Our People


Blake C. Goldring, C.M., M.S.M., CD, LL.D, CFA

Executive Chair

Blake C. Goldring is Executive Chairman of AGF Management Limited, a premier independent asset management company with operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Named Executive Chairman in 2019, Chairman in 2006, Chief Executive Officer in 2000 and President in 1997, Blake has led the growth of AGF’s business, which today manages over $39 billion (C$) in investors’ assets globally.

Blake holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD in France. He is also a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He serves on the Lawrence Centre Advisory Council at the Richard Ivey School of Business and The President’s International Alumni Council at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Business Council of Canada and a Leadership Council Member of the Toronto Finance International (TFI).

Blake is Chair, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Board and a Director of Smith and Williamson (a U.K.-based wealth management firm founded in 1881), the Canadian Film Centre, the C.D. Howe Institute and a number of private companies. Blake is also the former Vice Chair of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

He is Chairman of Canada Company: Many Ways to Serve, a non-partisan organization he created in 2006 to bring community leaders across Canada together to support the Canadian military and their families in the work they do at home and abroad.

In recognition of his dedication and leadership to strengthening the important bridge between the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Canadian society, the Conference of Defence Association [CDA] Institute named him the 2014 VIMY Award recipient. After serving in the Army as an Honorary Colonel for 12 years, the last 7 of which as the first ever Honorary Colonel for the Army, he received his Canadian Forces Decoration [CD] on November 24, 2017. Blake has now retired from active duty but continues to serve – Many Ways to Serve.

HCol Paul Hindo

Vice Chair

William Braithwaite

Secretary – Member Scholarship Fund Oversight Committee

Scott Burns

Alberta Chapter President

Tim Hogarth

Board Member

François Joyet

Quebec Chapter President

Garfield Mitchell

Chair – Member Scholarship Fund Oversight Committee

HCol Dr. Rose Patten

Board Member

HLCOL George Salamis

British Columbia Chapter President

Kim Shannon

Board Member

Our founders

  • The late Peter Munk, Founder and Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation
  • James Balsillie, Former Co-Chief Executive Officer of Research In Motion (RIM)
  • R B & H Inc.
  • Paul Desmarais, President and Co-CEO of Power Corporation of Canada
  • W. Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Scotiabank
  • Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada
  • AGF Management Limited

Canada Company partners & supporters

Through the contributions and support from partners, donors, and sponsors, Canada Company recognizes and celebrates military members, their families, and our veterans across Canada.

Your contributions and support enable programs and services that serve to ensure Canada’s brave people in uniform and their families receive the support, care, and recognition that they deserve.

If you’re interested in supporting our initiatives, please consider donating.

Our strategic partners

Our strategic partners are core contributors to Canada Company and the many programs and initiatives we offer. Thanks to their support and expertise, Canada Company is able to serve our military members.

Our corporate partners

Corporation Du Fort St-Jean


Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR) Foundation

Siemens Canada

Virtu ITG Canada Corp.

Pratt & Whitney Canada