Executive Director
Kelly Carmichael

Community Fundraiser & Outreach Coordinator
Marilyn Lybbert

Donation Recovery
Mala Naraine

Fair Vote Canada
408 – 283 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

Media Enquiries

National Council National Advisory Board

Find a speaker.

Looking for a speaker for your group, club, classroom, or event? We’ll come out and give a presentation of any length, tailored to your group’s needs!  Just contact

Find a chapter or start one.

Get involved in your community.  Find your local chapter or team below.  If there isn’t a chapter or team in your area, start one today — it’s easier than you think!

ALBERTA (Doug Bailie) Web site (Doug Bailie) (Mark Hambridge) Web site (Jim Keylock)

BRITISH COLUMBIA (Wendy Bergerud) Facebook (Bruce Behrhorst) (Iain Macanulty) Facebook | Blog (Mike Fowler) (Gisela) (Jordan) Facebook (Ann Remnant) (Goze Vlasblom) (Ken Grieve)

MANITOBA (Evan Krosney)

NEW BRUNSWICK (Nathan Gullison)

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (Marilyn Reid and Robert Ring)

NOVA SCOTIA Web site (Linda Loth) (Lloyd)

ONTARIO (Ken MacKay) (Dan Griffin) (Malcolm Querney) (Mark Figge) (German Gutierrez) Facebook (Cecil Makowski, 905-351-1480) (Brenna Slawich) Facebook (Wilf Day, 905-885-5456) (Patricia McGrail) (Lynne Rochon) (Ken Szijarto, 705-327-5070) Facebook Web site | Facebook Web site | Facebook (Patrick J Mullin) (Dan Desson) Facebook
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (Julien Lamarche, 613-237-0976; Media, 613-266-3793) Web site | Facebook

PEI (Brenda Oslawsky)

QUEBEC (Sam Hersh)

SASKATCHEWAN (Nancy Carswell) Web site


Start a Fair Vote Canada team or chapter

Want to get the word out about fair voting in your community?  Start a Fair Vote Canada team or chapter!Dedicated individuals working in teams and chapters do some of the most important work of our grassroots organization. Teams can do as little or as much as their members have time for— it does not need to be a huge commitment. Every effort moves us towards winning a fair electoral system.

What do teams and chapters do?

Starting a team is easy:

  1. Talk to others in your community who might be interested in helping you. Even one other person is enough.
  2. Set a time and place for a first informal meeting or first event (a coffee shop, library or community centre are a few suggestions).
  3. Email Anita Nickerson (, and she’ll invite all of Fair Vote Canada’s local members and contacts to support and attend your initiative.

We’ve never had a better chance to achieve proportional representation at the federal level. 39% of the vote for any party should not mean 100% of the power. Canadian voters deserve a fair electoral system. Together, we can make it happen.

Fair Vote Canada National Council

Fair Vote Canada is governed by a democratically elected National Council of 15 persons. Five people are elected each year to a three-year term using the Single Transferable Vote (STV), a proportional voting system. The current members and officers of the FVC National Council, with term expiry dates, are listed below.

  • Doug Bailie (2017) (President)
  • Anita Nickerson (2017) (Action Coordinator)
  • Kelsey Wagner (2017)
  • Cym Gomery (2017)
  • Brenda Oslawsky (2017) (Vice-President)
  • Arezoo Najibzadeh (2016)
  • Réal Lavergne (2016)
  • John Hoben (2016) (Member-at-large)
  • Wilf Day (2016) (Secretary)
  • John Deverell (2016)
  • June Macdonald (2015)
  • Ryan Campbell (2015)
  • Rick Sawa (2015) (Treasurer)
  • Aamir Hussain (2015)
  • Elizabeth Johannson (2015)

National Advisory Board

The National Advisory Board is comprised of prominent Canadians from a wide variety of backgrounds and political viewpoints. Appointed by the National Council, the members of the Advisory Board provide advice, assist with strategy and contacts, and publicly support Fair Vote Canada. The members of the Advisory Board are:

  • Rick Anderson
  • Dr. Lloyd Axworthy
  • Dr. Patricia Baird
  • Maude Barlow
  • Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin
  • Robert Bateman
  • Dr. Marie Bountrogianni
  • Patrick Boyer
  • Ed Broadbent
  • Nathalie Des Rosiers
  • Linda Silver Dranoff
  • Dr. Phyllis Grosskurth
  • Jim Harris
  • Mel Hurtig
  • Dr. Vincent Lemieux
  • Rafe Mair
  • Robin Mathews
  • Audrey McLaughlin, PC, OC
  • Dr. Henry Milner
  • The Hon. Lorne Nystrom, PC
  • Dr. Sylvia Ostry, CC, OM, FRSC
  • Stephen Owen, PC
  • Dr. Dennis Pilon
  • Walter Pitman, OC, O.Ont
  • Bob Rae, PC, OC, OOnt, QC
  • Judy Rebick
  • Walter Robinson
  • Dr. Norman Ruff
  • Sen. Nancy Ruth, CM
  • Rick Salutin
  • Sen. Hugh Segal, CM
  • David Suzuki, CC, OBC
  • Dr. John Trent
  • Ted White
  • The Very Rev., The Hon. Lois Wilson, CC, O.Ont