Advisory Councils

Our councils offer the best expertise, strong peace of mind and a commitment to the diverse needs of donors

Advisory Councils

At Wealth (WCPD Inc.), we believe in the power of people. Reputation matters.

It is with this principle in mind that we are pleased to present our exclusive Advisory Councils.

Our founding Philanthropic Advisory Council, featuring some of the top financial professionals in Canada, specialize in tax, government policy and philanthropy. In addition, we are fortunate to offer exclusive advisory councils for culture, women, mining and the National Hockey League (NHL), each representing some of the very best minds and reputations in their respected disciplines.

With every sector having its own unique challenges and interests, our councils are just another way in which WCPD Inc. is committed to providing top performance and accountability for our clients.


The Philanthropic Advisory Council is the firm’s original body of trusted advisors. Spanning the disciplines of tax, government policy, accounting, natural resources, media and foundational work, this council represents some of Canada’s most experienced business leaders. Members of this council seek to maximize and empower donors and foundations across the country through their unique business acumen and dedication to philanthropic works.

Council Members:

  • Dr. Peter J. Nicholson Sr.

    Chairman of WCPD‘s Philanthropic Advisory Council.

  • Mr. Leonard Farber

    Retired Senior Tax Advisor with Norton Rose Fulbright in Ottawa

  • Noella Milne

    Senior Partner – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Chancellor of George Brown College

  • Katrin Nakashima

    Chair of the Board of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

  • Mr. David Laidley

    Chairman Emeritus of Deloitte & Touche LLP (Canada)

  • Mr. Lawson Hunter

    One of Canada’s pre-eminent regulatory and government relations counsel

  • Julie Quenneville

    President & CEO of McGill University Health Centre

  • Bita Cattelan

    Vice President of Philanthropy at The Foundation (WCPD)

  • Mr. Elly Alboim

    A Principal of The Earnscliffe Group

  • Mr. George Anderson

    Retired President and CEO of the Forum of Federations since 2005

  • Mr. Peter Nicholson Jr.

    President and founder of WCPD Inc. and WCPD Foundation

  • Mike Boychuck

The Cultural Philanthropic Advisory Council is dedicated to promoting philanthropy for arts and culture across Canada. Members of this national council are leaders and influencers within the artistic community, with a demonstrated passion for giving back to many of Canada’s key cultural institutions. With the engagement and collaboration of our council members, The Foundation seeks to maximize the generosity of our clients to the artistic and cultural organizations of Canada.

Council Members:

  • Bita Cattelan

    Vice President of Philanthropy at The Foundation (WCPD)

  • Mr. Andrew Wan

    Concertmaster at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO)

  • Mr. Matthias Maute

    Juno award-winning conductor, composer, recorder and flute soloist

  • Christiane LeBlanc

The Mining Philanthropic Advisory Council aims to provide a strong link between the junior mining issuers and our generous donors. Members of this national council are leaders and influencers within the mining community, with profound experience in the flow-through model for boosting donations to charities and reducing tax.

Council Members:

  • Mr. David Bradley

    Entrepreneur with unique expertise in mining

  • Mr. Eric Lemieux

    Exploration Mining Analyst at EBL Consultants Enr.

The NHL Philanthropic Advisory Council is intended to promote philanthropy for all players, past and present. While many players already give back to their respective communities, this council aims to maximize this giving while also reducing their tax burden. Members of this national council are leaders and influencers in the NHL community with a demonstrated interest in charitable works and a passion for assisting players during and after their careers.

Council Members:

The Philanthropic Advisory Council for Women is focused on elevating women across Canada and promoting their distinct humanitarian priorities. It seeks to enhance leadership, engagement and a greater sense of community surrounding women’s needs.  Members of this national council are eclectic leaders and influencers across a variety of industries and disciplines, but all united in their commitment to raising more funds and awareness for charities.

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