Board of Directors

Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, Winnipeg, MB

Lloyd is former President of the University of Winnipeg and has been an MP and senior cabinet Minister, serving in portfolios such as Foreign Affairs, Employment and Immigration and Transport. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize he is currently chair of the board of CUSO, chancellor of St Pauls university college, a board member of the International Institute of Sustainable Development, member of The Hague Institute Commission on Governance and Security.

Celso Boscariol, Vancouver, BC

Celso is a lawyer in Vancouver and been associated with various voluntary and business groups.

Hon. Herb Breau, Ottawa, ON

Herb is a business person who has served as an MP from New Brunswick and cabinet Minister in charge of Fisheries and Oceans.

Prof. Andrew Cohen, Ottawa, ON

Andrew is a Professor at Carleton University, an author and a former foreign correspondent with the Globe and Mail. He is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C.

Patrick Dillon, Hamilton, ON

Patrick is the Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario. Patrick also sits on a number of construction industry boards, including those of the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS), BuildForce Canada, the Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre and the De Novo Treatment Centre.

Iris Evans, Edmonton Alberta

Hon. Sergio Marchi, Ottawa, ON

Sergio is President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association. He is a former MP and Minister in portfolios including International Trade, Environment and Immigration & Citizenship.

David Miller, Ottawa, ON

Originally from Saskatchewan, David is Assistant Vice President, Government Affairs at CN. He has worked in government relations and in government including being Director of Operations in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Dr. Karen Mock, Toronto, ON

Karen is a human rights specialist, often consulted by the courts.  She was head of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Human Rights League of B’Nai Brith.

Junaid Mirza, Toronto, ON; Treasurer

Sandra Pupatello, Windsor, ON; Chair of the Board

Sandra is a Strategic Advisor for Industry, Global Markets & Public Sector at PwC Canada, and has been a senior minister in the Government of Ontario in portfolios including Trade and Economic Development, Education, Community and Social Services and Women’s Issues.

Ranjit Singh Dulai, Mississauga, ON

Ranjit Singh Dulai is President and CEO of Petroleum Plus and Dulai Petroleum Inc. He has been involved in the community working with youth and seniors and has worked with Malton Action Committee. Mr. Dulai is a former host on CJMR 1320 Radio.

Executive Director

Andrew Cardozo

Andrew Cardozo has worked on public policy throughout his career and always been in positions of leadership and team building.

He has been a Commissioner at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

He has also been Executive Director of the Alliance of Sector Councils, (a skills development industry organization) and was the founding president of the Pearson-Shoyama Institute (a niche think-tank that focused on diversity and immigration).

He has been a columnist for the Toronto Star, Broadcast Dialogue and presently and the Ottawa-based Hill Times.

Andrew is an Adjunct Professor and teaches at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Over the years he has volunteered in the campaigns of progressive candidates at all levels of government.

Andrew’s volunteer involvement includes being an adjudicator for the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (  He has been a board member of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (, the YMCA-YWCA Ottawa, Media Awareness Network, the Vancouver-based Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS) and been active in Big Brothers of Ottawa.  Andrew is also an artist in his spare time (

He has a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science from York University and an M.A. in Public Administration from Carleton University.

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