Canadore Foundation

The Canadore College Foundation exists to provide leadership in meeting the long-term development and fundraising objectives established by the Canadore College Board of Governors to benefit students, programs and applied research at Canadore College.

Foundation Board Chair’s Message

Canadore is the college of choice for connecting people, education and employment through leadership and innovation. We live in a dynamic time where responsiveness to our environment - locally, provincially, nationally and internationally – is critical to the success of our learners. 

As part of our evolution, the College has recently established the Canadore College Foundation. The Foundation’s role is twofold: first, it is to provide strategic advice to the College’s development and fundraising objectives and to the College President on development matters; secondly, it is to oversee the governance of the College’s endowments, donations and assets to best benefit students, services, programs and applied research.

The Foundation’s annual major fundraiser, the President’s Club Dinner, confirms our caring community’s continued support for the College and the direction in which the Foundation is headed. We are very pleased to report that this sold out dinner raised close to $26,000 in 2015, its first year, for scholarships through the President’s Club Million Dollar Fund, and an additional $76,000 TBC last year.

We look forward to continuing to assist you with your giving needs. Our Corporate, Community and Alumni Partnership team is always happy to help you find the level of gift that works best for you. Thank you for the meaningful impact you have on Canadore College, our students and our community. You are truly changing lives.


Rick Evans
Chair, Canadore College Foundation


President’s Message

At Canadore, we are determined to be leaders in applied education and training, and we are constantly building relationships with employers, agencies, alumni, and public and private sector partners to ensure that we continue to develop responsive and innovative programming and services. Through these relationships, we strive to be a key stimulus in our region’s development so that we can provide our students with exciting, experiential learning opportunities, and offer new and innovative approaches to address business and industry challenges.

As an esteemed donor or valued partner - or both - you play a vital role in our students’ success. Our students understand and appreciate the numerous ways in which your support enhances their learning experience at Canadore, and we see the positive impact of that support in the achievement of their educational and career goals.

As you will see in this report, you are clearly helping Canadore accomplish great things. But of course, we can’t rest now. With your continued involvement, we will ensure a strong, sustainable future for Canadore through high quality academic programs and services, ongoing dialogue with our partners, and the development of even more innovative learning opportunities. We are so excited to be on this journey with you.



George Burton
President and CEO Canadore College

Canadore College Foundation Board

Kirk Kelusky, Chair
Kerri Spooner, Vice Chair
Michael Aniballi, Director
George Burton, Director
Rick Evans, Director
William Ferguson, Director
Joe Guido, Director
Gord Miller, Member
Kayvan Rouhani, Member
Bob Wood, Member


Ginette Cazabon, Secretary
Richard Peters, Treasurer


Carrie Dokis, Development and Volunteer Officer
Brad Gavan, Director, Foundation

2017 Foundation Annual Impact Report 


George Burton
President and CEO
705.474.7600 ext. 5232

Brad Gavan
Director, Foundation and Office of Corporate, Community and Alumni Partnership
705.474.7600 ext. 5124
Cell 705.840.3473

Carrie Dokis
Development and Volunteer Officer, Foundation and Office of Corporate, Community and Alumni Partnership  
705.474.7600 ext. 5147
Cell 705.471.9678