our mentors introduce scholars to their new community, provide them with advice and resources and continually challenge them to act with courage, empathy and honesty.


Current Mentors


Mentor City Province
Janice Abbott CEO Atira Group of Women Serving Agencies Vancouver British Columbia
Jay Abramsky President, Keystone Property Management Kingston Ontario
Dana Ades Presidente du conseil d’administration, Association des femmes en finance du Quebec Montreal Quebec
Billy Allan Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering – Royal Military College Kingston Ontario
Christina Anthony VP & Portfolio Manager, Odlum Brown Ltd. Vancouver British Columbia
Helen Antoniou Molson Certified Executive & Team Coach – Self-Employed Montreal Quebec
Jeremy Balint Cabinet Maker Kingston Ontario
Sarah Balint Librarian – Kingston Frontenac Public Library Kingston Ontario
Karim Bardeesy Distinguished Visiting Professor & Special Adviser to the President, Ryerson University Toronto Ontario
Teresa (Terry) Bennett Psychiatrist – Offord Centre for Child Studies Burlington Ontario
Linda Bergeron Chief Human Resources – VIA Rail Canada Montreal Quebec
Sheila Biggers CEO, Junior Achievement BC Vancouver British Columbia
Cathie Borrie Author Vancouver British Columbia
Nicole Bradbury Partner, Renewal Funds Vancouver British Columbia
Donald Bruce Former Dean, College of the Arts – University of Guleph Guelph Ontario
Dinu Bumbaru Directeur des politiques – Heritage Montreal Montreal Quebec
Erika Burger Owner & Physiotherapist – Erika Burger Physiotherapy Dartmouth Nova scotia
Lindsay Cameron Wilson Broadcaster, food stylist, writer & recipe developer Halifax Nova scotia
Don Campbell Senior Strategy Advisor, DLA Piper Vancouver British Columbia
David Caputo Former Cofounder, President & CEO of Sandvine St. Agatha Ontario
Susan Chalmers-Gauvin Co-Founder and CEO at Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada Fredericton New brunova scotiawick
Alison Chandler Director of Marketing & Communications, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Halifax Nova scotia
Jean-Marc Chouinard Vice-Président, Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon Montréal Quebec
Kim Christensen Kim Christensen Wolfe Island Ontario
Stephanie Ciccarelli Chief Brand Officer, Voices.com London Ontario
Gary Collins Senior Advisor, Lazard Vancouver British Columbia
Lisa Coltart Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services – VanCity Vancouver British Columbia
Heather Conradi Director, Impact Investing, Vancity Vancouver British Columbia
George Cooke Former President & CEO, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company Toronto Ontario
Aline Cool Guidance, Upper Grand District School Board Guelph Ontario
Peter Copestake Director, RSA Insurance Canada Kingston Ontario
Peter Coughlin President & CEO, Redbourne Properties Inc. Montréal Quebec
Denise Cumming Retired Executive Director – University Hospitals Kingston Foundation Kingston Ontario
Juliet Daniel Professor, McMaster University Hamilton Ontario
Lili de Grandpré Managing Director – CenCEO Consulting Montréal Quebec
Rita de Santis Avocate Montreal Quebec
Sheiry Dhillon Medical Student – McMaster University Brampton Ontario
Mike Dixon Professor & Director, Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility – University of Guelph Guelph Ontario
Bernard Doucet Director, Corporate Affairs – Sobeys Inc. Stellarton Nova scotia
Jeffrey Drummond Managing Director, DNA Capital Montreal Quebec
Jeff Duncan Regional Advancement Coordinator at Fanshawe College Foundation London Ontario
Kim Echlin Novelist, translator, editor and teacher Toronto Ontario
Duane Elverum Co-Founder + Co-Director, CityStudio Vancouver Vancouver British Columbia
John Flintoft Vice President, Institutional Sales, Connor Clark & Lunn Vancouver British Columbia
Melanie Friesen International Program Consultant, Vancouver International Film Festival Vancouver British Columbia
Virginia Froman Philanthropic Grants Program Developer – VFEnterprises (VFE) Toronto Ontario
Carolina Gallo Vice President, Government Relations, ABB Montreal Quebec
Claude Généreux Executive Vice President – Power Corporation of Canada Westmount Quebec
Derek Gent Former Executive Director – Vancity Community Foundation Vancouver British Columbia
Jennifer Gillivan President & CEO – IWK Health Centre Foundation Halifax Nova scotia
Dale Godsoe Board Chair, University of King’s College Halifax Nova scotia
Les Gombik Managing Partner of Calgary, The Caldwell Partners International Inc. Calgary Alberta
Barbara Grantham President & CEO, Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Hospital Vancouver British Columbia
Jon Hantho Principal, Janus Advisory Services Toronto Ontario
Susan Harada Associate Director – School of Journalism and Communication, Program Head – Journalism, Carleton University Ottawa Ontario
David Helliwell Co-Founder & CEO, New Hippo Health Vancouver British Columbia
Bonnie Hillman President, A&C, Inc. Toronto Ontario
Sandy Houston President & CEO, Metcalf Foundation Toronto Ontario
Jim Hughes Senior Fellow – The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Montreal Quebec
