Libby Burnham

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  • Ontario 1992, New Brunswick 1963
  • Bachelor Of Laws (LL.B)
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 1963
  • Bachelor Of Arts (B.A.)
    Acadia University, Wolfville, NS 1960

Memberships & Organizations

  • Awarded Life Membership to the Law Society of New Brunswick, July 2013
  • Institute of Corporate Directors, 2013
  • Director, Labrador-Island Link General Partner Corporation, 2012
  • Appointed Board of ECHO: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario, 2007 - 2012
  • Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, 2005, Trustee, Chair of Nominating and Governance; Member, Executive Committee, 2007 - 2011
  • Equal Voice (a National organization to elect women), A Founder, 2006 - present
  • International Women’s Forum (IWF), world’s pre-eminent organization for women leaders in arts, politics, business, culture. Toronto Chapter Executive 2006
  • Minacs Worldwide Inc., Member, Audit and Human Resources Committees and Chair Governance, June 2004, Vice-Chair and Head Independent Director, August 2005 – 2006.
  • Director, Breakout Education Network, 2001 – 2007
  • (I Channel) Chair, 1999 -2005
  • Director, Advisory Council, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, 1998 – 2006
  • Director, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Foundation 1992 – 2003
  • Director, Acadia University National Campaign Funds, 1984, 1997, 2001
  • Chair of Ontario Government Review Panel on GTA Task Force Report 1996
  • Director, Life Network Channel, 1992 – 1999
  • Director, Trillium Growth Capital Inc. 1994 – 1999
  • Director, The Canadian Club of Toronto 1993 -1999, President, 1995 – 1996
  • Director, The Wellesley Central Hospital 1990 – 1999; Chair, 1997 – 1999
  • Member of the Ontario Conservation Review Board 1987 – 1993
  • Board of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Audit, Project Development and Executive Committee 1987 – 1993

All People

Contact Information

Advisor (Retired)
C.M., Q.C., DCL
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A senior, well-respected and nationally connected legal, business and political advisor, Libby represents businesses in their relations with governments at Municipal, Provincial and Federal levels. She is a skilled political organizer, advisor, mentor, strategist and fund raiser for provincial and national party leaders, mayors, and members of parliament. She is a nationally known political figure, frequently providing comment on public issues.

Competence, commitment and determination are her hallmarks. With a profound understanding of the corridors of power, she has used her personality, reputation and influence to boost the presence of women in corporate boardrooms, professional organizations, and in government and public life. With her political passion and concern for the betterment of society, she has an outstanding track record for advocacy and community service. She is a true renaissance person.

Libby has been listed each year from 2004 to 2013 in Canadian Who’s Who, the venerable reference listing the accomplishments and contributions of notable Canadians. She has also been recognized in the Who’s Who of Canadian Women and the Ivey Women in Management Newsletter Directory, Women in the Lead

Libby actively supports social, community and health initiatives and has received the following recognition for her work:

  • Appointed Chancellor of Acadia University, May 2011
  • Appointed a member of The Order of Canada
  • The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2011
  • The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
  • Metropolitan Toronto’s YWCA Women Of Distinction Award, Public Affairs, 1996
  • Honourary Doctor Of Civil Laws, Acadia University, 2000
  • Prestigious Weldon Award For Unselfish Public Service, Dalhousie Law School, 2001
  • Honourary Life Director, The Canadian Club Of Toronto, 2002
  •  The Libby Burnham Urban HealthResearch Award, Established By The Wellesley Central Health Corporation, 2005
  • Appointed A Federal Queen’s Counsel, 1992
  • Awarded Life Membership to the Law Society of New Brunswick, July 2013
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