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 May 2019, our Board members are:


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


The day-to-day operations of Canadian Authors are managed by our executive director, Anita Purcell. You can reach her at apurcell(AT)canadianauthors(DOT)org or at 705 955-0716.