E.M. Blake Hutcheson President & Chief Pensions Officer – OMERS Toronto Ontario
Frank Iacobucci The Honorable Mr. Justice Toronto Ontario
Inez Jabalpurwala President and CEO, Brain Canada Montreal Quebec
Tim Jackson President & CEO – SHAD Waterloo Ontario
Donald Johnston Chair – McCall MacBain Foundation Montréal Quebec
Carol Kehoe Interim Executive Director for Tafelmusik Hamilton Ontario
Iain Klugman CEO – Communitech Corporation Kitchener Ontario
Elaine Lalonde Senior Consultant, Global Philanthropic Inc. Westmount Quebec
Paul Larocque President & CEO – Arts Umbrella Vancouver British Columbia
Laurie Lashbrook President, Lashbrook Marketing & Public Relations London Ontario
Alfred LeBlanc Vice-President, Communications, Corporate and International Affairs Directorate / Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Ottawa Ontario
Anièle Lecoq Présidente – ALStrategie Montreal Quebec
Annette Leibing Anthropologue et professeure titulaire à la Faculté des sciences infirmières de l?Université de Montréal Montreal Quebec
John Lennox Professor Emeritus, York University Newmarket Ontario
Aaron Levo Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, Hamilton Health Sciences Hamilton Ontario
Keanin Loomis President & CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Hamilton Ontario
Louise Macdonald Executive Leadership Coach Melbourne Quebec
Christopher Mackie CEO – Middlesex London Health Unit London Ontario
Roderick MacLennan Owner – Tribune Holdings Ltd. Truro Nova scotia
Joy MacPhail Chair – Out TV Vancouver British Columbia
Gordon Martell Superintendent, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Saskatoon Saskatchewan
Kristina McDougall Principal & Founder, Executive Search, Artemis Canada Waterloo Ontario
David McEntyre Independent Investment Management Professional Montreal Quebec
Danielle Melchior Consultant, BC Council of Forest Industries Vancouver British Columbia
Antoine Michaud General Partner – OpenText Enterprise App Fund Montreal Quebec
Grant Mitchell Senator, Senate of Canada Edmonton Alberta
John Montalbano Principal, Tower Beach Capital Ltd. Vancouver British Columbia
Astrid Muschalla Director of Oasis Institute for Healthy Living Inc. Wolfe Island Ontario
Sara Napier Executive Director – United Way Halifax Halifax Nova scotia
John Nightengale President & CEO, Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver British Columbia
Nick Oddson Chief Technology Officer at D2L Waterloo Ontario
Julia Ouellette Advisory Board Chair – Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) Toronto Ontario
Maria Pacella Senior VP, Private Equity, PenderFund Capital Management Vancouver British Columbia
Hilary Pearson President – Philanthropic Foundations Canada Westmount Quebec
Adrienne Piggott Procurement Services / Chair of the Subcommittee on Racialized and Ethnic Persons, McGill University Montreal Quebec
Ed Quilty Founder, President & CEO. Aquatic Informatics Inc. Vancouver British Columbia
Victor Rabinovitch Adjunct Professor and Fellow, Queens University. Kingston Ontario
Bob Rae Senior Partner, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP Toronto Ontario
Deepak Ramachandran Co-Founder – FundThrough Toronto Ontario
Sandra Richardson CEO, Victoria Foundation Victoria British Columbia
Anthea Rowe Brand Reputation Manager, 3M London Ontario
Scott Runté President, Warren Capital Corp Kingston Ontario
Michelle Rupp Principal, Lighthouse Leadership Ltd. Vancouver British Columbia
Jorge Salazar Project Director for the Inner Activist Victoria British Columbia
Kalai Saravanamuttu Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology – McMaster University Hamilton Ontario
Nick Saul Co-founder, President & CEO – Community Food Centres Canada Toronto Ontario
Mark Schaan Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Innovation, Science & Economic Developmnet – Government of Canada Ottawa Ontario
Paul Setlakwe SVP & CFO, FedNav Montreal Quebec
Rob Shea Associate Vice-President (academic and student affairs) at the Fisheries and Marine Institute – Memorial University St. John’s Newfoundland
Margaret Shepherd Chair, MBA Programme – Royal Military College Kingston Ontario
Nathan Slee Principal – Dragon Tree Labs Vancouver British Columbia
Paul Smith Naval Commander – Canadian Forces Halifax Nova scotia
Sandra Stuart CEO – HSBC Bank Canada Vancouver British Columbia
Chantal Tie Professor, University of Ottawa Law School Alcove Quebec
Jasmine Urisk President – JTU Consulting Guelph Ontario
Martin Valasek Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Montreal Quebec
Shawn Van Sluys Executive Director – Musagetes Foundation Guelph Ontario
Greg Veres CEO and Co-Founder at SkyCourt Fitness Inc Waterloo Ontario
Suzanne Vinet Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa Ontario
Lee Wetherall Vice President & Investment Advisor – Wetherall Wealth Management Group, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Kingston Ontario
Chris Wormald Founder, VeraMito Kitchener Ontario
Bruce M. Wright Retired Managing Partner, MLT Aikins LLP Vancouver British Columbia

This list was last updated in February 2019.

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