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

Jim Marriner (Vice-chair)
Dave Dunn
Todd Kennedy
Michelle Gray
Sara Richard
Kathryn Collet (Chair)
Patricia Saulis

Absent: John Pugh

Nova Scotia

Larry Shortt (Vice-chair)
Shane O'Neil (Chair)
Darryl Murrant
Michael Pollard
Alex Levy
Jim Gourlay
Pat Wall

Newfoundland & Labrador

Fred Parsons (Chair)
Brian Dempson (Vice-chair)
Martha Robertson
Greg Jeddore
Jim McCarthy
Chris Wessel
Rick Maddigan

Prince Edward Island

Mike Durant (Vice-chair)
Joshua Lindsay
Rosie MacFarlane
Mary Finch
Shawn MacDougall
Ottis McInnis
Al Ledgerwood (Chair)
Rob Burnett
Randy Angus


Sébastien Ross (Vice-chair)
Jean Boudreault
René Lafond (Chair)
Ronald Cormier

Absent: André St-Hilaire & Sylvie Tremblay


Francois Caron
Dr. Rick Cunjak
Dr. Jeff Hutchings
Carol-Anne Gillis
Peter Cronin

Absent: Dave Reddin (Chair), Yvon Coté, John Bagnall, Brian Dempson