About Us

Structure

Patron
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., CQ., C.D.
Governor General of Canada

Active Members
The Active Members of the Lifesaving Society consist of an appointed representative from each Branch who attend all general and special meetings of the Active Members and vote on behalf of the Branch.

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of individuals elected or appointed by the Active Members. The current board members and their positions are as follows:

  • Heather Barnhouse, President
  • Rob Campbell, Past President
  • Andrew Strachan, Treasurer
  • Tony Toriglia, Director BC & Yukon
  • Bo Wolski, Director Alberta & Northwest Territories
  • Rhonda Young-Pilon, Director Saskatchewan
  • Jon Sorokowski, Director Manitoba
  • Brian Connors, Director Ontario & Nunavut
  • Vincent Riopel, Director Quebec
  • Pat McGrath, Director Nova Scotia
  • Sean Murphy, Director Prince Edward Island
  • Doug Trentowsky, Director New Brunswick
  • Gary Nolan, Director Newfoundland & Labrador

Branches
Each province or territory of Canada is administered by a Branch. The Branch represents the Canadian Lifesaving Society with all provincial and territorial organizations, the Society’s provincial and territorial affiliates, individual members and the general public. The Branch also serves as the official liaison with the provincial and territorial governments and their agencies.

Each Branch provides the Society’s programs, products and services to the general public and to Lifesaving Society members throughout its geographical jurisdiction.

To contact your provincial/territorial Branch, click the Contact Us tab.

National Office
The National Office provides administrative and technical support for the Society’s programs, products and services as well as overseeing the daily operations of the Lifesaving Society. To contact the National Office, click the Contact Us tab.