The Board of Directors has adopted the following guidelines to promote the effective governance of the Company. The Board will also review and amend these guidelines as it deems necessary or appropriate. On behalf of the Company’s shareholders, the Board is responsible for overseeing the management of the business and affairs of the Company. The Board acts as the ultimate decision-making body of the Company.

1. Director Qualifications

In choosing directors, the Company seeks individuals who have high integrity, business acumen, shareholder orientation, and a genuine interest in the Company. The Company encourages that many of its directors be independent. The Board does not have limits on the number of terms a director may serve nor does it have any retirement or tenure policies that would limit the ability of a director to be nominated for re-election.

2. Board Size and Committees

The Board presently has 7 members (two management directors, two non-management but not independent directors and three independent directors). The Board will periodically review its size as warranted. The Board has three existing committees:

  1. Financial, Audit and Risk
  2. People, Culture & Wellness
  3. Creation Care

3. Director Responsibilities

The basic responsibility of the directors is to exercise their business judgment to act in what they reasonably believe to be in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders, and to conduct themselves in accordance with their duties of care and loyalty. Directors are expected to attend Board meetings and meetings of the committees on which they serve, and to spend the time needed to carry out their responsibilities as directors, including meeting as frequently as necessary to properly discharge those responsibilities. Directors are also expected to review, in advance, all materials for the meetings of the Board and the Committee(s) on which they serve.

4. Director Access to Management and Advisors

Each director has full and free access to the officers and employees of the Company. The Board has the authority to hire independent legal, financial, or other advisors as it may deem to be necessary.

5. Board Meetings

The Independent Chairman and the President are responsible for establishing the agenda for each Board meeting. Each director is free to propose items for inclusion on the agenda and to raise at any Board meeting subjects that are not on the agenda for that meeting. At least once a year, the Board reviews the Company’s long-term plans and the principal issues that the Company will face in the future.

6. Director Compensation

Only independent directors, who are neither an employee of the Company nor related as a major shareholder, receive compensation for serving on the Board. Director fees are nominal and are limited to meeting attendance. The company purchase directors and officer’s liability insurance for its directors and officers.

Our Vision

To entertain our guests with a magical journey of discovery through Canada in miniature, that will be amazing, exciting, and meaningful for all ages.

Our Mission

To evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity about Canada

Our Big 5 Values

We create to amaze l We’re naturally curious l We are a family l We’re better together l We’re serious about fun

Board of Directors

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  • Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer

    Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer

    President and Founder | LITTLE CANADA

    Committee: People, Culture and Wellness

  • David MacLean

    David MacLean

    Director and Co-Founder | LITTLE CANADA

    Committee: Financial, Audit & Risk

    Committee: Chair Creation Care

  • Ryan Kimel

    Ryan Kimel

    Director | LITTLE CANADA

    Co-Founder & Director | BOWERY PROJECT

    Member of Financial, Audit, & Risk Committee.

  • Jacqui Szeto

    Jacqui Szeto

    Director | LITTLE CANADA

    Director, Investment Programs | CANSO INVESTMENT COUNSEL Ltd.

    Committee: Financial, Audit & Risk

  • Hugh Latif

    Hugh Latif

    Independent Board Chair | LITTLE CANADA

    President | Hugh Latif + Associates Management Consultants

    Committee: People, Culture & Wellness

  • Lisa Tompkins

    Lisa Tompkins

    Independent Director | LITTLE CANADA

    Executive Director | Haliburton Highlands health Service Foundation

    Committee: People, Culture & Wellness

  • Jeff Element

    Jeff Element

    Independent Director | LITTLE CANADA

    Committee: Chair, Financial, Audit and Risk