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 Council of Governors 

We are proud to present the Council of Governors of Humanity & Inclusion Canada, a prestigious gathering of influential personalities from Quebec and Canada. These exceptional leaders come from diverse sectors such as business, philanthropy, science, politics, sports, arts and culture. Their diversity and commitment testify to the richness of our support network.

 The role of the Council of Governors 

While the Council of Governors members do not assume legal or fiduciary responsibilities for Humanity & Inclusion Canada, they play an essential role in achieving the organization's mission. Each member, through his or her expertise and influence, makes a significant contribution to our organization. Their passionate commitment is aimed at raising our notoriety in Quebec and across Canada. Together, they work to promote our actions and foster our philanthropic development, enabling us to support people with disabilities and vulnerable populations around the world more effectively. 

 Council members 

Discover below the portraits and biographies of the members of our Council of Governors, remarkable individuals who, through their dedication and leadership, help us to create a more inclusive and supportive world. Their invaluable contributions enable us to continue making a lasting difference to the lives of those who need it most. 

Dominique Blain Dominique Blain Dominique Blain Dominique Blain

Dominique Blain

Dominique Blain's vision of the world, materialized in a body of work composed of objects and images, takes a look at human excesses and excesses. Often considered political, her work speaks to us above all with humanism. Major exhibitions of her work have been held at the Galerie de l'UQAM, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Art in Bristol, U.K., as well as in major cities across Canada, the U.K., Europe and the U.S..

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Dominique has created several major public works, including at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the CBC head office in Toronto.

In 2014, the Quebec government awarded her the state's highest distinction, the Prix Borduas. In 2019, the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris presented a major exhibition that toured to the Centre de création contemporaine Olivier Debré in Tours in 2020 and the Château de Chambord in 2021. She receives the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts of Canada in 2023.

She lives and works in Montreal.

Janet Brown Janet Brown Janet Brown Janet Brown

Janet Brown

Janet Brown is Alberta’s most recognized pollsters and political analysts. With over 35 years of experience in polling and marketing research, Janet has developed a knack for asking the right people the right questions. Together with Trend Research, Janet conducted the most accurate publicly released polls during both the 2019 and 2023 Alberta provincial elections. Throughout her career, she has managed research assignments for all levels of government and numerous private sector organizations. Janet has extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative research, having designed and managed hundreds of custom research projects.

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Janet is often invited to speak about political and social trends. She is a regular commentator on the CBC Calgary News at Six, Alberta Primetime, and the West of Centre podcast.

She continues to be active in the academic community and has recently delivered guest lectures at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, and Concordia University in Montreal. Janet recently contributed chapters to “Orange Chinook: Politics in the New Alberta” (University of Calgary Press, January 2019) and “Anger and Angst: Jason Kenney’s Legacy and Alberta’s Right” (Black Rose Books, April 2023).

Martin Imbleau Martin Imbleau Martin Imbleau Martin Imbleau

Martin Imbleau

A passionate advocate of international human rights law, Martin Imbleau has devoted his career to sustainable development, energy transition and strategic infrastructure development. He is now President and CEO of the crown corporation VIA TGF, for which he oversees the major intercity rail mobility project between Quebec City and Toronto. Martin has also managed major projects in the energy and public infrastructure sectors, both in Canada and the United States. He was President and CEO of the Port of Montreal, Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Hydro-Québec, and Senior Vice-President at Energir.

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Committed to the defense of human rights, he has published several books and articles on transitional justice, Holocaust denial, hate propaganda and genocide. Martin combines academic and associative responsibilities, notably chairing the board of the Raoul Dandurand Chair, and co-founding the Energy Sector Management Chair at HEC Montréal. He has also chaired the boards of Écotech and the Lojiq Foundation, and served on the boards of Avocats sans frontières and Forces Avenir. With his negotiating experience and strong communication skills, he has been with L'effet A participants since the very beginning.

Michelle Mckenna Michelle Mckenna Michelle Mckenna Michelle Mckenna

Michelle Mckenna

Michelle McKenna has served on numerous boards of directors over the last 20 years, and she currently sits on two boards, Vecova and Renfrew Educational Services, both with a focus on the disabilities sector. Michelle joined the Vecova board six years ago and is currently chair of the board. Additionally, at Vecova, Michelle is chair of the Capital Campaign Committee, chair of the Executive Committee and has served on the strategic planning sub-committee.

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Michelle’s interest in the disabilities sector stems from advocating for her son who has a disability.  As such, since 2011 she has served on the Renfrew Educational Services board and chairs their gala committee, which oversees the annual capital campaign gala.  The gala raises more than $500,000 on average annually, however, the gala raised $1.3 million in 2023 alone.  Michelle, along with her husband, was recently involved in a joint fundraiser with Renfrew and the Macquarie Group, which resulted in over $3.1 million raised to benefit Renfrew Educational Services in their capital campaign to build a new school.

Additionally, she was one of the founder partners in Calgary’s Creative Kids Museum.  She joined the Telus Spark board in 2005, after the Telus World of Science and the Creative Kids Museum became one society. She helped to obtain $3 million in City of Calgary funding for the Creative Kids Museum and her participation in the negotiations with the Calgary Science Centre Society were instrumental in securing the facility that is now home to the Museum.  Michelle sat on the External Relations committee and served on the board there for 9 years.  Mrs. McKenna has also served on various school boards where she was vice chair and chaired the nomination and governance, marketing, and fund development committees.  

Michelle holds a bachelor of Business Administration degree, with Distinction, from St. Francis Xavier University.  She has many years of management and marketing experience with public and private companies, such as Trizec Hahn and Canadian Airlines, as well as experience running her own interior design and event planning company and overseeing many fundraising dinners and galas. Michelle is married to Toby McKenna, and has three boys, James, Connor and Noah, and enjoys travel, the outdoors and time with family.

Thanks to the vision and commitment of our Council of Governors, Humanity & Inclusion Canada continues to grow and support people with disabilities and vulnerable populations around the world, for as long as it takes. Guided by the values of solidarity and inclusion that are at the heart of our mission and have always driven us.  

Would you like to join us in this extraordinary human adventure and find out how you too can contribute to our mission? 

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Anne Delorme
Executive director
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Racky Ba
Head of Philanthropic Development
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