Advisory Committees

The Foundation relies heavily on its volunteer advisory committee structure to make good decisions on the projects that should be funded. Our advisory committee model is unique in the world of salmon conservation. It’s a strategic direction that promotes inclusiveness of the many interests in wild salmon conservation as well as partnership among them. Most importantly, our advisory committees ensure the Foundation receives excellent advice in recommending conservation projects that respond to the unique salmon conservation imperatives faced in each of the five provinces.

There are six advisory committees consisting of a Scientific Advisory Committee and five Provincial Advisory Committees. Each appointee to these committees is an expert volunteer identified in consultation with stakeholder groups and governments. Our advisory committees have proven to be a very successful way of including people in our decision-making processes and ensuring full transparency in the granting process.

New Brunswick

Todd Kennedy
Sara Richard
Charles Sacobie
Kathryn Collet (Chair)
Dave Dunn
Dr. Michelle Gray
Jim Marriner (Vice-chair)
Richard Debow

(L-R/T-B) David Dunn, Allyson Heustis (ASCF), Kathryn Collet, Michelle Gray, Todd Kennedy, Charline McCoy (ASCF), Stephen Chase (ASCF), Sara Richard, James Marriner, and Richard DeBow. Regrets: Charles Sacobie.

Nova Scotia

David MacNeil (Vice-Chair)
Michael Pollard (Chair)
Pat Wall
Jennifer MacDonald
Darryl Murrant
Jason LeBlanc
Shane O'Neil
Keith Christmas

(L-R/T-B) Jason Leblanc, Allyson Heustis (ASCF), Pat Wall, Michael Pollard, Gert Lawlor (ASCF), David MacNeil, Shane O'Neil, Keith Christmas, Darryl Murrant, Jennifer MacDonald, and Stephen Chase (ASCF)

Newfoundland & Labrador

Carl McLean
Jim McCarthy
Rick Maddigan
Brian Dempson (Vice-chair)
Travis Van Leeuwen
Fred Parsons (Chair)
Greg Jeddore
Graham Roome

(L-R/T-B) Fred Parsons, Allyson Heustis (ASCF), Richard Maddigan, Graham Roome, Jim McCarthy, Carl McLean, Brian Dempson, Travis Van Leeuwen, and Gregory Jeddore.

Prince Edward Island

Mary Finch (Chair)
Ruby Sharp
Ottis McInnis
Rob Burnett
Rosanne MacFarlane
Shawn MacDougall
Todd Dupuis (vice-Chair)
Brad Ledgerwood

(L-R/T-B) Ruby Sharp, Allyson Heustis (ASCF), Rob Burnett, Brad Ledgerwood, Shawn MacDougall, Stephen Chase (ASCF), Mary Finch, Rosie MacFarlane, Gert Lawlor (ASCF), and Ottis McInnis.


Frédéric Lévesque
Sébastien Ross
Sylvie Tremblay
Jean-Pierre le Bel
Richard Firth (Chair)
Véronique Gilain
Jean Malec
Thomas Buffin-Bélanger

(L-R/T-B) Frédéric Lévesque, Charline McCoy (ASCF), Véronique Gilain, Richard Firth, Sébastien Ross, Thomas Buffin-Bélanger, Sylvie Tremblay, Stephen Chase (ASCF), and Jean-Pierre Le Bel. Absent: Jean Malec


François Caron
Dr. Rick Cunjak
Dr. Carole-Anne Gillis
Peter Cronin
Dave Reddin (Chair)
Yvon Coté
Dr. Ian Bradbury
Brian Dempson

(L-R/T-B) David Reddin, Stephen Chase (ASCF), Brian Dempson, Charline McCoy (ASCF), Dr. Ian Bradbury, Dr. Carole-Anne Gillis, Peter Cronin, and François Caron. Absent: Dr. Rick Cunjack & Yvon Côté