Board Chair and Vice-Chair Announcement – CARE Canada

OTTAWA, 29 JUNE 2020 – CARE Canada is proud to announce the election of a new Chair and Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors. Effective June 25, 2020: Victor Thomas is the new Chair of the Board and Hilary Pearson, C.M, is the new Vice-Chair.

“The past months of our global fight against COVID have laid bare not only the persistence of inequality, but the importance of women and girls in leading the way in global recovery,” said Thomas.

“We look forward to doing our part to ensure that women and girls around the world are heard and supported in improving their own lives and those of their families.”

Victor Thomas is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada-India Business Council. He has a Masters of Administration in Leadership from the University of Regina, a Chartered Director designation from McMaster University, and the reciprocal designation of Administrateur de Sociétés Certifié from Laval University. Victor has served as the Vice-Chair of the CARE Canada Board for the past two years.

Hilary Pearson was formerly the President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada. Ms. Pearson holds honorary doctorates from Carleton University and UNB and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in 2018.

“CARE Canada is excited to move into this new decade of transformational global change with the leadership of Victor, Hilary and the entire board,” said Barbara Grantham, CARE Canada President and CEO.

The Board extends its sincere thanks to outgoing Chair Ken Sunquist, former Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia and ADM in Foreign Affairs for Africa and Asia, who has served CARE Canada with distinction for the past 10 years, including the past five years as Chair.

For a complete list of CARE Canada’s Board of Directors, visit


CARE has spokespeople available. For media inquiries, please contact:

Lama Alsafi | 613-228-5641

About CARE Canada:

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE develops solutions alongside women and girls in developing countries to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty and out of crisis. CARE stands with women and girls around the world in economic empowerment. We bring women, girls, and their communities together to challenge inequality while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster. CARE works in 100 countries around the world.

To learn more about CARE Canada, visit


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