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Our Leadership

Leadership to the staff and volunteers of IJM Canada is provided by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, who seek to implement in our Canadian context the global direction set by the leaders of IJM.

Executive Director

Ed Wilson

Executive Director

Ed Wilson is IJM Canada's Executive Director. In this role, Ed provides strategic and visionary leadership to the mission and vision of IJM in Canada, in order to rescue victims of violence and protect the poor by strengthening their justice systems. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Ed served as Chief Operating Officer for eight years, during which time he helped lead IJM Canada's dramatic growth in revenue and impact.

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Vice-President of Development and Marketing

Glenn Waterman

Vice-President of Development and Marketing

Glenn Waterman is IJM Canada's Vice-President of Development and Marketing. In this role, Glenn is responsible for further developing IJM Canada's community of support and expanding the reach of IJM Canada's message.

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Vice-President of Operations

Kevin Dixon

Vice President of Programs and Operations

Training and experience have convinced Kevin that practical truth is most often found at the bottom and edges, rather than the top or centre, of most groups, organizations, and institutions. This point of view has influenced his actions throughout a career of advocacy for those pushed to the margins of mainstream society. Kevin served Anglican parishes in Southwestern Ontario and Vancouver for over 25 years, most recently as Dean at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario.

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Board of Directors
Bruce Friesen

Bruce Friesen

President, BWF Holdings Ltd

Bruce has worked in the business community for over 30 years. He founded Baywest Management Corp, Canada's leading residential management firm and is currently working in furniture manufacturing and the glass industry.

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Ken Pedlar

Joey Horvath

Co-Founder, Itinera Ventures

Joey is an international business advisor, impact investor, and mentor who is committed to helping the poor and marginalized by investing in their lives in a way that encourages personal and social change.

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Kim Priebe

Jennifer Ip

Unit Director & Counsel, LAWPRO

Jennifer Ip is a Unit Director & Counsel with the Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO). She is a graduate of University of Toronto, holds a Law degree from Queen's University and is an active member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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Ken Pedlar

Kenneth Pedlar

Judge, Ontario Superior Court

Justice Pedlar is a member of many Boards and an active volunteer leader in the Salvation Army for over 40 years. He was appointed a Judge of the Ontario Provincial Court in July 1980, working primarily in Kingston.

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Lorne Penner

Lorne Penner

Vice-Chair
Lawyer, Ahlstrom Wright Oliver & Cooper

Lorne practices law in Edmonton, Alberta.  He has served on the boards of, and as general counsel to, various not-for-profit organizations throughout his career. 

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James Peters

James Peters

Chairperson
President, Hadrian Manufacturing Inc.

President of Hadrian Manufacturing Inc. since 1997, James has led the company through significant growth and change.

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Lee Sutherland

Lee Sutherland

Secretary
Lawyer

Lee was born and raised in New England and completed her undergraduate degree in Colorado. She immigrated to Canada in 1974 where she obtained a Masters degree in history and a law degree from the University of Toronto. 

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Ed Wolowich

Ed Wolowich, P. Eng.

Treasurer
Environmental / Water Resources Engineer

An Environmental and Water Resources Engineer, Ed is currently a Senior Director with SNC-Lavalin Inc.  He has over 30 years of experience and has undertaken a wide range of projects from the arctic to the tropics.

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Sean Litton

Sean Litton

President, International Justice Mission

Sean Litton currently serves as President of International Justice Mission, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, as well as IJM’s strategy and structure, and the recruitment and development of the senior leadership team.

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Leigh Schumann

Leigh Schumann

Principal, Fawkes and Holly

Leigh Schumann has an international background in fundraising and global experience in not-for-profit communications. In 2015, she transitioned into her current role as a Principal at the consulting firm, Fawkes and Holly.

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Wayne Alguire

Wayne Alguire

Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church

Wayne Alguire lent his expertise for over 20 years to the corporate and education sectors before transitioning into not-for-profit leadership. Since 2008, he has served as senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Kelowna, BC.

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Kelly Semkiw

Kelly Semkiw

Consultant

Since graduating from University of Toronto, Kelly Semkiw has relentlessly pursued her career in not-for-profit development in both Canada and the United States. Semkiw currently works as a consultant for not-for-profits who want to increase their impact.

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Global Leader

Gary Haugen

CEO, International Justice Mission

Gary Haugen serves as CEO of International Justice Mission. Mr. Haugen received a B.A. in Social Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago, cum laude, where he was the Ford Foundation Scholar in International Law. He also served as the Visiting Scholar in Politics at the University of Adelaide in Australia.

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