Grand Challenges Canada is a not-for-profit organization created, in part, with funding from the Government of Canada. We adhere to strict controls and oversight. We fund and provide support to not-for-profit and charitable organizations, academic institutions and socially-minded small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada and low- and middle-income countries.

  • Guylaine Saucier

    Guylaine Saucier

    Board Chair, Grand Challenges Canada

  • Alain Beaudet

    Alain Beaudet

    Past president, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

  • Cédric Bisson

    Cédric Bisson

    Partner, Teralys Capital

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    Marine Buissonnière

    Independent Researcher and Advisor in Humanitarian Action and Global Health; Senior Advisor, Resolve to Save Lives

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    Daniel Carucci

    Global Chief Medical Officer, McCann Health

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    Johanne Charbonneau

    Retired Financial Executive/Corporate Director

    Chair of Audit, Finance & Risk Committee

  • Awa Marie Coll Seck

    Awa Marie Coll Seck

    Minister of State to the President of Senegal

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    Mohamed H.A. Hassan

    President, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

  • Jocelyn Mackie

    Jocelyn Mackie

    Co-Chief Executive Officer

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    Nathalie Pambrun

    Advocacy & Policy Advisor, National Aboriginal Council of Midwives

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    Gerhard Pries

    Founder and Executive Chair, Sarona Asset Management Inc.

    Chair of Investment Committee

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    Morris Rosenberg

    Chair of Governance & Human Resources Committee

  • Karlee Silver

    Karlee Silver

    Co-Chief Executive Officer

  • Peter A. Singer

    World Health Organization

Former Board Members

Grand Challenges Canada would like to acknowledge the guidance and leadership provided by the former members of our Board of Directors.

  • Joseph L. Rotman

    Founding Chairman

  • Robert Bell

  • Abdallah Daar

  • Elizabeth Dowdeswell

  • Charles Field-Marsham

  • Allan Gotlieb

  • Jean Lebel

  • Mwelecele Malecela

  • David M. Malone

  • Allan R. Ronald