The Hnatyshyn Foundation is incorporated as a national private charity. Its offices are located in Ottawa, Canada. The Foundation’s Board of Directors oversees policy, allocation of funds and investment of endowment income. The Board meets four times per year.

Independent artists, art professionals and representatives of art institutions, drawn from all regions of the country, provide advice on programming, candidate nominations and selections.


Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C.

Board of Directors

  • Victoria Henry, Chair
  • Jen Budney
  • Cynthia Dale
  • Karen Hennessey, Secretary
  • John Hnatyshyn, Vice-Chair
  • Judith Klassen
  • Leslie McKay, Treasurer
  • Parise Mongrain
  • Julie Nesrallah
  • William Saunderson
  • Gaëtane Verna
  • Dr. Ireneus Zuk
  • Y. A. George Hynna, Honorary Counsel


  • Executive Director – Kim Lymburner
  • Executive Assistant – Justine Skahan