As a registered charity and a national arts service organization, Canadian Authors is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Board members are elected by the membership at an Annual General Meeting for a period of two years.

Following our AGM in June 2018, our Board members are:


Margaret Hume National Chair
Matthew Bin Past National Chair, acting Treasurer
Scott Overton 2nd Vice-Chair, Regional Director, Ontario
Robert Mackay Secretary, Regional Director, British Columbia & Yukon
Ronald Hore Regional Director, Manitoba & Saskatchewan
Arlene Smith Regional Director, Ontario
Les Magyar Director at Large
Karen Gansel Director at Large


The day-to-day operations of Canadian Authors are managed by our executive director, Anita Purcell. You can reach her at apurcell @ canadianauthors (dot) org. Until August 30, we also have a YMCA Youth Quest intern, Julia Morris, serving as administrative Assistant. You can reach her at admin @ canadianauthors(dot) org or 705 325 3926, ext. 200.