Fair Vote Canada is governed by a democratically elected National Board 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 Board, with term expiry dates, are listed below.
Ryan Campbell, Member-at-large on exec (2024)
Ryan also served on the National Board from 2012 to 2015 and has been a board member at Fair Vote Vancouver for the past few years. He has lobbied MPs, given presentations, volunteered on social media, knocked on doors for PR, produced advertising, coordinated volunteers, organized town halls and other events for PR, and worked diligently for the YES side in the BC referendum. Ryan has been a Liberal member for more than a decade and will continue to use that connection to advocate for PR.
Dolly Cepeda Montufar (2023)
Dolly has been zealously promoting civic engagement since she learnt about democracy in grade 6. She’s especially passionate about proportional representation because she believes that democratic governments should accurately represent how citizens vote. In an effort to increase youth civic engagement, she co-founded Civic Ottawa, a website that provided youth with succinct and accessible information from every candidate in the Ottawa-Vanier and Ottawa-Centre ridings for the 2019 federal election. Dolly first became a member of FVC when she saw the gross discrepancy between how Canadians voted and what they got, and she sees the inextricable intersection between issues like climate change, intersectional equality and poverty and proportional representation.
Brad Chambers (2022)
Michelle Clifford, Co-Chair (2023)
Kaisha Cunningham (2024)
Wilf Day, Secretary (2022)
Wilf has been a lawyer since 1971 (recently retired) in Port Hope, Ontario. Elected as a school board trustee for 12 years, Wilf joined FVC soon after it was formed and chairs its local action team in Northumberland—Peterborough South riding. He was elected to FVC National Council in 2004, and is National Secretary, as well as Secretary of the Fair Vote Ontario Committee. He served on the Ontario Bar Association Council and its Family Law Section Executive, on the Ontario Public School Boards Association provincial Policy Committee, chaired the local community legal clinic board, chaired the municipal Planning Board, and was a board member of the local community credit union.
Jean-Sébastien Dufresne (2022)
Jean-Sébastien has been heading the electoral reform movement in Québec for the past 9 years, first as President of Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle (MDN), then up to recently as its Executive Director. In 2016, he initiated a consultation between civil society organizations and all major political parties that led to the first transpartisan agreement. It was signed by several party leaders and resulted, in 2019, in a bill on MMP. He founded and heads several social enterprises and a not-for-profit organization, which develop intercultural education programs, promotes local businesses throughout Canada and represents publishers and authors internationally. Jean-Sébastien is currently completing a Masters in Intercultural mediation from Université de Sherbrooke.
Steve Hindle (2022)
Emerson Howitt (2024)
Jeffrey Nieuwenburg, Member-at-large on exec (2024)
Jeff is committed to the accountability, strength and resilience of our democratic institutions. He has been an advocate for electoral reform since members of the BC Citizens’ Assembly attended his high school in 2004. His passion for democratic reform grew as he studied political science at the University of Victoria, and later attended law school in Australia. Jeff currently serves as the treasurer of Fair Vote Vancouver and is an active member of 123 Vancouver. He practices law in Vancouver, and also enjoys spending time in Kelowna.
Kate O'Connor (2024)
Brenda Oslawsky, Treasurer (2023)
Brenda Oslawsky resides on PEI and was actively involved in the 2016 Plebiscite campaign on the Island. She continues to work with the incredible local grassroots activists to prepare for the Referendum on MMP to be held in conjunction with the next provincial election. She is deeply committed to the idea that if citizens have the right to vote they should have the right to have that vote count!